35 Mexican Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

35 Mexican Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Living in Southern California, amazing, authentic Mexican restaurants are abundant. We frequent some of our favorites a few times a month. Trust me when I say, the little family-run, hole in the wall places are the best places to find truly authentic Mexican food. If you don't have an authentic Mexican hole in the wall restaurant near you, you'll want to keep track of these recipes. They are perfect to add to your weekly family dinner rotation, and of … [Read more...]

One Pan Chicken Parmesan

Skillet Chicken Parmesan

A one pan dish with classic flavors, this One Pan Chicken Parmesan is sure to be a hit with the whole family! One Pan Meals have always been a staple for our family, like our popular Cheesy Smoked Sausage Skillet and Spicy Lemon Chicken Skillet.I saw the other day where someone wrote that one pan meals are the new casserole. I think that is so true! It used to be that you would have to cook all of your ingredients in separate pots and pans and then … [Read more...]

Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage & Spinach

tomato soup

This post was sponsored by Mazola® Corn Oil. All opinions and content are 100% my own. Tomato Soup is taken to a whole 'nother level spicy Italian Sausage, Spinach and Tortellini. This is definitely not your run of the mill canned variety soup, and it's a great one pot meal that's perfect for a cold winter night! I have always been a fan of tomato soup. I love the creaminess, the rich tomato flavor and brightness of the tomatoes. So imagine my … [Read more...]

Top Ten Readers’ Favorite Recipes of 2014

Top Ten Recipes of 2014

From delicious and incredibly easy one pan meals to savory appetizers, these are the top ten recipes from 2014! I'm thrilled to share with you the top recipes that you all enjoyed the most this year! Seems one pot meals topped the list again, along with a few savory appetizers, so you can bet there will be a lot more of those coming in 2015. Thanks for being such loyal readers, and here's to an amazing year! Top Ten Readers' Favorites of … [Read more...]

One Pan Skillet Lasagna

Delicious One Pan Skillet Lasanga

Frozen Ravioli and Spaghetti Sauce are taken to the next level in this One Pan Skillet Lasagna. It's a meal that's easy to throw together on a busy weeknight, and pretty and hearty enough for Sunday Supper. It doesn't matter what day it is, my kids are always asking for Italian style pasta. I've kind of worn out my One Pan Spaghetti and One Pan Tortellini recipes, so it was time to come up with something different. My two littles LOVE Ravioli. Those … [Read more...]

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


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


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


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


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...]