Herbed Shrimp with Lemon Orzo and Peas

After Jami and John’s wedding I had a really tough time getting out of bed. Even my nails and teeth felt swollen. For a couple of days we survived on what I call fast food; Hamburger Helper and frozen pizza. But we needed a real meal before long so I made something simple but really tasty – Herbed Shrimp with Lemon Orzo and Peas.

Herbed Shrimp with Lemon Orzo and Peas.

Herbed Shrimp with Lemon Orzo and Peas

Italian Sausage Pasta Skillet

With all the work we’ve been doing outside I wanted an easy-to-make but hearty dinner. Pasta always comes to mind when I think of a good, filling meal so it was a good night to make Italian Sausage Pasta Skillet.

Italian Sausage Pasta Skillet

Italian Sausage Pasta Skillet

Bowtie Pasta & Ham with Cream Sauce

Having an empty nest allows me to cook food that may be too spicy or exotic for kids. But Pete and Andi’s youngest daughter comes for dinner frequently and I sometimes I like to make meals geared specifically to the taste of an 8 year old child when she eats here. Tonight Estrella will be having dinner with us so I’m making Bowtie Pasta & Ham with Cream Sauce.

Bowtie Pasta & Ham with Cream Sauce

Bowtie Pasta & Ham with Cream Sauce

Linguine in Browned Butter with Mushrooms & Asparagus

I’m starting to get into the idea of having meatless meals at least once a week. I always thought of dinner sans meat as being boring. But Linguine in Browned Butter with Mushrooms & Asparagus is definitely not boring!

Linguine in Browned Butter with Mushrooms & Asparagus

Linguine in Browned Butter with Mushrooms & Asparagus

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It’s Only Wednesday

Yesterday I woke up with a migraine that felt like I was trying to give birth through my right eye. It was…unpleasant. And the rest of the day was equally as lovely. I’d accomplished so much on Monday that I was convinced this week I’d get my Super Wife/Mama/Bam cape and fly through the rest of the days like a super star. Now I’m wondering if I’m going to manage to make a pot of coffee (and at 5:05 a.m. I need it)! It’s only Wednesday!

It's Only Wednesday

It’s Only Wednesday

Shrimp with Fettuccine in Tomato Cream Sauce

I love this rich, flavorful meal. The tomato cream sauce can be used in so many dishes but one of my favorite ways is to combine it with shrimp and fettuccine. It’s my version of comfort food. And it only takes about 30 minutes to make! If you want a dish that’s sure to please, try Shrimp with Fettuccine in Tomato Cream Sauce!

Shrimp with Fettuccine in Tomato Cream Sauce

Shrimp with Fettuccine in Tomato Cream Sauce

Bolognese

Pasta is one of those comfort foods that I like to serve at least a couple of times a month. The beauty of pasta is that there are so many types and so many ways to serve it. Whether it’s a simple olive oil and basil treatment or a full on, takes several hours sauce, pasta is always a favorite. One pasta meal we really enjoy is tagliatelle with Bolognese!

Bolognese is a truly versatile sauce

This way to Bolognese

Shrimp with Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Sauce

There’s something comforting about a big plate of pasta when there’s snow on the ground. And today we had plenty of snow! Shrimp and pasta go together wonderfully. By using a variety of sauces you can create dinners that have unique flavors using the shrimp and pasta combination. I love the smoky quality of roasted red peppers so I pulled out a jar of them as the inspiration for my Shrimp with Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Sauce.

Only 8 ingredients to make this fantastic Shrimp with Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Sauce

Shrimp with Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Sauce

Cheeseburger Skillet

This is an inexpensive one pan meal that combines pasta with the flavors of a cheeseburger. Cheeseburger Skillet has the official seal of approval from Pete and Andi’s youngest daughter and the rest of the grand kids love it too!

cheeseburger-skillet

Get the recipe for this filling one pan meal here

5 Slow Cooker Recipes to Make Your Life Easy

The situation with the hot water heater cause a bit more chaos than I expected. Mr. C has been doing dishes by heating water in the coffee maker but I feel a bit guilty about cooking when things are the way they are. We’ve been dining on our freezer meals since the weekend since I don’t have to mess up a lot of baking dishes, etc. Today it hit me. Why haven’t I pulled out the slow cooker? I’m sure you too have days when slow cooker meals are a life-saver so here are 5 Slow Cooker Recipes to Make Your Life Easy!

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