Easy and Delicious Pasta Salad

I LOVE Pasta Salad and I finally made some. (:

Pasta Salad

It was delicious!! {Was meaning it’s gone now. Yep. That good.}

Here’s what you’ll need:
-Noodles {Rotini, Penne, spagetti}
-1 Bottle of Zesty Italian Dressing
-1 cup of Cherry Tomatoes
-1 Purple Onion
-1 Green Bell Pepper
-1 Cup Sliced Olives

{Note: Those veggies are just what I used in mine. They are all optional, depending on your liking. Of course, you can add lots of other things, too. I’ve seen it with yellow and red bell peppers, chunks of cheese, peas, etc.}

Pasta Salad 2

Here’s how to make it:

1 – Cook your noodles according to the directions on the package. In the ingredients list, I named several types of noodles. Just choose one. I’ve seen it done with all three of those noodles, that’s why I named them. I chose Rotini noodles.

2 – While your noodles are boiling, cut up all of your veggies in to bite size pieces. Put them in a large bowl when cut.

3 – After your noodles are done boiling and drained, mix noodles in with the veggies, along with the bottle of Zesty Italian Dressing.

4 – Stir and enjoy!

{Another note: it also tastes MUCH better when it’s cold, so after you stir it all together, put in in the fridge for an hour or two and then you’ll REALLY enjoy it!}


Pasta Salad 3

When you make Pasta Salad, what do you add?



If you enjoyed this recipe, you may also like my Zesty Italian Chicken!

Cafe Rio Sweet Pork

One recipe that I love to make, is Cafe Rio Sweet Pork.

I make it because it doesn’t require a ton of effort from me and it’s DELICIOUS!!

Here is what you’ll need:

cafe rio sweet pork*Cheese
*Uncooked tortillas {My FAVORITE is Tortilla Land}
*Dr. Pepper
*Brown Sugar
*Salsa {I LOVE Wild Coyote}
*Pork loin
*Croc Pot

1 – Put your Pork Loin in the Croc Pot and let it stay in there for 3-4 hours if you need it quick {aka just thought about what you were going to make at 1 or 2 in the afternoon} or 6-7 hours if you start it in the morning.

2 – Check it every hour or so.. I usually flop mine on to the other side and start to cut it up, as I can. {If you put this in – in the morning and then go to work, it will be fine! Don’t worry about checking it hourly. I just do it so that I don’t have as much to cut up when it’s done.}

3 – About an hour before you are ready to eat it, shred it. I usually can just pull it apart with two forks without even having to remove it from the Croc Pot. {Make sure it’s cut up in order to do this}

4 – Add a can or cup {depending on how big your love for DP is!!!}, as well as a cup of Brown Sugar and a cup of salsa. You can also add black beans.

5 – Let sit for one more hour.

6 – When you are ready to eat, cook your tortillas according to the directions on the package.

7 – Add some cheese to the tortilla {I usually will cook one side, flip it over, then shred cheese on it while it’s still cooking in the pan so the cheesy is nice and melted.}

8 – Add some pork to the tortilla, along with whatever else your pretty little heart desires {lettuce, sour cream, rice, etc}, roll it up, and EAT!!

I’m tellin’ ya.. This stuff is GOOOOD!

My mom tells me I make it too much, but what does she know?

What do you like to add to your burritos?


Dorito Chicken

This recipe was inspired by this one, but I kind of tweeked it a little!

You will need:

2 c. shredded cooked chicken, chopped
1 c. shredded cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 packet taco seasoning
Bag of doritos {normal size, not the snack size}

1. Pre-heat oven to 350-f degrees.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except doritos.

3. Grease your pan, spread a layer of crushed Doritos, then add a layer of the chicken mixture on top. Repeat once more, ending with a layer of chicken mixture. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top bake for 30-35 minutes.

Pizza Roll-Ups

Here is another SUPER EASY and QUICK recipe! They are also SO delish!! Yummmm!

What you will need:
*8 Cresent Rolls
*4 string cheese
*About 32 pepperoni slices

Heat your oven according to the directions on the cresent roll package. {Mine was 375.}

Open each cresent roll and place 4 pepperoni slices on each. As you can see, I did two on top and two down the middle. Then tear a string cheese in half and place it at the top of the roll.

The roll up the little babies! You don’t have to seal all the cracks this time. Then cook according to your cresent roll packages. {I did 12 minutes.}

Once they are done, eat them up!!! You can dip them in something yummy, like ranch or marinara if you like it!

Let me know if you try them and what you dipped them in. Or if you just ate them how they were, like I did!

Zesty Italian Chicken

I hate making dinner. The only time I do it is when Kade is home, which is rare, and a lot of the time, I still don’t even do it then. But on the rare occasion that I DO make dinner, he always loves it. (: Makes me feel good. It also helps that he is not a picky eater. I, on the other hand, am! Very picky! Thankfully, Karsyn got Kade’s trait on food because there hasn’t been a single thing that I have stuck in his mouth from the day he was born that he didn’t like.

I got this recipe from one of my good friends and it’s RIDICULOUSLY easy!!

What you need:
*Crock Pot
*Three large chicken breasts
*A bottle of Zesty Italian dressing

All you do is throw the chicken in the crock pot and pour the entire bottle of dressing in. Turn your crock pot on low and leave in for 7-8 hours OR turn it on high and leave in for 3-4 hours.

When the chicken is ready, the possibilities are endless on how you can eat it. Yesterday, I just ate one of the breasts whole. I didn’t add anything to it. I may or may not have eaten it with my fingers. This stuff just falls apart!! Kade ate it as a sandwich. He just put it on bread with some lettuce, cheese, and ranch. He said it was delicious! We’ve also eaten it on tacos. To do that, I just shredded the chicken, then grated some cheese and melted it on to the tortilla, scooped the desired amount of chicken, added some sour cream and tomatoes! That is really good, too. Probably my favorite way to eat this chicken. My mom has also made it and added some carrots and other veggies. Like I said, the possibilities are endless.

If you make it, I would love to hear how you ate it!!