I'll admit, I was a little bit skeptical when I came across BBQ Beef and Bowtie but since I do trust Betty Crocker and we already had an open bottle of BBQ Sauce in the fridge, I thought I'd give it a try. Guess what? It turned out great! I used the corn salsa from TJ's instead of regular corn to kick up the flavor even more. My hubby said it tasted like BBQ Sloppy Joe mixed with pasta which sounds a bit weird but we loved it!
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I've recently been on a Sausage kick and decided to make Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce from Aidell's website. If you're not familiar with the brand, you must be living under a rock. ANYWAY, the fresh tomato really added a nice touch to the regular old marinara sauce we're used to. VERY spring-like and refreshing!
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
We LOVE LOVE LOVE Meatballs at our house so I'm always looking for new ways to make them. When I came across these Parmesan Meatballs, I knew I needed to make them ASAP! OMG they were good! Cheesy and super moist from the fresh breadcrumbs. I served them over some Bowtie Pasta and YUM YUM YUM!
Monday, May 6, 2013
It's Monday and I'm feeling lazy so I decided to make Baked Rigatoni with Sausage. Why? Because it doesn't get easier than boiling some pasta, heating up already-cooked sausage with store-bought sauce and throwing everything in the oven with cheese on top. Seriously, that was the extent of my cooking and it produced an amazing meal!
Sunday, May 5, 2013
What's better than Enchiladas on Cinco de Mayo? Enchilada Casserole! This was seriously a genius idea! Combining 2 of our favorite meals into 1. The addition of cream cheese in the pasta sauce just added to the awesomeness of this dish. I can't think of a better way to celebrate a Gringo Mexican holiday! LOL.
Friday, May 3, 2013
When I find a recipe from Fine Cooking, I know I can't go wrong. Tonight, I made Rigatoni with Spicy Sausage and Goat Cheese and it did NOT disappoint. I didn't have any squash so I left them out and the sausage and goat cheese definitely did not miss them!
Thursday, May 2, 2013
We always have goat cheese in the fridge for snacking but tonight, I decided to use it in Penne with Shrimp and Goat Cheese. You really can't go wrong with a recipe from Bon Appetit. I mean, they're like the ones that invented cooking magazines! LOL. But seriously, the flavor combination was amazing! The juicy tomatoes, caramelized onions, succulent shrimp...perfection in a bowl!