Ranch Pasta with Smoked Sausage and Mini Sweet Peppers

This bright pasta dish is made with just 5 ingredients, you can have this fresh and filling dinner on the table in under 30 minutes. I created this meal by pulling together fridge and pantry ingredients that I already had on hand and then seasoned it with a packet of ranch mix! The ranch mix makes this pasta so flavorful without the addition of any heavy sauces. Do you have a favorite simple and fast dinner recipe? Feel free to share a link in the comment section below! I love these mini peppers. They’re so sweet and perfect for snacking! They’re … Continue reading Ranch Pasta with Smoked Sausage and Mini Sweet Peppers

Mexican Street Corn

This recipe is so quick and easy… do I always say that?? Well, this recipe really is almost effortless (adapted from here). I’ve really been wanting to try Mexican Street Style Corn and I finally found some really good-looking corn last week. This recipe was such a hit! It has so many layers of flavor with the sweetness of the corn, the salty spiciness of the mayo, and the tartness of the lime. I love this spicy mayo, it’s such an excellent compliment to sweet and juicy corn (it would be great over grilled corn)! Mexican Street Corn 4 ears sweet corn olive oil … Continue reading Mexican Street Corn

Spicy & Sweet Baked Beans

Recently we were served a Mexican meal that came with a side of baked beans. The beans were spicy and sweet, with bacon, jalapenos, and cilantro. I’d never considered combining baked beans and Mexican black beans but it was so good, I couldn’t wait to try to duplicate the recipe! I feel like what I came up with is pretty close, though I did choose to use black beans instead of navy beans. Spicy Baked Beans                                    6 servings 5 strips of bacon 1 cup … Continue reading Spicy & Sweet Baked Beans

Chicken Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

I’ve wanted to make homemade macaroni and cheese for quite a while, it’s one of my favorite things to try at restaurants. This creamy homemade macaroni and cheese recipe is made with only fresh ingredients, no processed cheese! I’m not going to lie, macaroni with velveeta cheese is still one of my favorites, but fancy macaroni and cheese is a great treat. I really wanted to use white cheddar for this recipe, but couldn’t find any at the store that I went to. I used mild cheddar instead and it gave this dish a good, rich flavor. This recipe is … Continue reading Chicken Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

Corn and Black Bean Salsa

This salsa has such a fresh and flavorful taste, it’s perfect for summer! All of the ingredients in this simple recipe are easily kept on hand, great for a last minute appetizer or side dish. Corn and Black Bean Salsa 1 cup rotel 1 cup corn 1 cup black beans 1/4 cup onion (chopped) fresh cilantro corn chips 1 lime Stir together rotel, corn, beans, and onion. Add lime juice to taste. Top with chopped cilantro. This salsa is best if chilled before serving. Serve with corn chips. Enjoy this salsa with a tasty Mexican meal or at your next … Continue reading Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Crusty Pizza Dough // Chicken Alfredo Pizza

This was my first attempt at making pizza dough from scratch, I chose this recipe because it’s a thick crust that doesn’t need to rise for hours (or days!). The pizza crust came out perfectly, soft without getting soggy from the sauce, with a nice crispy bottom layer. This pizza crust recipe is adapted from a recipe found in the Kitchenaid mixer recipe book. Crusty Pizza Dough makes 1 pizza 1 package active dry yeast 1 cup warm water 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp olive oil 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 cups flour Dissolve yeast in warm water in warmed … Continue reading Crusty Pizza Dough // Chicken Alfredo Pizza

Roast Beef Stuffed Peppers

These roast beef stuffed peppers make such a great weeknight dinner! Bell peppers are a tasty and healthier way to serve up cheesesteaks (make this recipe with chicken or turkey if you’re not a fan of beef). It’s one of our favorites! Roast Beef Stuffed Peppers Needed: 2 Bell Peppers 4 Mushrooms (sliced) 1/4 Onion (chopped) 8oz Roast Beef 8 slices Provolone Cheese Turn oven broiler on to low. Cut peppers in half and remove seeds and ribs. Place pepper halves (skin side up) onto a baking sheet and broil,  just until skins have slightly charred. Cook onion and mushrooms in … Continue reading Roast Beef Stuffed Peppers