Penne with Havarti and Kalamata Olives

Do I have a treat for you! I’m sharing one of my signature, tried-and-true dishes. This is the dinner I bring to my friends after they’ve just had a baby. And it’s our Christmas Eve tradition. Ladies and gentlemen, I present you … Penne Pasta with Havarti and Kalamata Olives. The recipe was given to […]

Saucepan Spaghetti: My Original “Go-To” Dinner

Saucepan Spaghetti is one of my favorite, classic go-to recipes. I have been making this recipe since I was a kid. Seriously. I’m pretty sure it originated from the Better Homes & Gardens Kids Cookbook. This recipe is so easy and I usually have every ingredient in my freezer and cupboard. And it’s quick. So […]

What’s for Dinner?

I’ve been asked by several people how I plan my dinners and how I shop for groceries. While these seem like somewhat mundane topics, there’s quite a method to my madness. And since you asked, I’ll tell you what I do. (Be warned — this is a long post!) I started getting into meal-planning several […]

Once-A-Month Cooking: Update

Thought I’d write a quick update on how the Once-A-Month dinners have turned out. I’ve been pretty impressed – tasty food, super quick to make, unique tastes, and husband and toddler loves them too. Before this endeavor, I was a once-a-month frequent flyer at Dream Dinners. Now I love Dream Dinners, but it may be […]

My Foray Into Once-A-Month Cooking

My venture into Once-A-Month Cooking began this month. My friend and fellow blogger turned me onto this idea, which is from a book entitled Once-A-Month Cooking: Family Favorites. Essentially this book instructs you how to create 30 healthy, homemade meals for your family in one day. If 30 meals are too much, the book also […]