Pasta Bake with Marinara and Alfredo!

My husband is always mixing sauces together to create *new* sauces. After mixing some alfredo sauce with some spaghetti sauce, he declared it tasted like "vodka sauce, or whatever they call that." Inspired by his creation, I decided to use my homemade marinara sauce, mix it with a can of Alfredo, and add some grated cheese. Thus, the Pasta Bake was born!

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce with Garden Fresh Tomatoes!

It's that time of year: when all your tomatoes are turning red at once! As many sandwiches and salads as I eat, I can't begin to keep up with the number of tomatoes turning red. I surely do not want to waste them, so I must come up with a solution. A delicious solution for all my vine ripened tomatoes.  Thus, the homemade spaghetti sauce!

Cheesy Chicken Melt with Homemade Ranch

One of my favorite sandwiches of all time is the Chicken Cheesy Melt from a local restaurant. Bacon and chicken surrounded by cheese and sandwiched between two slices of Texas toast... what's not to love? The kicker: homemade ranch. It is to die for!

Basil Cream Sauce with Pasta!

I had a craving for a cream pasta sauce, but wasn't feeling the Alfredo I normally whip up so I decided to search for something else.  When I came across the Basil Cream Sauce I knew that was going on my dinner!

I rummaged through my cupboards and was able to pull together all the ingredients I need to make this amazing sauce!  Let's get to it!

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

As you surely know by now, my husband and I love Mexican-American food!  So when invited us over for two types of enchiladas, well we jumped at the chance to eat her homemade Mexican-style meals!

Of course, I couldn't just stop at the beef enchiladas; I had to make the creamy chicken enchiladas as well!  They require a little more time but are equally delicious and make for excellent leftovers!

Beef Enchiladas

My husband and I love Mexican-American food.  The more cheese, the better.  So it's always fun when mom invites us over to dinner for her homemade Mexican style meals!

My mom makes these incredible enchiladas that have been my favorite for a long time. When she invited us over this time, I decided it was time for me to learn how to make them myself.  Now I will pass this easy but delicious secret on to you!

Turkey Bacon Avocado Melt - A wonderful take on Grilled Cheese!

I love grilled cheese sandwiches!  They are easy to make and you can add pretty much any ingredient you like.

On this particular occassion, I has some leftover Texas toast sitting around that needed to be eaten.  I decided to buy some avocados and whip up a particularly tasty grilled cheese sandwich!  Check it out!

Monte Cristo Sandwich - Baked vs. Fried!

I love the Monte Cristo Sandwich. However, it is fairly unhealthy what with it being a deep fried sandwich and all. 
So I pondered to myself and decided to test out a theory: can the Monte Cristo be delicious as a baked sandwich?
Read on to find out!

*Sandwich to the left is fried; baked version is bottom right.

Meals in 15 Minutes or Less - Lunch 5: Nachos with Ground Beef

After meeting my husband for lunch and eating nachos piled high with toppings, I decided Nachos would be a perfect 15 minute meal try add to the blog.  Because we only have fifteen minutes, we will be using seasoned ground beef as our meat of choice.  However, check back later for how to make Shredded Chicken Nachos, because that is just a must! 

Meals in 15 Minutes or Less - Lunch 4: Strawberry & Spinach Salad!

When my husband and I were out in California for our honeymoon, we had the pleasure of eating a variety of wonderful meals prepared by world-class chefs in the Napa Valley region.  One of my favorite meals out there was a strawberry spinach salad with candied walnuts.  It was absolutely incredible!  The ingredients were so fresh and I found myself disappointed there was not more to eat upon fini


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