South of the Border Quiche

This recipe makes two quiches, so one can go in the freezer for a night when you have less time for meal prep.

Fettuccine with Tomato Basil Sauce

Eating a vegetarian dish at least once a week is a good way to save on groceries, and Fettuccine with Tomato Basil Sauce is quick and easy.

Cheesy Kielbasa Casserole

With fresh carrots, onions, and zucchini along with kielbasa and a variety of cheeses, Cheesy Kielbasa Casserole is an all in one meal. Double the recipe and have one handy in the freezer for later.

Asparagus Chicken Salad with Pecans

This fresh pasta salad with asparagus, chicken, and pecans is a delicious way to use fresh asparagus. It can be served hot or cold and  only takes about 35 minutes on the stovetop.

Broccoli & Fettuccine Alfredo

For nights when you have no time for dinner and very little in the way of ingredients on hand, prepared sauces can be a lifesaver, but with fresh ingredients the homemade version is worth the effort.  You can make homemade Alfredo sauce and use fresh broccoli for a quick and easy Broccoli & Fettuccine Alfredo dinner.

Homemade Alfredo Sauce

The combination of cream, butter, and Parmesan cheese creates a fantastic homemade Alfredo sauce and a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg adds the perfect complement to the creamy richness.

Tuna Casserole

This easy recipe can be made with either chicken or tuna and takes very little prep time. If you prefer, you can make it vegetarian but adding more vegetables and omitting the meat altogether.

Chicken and Spinach Pasta Bake

Your freezer stash of cooked chicken and sautéed onions will make this chicken and spinach pasta a snap to prepare. If you don’t have chicken and onions in the freezer, consider this a good time to stock up.

Chicken Fried Rice

This is an authentic version of the fried rice I learned to make (and ate an awful lot of) when we lived in Japan. It can be made with most any meat or shrimp, or you can add more vegetables for a vegetarian version.

Barley Lentil Soup

This hearty soup with fresh vegetables can easily be made into a vegetarian dish by using vegetable stock in place of beef broth.

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