Three Cheese Chicken Cavatappi

Three Cheese Chicken Cavatappi

Three Cheese Chicken Cavatappi is a recipe I conjured up based on an entree from Applebee’s Restaurant that I ate one time. Tender fried chicken pieces layered over a pile of cheesy pasta and topped with a delicious-tomato basil topping. It’s easy enough for a …

Restaurant-Style Mexican Rice

Restaurant-Style Mexican Rice

We love Mexican food, and this Restaurant-Style Mexican Rice is a really close version to what you’ll order at a restaurant. Plus, it’s not difficult to make and comes together easily while you prepare other dishes for the meal, such as enchiladas, tacos, or fajitas. …

Thick Venison Chili

Thick Venison Chili

For the first 15 years of our marriage, our family practically lived on venison that my husband hunted, both deer and elk. After much trial and error, I learned the best recipes for using the roasts, steaks, and burger. This Thick Venison Chili recipe is …

Chicken Parmesan with Linguine

Chicken Parmesan with Linguine

Chicken Parmesan with Linguine was one of the first “Italian” dishes that I learned to make. I’ll never forget pouring in the wine and thinking how tantalizing the sauce smelled with its crushed tomatoes, garlic, and herbs. And it tasted even better.  I thought it …

Homemade Lasagna with Ricotta Cheese

Homemade Lasagna with Ricotta Cheese

Make this delicious Homemade Lasagna with Ricotta Cheese when you want to serve your family something special. Saucy and Cheesy with Fresh Tender Pasta. Oh my. The extra effort is so worth the time. Believe me, you’re family will love you for it! Years ago, …

Taco Bowl Salad

Taco Bowl Salad

Taco Bowl Salad is easy to make and fun to eat. A perfect choice for a light summer dinner. I’ve eaten taco bowls in restaurants that were deep fried, and they are delicious. However, these baked bowls work just as well and have less fat …

Pork Loin in Tomato Sauce

Pork Loin in Tomato Sauce

I like Mexican food and probably serve it to my family at least once a week. My husband, however, is NOT a fan of chili powder, which most of my Mexican dishes include. Not this one, though. This Pork Loin in Tomato Sauce is a …

Slow-Cooked Spaghetti Sauce

Slow-Cooked Spaghetti Sauce

I love Italian food, and one of my favorite dishes to serve is spaghetti with red sauce. This Slow-Cooked Spaghetti Sauce is perfect for days when you don’t have time to make the sauce on the stove. Or the meatballs.  Just brown the sausage and …

Swiss Steak

Swiss Steak

Swiss Steak is an old-fashioned recipe that will have your taste buds tingling. I made this recipe for the first time in my first year of marriage. As I’ve mentioned before, my husband is a meat and potatoes kind of guy. So, as a new …

Chicago-Style Stuffed Pizza

Chicago-Style Stuffed Pizza

Here’s my take on Chicago-Style Stuffed pizza, a wonderful dish we ate at a family-owned pizzeria in Gunnison, Colorado called Mario’s Pizza. The trick here is lots of layers, and lots of cheese!  This pizza takes a lot of ingredients and some effort, but the …