Cheesy Ziti Pasta Bake

This cheesy ziti pasta bake is such an easy dinner time solution. I love to make it on busy nights because it uses simple ingredients, everyone loves it, and it bakes in a casserole dish! Do you have those emergency dinners that you use on really busy nights or nights that you forget you have nothing for dinner (It happens to me all the time.... :) ) Well, this cheesy ziti pasta bake is one of my emergency dinners. It uses simple ingredients that I always have in the pantry; pasta, jarred spaghetti sauce, and canned diced tomatoes. And oddly enough, I always seem … [Read more...]

Italian Sausage Stuffed Shells

An easy homemade Italian sausage meat sauce poured over cheesy stuffed pasta shells. These Italian sausage stuffed shells are a family-friendly dinner that tastes just like it came from an Italian restaurant.  Heyyyy! It's been a couple of days but I am back with a really yummy, family-friendly dinner recipe. I have had such a hard time even thinking about cooking lately or even looking at pictures of food to get a post up on the blog. I get really sick while pregnant and much to my husbands dismay, I don't have any of those really cool cravings; like ice cream runs … [Read more...]

Chicken Parmesan Meatball Bake

I love dinners that are delicious, fast, and simple to prepare. This Parmesan Meatball Bake is one of those. There is nothing I love more than sitting at the table and eating dinner with my family. With 3 kids, age 5 and under, you can imagine it's not always quiet, more than likely a few tantrums, and you can always count on someone spilling their drink :) Regardless of all that, I still think it's so important to sit down together and eat dinner. I love this meatball bake because it's simple to prepare, it's delicious, everyone loves it, and it brings us all … [Read more...]

creamy garlic pasta

I have another really yummy, kid-approved dinner idea for you today. This is so easy & it can literally be on your table within 15 minutes........ Last weekend, daylight savings, we set only our oven clock ahead one hour. So, on Sunday I am doing some things at the kitchen table and I look up at the clock on the wall and it said 4:30, and I thought to myself "oh wow, I am doing really good with time today. I still have an hour before I have to start dinner." I was super proud of myself. An hour later, my husband comes upstairs and says to me, "what is your plan … [Read more...]