Stuffed Manicotti (Make it Ahead)

Cooking for a small household can be a challenge especially when there is only one or two.  Recipes are usually family or party size when it comes to dishes like manicotti.  I bought a box of manicotti shells that called out to me at the grocery during a pasta sale. It was a 2 for…

Creamy Chicken and Noodles

Just one pound of chicken breasts and 12 ounces of wide noodles is the base for this family meal.  A sauce is made from 1 can of condensed cream of chicken soup, chopped onions, chopped celery, spices, chopped cooked chicken, frozen peas and carrots also butter milk that  Easy family style meal that is budget…

Lasagna Roll Ups (Cooking For Two)

Lasagna for two recipe but made with the noodles rolled up into servings.  The roll ups is full of Italian flavor of ground meat, cheese and tomato sauce. Just perfect for a dinner for one or two people.  You can double this recipe to make more servings.  Just multiply the basic recipe to as many…

Shrimp Scampi (Cooking for 2)

Shrimp Scampi in a elegant lemon garlic butter sauce over pasta, is an easy and quick to prepare in just 30 minutes.  Serve with salad, rolls and white wine to complete the delicious meal for two people.  A few lighted candles and you have a romantic meal in a flash.

Creamy Celery Seed Salad Dressing

Creamy celery seed salad dressing is made with vegetable oil, vinegar, sugar, onion powder, mustard and celery seed.  All items that normally are in the kitchen pantry.  This dressing has a sweet and sour taste that you will love. Making salad dressing is easy and inexpensive to make.  It is also a way to stretch…

Hearty Turkey Sausage And Tomato Macaroni

There are days when I forget to plan dinner.  I end up digging through my freezer trying to decide what I can whip up in a hurry. You know, like a half hour ago it should have been on the table?  Today was one of those days and the only thing that I had was…

Bavarian Style Sausage Pasta Dinner

Years ago this recipe was inspired by the back of a soup can. I don’t remember what the recipe’s title was but that it had Bavarian in it. It was inexpensive and quick to make.  It takes only 30 minutes to make this.  My family loved it.  I have been making a version of it…

Pasta Ham Alfredo-Quick and Easy Meal

There was some left over ham from Sunday’s dinner that I needed to use up.  The weather has been very hot and muggy which is normal for South Florida this time of the year.  I do most of my baking now at night to keep the air conditioning from working hard.  I wanted to make…

Pork Chops and Apples

  Over the last month there has been many food blogs on controlling costs in food budgets.  To be frank, prices are rising on food and from the recent news,  it is going to continue because of the hot dry summer.  The economic depression has changed the way many of us now shop and eat.  Now…