“Leftover” Spaghetti for One

A quick and easy pasta recipe for one using "leftover" ingredients found in your fridge!

It’s no secret that pasta is a staple in our house when I need a delicious, filling meal to feed the family, but it’s also my go-to when I need a quick lunch for myself.  I was feeling lazy and didn’t want to make my usual simple Alfredo sauce, so I decided to throw in whatever was leftover in my fridge.  It’s true when they say that necessity is the mother of invention.  I had some cream cheese leftover from my Green Chili Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas and I always seem to have a little tomato paste just waiting to be used up.  Toss in a a sprinkling of grated Parmesan and a splash of cream, and viola- a delicious, no fuss spaghetti for one! …

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Homemade Spaghettios and Meatballs

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Homemade Spaghettios and Meatballs- your childhood favorite made at home AND in the slow cooker!

Back-to-school is here, friends!  It’s the last weekend of summer.  I hope you have all of the school supplies labeled, first day clothes all laid out, and lunchboxes ready to pack!  I may not be able to help you with the first two, but I’m sharing a recipe today for Homemade Spaghettios and Meatballs that is sure to be a hit in your kiddos lunches.  (Even better- it’s a slow cooker meal!)…

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Cajun Chicken Pasta

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Chili's Copycat Cajun Chicken Pasta- this recipe is spot on!

I wouldn’t say that I’ve had many true “cravings” this pregnancy, but a few nights ago I was really wanting a big bowl of Chili’s Cajun Chicken Pasta.  I love the bold variety of flavors and creamy, cheesy sauce.  It’s one of the few times I stray from my favorite fettuccine alfredo at a restaurant.  I didn’t feel like loading up all the kiddos and going out, so I decided to make it at home! …

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Free Pasta eBook

FREE Pasta eBook from Grace and Good Eats

If you haven’t noticed, I kinda-sorta-maybe love pasta. It’s a regular staple in our house and I am always looking for ways to change it up to keep my family from getting tired of eating it. I love it because (aside from being delicious) pasta is a cheap, filling meal with endless possibilities of sauces, meats, and toppings. …

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Chicken Spaghetti

Easy Chicken Spaghetti recipe (and NO can of mushroom soup- awesome!)

This third pregnancy has been so different.  Not necessarily because I feel like I’ve “been there, done that” already, but I do feel more relaxed in my anticipation.  I’ve been slowly working on the nursery- as opposed to having it finished the day I found out the gender with the girls.  I’m stocking up on clothes and gear, but I didn’t clear the store out the first shopping trip.  I have started a list of freezer meals I want to make before the baby comes this December though.  It feels a little early to start thinking about prepping in that regard, but it just gives me an excuse to make (and eat) all of the recipes in the meantime to see what I think will work best! …

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Parmesan and Sausage Bolognese

A simple and delicious Parmesan and Sausage Bolognese recipe

Have you seen the memes that say “I can’t adult today. Please don’t make me adult.” usually with an exhausted puppy laying face up on the ground or something similar?  That’s how I feel most days about making dinner.  By the time 5pm rolls around I am so exhausted from the day that the last thing I want to do is stand over a hot stove.  We are nearing the end of summer, and I am so ready to get back in the usual routine of things. …

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Italian Stuffed Shells

These Italian Stuffed Shells are like something you might order at your favorite Italian restaurant and no one has to know they took less than 30 minutes to put together!

Italian Stuffed Shells- an easy weeknight meal that's sure to impress!

I’ve been meaning to post this recipe since I teased it on Instagram two weeks ago, but you see, then we found out the gender of the baby and I’ve been in full planning mode ever since.  I pretty much have the nursery finished (design anyway, not actual completion) and I’ve started hoarding cute little onesies and tiny hats.  Gender reveal post and nursery design plans coming this week!  For now, (finally) enjoy these delicious Italian Stuffed Shells! …

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Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Fettuccine

Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Fettuccine Pasta- an indulgent creamy sauce of Parmesan, feta, and roasted red peppers.  An easy restaurant quality dish you can make at home.

Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Fettuccine Pasta- an indulgent creamy sauce of parmesan, feta, and roasted red peppers. An easy restaurant quality dish you can make at home.

Before we continue with the recipe for this Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Fettuccine I feel like we should discuss what it is and what it is not.  It is a delicious, restaurant quality pasta dish.  It is full of flavor and heavy cream and real butter. (Amen) It is not diet or light anything.  It is a recipe you should tuck away for when you have company coming over that you want to impress.  It is not something you should wait to make. …

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Lasagna Soup

Delicious Lasagna Soup- tastes just like the real thing, with half the effort!

For the entire month of April, I’ve been trying to utilize my slow cooker more and maximize my time in the evenings.  We’ve had some delicious meals so far- like BBQ Chicken Nachos and Southwest Chicken.  I originally planned to make this Lasagna Soup in the slow cooker, but decided to just make it on the stove instead.  Sometimes when you make pasta dishes in the slow cooker the texture can be a bit off, so it’s often recommended to cook the pasta separately.  Since I would have to brown the ground beef and cook the pasta separately (and broil the cheese!), it just didn’t make sense for me to use the slow cooker….

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