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Ingredient: Garlic, Minced

Szechuan Beef

Craving Chinese takeout but don’t feel like venturing out of your pajamas? Use this recipe and it’s just 30 minutes to Szechuan Beef satisfaction! Dust off your chopsticks, and let’s talk takeout! Everyone loves those cute little boxes with the metal handles. They’re happy little baskets filled with kung pao chicken or sweet and sour pork, uniquely Asian vegetables like bok choy, snow pea leaves, and Japanese eggplant . . . very particular flavors and textures that temporarily transport us to an exotic culinary destination. The only thing better is getting to make it at home (and, pssst, it’ll...

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Chicken Alfredo

This super easy Chicken Alfredo is ultra creamy, rich, decadent and just may be the best pasta recipe ever! A good pasta recipe is an essential for every family cook. A warm, hearty pasta and chicken dish lovingly draped with rich, creamy sauce – red or white – is just about as good as authentic homemade food gets. I still remember sitting down to a plateful of my mother’s spaghetti when I was a kid. As an adult, I have tried a good number of pasta recipes. I have literally sampled dozens of different sauces: pesto, red sauce, and...

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Beefaroni

There’s a lot to be said for hearty family dishes. And growing up, Chef Boyardee was the king of hearty family dishes. I loved his canned concoctions of pastas and soups and, one of my childhood favorites, beefaroni. Now that I’m all grown up, I serve my kids beefaroni too. They love it, and are constantly clamoring about getting it for dinner. And it’s true that, as a kid, Chef Boyardee was the king of beefaroni. (Even today, a Google search for beefaroni – something like “beefaroni wiki” – will usually put Chef Boyardee at the top of the...

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Baked Mostaccioli

This easy Baked Mostaccioli is loaded with ooey gooey cheese and yummy Italian sausage all smoothered in a creamy tomato sauce.  Baked mostaccioli was a pretty regular feature on the dinner table when I was growing up. I think it was for a lot of people. That hearty, cheesy dish was a family favorite – and still is, in fact. This baked mostaccioli recipe isn’t as hard as you might think, and will be a perfect addition to your weeknight meal routine. If you want a dish with rich layers of meaty, flavorful goodness, this is the dish for...

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Million Dollar Spaghetti

This Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole is super easy to put together and has a center layer of creamy, gooey cheese. This is one of my favorite ways to serve spaghetti and people just can’t get enough of it! When I think of family dishes, I think of casseroles. Big, hearty casseroles are perfect for feeding a whole hungry horde—which is basically what a family is anyway. When you’ve got a ravenous family to feed, breaking out an old classic might be the only way to go. My go-to family casserole is a great recipe for Million Dollar Spaghetti. If...

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