Tuesday, May 12, 2020 / by Nick Arndorfer
If you're looking for a quick, cheap, and completely delicious meal ready in 10 minutes, we've got you covered! This super easy pasta recipe makes the perfect midweek last-minute meal. The best part? It costs around $1.20 per serving and the whole family will love it. It's a keeper!
Cream Cheese Pasta
1/2 lb pasta (spaghetti or penne, but most any pasta will work)
3/4 cup cream cheese
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan, plus more to serve
1 Tbsp olive oil, plus more to serve
1-2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1/2 cup cooking water, plus more if needed
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 - 1/2 tsp chili flakes, or to taste (optional)
In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Before draining, reserve a cup of starchy pasta water.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, warm 1 Tbsp olive oil and gently sauté the garlic (plus a good pinch of chili flakes if you like) for 1- ...
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 / by Nick Arndorfer
Here's a quick & easy ground beef pasta dish to add to your dinner menu. So creamy and so comforting!
Creamy Shells and Beef
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
8 ounces medium pasta shells
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground beef
1/2 medium sweet onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups beef stock
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 block cream cheese
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
6 ounces shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese, about 1 1/2 cups
In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; drain excess fat. Set aside.
Add onion to the skillet, and cook, stirr! ...
Thursday, March 26, 2020 / by Nick Arndorfer
With so many of you spending loads of extra time together at home, we thought it would be beneficial to share some ideas for making use of all those empty toilet paper rolls. From waste to masterpiece!
Today, we're starting with 10 fun toilet paper roll art projects for you and the kids. (Psst! It's time to schedule that "Family Craft Night".)
1. Flying Fish Windsocks
See the flying fish windsock tutorial here!
2. Magical Unicorns
See the magical unicorn tutorial here!
3. Fancy Foxes
See the fancy foxes tutorial here!
4. Hungry Shark
See the hungry shark tutorial here!
5. Springtime Friends
See the Springtime friends tutorial here!
6. Rainbow Windsock
See the rainbow windsock tutorial here!
7. Hula Girl & Mermaid
See the hula girl & mermaid tutorial here!
See the dinosaur tutorial here!
9. TP Tube Bowling
See the T! ...