Alea’s Skillet Lasagna

by Alea on September 25, 2012

I have been making different types of vegetable lasagnas all summer. After the last one, my oldest son said, “your veggie lasagnas are awesome, but I’m wondering when you are going to make a standard lasagna”. Obviously making a “standard lasagna” shot to the top of my to-do list! But our life has been crazy […]


Denise’s Toasted Ravioli Recipe

by Denise on September 13, 2012

When we go out to our favorite Italian restaurant I always like to get the toasted ravioli appetizer but they disappear so fast that I decided to start making them at home so I could have more than one or two in a sitting. They’re so good and so easy to make that I could […]


Penne with Creamy Pesto Sauce – New on

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 27, 2012

Love me some pesto…it’s one of my favorite summer flavors. It can be made inexpensively with herbs from the garden, but it can be expensive to buy in the store. So when I do buy a container, I like to stretch it out by thinning it with some milk or cream, and then tossing with […]

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Beef Stew and Noodles – Guest Post

by Jenn K on July 25, 2012

The kitchen is not my favorite place to spend time, but occasionally it’s necessary to spend some time in it preparing meals for my family. When this is the case, my goal is {usually} to be in and out of the kitchen as quickly as possible without spending a ton of money on convenience foods. […]


Sharon’s Easy Beef Stroganoff

by Sharon on June 28, 2012

A simple recipe for Easy Beef Stroganoff…


One of the things I like most about Lemon Pasta is it meets a variety of dietary needs with one dish.


Crunchy Parmesan Spaghetti – Summer Side Dish

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 16, 2012

(Find more Summer Food ideas on my Pinterest Summer Food board! And follow me on Pinterest too!) Spaghetti noodles. With a little crunch. Served warm or cooled. I’m loving these noodles as a side dish this summer. They are the perfect compliment to grilled chicken, steaks and/or shrimp “on the barbie”, and grilled pork chops. […]


Alea’s Tortellini Casserole

by Alea on May 8, 2012

This easy dinner recipe for Torttellini Casserole is an elegant version of a “dump” casserole and an easy way to use up freezer ingredients!


Alea’s Pasta Alfredo Casserole

by Alea on March 27, 2012

My daughter requested that I make a casserole using my Alfredo sauce and rotini pasta, so she could more easily transport it for her lunches.


Eggplant Marinara – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 5, 2012

I was cruising through the produce department recently and saw that eggplant was priced as “per eggplant,” not per pound. So of course, I looked for the largest one so I could make lots of sauce! Don’t forget to get the largest one when you see “per unit” prices in the produce department! So here’s […]