Barbecued Frankfurters

Tweet Today is my sister Kerri’s birthday, so I’m sharing one of her favorite meals. The spiral macaroni in the meal came to be known in the family as “Kerri curls” because her hair fell in perfect little ringlets when she was young. They looked just like the macaroni, only a lovely strawberry blonde. Mom […]

Classic Minestrone

Tweet Oddly, our family has never favored a minestrone recipe. When we think Italian food, it’s always a plate of pasta. This recipe from the October 2011 issue of All You (original here) might be worth sneaking into the line-up however. Everyone likes all those ingredients—and I bet if I add some meatballs, that pot […]

Caesar Pasta Salad

Tweet Mom likes to add cheese tortellini to Caesar salad. Here’s an interesting alternative with a home-made Caesar dressing. From the July 2011 issue of All You (original online), the description explains that “This salad is hearty on its own, but it is even more so when topped with grilled chicken or shrimp. Alternatively, toss […]

Pork Lo Mein

Tweet A recipe from the September 2011 issue of All You (original here). The note with the recipe suggests, “Try this family favorite for a quick weeknight meal—it only takes about 30 minutes to prepare. For variety, you can swap in another type of pasta that holds sauce well, such as fusilli or bow-tie pasta.” […]

Lisa’s Cheddar Spirals

Tweet My friend Lisa introduced me to this great mac and cheese It’s simple and delicious—and you can easily vary it by adding some meat or veggies. Ingredients 1 package (16 oz) spiral pasta 2 cups half-and-half cream 1 can (10 ¾ ounces) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted ½ cup butter (1 stick), melted 4 […]

Beef and Cheese Pizza Skillet

Tweet Mom found this recipe on a can of corned beef years ago. The corned beef and jack cheese give the casserole a distinctive taste, and because the ingredients are simple, it comes together quickly in a single pot. A nice alternative to the traditional pasta and meatballs, this meal shows up on our table […]