Slow Cooker Recipes: Tortellini Sausage Soup

Delicious Slow Cooker Tortellini Sausage Soup - perfect meal for a chilly day

A year or so ago I got this recipe from my cute, sassy friend Becca from Blue Cricket Designs.  I wasn't sure how my family would take to it because it's a) soup (I loooove soup but my boys? Not so much) and b) tortellini and sausage.... I just didn't know if it would fly.  On one particular cold, rainy day I decided it was worth a shot.  They LOVED it so so much!  It's now my … [Read more...]

Balsamic & Pesto Chicken Pasta

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Last week I was totally craving pasta and cheese.  Not sure if it was the weather or hormones! I thought about making this yummy Baked Ziti with Spinach and Sausage but I didn't have any sausage and I had some chicken that needed to be used. I also wanted something a little different, not a tomato based dish so I decided to use pesto and balsamic vinegar in a chicken … [Read more...]

Italian Turkey Soup

Italian Turkey Soup

In anticipation of the turkey leftovers you may be dealing with on Friday and the lack of desire to cook you will probably have, I thought I'd share one of my favorite easy ways to use up leftover turkey - Italian Turkey Soup! I have also made this soup with chicken and it is just as delicious but since you may be dealing with an over abundance of turkey on Friday let's use … [Read more...]

Easy Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese

I don't remember having macaroni and cheese from a box too often in my childhood.  But I loved it.  When I married Josh I quickly found out he was not a fan.  He had hot dogs added to his growing up and couldn't get past that.  About ten years ago I found a recipe for baked macaroni and cheese.  He was sold.  Enter the easiest baked macaroni and cheese: Ok. So it takes a … [Read more...]

Pasta Salad


We had friends over for a barbecue this weekend and it wouldn't have been the same without my mom's Pasta Salad. It's easy. It's light.  And it always tastes great.  It makes for great leftovers too! We normally don't like leftovers around here, but I'll eat this for a week straight. It's perfect for summer ....which is right around the corner! 5.0 from 1 reviews … [Read more...]