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Chickpea Pasta Salad

Chickpea Pasta Salad

This light and tasty Chickpea Pasta Salad combines chickpeas, pasta, green peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes and onions, it makes a great side dish to any meal! Now that Spring is here and the weather has started to turn for warmer temperatures I thought it was the perfect time to share a nice pasta salad you can have as a light lunch or serve along side your next grilled dinner. Chickpea Pasta

Cheesy Pasta Bake

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This Cheesy Pasta Bake has everything in it that you want in a dinner. A little bit of meat, pasta and a whole lot of cheese! Perfect for weeknight dinners! We eat a lot of pasta around our house. We used to eat it three to four times a week because let’s face it, pasta is cheap to buy and can feed a herd like mine! Well we have cut

Sausage Tomato Pasta

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School time has started and busy schedules have set it. So fall weeknight meals, need to be quick, hearty and delicious! This Sausage Tomato Pasta fits right in! Fall is inching its way around the corner. School is in full swing. Extra curricular activities are monopolizing our time. So who has time to cook? I’m a stay at home mom, but there are a lot who are not. So it’s

Spin Dip Pasta


My head is on over drive for the blog.  Here’s the To-Do list: A handful of product review ops came to my inbox.  YAY!  So there will be some great new products I’m trying first hand to share with soon.  I’m really excited.  I said yes because they are products worth trying, not for goods/money.  That’s secondary to “is this right for me and my readers?” I’m putting together the

Green Chile Shrimp Pasta

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Have you ever walked through a store, seen a product, and had an “I wonder if that’s really any good” moment? I have, frequently.  I was walking through Safeway last month and saw these Kraft Recipe Makers boxes near the meat case.  There were 3 different flavors that all sounded good.  But what were they really?   Than I lucked out, and was asked to review the very same product.

Cajun Ranch Chicken Pasta


If you are reading this, you can thank my ability to schedule posts.  My laptop is almost constantly dying on me since the fan stopped working.  Boo. Our amazing friend Kyle is currently working on the computer so I can be back in full blogging mode.  ‘Cause he’s the best and all.  And he’s Mike’s Dr. Pepper obsessed bromance.  But he’s great, seriously.  And I’m not just sucking up, i

Cheesy Bacon and Chicken Pasta

Cheesy Bacon and Chicken Pasta

I’m a stay-at-home mom.  I stayed home with Thing 1 for a year before returning to work.  Even then I was home with him during the day while Mike worked and then I would wait tables in the evening.  After Thing 2 came along, I stayed home again.  And here I’ve been.  Raising our kids, not spending money on child care, and not missing the best moments of my life.  Better

Roasted Shrimp with Lemon Pasta

Roasted Shrimp with Lemon Pasta

I can’t believe it!!  Mike’s car will be up and running soon.  Yesterday the boys started on the final engine rebuild steps and will hopefully have the engine in and the 55 roaring by the weekend.  What’s the big deal you say?  First, let’s start with the car. 1955 Chevrolet – 210 Del Ray You know you want it. Second, she’s been out of commission for a good 3 years.  The

Sun-Dried Tomato & Balsamic Shrimp Pasta

Sun-Dried Tomato & Balsamic Shrimp Pasta Feat

This is another one of the delectable recipes from Christmas Eve this past year at my dad’s house.  My sister Lisa made this pasta and I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind.  I kept stealing bites from the bowl while it sat on the counter waiting to be put away.  I had a second helping a bite at a time. I dream about this pasta.  Any

Chipotle Roasted Corn Pasta Salad {Thing 2 is TWO!}

Chipotle & Roasted Corn Pasta Salad

Today my littlest man Eddie is turning two.  Has it really been two years?  Let’s check. Yep.  He’s big now.  *sigh*  At least he’s mine.  Otto is such a clone, it’s nice to know one of my boys won’t get me questioning looks when I pick them up from school in a couple years.  Did I just say that calmly?  What’s happening to me?!?   We had his birthday party

Velveeta Hamburger Macaroni


This is the final chapter in my nostalgic Dad recipes.  You may remember Dad’s Potato Pancakes and my version of his Chocolate Banana Milkshakes.  For my new readers, here’s the deal.  I have three food memories of my dad growing up and I’m sharing them all with you because they make me happy.  The only recipe left is Dad’s Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese.  This is his recipe.  I make it

Knock Off Buca di Beppo Penne San Remo

Knock Off Buca di Beppo Penne San Remo | White Lights on Wednesday

I worked at Buca for 9 months. I got hired the week after my birthday. I trained for a week and a half. The next week I found out I was pregnant. So I put in 9 months and bailed to be mommy at home again. Buca introduced me to Eggplant Parmesan (SO GOOD!), Chicken Glorioso and Penne San Remo.  Who’s a pasta fiend?  ME!!! To my supreme delight I

Philly Cheesesteak Macaroni & Cheese

Philly Cheesesteak Macaroni & Cheese FEAT

Happy May everyone! This year is just flying by. So, a little confession. Not surprisingly, I’m a Food Network and Cooking Channel addict. I’ve been watching both for years. Unique Eats & Sweets, Secrets of a Restaurant Chef, Throwdown, the list goes on and on – culminating with my foodie crush Alton Brown. Then Food Network Magazine happened. *happy dance in my kitchen* And that’s where this month’s recipe comes to you

Shrimp & Angel Hair with Corn, Feta and Tomatoes

Shrimp & Angel Hair with Corn, Feta, and Sun Dried Tomatoes 2

Welcome to another edition of Pass The Cookbook Club!  This month I have the most amazing pasta for you.  Like seriously.  You may be looking at the title and thinking, “Pasta and corn, that’s crazy!”  And to you I say pish posh.  Grab your skillet and make this dish now!! So this month we’re cooking from Michael Symon’s 5 in 5 cookbook.  The cookbook is filled with recipes that are

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

Good morning everyone.  Today I’m sharing with you my very first contribution post for Carrie at My Favorite Finds.  I’ve been contributing for Carrie two months now and I love it.  Once a month I share a main dish recipe with her readers.  I’ve know Carrie what feels like forever.  She was one  of the first bloggers I “met” when I started WLOW and we’ve been friends ever since.  I’m

Three Cheese Ravioli

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Today were going there loves.  I’ve been telling myself that I’m going to make homemade pasta for years.  I keep having a “That’s the recipe! I’m making one this week!”  And then it doesn’t happen.  I’m suck a slacker.  Heck, I even had Homemade Pasta on my Operation 2013 list, but never talked myself into it.  But this month Pass The Cookbook Club had a Three Cheese Ravioli on the

50 Meals Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

50 Meals Ready in 30 Minutes or Less SQUARE

10 Minute Taco Salad from Ari’s Menu 20 Minute Skillet Chicken and Spinach Parmesan from Mom on Timeout 30-Minute Skillet Lasagna from Five Heart Home Bacon Cheddar Potato Soup from The Shabby Creek Cottage B.L.T. Pasta from Life Tastes Good Bacon Ranch Quinoa Chicken Salad from Cupcakes and Kale Chips Bang Bang Chicken and Quinoa from Flavor Mosaic Beef and Brussesls Sprouts Stir Fry from Lemons for Lulu Skillet Chicken & Ravioli

Fried Tortellini with Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce & Pesto Oil

Fried Tortellini FEAT

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Barilla, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #JoytotheTable There’s this dish at work I love.  It’s a little appetizer plate for happy hour, but it tastes fabulous.  When I got the chance to put a spin on Barilla tortellini I knew I was going to take this wonderful appetizer and bring

Jack Daniel’s Bacon Mac and Cheese

Jack Daniel's Bacon Mac and Cheese Feat

I can’t believe it’s the last week of bacon month! But we’re not done yet kids, and I’m going out with a bang.     I had to get some booze into the bacon mix at some point and this pasta dish was the perfect way to get my fix for cooking with booze.  The idea actually came from a co-worker.  He had been out of town for a new

Scrumptious Sunday Menu Plan {6/30/13}


Monday: Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken {Crock pot meals are my favorite when I work a double} Tuesday: LEFTOVERS Wednesday: Jo Mama’s World Famous Spaghetti {Save some leftover pasta for Sunday’s dinner} Thursday: Pigs in Blankets with Macaroni & Cheese Pie {Recipe Coming Soon} Friday: Poulet de France {Quick Chicken Casserole} Saturday: Dinner at Mom’s Sunday: Leftover Spaghetti Frittata Dessert: Mom’s Best Ever Coconut Cake