Crowd Pleasing Cavatini

Crowd-Pleasing Cavatini was one of the very first recipes I published here, in September of 2008! It's still one of our favorite meals, easily feeds a dozen or more adults, and deserves a bit of a revival. [pinit count="horizontal"] Cavatini is a great recipe to "cook once, eat twice." It makes a lot (even for my tribe!) and freezes beautifully. I prepare it almost … [Read more...]

Easy Roasted Veggies with Smoked Sausage

You guys. Raising six kids is no joke. I feel like I'm drowning most days, and there is so very much that just isn't getting done around here (blog? I have a blog?!) but even in The Busy, and even with the Mom Fog that comes with trying to keep up with all.the.things. in the midst of night after night of 5 hours of broken sleep, we still have to eat. Always hungry, these … [Read more...]

Pizza Braid Recipe

Homemade pizza is all the rage these days. We enjoy it, too, but this pizza braid fits the bill for a change up; it's tasty, easy to prepare, and beautiful!  Serve slices with a salad and you have a lovely, fun meal for company or for family fun night. [pinit count="horizontal"] [print_recipe] Pizza Braid Dough: 1 tablespoon yeast 1 cup very warm water 2 … [Read more...]

Meaty Skillet Spaghetti

There's not much that could make spaghetti an easier meal, unless of course you take away some of the dishes!  This version just uses a big ol' skillet.  No boiling and draining of the noodles.  No separate pans to wash.  It also eliminates the whole slippery (or sticky!), wet noodle thing on the serving plate. Cooking the noodles in the spaghetti sauce flavors them nicely, … [Read more...]

Taco Squash Skillet

Don't knock it till you've tried it, kids!  My children are understandably weary of all the squash and zucchini coming out of the garden.  They were none too pleased when they saw this concoction in the skillet, but were willing to give it a try when I dubbed it an experiment.  You see, when mommy experiments in the kitchen, we all give it a test drive and then they get to … [Read more...]