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Real Food From the Pantry: Creamy Tuna Pasta

Every mama needs a couple go to recipes that she can go to the pantry and whip together.  You know, recipes that you almost always have the ingredients on hand for.  This is one of those recipes.  Grab a can of tuna, and a box of pasta, and couple of items from the fridge and […]

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Real Food, Real Simple: One Pot Tomato Basil Pasta

 One of the biggest request I get is help in getting real food on the table real fast. Every mama needs a few good recipes up her sleeve that they can throw together with almost no effort.  At least once a week {usually more often} I find myself with trying to figure out how to […]

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Real Food Recipe: Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti night is something most families are familiar with.   Spaghetti is a simple dinner most of us can whip up on a weeknight.  But, when it comes to HOW we make spaghetti sauce, the recipes and methods are ‘aplenty!  If you have been relying on a packet or jar or can of premade sauce, I […]

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Creamy, Dreamy Pasta with Peas and Mushrooms

This pasta is so simple and has quickly made its way up the list of favorites for my family.  Even my non-mushroom eating husband agreed to try it and was surprised with how well he liked it!  He actually requested it again!  So, if you’re not sure… I dare you to try it.  It would […]

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Pasta Palomino | Real Food Lunch or Dinner in 15 minutes

One of my favorite local restaurants is Bella Roma.  It is a locally owned Italian/Greek restaurant and they used to have a dish on the menu called Pasta Palomino.  Occasionally, they will have it as a special now, although it isn’t on the regular menu any more.  I was really sad when I found out […]

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Chicken Queso Pasta

I’ve been singing about my love addiction to Pinterest lately.  My favorite use for it is to find new recipes to spice up my meal plan. A couple weeks ago I tried out a recipe for Chicken Queso Pasta and made a few tweaks.  The result was a home run recipe!  My husband LOVED it […]

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Meal Solution: Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

This week’s meal solution is Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo! This is one of my husbands favorite dishes! We don’t have it often because it is pretty fattening.  I’ve lightened it up a little bit, but it still isn’t something you want to have every week. Walmart has all the ingredients you need to prepare this meal: […]

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Meal Solution #9 – Macaroni Grill Pasta Dinner

So if you’ve been following here for a while you know that I am participating in a program to help Walmart spread the word that they are doing something new to help moms (and dads) find quick meal solutions for their families.   Each week they feature certain ingredients to grab and go so that you […]

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Alfredo Sauce

Alfredo Sauce is one of those dishes that seems luxurious to me.  It is delicious, but high in fat.  So, we don’t have it very often.  It is so decadent though, when we do have it, it is thoroughly enjoyed! =) Now, as requested, my recipe for alfredo sauce: :: Alfredo Sauce 1 pint of […]

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Meal Solution #1: Homemade Hamburger Helper & Molten Chocolate Cakes

So Walmart is trying this new thing where they are offering moms (and dads) meal solutions.  You know, for those of us who are busy and forgot to write a meal plan!  Or, those of us who are pooped and don’t want to make what we planned!  So, this week here’s what Walmart is offering […]

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