Saturday, October 10, 2015

Smoked sausage pasta toss

Delicious and quick - my 2 favorite words!  I posted this on spark recipes, so figured I'd just copy & paste it here.  I was trying to clean out some stuff in the fridge, and this recipe was born.  You could easily add some fresh veggies, or more veggies. This is just what I did, and it came out soooo yummy, I wanted to share :)

Number of Servings: 4


    7 oz Hillshire Farm Turkey Smoked Sausage - cubed
    1.5 cup Kroger Recipe Beginnings Cajun Mirepoix Blend (Onion, Green Pepper, Celery) 
    2 clove Garlic, sliced
    3 cup Spaghetti 
    .75 cup Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes with juices
    2 tbsp Parmesan Cheese, shredded 
    1 1tsp Coconut Oil 


You could easily substitute chicken or any kind of meat. I used the smoked sausage as I was trying to clean out my fridge. You can also, of course, use fresh veggies, but again, I was trying to get fridge cleaned up :)


Saute veggie mix in olive oil.
Cook spaghetti separately
when veggies are cooked, add in sausage and warm thoroughly
When spaghetti is cooked, toss with juice from tomatoes
Add tomatoes, and meat/veggie mix.
Top with cheese.

Serving Size: makes 4 servings

Friday, April 24, 2015


I have had this blog for a long time.  It's carried me through 3 states, 2 additional kids, and a LOT of yummy food.  I haven't updated it in a very long time for a few reasons.  One of those reasons was that the "man" that I'd spent the last couple of decades with had decided that blogging was a waste of time.  Because I'd dealt with his demoralizing tactics for years, my blogs (all of them!) fell to the way-side and I shut off this valuable tool in my arsenal of self-expression.  Well, guess what!

Now he's gone, out of the picture - shacking up and playing house with an older version of who he wanted me to be.  The kids & I have started over - literally from scratch - and I need to reclaim those things that I love(d) and allowed me to express myself.  I'm not going to spend vast amounts of time drumming up traffic to  my blogs.  I'm not going to worry about SEO and social media marketing.  I just want to reclaim these places that I loved and had spent so much time and energy building, to continue to make it a source for others - as well as me - to go for yumminess!  Follow along if you'd like :)