Homemade stromboli cut into slices on a platter with marinara sauce in a ramekin.
Appetizers, Snacks, & Small Bites, Main Courses, Weeknight Cooking

Homemade Stromboli

This stromboli recipe is great for a weeknight dinner, especially if you make the dough ahead of time. Typically stromboli includes pepperoni, salami, and ham, but this is also a great way to use up sandwich meat and cheese at the end of the week. You can also customize the herbs and spices you use… Continue reading Homemade Stromboli

Rosemary & mozzarella corn muffins
Bread, Potluck Recipes, Sides

Rosemary & Mozzarella Corn Muffins

My riding club had a horse show a few weeks ago. Several chapters of the club get together for the show, and we usually have a chili potluck lunch. I signed up to bring a crock pot of chili and some cornbread. I was scrambling to get everything together for the show (for me and… Continue reading Rosemary & Mozzarella Corn Muffins

Meatball sub sliders
Appetizers, Snacks, & Small Bites, Potluck Recipes, Slow Cooker Recipes

Meatball Sub Sliders

This is another recipe from a horseback riding club potluck. The potlucks are almost always on a Friday evening, so I need a recipe that's easy to do after a full day of work. These were very easy, and I even made a quick homemade tomato sauce to go with them. Not to sound like… Continue reading Meatball Sub Sliders

Grilled Chicken Caprese
Chicken, Main Courses

Grilled Chicken Caprese

I can't take all of the credit for the delicious chicken you see pictured. My boyfriend first made this for me a year ago. I was a little skeptical that I'd like it since I'm not a huge fan of balsamic vinegar, but I loved it. It had just enough balsamic to give it some… Continue reading Grilled Chicken Caprese

Italian chicken & spinach dip
Appetizers, Snacks, & Small Bites

Italian Chicken & Spinach Dip

One of my friends hosted a potluck brunch last weekend. This was originally supposed to be a filling for crescent roll spirals similar to these buffalo chicken spirals I made before. That turned out to be a disaster. I spread the filling onto the crescent roll dough, rolled it up. and it didn't hold up… Continue reading Italian Chicken & Spinach Dip

Lunch Box Recipes, Main Courses, Pasta

Baked Rigatoni

I made this dish because I wanted something easy to reheat for lunch throughout the week. I don't have a toaster oven at work, so anything I make for reheating needs to be something that microwaves well. This dish turned out to be great reheated. Sometimes I needed to add a little water to the… Continue reading Baked Rigatoni

Stuffed peppers
Beef, Low-Cost Recipes, Main Courses, Weeknight Cooking

Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa, Ground Beef, & Basil

I volunteer to cook at a local shelter once a month with a group from church. I've typically signed up for side dishes and desserts, but this time I signed up to make the main dish. After almost running out of time with my roasted potatoes last time, I wanted to make something that would… Continue reading Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa, Ground Beef, & Basil

Italian Pasta Salad
Lunch Box Recipes, Potluck Recipes, Sides

Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad With tri-colored rotini, fresh mozzarella pearls, and pepperoni. 1 box tri-colored rotini2 cups chopped pepperoni8 oz mozzarella pearls⅔ cup shaved parmesan½ pint grape tomatoes (cut into quarters)4 to 6 pepperoncini peppers (seeds removed and roughly chopped)1 orange or yellow bell pepper (diced)½ cup white vinegar2 tbsp white wine¼ cup mayonnaise⅓ cup olive… Continue reading Italian Pasta Salad

Appetizers, Snacks, & Small Bites, Sides, Vegetarian

Dilly Pasta Salad

I went with my horseback riding club to tailgate at the Winterthur point-to -point races last week. This pasta salad was one of the things I brought to share. It was chilly and rained off and on, but we still had a great time. Ingredients 1 box of tricolor farfalle pasta Large pack of grape tomatoes… Continue reading Dilly Pasta Salad