January 31, 2014

Pizza Roll Up

I've made something similar to this before here, but I used bread dough. I wanted to try this recipe because it used pizza crust instead. This one was much better and had less prep than the other recipe.

1 can pizza sauce
1 can pizza crust dough

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spread out dough and cover with sauce, pepperoni, and cheese. You could add any other toppings you wanted also.  Roll up dough. Tuck in the ends and pinch the seam together. 

Sprinkle some cheese on top.  Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until dough is golden brown. 

January 30, 2014

One Pan Spinach & Sausage Pasta

This dish was really delicious and easy to make. I liked it because it wasn't a casserole so I only needed to wash one dish afterwards and it tasted just as good.

6 oz. smoked sausage 
1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 (14.5 oz.) can rotel
2 cups chicken broth 
8 oz. pasta 
3 cups fresh spinach 
1 cup shredded cheese

Thinly slice the sausage and add it to a large skillet with the olive oil. Saute the sausage until browned.   Drain if needed. Add the onion and saute until the it has softened. Add the can of rotel and the chicken broth. Stir to combine.

Add the uncooked pasta to the skillet and make sure it is all submerged under the liquid. Cover and let come to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for ten minutes, or until the pasta is tender. Stir once or twice while the pasta cooks to keep it from sticking.  Stir in the spinach. Heat for a few more minutes until spinach is wilted and sauce thickens. Sprinkle the cheese on top, replace the lid, and let it sit for a few minutes until the cheese is melted.

January 29, 2014

Brown Sugar Spiced Chicken

I don't even have any words to describe this chicken. It was SO GOOD! You must make it, tonight!

2 1/2 tbsp light brown sugar
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp garlic powder
6 chicken breasts

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Mix all ingredients except chicken together in a bowl. Coat each chicken breast with this mixture. Place on baking sheet and bake at 425 for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.  

January 28, 2014


I like to cook, but sometimes I like to take the easy route, but still make it feel like I cooked a nice meal for the family. This is one of those meals. Of course, you could make your own burritos, might cost a little bit more, but made to your liking.  

Frozen burritos
1 can enchilada sauce
cheddar cheese

Preheat oven according to burrito package directions.  Place burritos in baking dish. Pour sauce over top and cover with cheese.  Bake according to the package directions. 

Very quick and very good.