Italian Baked Egg Penne

Italian Baked Egg Penne

                                                               

When I think of family traditions pasta and Ragu come to mind right away. My husband and myself absolutely adore pasta and it is a tradition for us to have it at least once a week for good measure. We usually like to switch it up and try some new things and that is something that we have chosen as a resolution this year, branching out and trying new flavors. This past week I mixed something new and old together. I decided to merge Italian Baked Eggs and Baked Penne to come up with this amazing Italian Baked Egg Penne. 

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Mexicali Bowtie Salad

Mexicali Bowtie Salad

Are you guy’s ready for the New Year? Do you have any big dreams or aspirations for this coming year? My resolution for this year, which keep in mind I NEVER MAKE RESOLUTIONS, is to read more. I have bought all these books off of Amazon and eBay this past summer and I have proceeded to read 2.5 of them. Now that’s better than none, but I used to read all the time. So I aspire to put down my devices a little more often and go back to the old school way and put my face to paper.  Read more

Philly Cheesesteak Stroganoff

Philly Cheesesteak Stroganoff

If you guys follow by blog the you know that I’m from the great state of Minnesota. Land of 10,000 lakes, endless trails, wildlife, and what we are most known for…the cold. Yeah, well it’s November 17th and it is raining. Yes raining. This time last year it was blizzard like, but it’s been in the 60’s this week and just beautiful…minus the rain. Read more

Honey Pepper Chicken Mac and Cheese

Who doesn’t love copycat recipes this Honey Pepper Chicken Mac and Cheese is an at home Applebee’s version that is a serious hit!

Honey Pepper Chicken Mac and Cheese

I have noticed that I have a lot of dessert recipes on my blog. Whoops. I totally am not apologizing for that at all. Dessert is my favorite meal of the day. I always always always have a dessert around my house. They are fun to make and even more fun to eat. Although my thighs may not agree with me on that aspect. But I realize that I have to switch it up time and time again and give you guys some other good stuff…say a pasta dinner dish? Read more

Ground Beef Carbonara

Ground Beef Carbonara tornadoughalli.com

Hey everyone, another Monday is upon us. This is the last week my kids have off before school starts. I think there are mixed emotions in this household. I know that they miss their friends, but I know that they are going to miss being able to do whatever they want as well. Hopefully it will be an easy adjustment them getting up daily at a certain time again. Usually they are pretty good at it, but my 8-year-old has had some problems in the past of wanting to get up and stay up. Read more

Baked Velveeta Mac and Cheese

Comforting and hearty this Velveeta Mac and Cheese is a quick and easy dinner filled with creamy delicious cheese that the kids and whole family love and keep asking for more.
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Hey everyone. Friday is already upon us. To me right now it actually doesn’t make much of a difference. My daughter has been sick since Wednesday so all the day’s have been sort of mashing into one another! Had to bring her into the ER last night around midnight because she was in so much pain but apparently it’s only cold so we have to wait it out. My poor princess. Anyways, I hope your week is going better than mine so far!  Read more

Vegetable Lo Mein

Vegetable Lo Mein

Hey guys! Yeah so this post is late. Usually I schedule my posts to be posted at 6 am, nope didn’t happen. I got home at 9 last night, took a shower and ate and went to bed. My 8-year-old had a baseball game, last one for the season last night. So drove a good 40 minutes there and back and with the heat the way it has been the last few days I didn’t get to posting. I’m sorry will you ever forgive me? At least its better late than never! Read more

Steakhouse Alfredo

Steakhouse Alfredo

You guys, I feel so out of the loop. I seriously don’t adjust well to coming back from vacations. The unpacking, the washing, the cleaning, the putting things back in order. Usually takes me a while since I’m so meticulous about it. For some reason I just can’t get back into the swing of things. It doesn’t help that I come back and I have activity after activity that I need my kids to go to. Ugh, parenthood. Gotta love it! Soon I will hopefully be back to my normal self. Read more