Pasta/Pizza 15 results

Pizza Pasta Skillet

One Pot Pizza Pasta Skillet is a recipe that can be made in 30 minutes. This is one of those easy recipes for busy families. Go ahead and add more cheese if you love it extra cheesy! Whenever I run errands I go in and out with kids in tow as fast as I can. If you have kids you know what I mean and why I do it. Recently I was able to go shopping without kids. I saw so many new things! Down the pasta aisle I found some really neat pasta, Barilla Pronto. The claim on the box is "One Pan. ...

Baked Cheesy Sausage Penne

Baked Cheesy Sausage Penne is ultimate comfort foods. Use penne pasta, italian sausage and lots of mozzerella cheese to make it as cheesy as you want. Dinner is easy on the table within an hour, making for a great weeknight meal. Baked Cheese Sausage Penne This pasta dish is great for a crowd. It can be made within an hour when you have unexpected company. Grab an extra pound of italian sausage and freeze it for your next meal. The other ingredients are more common and probably already in ...

Bacon Alfredo Pasta

Bacon Alfredo Pasta is combining a few things we love about a plain fettuccine alfredo recipe. I learned a few years ago that fettuccine and spaghetti noodles are really hard for my kids to eat. They need help cutting the noodles but then it still seems the noodles go all over the place. It was then I started using other types of pasta. Anything that they can stab with a fork was what we chose to use. Another thing we love about alfredo is course ground pepper. I put some in the recipe but ...

Pepperoni Pizza Hashbrown Casserole

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Classico Riserva for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. One of our favorite Sunday side dishes is Hashbrown Cheese Casserole. One of our favorite days of the week is Friday family night when we have pizza and watch a movie. I thought it would be fun to try something new and combine our two favorites. Potatoes are almost like a blank canvas they are so versatile. We love eating potatoes almost every week in different forms such as baked, ma...

St Patricks Day Ideas

Fun St Patricks Day Ideas Lucky Clover Frame Rainbow Fruit Parfait St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt St. Patrick's Day Word Art St. Patrick's Day Personal Pizza St. Patrick's Day Irish Clover Hair Accessory

Become Carton Smart & Thai Peanut Noodles

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carton Smart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Holiday's are a time for traditions. My Little Chefs keep track of all the traditions we HAVE to do each year to make it a great holiday. A lot of our traditions include a lot of time spent in the kitchen which then means a lot of dishes and a lot of garbage including many metal cans. This holiday season TetraPak wants to wants to inspire people to make smart, small decisions when ...

Grilled Margarita Pizza

Funny thing - if I put a traditional pepperoni pizza and Grilled Margarita Pizza next to each other -  10 times out of 10 my Little Chefs would devour the Grilled Margarita Pizza! They love this pizza and I love that it is an easy recipe. What makes this pizza so delicious and fun for the Little Chefs - when they hear that we are having Grilled Pizza for dinner, they run outside to pick fresh Roma tomatoes and basil leaves from our garden! Oh so good. And... is it terrible that as I am writing ...

Butter and Sage Sauce

One of our new favorite flavors is sage. We love it on pork chops and we love the sage in Crostini Alla Romana. This Butter and Sage pasta sauce recipe sounded promising so we were excited to try it. Quick sauces are wonderful! The butter was melted in a saucepan. After the butter changes color to a light brown color the sage leaves were added and the heat was turned off. Next the lemon juice was added and the sauce was set aside until the pasta was ready. Super quick and easy! After ...

Marinara Sauce

  One of the things we love to cook is pasta sauce. We are ALWAYS trying a new marinara or meaty sauce. Giada De Laurentiis has a Marinara Sauce Little Chef A wanted to try.  The first task was to prepare all the vegetables. There is a lot of fine dicing to be done; carrots, celery and onions. I have found fine dicing to be very hard for even my oldest Little Chef. Instead of me wincing with each cut I thought we could use the chopper. I demonstrated how to cut the carrot lengthwise then ...

Bechamel Mac and Cheese

  Macaroni and Cheese in the blue box is an occasional lunch for my Little Chefs. When we found Robert Irvine's Bechamel Mac and Cheese Little Chef C knew we HAD to make it! She wanted to make sure it was cheesy enough, but was a little perplexed about using two different cheeses. There were 3 saucepans on the stove which was amazing and hard for a Little Chef to keep track of what goes in what. Sometimes it is hard for a grown Chef to keep track! She was cooking the pasta in one, ...

Fried Ravioli

Five Little Chefs - Fried Ravioli Little Chef A was ready for another Giada recipe. We found Fried Ravioli from the Food Network. From reading the recipe it seemed easy. It has only a 15 minute cooking time! That means it should take us about an hour! Little Chef A went to the grocery store with me to find all the ingredients for this weeks recipes. She was extremely excited to have one on one time with me at the store! Little Chef A put some vegetable oil (not olive oil as the recipe ...

Mizithra Browned Butter Pasta

Five Little Chefs - Mizithra Browned Butter Pasta     I love recipes with very little ingredients, especially when we are pressed for time and need to eat and run. I really believed this time I would be right and it would not take very long to complete this recipe. Amazingly because of how this recipe is put together we did it!    Little Chef D was so excited to make this recipe she stopped participating in the 'show' she was putting on with her sisters and grated the cheese in her ...

Fettuccine Alfredo

Five Little Chefs - Fettuccine Alfredo It is Giada day again. We were talking about taking a vacation somewhere. The conversation turned to talking about going somewhere that has something to do with cooking. Little Chef A said "Giada lives in California, we could go there!" I'm pretty sure her thought was let's go to Giada's house, meet her and my dream will be fulfilled. I had to tell her that was not possible. Little Chef A is chose to make Fettuccine Alfredo. If we made the recipe as ...

Pizza Rolls

Five Little Chefs - Pizza Rolls Once a week we have movie night. Frequently pizza goes along with it. Tonight we decided to make Stuffed Pizza Rolls from Our Best Bites. Everyone wanted to help. I made the pizza dough earlier in the day. Little Chef A used her new rolling pin to roll it out into a rectangle. The rolling pin worked amazingly well.  She completed this task very easily and quickly.   The pepperoni needed to be cut. The Little Chefs were so excited to use their new ...

Lemon Spaghetti

  Little Chef A loves pasta! Lemon Spaghetti by Giada de Laurentiis seemed like a quick meal with not many ingredients.  The pasta cooked by itself, the lemon sauce only needed to be whisked with fresh lemon juice, lemon zest and shredded parmesan cheese. The only thing needed to be cut was the basil. Seems pretty simple, right? That is what I usually think at the beginning as well.  This time it really was the case! The ingredients were gathered. A saucepan with water was put ...