Category Archives for Pasta and Pizza

Homemade Pizza Bread

We’ve had pizza bread for dinner around here for as long as I can remember. We’ve made it with toast, English Muffins, tortilla pizza etc. My  personal favorite though is French Bread Pizza. My friend Christine – The Menu Mom was kind enough to share this recipe with us. French Bread Pizza Prep time: 5 […]

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Spinach and Pasta

I love simple dishes that can be trown together in minutes. This particular one  is healthy and perfect for those days when you’re eating a little healthier and cutting out meat. It’s also quite frugal. Feel free to use any cheese you like with this dish. This recipe comes from my good friend Christine – […]

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Vegetable Chow Mein Recipe

Chow Mein is a very versatile recipe and you can tweak this basic vegetable version to include various meats, seafood and of course you can use all sorts of different vegetables in this. Got some leftover broccoli? Throw it in there. Green beans or snow peas on sale at the grocery store this week, include […]

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Cheapie Cavatini

Use any amounts you like, this is just what I do for a quick dinner. 16 oz rotini noodles, uncooked cook, drain and rinse stir in 1 can black olives, drained 1 pkg pepperoni 1 jar spaghetti sauce add whatever else you like! Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no […]

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Homemade Pizza

The great thing about making your own pizza is that you can top it with whatever you like. This is also a fun family activity! Homemade Pizza Crust: 1 cup hot water 2tbsp. shortening 1/4tsp. salt 1 package yeast (fast acting) 3-6 cups of flour (depending on the size of the pizza you are making) […]

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Mac 'n Cheese Made With Reconstituted Powdered Milk

Credit for this recipe goes to the  University of Illinois Extension – Family Nutrition Program and our friend, Julie Henry, who asked the question – How long does reconstituted powdered milk stay fresh in refrigerator? In my research, and in my experience, the answer is: Reconstituted (prepared) powdered milk will last, if it is covered […]

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Cheesy Baked Ziti

3 3/4 cups ziti mostaccioli (about 12 oz.) 1 48-ounce jar spaghetti sauce 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning dried crushed 8 ounces mozzarella cheese shredded (about 2 cups) 1 egg 1 16-ounce container ricotta cheese 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated 1 tablespoon parsley dried, crushed 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 ounces mozzarella cheese shredded (about 1 cup) […]

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Beefy Baked Ziti

1/2 pound ground beef 1/4 cup onions chopped 1 clove garlic minced 1 cup water 1/2 cup tomato paste 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning dried crushed 1/16 teaspoon black pepper 4 ounces ziti (1 cup) 2 ounces mozzarella cheese low-moisture part-skim, shredded (1/2 cup) 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese grated This recipe makes 4 servings Preheat oven […]

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Homemade Egg Noodles

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 2 eggs ½ cup milk 1 tbsp butter pinch of salt Place flour and salt into a large bowl. Beat eggs and milk together in a small bowl and pour into the large flour bowl. Add butter last and mix Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface. Knead […]

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Homemade Baked Macaroni and Cheese

1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni 1/2 cup milk 1 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese 3 tbsp butter salt and pepper to taste Boil macaroni until it is fork tender and drain. Grate cheese while macaroni is boiling. Spray a casserole dish with nonstick spray. Put a layer of macaroni into the bottom of the […]

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Homemade Macaroni & Cheese Recipes

Easy Macaroni And Cheese: 1 lb box elbow macaroni 1 lb extra sharp cheddar cheese (grated) 1/2 lb butter 1 qt milk salt Heat oven to 350 degrees. Boil macaroni until it is fork tender and drain. Grease a 2 quart baking dish. Place a layer of macaroni. Cut butter into small pieces and place […]

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Baked Mostaccioli

1 cup onions chopped 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 1/2 tablespoons parsley dried flakes, crushed* 1 teaspoon garlic minced 1 28-ounce can tomatoes undrained 2 teaspoons oregano dried leaves, crushed* 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon basil leaves dried, crushed* 1 cup petite peas thawed 1 8-ounce package mostaccioli (about 2 1/4 cups) 3/4 pound ground […]

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