Archive for Pasta and Pizza

February 16th, 2017

Baked Ziti with Sausage and Peppers

This baked ziti is a go-to recipe for me. Need to feed a crowd- done. Need a great freezer meal- done. Craving comfort pasta – done. Love cheesy goodness- done. This recipe is loaded with sausage, peppers and three types of cheese so you know it’s going to be good! It makes a heaping 13×9 pan of baked pasta. I make the full recipe and then divide it into two (sometimes 3)  smaller pans to bake one and freeze one for later or to give away.  Add a salad and crusty bread and dinner is served.

Baked Ziti with Sausage

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April 21st, 2016

Veggie Spaghetti

Veggie Spaghetti

I don’t remember when it started, but somewhere in our family history I started to saute veggies to eat with our spaghetti.  Not just eat with our spaghetti, but to eat them on top of our spaghetti.  Once we started, we couldn’t stop, and now this is what spaghetti is at our house.  We love it, and without the veggies, it’s just plain boring.

It’s really quite simple.  Just begin with your favorite spaghetti with meat sauce- the magic happens with you add fresh veggies.

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I added onions, squash, zucchini and pepper, and carrot shreds here – but you can

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July 9th, 2015

Farmers’ Market Chicken Pasta Salad

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Nothing tastes as fresh and wonderful than summer salads.  This Farmer’s Market Chicken Pasta Salad has it all – it’s loaded with an abundance of fresh veggies and fruit (anything goes), along with rotisserie chicken and pasta tossed in a fresh Parmesan Vinaigrette.

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Grab a fork and dig in – this is a fresh and wonderful one-bowl supper!

Farmer’s Market Chicken Pasta Salad


2 cups halved baby heirloom tomatoes
2 small zucchini, thinly sliced into half moons
1 small red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 cup fresh corn kernels
1 cup diced firm, ripe fresh peaches (about

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May 14th, 2014

Pizza Pasta Salad

Pizza Pasta Salad

Can you believe Memorial Day is sneaking up on us . . . let the summer fun begin!  If your sunny season plans include BBQs, family reunions, or outdoor entertaining, this pizza pasta salad feeds a crowd and has all your favorite pizza toppings in a delicious pasta.  Pepperoni, Olives, Cheese, Peppers, Tomatoes, Onions . . . it's all there.

Pizza Pasta Salad

Mix it up ahead of time for picnics and parties,  or keep it on hand for  fast and easy, cool summer suppers.

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March 3rd, 2014

Spicy Pasta & Sausage Skillet

Spicy Pasta and Sausage Skillet

Mother Nature sure seems to have a huge sense of humor . . .  just when we felt Spring had sprung with beautiful sunny days almost to 80,  she plunges us in another cold blanket of ice!  It's another snow day in Texas- turn on the fireplace and pop in a movie!

It's always good to have a few really good meals that take less than 30 minutes to fix in your recipe box.  A good friend shared this Spicy Pasta and Sausage Skillet with me a few weeks ago- it is one you definitely want to add to your

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