The Best Chili Shrimp Pasta Your Budget Can Enjoy

When times are tight, meal fillers are very important like pasta, beans, potatoes, and rice. Those four very inexpensive budget staples help make the more expensive items like meat, go even further. We have done a few of these budget-friendly meals already this year like Easy Crustless Taco Pie Recipe, White Bean Quesadillas, and Canned Bean and Sausage Soup. These […]

Pasta with Peas and Pancetta

I know, I know, pasta with peas and pancetta sounds fancy and kind of expensive. So, let’s fix it – and use bacon instead of pancetta. How Are Pancetta and Bacon Different? While both are made from pork bellies, the biggest difference between pancetta and bacon is that bacon is smoked and pancetta is salt-cured and dried. Pancetta, is really […]

Everything But the Kitchen Sink Pasta

Pasta is such a great way to stretch a meal. You can get a one-pound box of dried pasta for under a dollar easily if you watch the sales. Add a few veggies, a little meat, and a simple sauce? You can feed a large family for practically pennies. It is an amazing way to use leftovers! This Everything but […]

Delightful Tomato Spinach Alfredo Pasta

Tomato Spinach Alfredo pasta is one of those great meals for your meatless archive.  Packed with nutrients, and yet very tasty – and easy to upgrade like we show here with some rotisserie chicken. This is 14 Smart Points Per Serving Ingredients 12 ounces spaghetti pasta 1 rotisserie chicken Salt & Pepper, to taste 1 tbsp. butter 1 tbsp. olive […]

Cajun Pasta Mardi Gras Recipe

I like comfort foods and pasta is high on my list of them. This is a petty easy to make, yet complex and impressive dish to serve during this great month of Mardi Gras! The Cajun flavors and delicacies in this dish will treat the taste buds and find its way into your permanent recipe box. – 28 Smart Points […]