Turkey Sausage and Spinach with Tortellini

I love any recipe that includes spinach and tortellini.  Throw in a little smoked turkey sausage and you can’t go wrong.  My neighbor makes this all the time and always brings me a small container to take for lunch so I finally decided to make it.  And let me tell you – it was delicious!!

Turkey Sausage Tortellini Recipe

Turkey Sausage and Spinach with Tortellini


  • 1 15 ounce bag of tortellini
  • 1 block of Land-O-Lakes Garlic and Herb Saute butter or 1/3 stick of butter
  • 1 package (16 ounces) of Smoked Turkey Sausage, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 package of Pepper Stir Fry Frozen Vegetables or 1 red pepper, 1 green pepper, and 1 onion - cut into strips
  • 6 cups of spinach or 1 package of frozen spinach
  • Cajun seasoning to taste


  1. 1. Cook tortellini according to the package directsion. Drain and set aside.
  2. 2. Meanwhile in large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add sausage and cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. 3. Add peppers, onion and spinach. Cook until peppers become tender (about 4 minutes).
  4. 4. Add the pasta and stir to combine.
  5. 5. Season with cajun seasoning, then serve.

You know I only share quick and easy recipes so when I say this was easy and delicious, I truly mean it!

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Celebrate Spring with Del Monte®

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I am always looking for easy and delicious recipes to add to my recipe box so I was thrilled to find out that Sam’s Club offers recipes.

As I looked through all the recipes, I knew I had to make the Green Bean Casserole. We were having a neighborhood cookout this past weeked so I headed to to Sam’s Club for all the ingredients.  It’s always my favorite recipe to take to cookouts and family dinners.

Green Bean Casserole


  • 2 (10.75-oz.) can Campbell's® Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • Dash ground black pepper
  • 8 cups cooked green beans or 4 cans (14.5 oz. each) any style Del Monte® Green Beans, drained
  • 2 1/2 cups French's® Cheddar French Fried Onions
  • (I doubled the original recipe)


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. 2. Stir the soup, milk, soy sauce, black pepper, beans and 3/4 cup onions in a 1-1/2-quart casserole.
  3. 3. Bake for 25 minutes or until the bean mixture is hot and bubbling. Stir the bean mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining onions.
  4. 4. Bake for 5 minutes or until the onions are golden brown.

You just can’t go wrong with Green Bean Casserole.  It’s so easy to make and always a huge hit!

One night this week I’m going to make the Crunchy Onion Chicken & Noodle Dinner.  Doesn’t it sound delicious?  And it only requires 7 ingredients.  My kind of recipe!

So now it’s time to Celebrate Spring with easy sides using Del Monte® Whole Kernel Corn and Cut Green Beans from Sam’s Club.  That means less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the gorgeous weather outside.

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Chicken Stir Fry with Quinoa

I’ve got another delicious and healthy meal for you all this week.  I love a good stir fry recipe!  They are quick, easy, and I feel like you can’t mess them up.  Plus, I love all the veggies that you can add.  This time instead of rice, I decided to serve it over quinoa and I might never eat stir fry with rice again.  It was that good!


Chicken Stir-Fry with Quinoa


  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 red pepper (cut into strips)
  • 1 green pepper (cut into strips)
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 3 chicken breasts (cut into strips)
  • 1 can green beans, drained
  • 1/4 cup stir fry sauce
  • 2 cups quinoa


  1. 1. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat.
  2. 2. Cook chicken in skillet until browned.
  3. 3. Add peppers and carrots and cook for 5-7 minutes or until tender and chicken is done. Add green beans and stir fry sauce. Cook 3 minutes or until heated through.
  4. 4. Meanwhile, cook quinoa according to package directions.
  5. 5. Serve stir-fry over quinoa and enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken – Only 5 Ingredients!

When I started blogging 3 years ago, my goal was to share easy and inexpensive craft projects.  Along the way I’ve shared my favorite recipes and I want to start sharing more recipes.  I’m not a fancy cook at all.  Ask any of my friends and neighbors and they will tell you that I would probably starve if it wasn’t for them feeding me on a regular basis.  I’m lucky to be surrounded by lots of people who love to cook.  My sweet neighbors Dion and Charles always bring us leftovers or invite us over for dinner.  When I do cook, the meals usually consist of salad with chicken, tacos, or spaghetti.  We also have breakfast for dinner at least once a week.

So, my new goal is to make more meals at home and I’m going to try and keep them simple and healthy.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken

Today’s meal, Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken, is a family favorite.  My mom makes it all the time with beef brisket but I decided to try it with chicken since it is less expensive.  It’s so easy and only requires 5 ingredients.  

Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken


  • 3-4 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 can of whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 packet of onion soup mix
  • 1 small bag of baby carrots
  • 6-8 small red potatoes, chopped into wedges


  1. Place chicken breasts in slow cooker
  2. Pour cranberry sauce and onion soup mix over chicken.
  3. Add potatoes and carrots.
  4. Cook on low for 5-6 hours.

So delicious! This is the perfect meal for a busy work night or if you are having people over for dinner. Everyone will love it.

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Cheesy Shrimp Meltaways

Today I’m sharing one of my favorite appetizers.  My mom makes these cheesy shrimp meltaways all the time and I love them so I made them for the first time this weekend.  I took them to our neighbors for the Super Bowl and they were a huge hit.

Cheesy Shrimp Meltaways

I love that they are easy to make and don’t require a lot of ingredients.

Cheesy Shrimp Meltaways


  • 1 cup of shrimp – cut into small pieces
  • 1 Jar of Old English Cheese Spread
  • 8 English muffins sliced and then cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon season salt


  1. 1. Mix shrimp, cheese, butter, mayonnaise, and season salt in bowl.
  2. 2. Spread the mixture on English muffin halves
  3. 3. Broil for 5-7 minutes.

I doubled the recipe to make sure I had enough for the party.  My mom also makes a few batches and freezes them before cooking them so she is always prepared for a party.

These are so yummy!  I could seriously eat them all myself.

What is your favorite appetizer recipe?

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Garden Vegetable Dip

Today I’m sharing a quick and easy Garden Vegetable Dip that I made for a New Year’s Eve party I’m going to.  Not only is it easy, but it’s delicious!



  • 1 green pepper – finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper – finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1 container of whipped cream cheese
  • 1 small container of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • pepper

Directions:  Add cream cheese and yogurt to bowl.  Add vegetables and seasonings to bowl.  Mix everything together.  Season, to taste, with pepper.

Serve with crackers and more veggies.  I like to eat this dip with cucumbers and carrots.  I’m also addicted to these pita chips I found.

I hope everyone has a great New Year’s Eve and be safe!!

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Cherry Streusel Bars

I love any recipe that calls for cherries!

These cherry streusel bars are delicious and so easy to make!!  I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Cherry Streusel Bars


  • 1 package of sugar cookie mix
  • 1/3 cup of butter (softened)
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 can of cherry pie filling
  • 1/4 cup of oats
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts


Step 1:  Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray bottom of 8 inch pan with cooking spray.

Step 2:  In large bowl, combine cookie mix, butter, flour, almond extract, and egg.

Step 3:  Press half of dough into bottom of pan.  Cook for 15 minutes

Step 4:  While the base is cooking, add oats, brown sugar, and walnuts to remaining dough.

Step 5:  Remove base from oven and spread with pie filling.  Crumble remaining dough over the pie filling.

Step 6:  Cook for an additional 20-25 minutes or until crumbs are light golden brown.  Let cool and cut into bars.

I’m not really a baker so the fact that these cherry bars turned out and taste great shows that anyone can make them.

They can be made with any type of pie filling.  I think I’m going to try apple next time.  What is your favorite pie filling flavor?

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Up in Flames Drunken Bananas with Spiced Ice Cream

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We are huge Netflix fans in our house!

We all have our favorite shows we love to watch.  I love that I can find older movies that I haven’t seen in awhile.  My husband loves to find new television series that we can watch from start to finish together.  Even Connor can navigate his way around all the kids shows on Netflix.

Here are a few of the shows we’ve been watching lately:

favorite shows on netflix

And guess what movie I just found and watched last weekend?  Girls Just Want to Have Fun.  Have you seen it?  It is the best movie ever!!

I also love the Netflix app.  It has been a lifesaver on numerous occasions with Connor.  It keeps him occupied at the grocery store, on road trips, and so much more!

And now Netflx has paired some great tasting recipes with their fabulous shows.  I decided to try the Up in Flames Drunken Bananas with Spiced Rum by Curtus Stone. This recipe is inspired by the wildly dysfunctional Bluth family on “Arrested Development” and is AMAZING!

Drunkin Bananas Up in Flames Netflix reviewIngredients

Spiced Ice Cream:

  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Large pinch of ground cloves

Flambéed Bananas:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 medium bananas, peeled
  • 1/4 cup golden rum
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

To make the spiced ice cream:

1.  In a medium bowl, break up the ice cream with a spoon, then mix in the nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Cover the ice cream and return it to the freezer. Keep the ice cream frozen until ready to serve.

To cook the bananas:

2.  In a 12-inch nonstick frying pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the brown sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Slice the bananas in half lengthwise and lay the bananas cut side down in the butter mixture. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until the bananas are caramelized on the underside and the sugar mixture has melted and become golden brown.

3.  Remove the pan from the heat. Add the rum. Using a long match, carefully ignite the rum. Be sure to do this in a well-ventilated area and away from any flammable material. Allow the flame to burn out. Turn the bananas over. Return the pan to medium heat and stir in the cream. Baste the bananas with the caramel sauce for about 1 minute.

4.  Divide the bananas between two plates. Spoon some sauce over the bananas. Top each with a scoop of ice cream, and then drizzle the remaining sauce over and around the ice cream and bananas. Serve immediately.

I’m not sure what is better – the bananas or the ice cream?!  A super yummy dessert and easy to make!  My favorite part is when the ice cream starts to melt a little.

Now I can’t wait to curl up in my pj’s this weekend, surf Netflix, and find a Christmas movie to watch.

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Monster Sandwiches {and other fun Halloween dinner ideas}

Happy Halloween!

We’ve been a little obsessed with monsters this Halloween so over the weekend Connor and I made monster sandwiches together.

Monster Sandwiches

They are so easy to make!  Most of the ideas I saw on Pinterest used pimento stuffed olives but I knew Connor wouldn’t eat that so I used pickles and tomatoes instead.  My boy could live off of tomatoes and be perfectly happy.

I cut one slice of cheese into 8 triangles to make the teeth.  Then just make your sandwich.  Cut your pickles and tomatoes and use tooth picks for the monster’s eyes.   Simple as that!

After we finished eating, I started looking on Pinterest for more Halloween food ideas that would be perfect for lunch or dinner on and around Halloween.

Halloween Dinner Ideas

Bloody Eyeballs by Creations by Kara / Mummy Hot Dogs by Creative Juice / Jack-O-Lantern Grilled Cheese by Clean and Scentsible / Halloween Pizza by Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons / Monster Eye Meatball Subs by Jen’s Blah Blah Blog / Mummy Meatloaves by Woman’s Day / Zombie Taco Salad by Krazy Kingdom /  Mac & Cheese Graveyard by Krazy Kingdom (She has more that you have to check out)

Everything looks delicious and so fun!

What will you be making for dinner tonight?

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Making Dinner Easy with Kraft Recipe Makers

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Let’s just be honest here – after teaching and being on my feet all day, the last thing I feel like doing is cooking dinner.  But since we can’t eat out every night, I’m always on the look out for quick and easy meals to make for dinner .  And let me make one more confession – it is even harder to motivate myself to cook since it is just Connor and me.  Thankfully I have great neighbors who feed us or we would be living off of cereal and pizza bites.

Easy Dinners with Kraft Recipe Makers #shop

So, you can imagine how thrilled I was when I discovered Kraft Recipe Makers.  Each Recipe Maker comes with 2 sauces, recipes on the box and a list of the ingredients you will need to prepare a great tasting meal.  No need to create a meal plan or shopping list.  It’s all done for you.  My favorite part is that all the recipes are easy to prepare and feed 6-8 people.  That also means I have plenty of leftovers for the week.

Kraft Recipe Maker

My new favorite recipe to make is Three Cheese Chicken Florentine.


  • 3 – 4 chicken breasts (diced)
  • 3 cups of penne pasta
  • 1 6 ounce package of spinach leaves (I used frozen spinach because I already had it)
  • 1/2 cup mozzeralla cheese
  • 1 box of Kraft Recipe Makers Three Cheese Chicken Florentine


  • Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a saucepan, prepare the noodles as directed on the package.
  • While the pasta is cooking, cook the chicken in a skillet.  Pour the simmer sauce over the chicken and continue to cook for an addition 2-3 minutes.
  • Once pasta is cooked, drain and place back in saucepan.  Add baking sauce and spinach to the saucepan.  Mix until pasta is covered in sauce.
  • Add pasta mixture to baking dish.
  • Then spoon chicken mixture over pasta.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Cooking with Kraft Recipe Makers makes cooking dinner effortless!  Not only was this an easy meal to make but I love that I only needed to add 4 ingredients to make a complete meal .


Are you struggling with what to make for dinner?  Then you should definitely try these meal kits.  Next I want to try the Tex-Mex Chicken Fajitas.

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