Dinner in 15 Minutes – Fresh Lemon Cream Pasta

Fresh Lemon Cream Pasta from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Pasta is one of my favorite meal staples.  My family does NOT share my love of pasta so when I do make it I try to make something different, something special and something new.  When I made this one I knew it had a shot at being well received.  It had a hint of lemon, not so much that it was overwhelming but enough that

The Grilled Texas-Style Flank Steak That Will Leave Them Asking For More

Texas-Style Marinated and Grilled Flank Stead from cupcakesandcrinoline.com 2

It’s time for some grilling and what better to grill than a crowd-pleasing (or family-pleasing) Grilled Texas-Style Flank Steak.  It’s so nice to grill when the weather is hot and you don’t want to turn your oven on and heat everything up but don’t limit yourself to burgers and hot dogs, although they are so much better when grilled, instead treat your family to a delicious

Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Fresh Mediterranean Chicken Salad with Caesar Dressing from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®, Birds Eye®, and Tyson® but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #FastFreshFilling http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” Mediterranean Chicken Salad ~ A Microwave Meal Summer is in full swing here and as I’ve said before….I do everything I can to NOT turn my oven on.  I have a small house and when I

Tortellini and Tomato Salad with Fresh Lemon Parmesan Sauce

Tortellini and Tomato Salad 15-Minute Meals with cupcakesandcrinoline.com

15-Minute Meal Summer is in full swing and not only is it too hot to turn on the oven but you can’t always grill…rain (ugh).  I was trying to figure out something quick to make for the family that required no grilling or oven(ing).  I came up with this 15-minute meal that razzle dazzled them and they actually asked for me to make it again.

Hamburger Steak with Onion and Mushroom Gravy

Hamburger Steak with Onion-Mushroom Gravy from cupcakesandcrinoline.com 500 x 500

Hamburger Steak with Onion-Mushroom Gravy I love diner food…..well, I love food in general but diner food speaks to me.  When I was little and we would go on vacation we always went by car or truck as I got older and we camped and we usually ate at little restaurants that were not chain restaurants.  You know the kind of places I mean…..the kind

Bacon Zucchini Spoon Bread ~ Home Cooking 101

Bacon Zucchini Spoon Bread ~ homestyle cooking ~ from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

If it has bacon it has to be good!   When I think of home cooking I usually think of something that’s stick-to-your ribs good.  I like to cook healthy meals with all of the right combos of good stuff but a lot of times my guys just want something with…….. drumroll please …….. BACON! I made this for the first time a few weeks ago

Chicken a la King ~ The Easy Way

Chicken a la king made from rotisserie chicken from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Chicken a la King Made with Rotisserie Chicken When I was growing up I remember my Mom making chicken à la king with toast. It was one of my favorite dinners but I forgot about it for years…ages even until a few weeks ago and I had such a craving for it I decided to make it.  I didn’t have my Mom’s recipe so I improvised

The Best Beef Vegetable Soup (from my Mom)

Quick and Hearty Beef Vegetable Soup from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Beef Vegetable Soup I love soups.  They always make me feel warm and full and I even make them in the summertime.  One of my absolute favorite’s is my Mom’s Beef Vegetable Soup.  My mom passed away when my oldest son was 2 years old so it’s been a long time since I’ve had HER soup but I am so very thankful that I have

Sweet Roasted Pepper and Caramelized Onion Cheese Bread ~ Holiday Recipes

Sweet Roasted Pepper, Caramelized Onion and Cheese Bread #MezzettaMemories

Christmas for my family and I is usually a quiet time with few celebrations out and about but that doesn’t stop us from having fun and ‘party food’ when we watch movies, play games or just spend the nights together.  I usually like to try new recipes but there are also the recipes that everyone wants year after year and cheese bread is one of them.

Beef Tamale Pie with Cornbread Crust ~ Easy Weeknight Meals

Tamale Pie with Cornbread Crust from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

50 Easy Weeknight Meals Throughout the week and even the weekends I sometimes struggle with what to serve.  I’m short on time (we all are!) and I often don’t have on hand what I need to make something to satisfy the whole family.  With that in mind, a group of bloggers and I got together to bring our readers 50 Easy Weeknight Meals.   I’m