Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 178 – Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup) I’ve been on a bit of an Italian food kick recently. I just can’t seem to get enough of it. So, when I came across this recipe for a lighter version Paula Deen’s  Tastes Like Lasagna Soup on Spectacled Owl’s Roundup of 50 Weight Watchers […]

Light & Creamy Slow Cooker Pasta Primavera

Slow Cooker Pasta Primavera

(Weight Watchers friendly crock pot cooking, Day #2) Here’s a first for me: Slow Cooker Pasta Primavera. I’ve never made pasta primavera before, let alone in the slow cooker. It turned out pretty darn good, if I do say so myself. This slow cooker pasta primavera is the first recipe I’ve tried from a book […]

Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Chicken Pasta Fagioli

Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Pasta Fagioli

I’ve decided to ring out 2012 with this recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Pasta Fagioli, since it’s definitely feeling like soup season here in Phoenix. Temperatures have dipped into the 50s during the day and 30s at night (brrrr) and Rod (along with several other members of the family who gathered together for Christmas) has […]

Shrimp & Pasta Recipes Easy & Delicious

Shrimp Pasta Recipes Easy & Delicious

If you are looking for quick dinner ideas, here are a few favorite shrimp & pasta recipes, easy and delicious, for you to consider. Shrimp and pasta are two of my favorite “go to” ingredients for quick easy dinner recipes. With a box of pasta in the pantry and bag of defrosted frozen shrimp, a […]

Mediterranean Chicken and Pasta

Mediterranean Chicken

I made this Mediterranean Chicken and Pasta for dinner Saturday night. It’s a real keeper as far as I’m concerned. Both Rod and I really enjoyed it, which doesn’t happen all the time. Especially, when the recipe involves tomatoes, olives and feta cheese – ingredients I love, but Rod, not so much. Served with a […]

Jacques Pepin’s Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe


This Italian sausage pasta recipe is one of my all-time favorites. It’s adapted from the great cookbook, Jacques Pepin’s Kitchen: Cooking With Claudine, that was also a fun television show on PBS years ago, back in the pre-food network days. I first made this easy  Italian sausage pasta dish for my brother back in the […]

A Quick Easy Dinner Recipe: Whole Wheat Fettuccine with Brie and Tomatoes


Here’s a quick easy dinner recipe that requires only minimal cooking — just boiling pasta — and is ready in twenty minutes or less. I made this easy healthy recipe for dinner last week and everyone agreed that it’s a tasty creamy keeper! This is one of those quick dinner recipes you’ll never tire of […]