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- ...
Thursday, April 30, 2020 / by Nick Arndorfer
We're back with another easy weeknight family dinner... Cowboy Casserole! The combination of ground beef, corn, cheddar cheese, and sour cream gets you going; the giddy-up happens when you top it with crispy tater tots!
This one's super simple and totally customizable (be sure to check out the variations at the end)!
1 pound ground beef
1 cup corn
2/3 cup condensed Cream of Mushroom soup
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
1/3 cup whole milk
1/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
32 ounces frozen tater tots
DirectionsPreheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until browned. Drain grease and return to skillet. Add the corn, cream of mushroom soup, 1/2 cup cheese (saving the other half for later), milk, sour cream, onion powder, and black pepper to the skillet and mix well.
In a 9x13 pan, layer the beef, then the cheese, and finally line up! ...
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 / by Nick Arndorfer
We know a lot of you are facing the challenge of what to make for dinner... AGAIN! Most of us are struggling with that, too. Today we're sharing a delicious dish for the taco lovers in your life. (And you can make this one on days other than Tuesday.)
This Taco Casserole recipe is loaded with all your Mexican favorites and can be topped with Doritos, Fritos, or tortilla chips, or you can combine them all! It's easy to assemble days ahead of time and bake later for a simple, tasty dinner.
Taco Casserole Ingredients
1 lb. ground beef
1 small yellow onion, diced
3/4 cup water
1 oz. taco seasoning (or 2 tablespoons)
16 oz. refried beans
3/4 cup sour cream
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup black olives, sliced
1/3 cup tomatoes, diced
3/4 cup crunchy toppings, such as Doritos, Fritos, or tortilla chips (or use them all!)
1/3 cup lettuce, shredded
Green onions, optional
More sour cream & cheese, if desired
DirectionsPreheat ov! ...
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, December 12, 2019 / by Nick Arndorfer
Does the 'Aches and Pains Forecast' have you wanting to scream and cry and soak in a hot tub for hours? Maybe it's just us.
The barometric pressure has been brutal lately and it's making our muscles yearn for relief! And if your household has fallen victim to cold and flu season, you know the right kind of medicine, a hot bath or shower, and a cozy bed is about the most comfort you'll get. Oh, and maybe some chicken noodle soup.
We're sharing an easy DIY recipe for a soothing bath soak to help you open up your stuffy nose, clear your head, and relax your muscles! (It also makes a great gift or stocking stuffer.)
Soothing Vapor Bath Soak
2 cup Epson salt
1 cup baking soda
1 tablespoon coconut oil
15 drops eucalyptus essential oil
15 drops lavender essential oil
8 drops tea tree essential oil
Optional: soap colorant
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl until thoroughly mixed.
If you decide to color your bath soak, stir ...