One-Pot of Deliciousness!

I gotta tell ya, this was one of the most difficult dishes to make. And not for the reasons you might think. The first time I had this one-pot wonder on our meal planner was the day after restaurants closed for the second time in California. Don’t ask me why, but I felt very rebellious. Fine, if we can’t eat out, I won’t cook at all was my attitude. We can starve. That in itself made no sense since we don’t eat out very often. It was just frustrating to have options removed.

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One-Pot Ground Beef Pasta with Versatility

When I saw this one-pot delicious Spaghetti dish with plenty of vegetables, I knew instantly that it would be a one-pot hit in our house. So pretty, so flavorful and so perfect for this time of year.

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One-Pot Mexican Spaghetti

The first time I made this for the family, Kiddo said I was suffering from a split personality. I can see where he is coming from, the week before I had served up my Spicy Taco-Stuffed Pasta Shells. I was trying out new recipes, bringing the best of Italian and Mexican cooking together on one plate. If you like a spicy spaghetti, this is the pot for you.

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Linguine with Basil Tomato

This is another of those wonderful One-Pot Wonders. I love them, if for no other reason than because everything cooks up in a single pot. (Making this equally popular with my KP crew – Hubby and Kiddo). Always one to give credit where credit is due, we can thank Donna at Apron Strings for this beautiful one-pot creation. Don’t you simply adore any meal that can be cooked up in just one pot?   Continue reading “Linguine with Basil Tomato”

Chicken and Herb Dumplings

I love chicken and dumplings, especially on cold, wet winter nights. There’s something so down to earth and simple about sitting down to a big pot of chicken with an incredible broth, chunks of vegetables and steamy dumplings. It warms the soul and conjures up a wave of fond childhood memories. I remember a crowded kitchen bathed in yellow glow and a family gathered around the table. I can see my parents now, making sure there was plenty of cold milk and warm food on the table. It was a simple time, with simple needs. This simple dish brings it all back so vividly for me. Now mind you, my parents broth wasn’t so well seasoned as the one I serve today, and the dumpling recipe they used came from the back of box of Bisquick, but the essence of the meal remains.

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