A plated portion of Italian Sausage Rice Skillet melted cheese peeks out from under the serving. and Grains of rice covered in the flavorful tomato sauce. Pieces of tomato, bits of cooked sausage, mushroom, and zucchini are visible throughout the rice.

Italian Sausage and Rice Skillet

I love one pot meals, and this recipe for Italian rice skillet fits the bill perfectly. One of the best things about skillet meals is that there’s only one pan to clean up when dinner is finished. I love how simple this is to prepare, and my family loved it. Food Critic enjoyed is so much that, one of the times I made it, he […]

A plated serving of sausage and pepper tortellini sprinkled with parmesan cheese and fresh parsley leaves

Easy Sausage and Pepper Tortellini (IP)

Sausage and Pepper Tortellini prepared in the pressure cooker is a quick and easy weeknight dinner. It’s perfect for the Summer months when you don’t want to turn on the stove, but you still want to make a delicious dinner for your family. Don’t feel like you need to limit this meal to Summer, though. It’s so simple to prepare that you can make it […]

A pan of baked ziti fresh from the oven. Creamy melted cheese is on top with noodles coated in a salmon colored sauce are visible underneath.

Easy Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti is one of those classic Italian-American dishes that’s available in almost every Italian style restaurant I’ve ever visited. This easy version is perfect for our pantry challenge because, except for the cheese that you put on top, it’s made completely with shelf stable ingredients. This version of Easy Baked Ziti is vegetarian, though you could add some cooked Italian sausage to the pasta […]

Ravioli Lasagna from Canned Beef Ravioil

Ravioli Lasagna from Canned Beef Ravioli

Making Ravioli Lasagna from canned ravioli seemed like a good idea, and the final product tasted good. Unfortunately, the servings didn’t look like I wanted them to. In spite of this, my family devoured this Ravioli Lasagna even though it was made from canned ravioli. Occasionally, my children would come home from school with a food request. Once, one of their friends had told them […]

Slow Cooker Meat and Veggie Lasagna

Slow Cooker Meat and Veggie Lasagna

Slow Cooker Lasagna is a very versatile dish. This Meat and Veggie Lasagna has lots of added vegetables and makes this version a meal by itself. Unfortunately, Baker’s Man demands garlic bread with all of his “Italian” dishes, so there was one more thing to do when I got home from work, but I’m not complaining. There’s nothing traditional about this slow cooker meat and […]

Baked Rigatoni

Amazingly Delicious Baked Rigatoni

Baked Rigatoni is the perfect recipe for a weeknight meal. Rigatoni entered my life this week because it was on sale for $0.79 per pound at my local grocery store. You see, I’m not loyal to a particular shape of pasta. I’m loyal to the cheapest price. Having purchased the rigatoni, I needed to find a new recipe, so this Amazingly Delicious Baked Rigatoni Recipe […]

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread

Pizza Pull Apart Bread made its original appearance on Patty Cake’s Pantry four years ago. Unfortunately, being new to blogging, I didn’t include a recipe card, but I gave lots of helpful tips. Today, I have decided to revisit this recipe and give it an update including a printable recipe card. This is an easy recipe, that’s a great crowd pleaser. It’s simple to prepare, […]

Italian Egg Rolls (Air Fryer)

Italian Egg Rolls (Air Fryer)

Italian Egg Rolls were something that I created one evening when we were trying to decide what to eat.  I don’t really like to turn on the oven during the summer months, and I’m not a big fan of deep frying foods.  It’s not for health reasons.  It’s because it seems so time consuming, and I didn’t feel like standing over the stove while the […]

Baked Ravioli Casserole

Baked Ravioli Casserole

Baked Ravioli Casserole is simple to assemble and gets dinner into the oven, and onto the table, without much fuss.    The dish contains only 3 ingredients,  but tastes like you worked much harder at getting it onto the table.  Like my sheet pan dinners, once this dish is assembled, it goes into the oven where it bakes for about 45 minutes.  That allows you to […]

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers are an easy way to have a dinner ready when you return home after a busy day at work.  This requires a few minutes to put together the ingredients, but it’s well worth the effort.  These slow cooker stuffed peppers are awesome.