a delicious, easy meal prep idea that I like to make often. This Italian meatball recipe is one of my favorites. Eric asks me to make this weekly. There are a few easy ingredients and overall the meatballs are prepared and cooked quickly. Your family will love these meatballs.
This butternut squash macaroni and cheese recipe is creamy, cheesy, and oh so delicious. It’s kid-friendly and parent-approved, too!
Searching for a pumpkin recipe? My pumpkin bolognese is a fall-take on an Italian classic. It’s the perfect comforting meal for warmer weather!
This Butternut Squash Risotto is an easy fall recipe that’s done in an hour! Vegetarian and gluten-free, it’s the perfect dinner.
Pepita Salsa has a smoky, subtle fall flavor to it. Roasting the Pepitas allows us to get a nice smoky flavor. In addition, we also roast the tomatoes, onion, and bell pepper in this recipe, broiling them on high to get a char. Lastly, we add chipotles in adobo (plus some of the delicious sauce) which rounds out the smokiness to this dish.
This super easy bbq chicken salad involves minimal prep and little to no cleanup. Rotisserie chickens are such a great item to add to your grocery list, because you can pretty much do anything and everything with them. This salad is vibrant, crunchy, creamy, and delicious. And what’s better? At 338 calories per serving, you won’t feel guilty about grabbing seconds!
Who doesn’t love big, crunchy croutons? Panzanella is truly a dish made of big, toasty, crusty bread, chopped veggies, and a simple vinaigrette. It’s oh so easy and extra delicious! Plus, there’s something about panzanella that comes across so rustically elegant. Make a big batch of my California Panzanella for your next summer party — guests will beg you for the recipe!
These Juicy Italian-Style Turkey Burgers will be an instant favorite with your family. They are flavorful, juicy, and are the perfect vessel for allllllllll the best toppings! Although these are what I call “Italian-style”, they are pretty mild in flavor so you can top these babies with whatever you like. My personal favorite way to top a burger is a classic take: LTO, mayo (always Hellemann’s), ketchup, pickles, and lots of cheese!
Summer is without a doubt, my favorite time of year. I love cookouts, cold beers, and of course, cheeseburgers and hotdogs. But you know what’s even better than all of that? This tortellini pasta salad. This pasta salad is SUCH a hit! My friends like it, Eric’s friends like it, even my boss likes it! The key to this recipe is using refrigerated tortellini, none of that dried stuff!
If you’re a fan of Mexican fare, you might have already made my Cantina-Style Salsa recipe. So, what is pico de gallo, anyway? Well, let me tell you! It’s a salsa fresca (fresh salsa) that’s made of diced tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, and herbs. It’s different from salsa because there’s not as much liquid, and it’s a lot chunkier.
Let’s be honest.. it’s hard to make time to prepare lunch during the week, even when we are working from home. These easy enchiladas are the perfect Sunday (or Monday) night dinner, leaving you with a couple of days worth of leftovers! Each serving is two enchiladas, but you could easily crush four if you are hungry. I often Make these for Eric and I one night and then we have them for the next day for lunch.
For me, comfort food is Italian food. This ragú really hits the spot whenever I’m craving a decadent, hearty meal. I’ll eat it all year round, even on a hot August day. Bolognese sauce seems complex, but it’s really not– a few simple ingredients, and you have a family-friendly and conscious meal! I almost always have the ingredients on hand for it, and although it takes 90 minutes to cook, there isn’t a lot of prep involved. I’ve worked on this recipe for quite some time – in fact, this is the new version of an older recipe I posted on my original blog.