Tag: Pasta

Modified Macaroni & Cheese: 4 Ways

Modified Macaroni & Cheese: 4 Ways

Reading Time: 4 min   For some reason, we feel the need to improve upon perfection. Homemade Macaroni & Cheese is basically the perfect comfort food. It has pasta, melted cheese, salt, and it’s ready in less than 20 minutes. But for some reason, people try to ruin it…

The Cheapest One Pot Macaroni & Cheese

The Cheapest One Pot Macaroni & Cheese

Reading Time: 3 min   The first year we were married, Chris and I lived in a 300 square-foot converted shed in someone’s backyard. Don’t worry, we had their permission. It had drywall, a bathroom – even two windows. It kinda had a kitchen. There was a fridge the size…

Easy Marinara Sauce

Easy Marinara Sauce

Reading Time: 4 min   I grew up on cheap canned pasta sauce. Not jarred – canned – and I’m not complaining. Jarred doesn’t taste right. Canned was delicious. Spaghetti was a weekly meal at my house. I would say it’s because we’re Italian, but the truth is it…

Simple Broccoli & Parmesan Noodles

Simple Broccoli & Parmesan Noodles

Reading Time: 3 min This quick, frugal dinner is loaded with the good stuff – vegetables, pasta, chicken (or steak!) – and you can use 1 chicken breast to feed up to 6 people!     I grew up with this dish. When my friend’s mom first served it,…

The Only All-Purpose Seasoning I Use

The Only All-Purpose Seasoning I Use

Reading Time: 2 min   I’m not big on making my own seasoning. However, it’s cheaper and often better for you – no mysterious ingredients or “fillers“. So I have a few herbs and spices in my cupboard, and I make a few easy spice blends. One of my favorites is…