Easy Pasta Salad

This Easy Pasta Salad recipe is a great go-to side dish when you’re short on time, but still want something tasty for a barbecue or picnic.  This pasta salad is simple and can be put together in about 20 minutes or less.  It is also easy to customize, or just to put together with the vegetables that you have on hand.  After the pasta is cooked, it is a great recipe that your kids can help you make, too!

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Homemade Pizza Sauce

Homemade pizza sauce is easier to make than I thought!  One time, I was out of it with no time to go to the store, so I grabbed some tomato sauce and started experimenting.  I must say that this sauce is so much more flavorful than the sauce you buy in a store.  And you can control the amount of the spices to your liking!

Homemade Pizza Sauce

In about 30 minutes or so, you can have pizza sauce at the ready, for using to top a pizza, or to use for dipping with crispy ravioli!

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Simple Side: Sauteed Asparagus

I love simple sides.  And asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables to cook as a side around this time of year.  If you are looking for how to cook asparagus, this is the easiest and tastiest way that I know, and it’s sure to turn out every time.  Sauteed asparagus is a quick and delicious side for just about any spring dish.

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Simple Teriyaki Chicken

Simple Teriyaki Chicken is so easy and quick, it’s barely even a recipe!  However, I wanted to share this super simple way to prepare chicken with you all.  We love to eat it over rice, but it would also be excellent on a salad or even in sushi!  The chicken cooks in less than 15 minutes, and with the use of a sheet of foil, cleanup is a breeze.

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Chicago Seven Calzones

Chicago Seven Calzones are like a supreme pizza in a portable pocket form.  This particular combination of ingredients was inspired by one of our favorite pizzas, “The Chicago 7”  at the Old Chicago restaurant chain.  They no longer have a restaurant in our area, so of course I had to figure out how to make it myself!  Of course, like many recipes I make, these are customizable.  Notice that some of the calzones have three slits in the top instead of two?  Those have no green pepper, just for my husband 😉

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Appetizer Enchilada Meatballs

It’s almost the day of the big game! Meatballs are a fun party food, and it’s always nice to find a new way to jazz them up.  I thought it would be fun to make a Mexican-style meatball dipped in enchilada sauce… Put them on a tortilla triangle, top with a cilantro leaf, and you’ve got Appetizer Enchilada Meatballs!

Appetizer Enchilada Meatballs

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