Italian Chicken Soup

So delicious Italian Chicken Soup

The weather is finally starting to cool here in Southern California, so I was excited to finally make this Italian Chicken Soup. It has all of my favorites - zucchini, cannellini beans, tomatoes and rotisserie chicken!   Soup is a favorite meal for my family. It's one of the easiest ways for me to be able to get me kids to eat vegetables! But there's something just so homey and warm and comforting about a great bowl of soup. Plus, they … [Read more...]

One Pan Garlic Parmesan Pasta

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This one pan garlic Parmesan pasta is a light enough recipe to serve as a main dish, or a delicious side dish to accompany your favorite meats. This dish is lightened with the use of nonfat milk instead of whole or heavy cream. It still has a creaminess but if you want a really creamy sauce, I recommend replacing the nonfat milk with something richer. I chose fettuccine pasta, but really any long, skinny pasta could be used. You'll just want to … [Read more...]

Smoked Sausage and Zucchini Skillet

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This Smoked Sausage and Zucchini Skillet and a quick and easy meal on it's own, or is fabulous served with rice or pasta. Have you ever had an idea for something you wanted to make for dinner, and it turned out way better than you anticipated? Yeah, this was one of those. It was one of those nights where I had vegetables in the fridge that had to be used up and I wasn't quite sure what to do with them. I've been really into cooking meals in my … [Read more...]

One Pan Caprese Pasta

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This easy to make One Pan Caprese Pasta is perfect as a light and fresh main course or as a delicious side dish to your favorite meal. This Caprese Pasta is light and fresh and has the savory flavors of the classic appetizer you love, with sweet grape tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese and fresh basil leaves. The aroma of the basil and tomatoes as it's cooking is just heavenly! This beautiful dish is surprisingly easy to make, and I love that the … [Read more...]

Breakfast Skillet

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This hearty and savory Breakfast Skillet doesn't take long to prepare and is a great way to start your day! I love breakfast. Unfortunately I don't have time to eat a good breakfast each day. Between getting kids ready and off to school and checking Facebook working at my desk all morning long, I often just simply forget. I came up with this little concoction the other day, and it's definitely been something I've been able to look forward to, ensuring … [Read more...]

Easy 3 Ingredient Chili Recipe

Easy 3 ingredient chili

This Easy Chili Recipe was originally shared on I Heart Nap Time. With cool weather right around the corner, we are all starting to think about how to warm those bellies on busy weeknights. My favorite chili recipe is the perfect bowl of comfort! Chili is a perfect weeknight meal or tailgating recipe. It's one of the easiest dishes to make, too! You need three ingredients to start, and then you can kick it up to make it your own. You'll need a … [Read more...]

Sloppy Joe Biscuit Bake & A Giveaway!

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This post brought to you by Manwich. All opinions are 100% mine. This baked Sloppy Joe casserole takes the classic Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce up a notch for a warm and comforting meal, perfect for the cooler months ahead. Be sure to stay tuned for the end of this post to enter a fun giveaway! Sloppy Joes are such a classic meal, that most of us probably recall from our childhoods. But there's so much more you can do with this tasty sauce than just make … [Read more...]

Italian Sausage and Tortellini Skillet

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Need a quick and easy meal to add to your weeknight dinner rotation? This delicious Italian meal cooks all in one pot using just five ingredients. Try my Italian Sausage and Tortellini Skillet! With back to school just around the corner (okay, five weeks away) I'm starting to think about planning some easy meals that are quick and delicious for our busy weeknights. It doesn't get any easier than throwing everything into one skillet for an easy one … [Read more...]

Lemon Chicken & Broccoli Rice

Lemon Chicken and Broccoli Rice

This post brought to you by American Frozen Foods Institute and the Frozen Food Roundtable. All opinions are 100% mine. One pot meals are definitely my go-to for dinner in our house. They are delicious, easy to prepare and require minimal clean up. This Lemon Chicken & Broccoli Rice that I recently created, definitely fulfills all of those requirements! Like most families, our family is busy. Oddly it feels like since quitting my full time … [Read more...]

One Pan Pineapple Chicken and Rice

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It's Sunday, and that means another delicious One Pan Meal! Today I'm sharing a tropical twist on boring traditional chicken and rice in this One Pan Pineapple Chicken and Rice.   Like all of my one pan meals, this chicken and rice dish is super easy and quick to prepare and serve - under 30 minutes from stove to table. It uses sweet, canned pineapple plus the juice, but fresh pineapple and juice could easily be substituted. Let's get … [Read more...]