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Pasta with Peas and Ricotta features olive oil, butter, ziti, chicken broth, Ricotta, Parmesan, frozen peas, lemon, shallots and garlic.

Pasta with Peas and Ricotta

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Pasta with Peas and Ricotta is a quick and delicious meal. I have teamed up with some fellow Instagrammers for this post. The theme is pea recipes for spring. So, in light of that I decided to make Pasta with Peas and Ricotta. After deciding what I wanted to make I got on the internet to get some ideas and found a…

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Homemade Hamburger Helper Chili Mac is healthier and only requires ground beef, macaroni, tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili seasoning, milk, and water.

Homemade Hamburger Helper Chili Mac

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Homemade Hamburger Helper Chili Mac is just as easy and quick as the popular boxed dinners, but better for you. You can also tailor it to your personal taste. We love quick and easy dinners, and this Homemade Hamburger Helper Chili Mac is just that. I really hit a home run with this one because you only need 7 ingredients…

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Macaroni & Cheese Salad combines elbow macaroni, cheese cubes, celery, red onion, Dijon mustard, mayo, sour cream, salt, pepper, and sugar.

Macaroni & Cheese Salad

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Macaroni & Cheese Salad is a great side dish for lunch or dinner. This Macaroni & Cheese Salad is really easy to make! It is great with a lot of different main dishes and even sandwiches. This would also be good to take to a potluck or family gathering. I usually make it as a side dish to go with…

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Spaghetti with Zucchini & Tomatoes combines pasta, ground beef, onions, tomato sauce, seasonings, zucchini, and tomatoes. It is fast and healthy.

Spaghetti with Zucchini & Tomatoes

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Spaghetti with Zucchini & Tomatoes is healthful, easy, and super fast! This Spaghetti with Zucchini & Tomatoes is not your momma’s spaghetti. The tomato sauce and Italian seasoning are traditional while the crushed red pepper gives it a kick. It has a small amount of lean ground beef, and the zucchini and tomatoes add nutrition. This dish can be whipped up in less…

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Homemade Macaroni & Cheese is a great alternative to the boxed kind. Much better for you, it is cheesy, creamy and delicious. Classic comfort food!

Homemade Macaroni & Cheese

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Making Homemade Macaroni & Cheese is easy! Homemade Macaroni & Cheese is actually pretty simple. Monterrey Jack cheese and paprika make this version a little different than what you might be used to. It is easier than you think to make this yummy comfort food. While the boxed variety of this dish is good if you are short on time, or…

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Mixed-Up Lasagna combines rotini, ground beef, onion, cheeses, Italian seasoning and jar pasta sauce to make an easier version of this classic dish.

Mixed-Up Lasagna

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Mixed-Up Lasagna is easier than classic lasagna. No need to carefully cook lasagna noodles and take the time to layer them. For this version you just have to cook the meat and pasta, mix the cheeses together and then mix it all up, pour it into the baking dish and voila!, a dish that has the same taste as lasagna, but much…

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This Homemade Hamburger Helper Cheesy Italian Shells combines ground beef, pasta, tomatoes, tomato sauce and spices to make a healthier version.

Homemade Hamburger Helper Cheesy Italian Shells

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This Homemade Hamburger Helper Cheesy Italian Shells is just as easy as the boxed version. Ground beef combined with tomatoes, tomato sauce, spices, milk, water, and cheese is sure to satisfy! My daughter just loves this stuff! I wanted to make a healthier version so that I could feel better about her eating a dish like this. I used Pipe…

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This is an easy Chicken Parmesan recipe that combines bread crumbs and cheese to coat the chicken and is served with jar sauce and long pasta.

Chicken Parmesan

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Chicken Parmesan is super simple and will certainly impress your friends and family! Many years ago I ordered Chicken Parmesan at a restaurant and I loved it. I love the idea of eating a protein for the main course and having the pasta as a side dish. So when I got home I searched all of my resources for a…

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Stuffed Pasta Shells

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  My kids love Italian food, so I decided I would make Stuffed Pasta Shells. The ingredients in this recipe are pretty much the same ingredients that would be used in most manicotti or lasagne recipes. I use a jar sauce because it makes preparing this dish so easy. We like many jar sauces and that is one of the…

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Waldorf Pasta Salad w/Pineapples

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The end of the school year is winding down and we are as busy as ever. Prom, a couple banquets, getting ready for my youngest daughter to go out-of-town for the state forensics tournament this Friday, and finals week. If we can just get through the next month it will be smooth sailing over the summer. This pasta salad is…

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Homemade Egg Noodles (like Reames) combine flour, salt, eggs, and water. That’s it, 4 ingredients including water. This comfort food is so easy to make!

Homemade Egg Noodles (like Reames)

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Homemade Egg Noodles only require 4 ingredients!! These Homemade Egg Noodles are not that hard to make and are sure to become a family favorite! I am so excited to finally get this recipe on the blog. I have been making these noodles for over twenty years. When I first started making them I used a tall drinking glass as my rolling…

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Spinach Manicotti features ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese, spinach, jar sauce and is a super easy meatless dish that is also very nutritious.

Spinach Manicotti

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Spinach Manicotti features 3 kinds of cheeses, spinach, jar sauce, and no meat. It is great for Meatless Monday, or any night of the week! Whether you are looking for a new dish for Meatless Monday, are a vegetarian, or just trying to cut down on your meat consumption, this recipe for Spinach Manicotti is sure to be a hit.…

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