Quick Dinner: Pasta with Smoked Sausage & Spinach

I cannot even tell you the number of times I fell back on this recipe during track season last spring. Have you ever been to a track meet? They’re kind of like swim meets except on dry land. There are approximately 12,000 events. And your own offspring is likely to compete in oh, let’s say … two. It’s awesome when this child becomes adept at narrowing down the window of time in which she will be competing, because then you’re able to plan your arrival to the asphalt venue accordingly. Not that it’s not 100% awesome to watch other people’s children run like they stole something. Because it is. For real.

Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | November 5th, 2013

Easy Jambalaya

Here’s a simple one-pot dinner – the perfect meal for a busy school night. I think it tastes far more complex than the amount of work required to pull it together, and I’m also of the opinion that (like many things), it gets better the longer it sits. My kitchen smells so good right now!

Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | September 27th, 2011

I can’t believe I haven’t written about this recipe yet; it’s one of the best dinners I made last summer. I think when I finally got around to blogging about it, summer was nearly over and I decided I would keep the recipe in my back pocket for another summer day. Well, summer is here! Shrimp are on sale! This is a recipe whose time has come.

Sausage, Pepper, & Onion Pizza

One of my pumpkins was sick on the couch all day yesterday. She was pretty pitiful, so I thought that I should hang out on the couch as well. She needed company, and I needed to catch up on my Spongebob and Hannah Montana. We both needed some downtime to perfect our Doodle Jump moves, which I consider to be an important life skill. So it was a win-win.

Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | February 25th, 2011

Penne with Sausage, Tomato, and Romano

Even though I’ve shoveled our front walk and patio three times in the past 48 hours, I know that spring is just around the corner. It’s gotta be, right? Only four short days ago the snow was all but gone, my girlies and their friends were riding bikes in the cul-de-sac, and picnicking on heart-shaped cupcakes on beach towels in the driveway. Now this! And say it ain’t so, John Mulan – but there’s more on the way?

Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | February 23rd, 2011

A Fat Tuesday "Two-Fer"

I’ve never been to Mardis Gras or New Orleans, but by now you probably know that where there’s an occasion to celebrate with food, you can pretty much count me in.  Take yesterday for instance:  both Valentine’s Day AND Chinese New Year?  I was pretty much falling all over myself with excitement!  It was ugly! Read more

Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | February 15th, 2010