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Italian Recipes are often total comfort food to me. I always have The Best Homemade Marinara stashed in my freezer, and I use it often in recipes like Easy One Skillet Baked Ziti. You can never go wrong with a Copycat Olive Garden Salad to serve with your favorite Italian recipes.

Easy One Skillet Baked Ziti is the perfect, easy comforting pasta dish. Baked Ziti made in a single skillet for a quick weeknight meal.

Easy One Skillet Baked Ziti

One Skillet Baked Ziti with Meat Sauce is the perfect, easy comforting pasta dish. Baking it in a single skillet makes for quick preparation and very minimal clean up. Perfect for a weeknight dinner! Click HERE to save this recipe for Baked Ziti with Meat Sauce to Pinterest! Easy Baked Ziti Recipe Today I needed …

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The Best Marinara Sauce

This is the BEST marinara sauce! It’s the real deal and the only marinara sauce recipe you’ll want to use from now on! Crushed tomatoes simmer all day with extra-virgin olive oil, oregano, crushed red pepper, plenty of garlic, and a generous helping of Italian red wine. This homemade marinara sauce is rich, but delightfully …

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Italian Sausage Orzo Soup recipe

Italian Sausage Orzo Soup

This Italian Sausage Soup with Orzo is a great clean out the fridge recipe! It’s packed with veggies, Italian sausage, orzo, and more! Italian Sausage Soup with Orzo I think we’ve officially crossed the line into fall here in Colorado. We’ve had plenty of cooler days, changing leaves, and pumpkin patch visits, but just as many warm, …

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Easy Caprese Pasta Dinner - recipe for caprese salad pasta with tomatoes and basil

Easy Caprese Pasta Dinner

We have had so much rain lately. Thursday was the last day of school and it doesn’t even feel like summer. I’m so over it. I am majorly missing the sunshine. I’m ready to go to the pool with the kids, go on afternoon bike rides now that school is out, and to wear shorts …

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Basil & Balsamic Bruschetta Chicken (GF) // Good Life Eats

Bruschetta Chicken

I’ve been thinking so much lately about getting back to family meals with intention, reclaiming the kitchen, and making the evening meal a priority. Our focus has been on creating and serving meals for our little family that we all eat in one way or another. With varying schedules and somewhat unpredictable toddler palates on …

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Arrabbiata Sauce (gluten free, vegan)

Arrabbiata Sauce

A simple, just-spicy-enough arrabbiata sauce you can make from pantry ingredients. Serve it with anything — chicken, sausages, pasta, even your morning eggs! Click HERE to save this recipe for Arrabbiata Sauce! I wish moms got sick days. Like so many families this time of year, we’ve had a round of sore throats and colds. …

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Vegetable Manicotti

Manicotti Primavera

Ricotta is mixed with a combination of primavera style vegetables, parmesan, and fresh herbs to create a tasty primavera stuffing to fill manicotti pasta. The manicotti primavera is then baked smothered in homemade marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese for a comforting meal. I came across this lovely looking vegetarian lasagna recipe recently. I had it on …

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vegetarian spring risotto by danatreat

Spring Vegetable Risotto

I don’t know about the rest of the moms out there, but this past week has been incredibly hectic and emotional with school ending. Logan is a very sensitive guy. Even the slightest change from routine throws him off, and unfortunately school ending and summer beginning has been a HUGE change. Luckily, I have wonderful …

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