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Everyday Reading - Practical Family Living for Book Loving Parents: Creamy Sausage and Spinach Tortellini. I have been in such a kitchen rut for the last couple of months. Between endless trips out of town (and another one coming up next week!) And Bart's busy schedule (which means. . .why would I cook dinner?) , I basically just want to eat Pop-Tarts for dinner and call it a day.

I managed to pull myself together enough to make this twice in the last couple of weeks, though (my strategy for ensuring we have dinner is to invite people over. Plus, it takes all of 25 minutes to make, so obviously I'm a huge fan. Creamy Sausage and Spinach Tortellini Serves 4 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1/2 lb smoked sausage, sliced into 1/2" rounds 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 14-oz cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes 1/2 cup half-and-half 10 oz tortellini 2-3 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped Salt and Pepper In a large skillet over medium heat, warm the olive oil, then add the sausage and cook until browned on both sides.

Serve hot! Whipped Cream Recipe : Alton Brown. Chicken Sausage, Kale, and Mushroom One Pot Pasta {25 Minute Meal} Basic Pie Dough Recipe. Simple Whole Wheat Bread Recipe. “Wendy’s” Chocolate Shake | blog. Eating clean challenges our ability to eat sweet without refined sugar and substances that, look like food but, include fillers and processed gunk. I LOVE chocolate, sweet pies, and pastries more than most things in the world (that we eat)! Whilst surfing Pinterest I found a faux protein frosty shake that tasted DIVINE! 3/4 cup (6 ounces) almond milk or other unsweetened milk of your choice (coconut milk worked great) 3/4 to 1 cup of ice (crushed or cubed) 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used bodylogix whey protein vanilla bean flavor) 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder 1/3 to 1/2 medium banana (or sweetener of your choice: Agave, Stevia, dates) Put all together in your blender and blend away!

Thank YOU, Janetha at, you rocked my world! Like this: Like Loading... Baked Potato Soup Recipe. Coconut-Curry Chicken Soup Recipe. Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie recipe from Betty Crocker. Brown Sugar Baked Salmon. Impossibly Easy Mini Pies. Taco Macaroni and Cheese. Preparation 1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. 2. Meanwhile, brown ground beef and sweat the onion together in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the beef is completely cooked through, drain off excess fat, return to skillet, and add garlic. 3. 4. Baked Macaroni and Cheese. Preparation Cook 1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni in boiling, lightly salted water per package directions for al dente; drain in a colander, rinse with warm water, set aside. In the pasta pan melt 3T butter; blend in 2T flour.

Then slowly whisk in 2 cups of milk and stir constantly until thick and bubbly. Add 2 cups of cubed cheddar cheese; stir in until melted. Toss in the cooked elbow macaroni, blending well. Turn out into a lightly buttered 1 1/2 quart casserole. Hints: ~ Before baking top with plain or seasoned bread crumbs, crumbled tortilla chips, thinly sliced tomatoes, or grated Parmesan ~ Combine different cheeses for a flavor change ~ Add 1/4 cup of finely chopped onions and blend well ~ Thinly slice 1/2 lb of regular or spicy Kielbasa sausage and stir in before baking ~ Cube or slice one cup of baked ham and mix into the dish prior to baking. Slow Cooker Cincinnati Chili. Description Want that Cincinnati Chili flavor, even when you're short on prep time? This is the perfect answer! Just a few simple steps and a few hours in the slow cooker will leave you with chili that can rival that of any 3-way chili parlor. It's deliciously different! Ingredients 2 cups low sodium beef broth 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce 1/4 cup tomato paste 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar 2 Tbsp. chili powder 1 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. ground cloves 1/4 tsp. ground allspice 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 2 tsp. cocoa powder 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 large yellow onion, diced 2 lb. lean ground beef 1 lb. spaghetti shredded cheddar cheese and diced onion, optional Preparation In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the broth, tomato sauce, tomato paste, vinegar, chili powder, cocoa, cumin, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, salt and pepper.

Crumble the ground beef into the sauce, carefully stirring to combine. French Onion and Asparagus Pasta. Description In this irresistible, fragrant dinner, the flavors of French onion soup are combined with pasta and asparagus. It's a big hit in our family, and something even my picky kids will eat! Preparation 1. Melt butter in a Dutch oven or large skillet. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Marinated Grilled Shrimp Recipe. Loaded Potato Soup Recipe. Sassy Stuffed Peppers. Description I think everyone's mom or family member had a recipe for stuffed peppers they remember from their youth. Maybe not everyone feels this way, but I always loved stuffed peppers.

This recipe is different than my Mother's, but still very very yummy. I mixed it up with a few green olives, paprika, and garlic. The peppers came out so yummy! I think that this will stay on rotation. Preparation Add beef, garlic, carrots, and onion to a large skillet. Easy Mexican Casserole Recipe. Impossibly Easy Breakfast Bake (Crowd Size) recipe from Betty Crocker. Shrimp Scampi Bake Recipe.

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Chicken Pasta. Description Chicken, bacon, and ranch dressing together make up one of my favorite culinary trifectas. In this creamy, flavorful pasta dish, they're combined in a cheesy sauce for a quick and delicious dinner. And judging by the way my boys gobble it up, it's definitely kid-approved! Preparation 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken. Description Looking for a way to jazz up a boring chicken dinner? Look no further! In this recipe, the flavors of a jalapeno popper are stuffed inside boneless skinless chicken breasts.

The result? Absolute dinner perfection, and not boring in the least! Preparation 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.