Tag: easy dinner

Tuscan Tortellini Soup

Tuscan Tortellini Soup

This is a new(ish) family favorite. Best part, it pleases all. My husband and I love soup and my kids love pasta. The marriage is perfect. This Tuscan tortellini soup is a fantastic slow cooker meal that is mostly effortless. A tomato-based soup is a […]

Macaroni And Cheese

Macaroni And Cheese

Let’s talk about macaroni and cheese. It’s not health food, but it is a much-loved comfort dish that has been around a long time. Kids love it, and grown ups love to hate it–but only because they typically love it themselves and can’t resist it. […]

Baked Zucchini “Noodle” Lasagna

Baked Zucchini “Noodle” Lasagna

This baked zucchini “noodle” is my low-carb “lasagna” alternative that my husband and I have come to prefer. Don’t get me wrong, I still love lasagna now and again as it reminds me of my childhood.  But a reduced carb option is always good to […]

Oven-Braised Pot Roast

Oven-Braised Pot Roast

I don’t think I fully appreciated a good oven-braised pot roast until I turned 40. It’s a great thing. Pot roast is a generic term for browned meat cooked with vegetables in a covered pot.  It began appearing in cookbooks in the late 19th century. But […]

Whole Wheat Spinach Stromboli

Whole Wheat Spinach Stromboli

This is my spinach Stromboli, and it is tasty. To clarify some confusion, Stromboli and calzones are not the same thing. Both Stromboli and calzones are pizza derivatives. Both use either pizza dough or Italian bread dough (which involve similar ingredients) to achieve a similar […]

Shaking Beef

Shaking Beef

Shaking beef, also known as “Bò lúc lắc”–meaning sautéed dried beef–is a French-inspired Vietnamese dish that my entire family loves. The name Vietnamese name literally translates to “shaking beef,” which is the main cooking method for this incredibly easy and tasty dish. Beef was once considered […]