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One Pot Meals Rock

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I am one who will ALWAYS love one pot meals!  I will ALWAYS be an advocate of them!  You may even read  several posts from me all about how awesome they are.  This post is no different.  As I have started to look for meals that I can make from things already in my pantry/fridge/freezer, it is important to find new recipes.

This recipe I’m going to share today, is from http://www.smells-like-home.com/2015/02/one-pot-creamy-sausage-pasta/ .   If you know me, I don’t follow recipes very well.  It has to be forced upon me to follow exactly. LOL!  This recipe is no different.  I like this recipe, but I didn’t have ALL the stuff I needed.  So I substitute!  I feel, cooking is supposed to be fun right?  If it is too stressful, all because you don’t have an ingredient, that’s not good.  Lesson learned, have fun, try new recipes, sub out if you have to, and enjoy.  If it tastes good, that’s what matters.

My version of the One Pot Creamy Sausage Pasta:

To start, dice up a medium onion.  I used my Pampered chef 8″ Chef’s Knife to chop it up.  In retrospect, I should have used my food chopper! Hello!  But with this amazing knife, it was nothing to chop it up 🙂  Did you notice the lovely circle with PC on the blade?  This is so you can put your fingers on there for the perfect grip!  Pampered Chef has thought of everything huh?

 

Now, you’re going to saute these onions in about 2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Please don’t measure this oil.  WE are NOT that crazy!!  Cook it until they are looking translucent (almost see through!).

Now ADD 4 cloves of garlic.  Go real garlic on this one!  There is nothing better than real garlic in a dish.  Using my Pampered Chef Garlic Press makes it sooooo easy!  Can you tell I also love my PC!!??  It is my second gig, but I’ve always had it in my house!  LOVE!

I wish I could have smell-a-vision for you on this one….so good.   You will want to cook this garlic with the onion for about a minute to get it cooked a bit……let that aroma come through!  NUM!    Now ADD your sausage!  I didn’t have ground sausage this time, I had sliced chicken sausage.  Like I said before, if I don’t have something, I make it work!   Use what you’ve got!!!

Once the sausages were warmed (these were fully cooked sausages), I deglazed the bottom with about a 1/4c. of chicken broth.  Recipe suggested wine, I didn’t have any on hand.   Then, ADD in 16 oz. of your favorite spaghetti sauce, and 3 cups of water.  I may have added another 1/4c of chicken broth just because, too! LOL!  Like I said, I like to sub out stuff and make it work for what I have in the house!

 

 

 

Bring this to a BOIL.  This means the water is bubbling, a lot!! We have to pretend that we will be boiling noodles the normal way….so don’t forget this step!  Once it has started to boil, add in your noodles.

 

Now, set your timer for 15 minutes, and put your feet up!  Well, first give it a stir, and put the cover on!  Then put your feet up!

 

Give it a stir every 5 minutes or so, and if it needs more water, add it then.

When the noodles are done, stir in your cheese.  As true Becky fashion, I didn’t have what was called for, so I added in about 1 cup of cheddar cheese, and stirred it in until the whole pot was creamy and thickened!

 

Stir and smell, and then, get a bowl and dig in!  Serve with buns or bread of choice.

 

 

Was it easy to make?  Yep!  Was it delish?  Yep!  Did I get the approval from the family?  Yep?    I don’t know the Smells like home author personally, but I do like this recipe!  Maybe next time, I’ll try to use all the suggested ingredients 🙂

Thanks for reading!            Becky 🙂

June 2017 · Recipes to share

Becky’s 5 day Cooking Challenge

DesignLet’s try something. Let’s get in the kitchen and try something new, share a technique or recipe, learn from others!! Who wants a challenge each day? Each day I’ll post the challenge….. Can you handle the heat?

Fill in the simple form below and I’ll send you the 5 day challenge!  Each day’s challenge can be completed on what ever day you’d like!  

Click here to get started!!

I’m so excited!!  And if you have no idea who I am…..I’ll give you a little tip….I don’t cook! LOL!  Ok…I do.  But I do not consider myself a cook.  I’m more of a “see whats in the cupboard and let’s see what happens!” kind of person!  So this week, I’m going to join you all in this challenge!  They are easy to some extent, but also are meant to get you out of your comfort zone and try something new!  But it is all up to you on how crazy you want to get.

Want a challenge!?  Can you handle the heat?

  You can do the 5 challenge days on what ever day works best for you!  In order or out of order! Your choice!

 

Need some new kitchen tools to help you out!? Go to my website to grab those easily!

Www.pamperedchef.biz/beckyvanriper

Have fun!!!  Come on over!!

Becky

Pampered Chef Awesomeness! · Recipes to share

Healthy. Delicious. Yes!

OK all.  . . . This is an awesome recipe you should try!!!  You could make it completely vegetarian or add the chicken!  Sometimes I want that basil and tomato flavor bruschetta on a little pieces of Nummy bread,  but in a more healthy way!  What I love best about this,  it’s done in under 30 minutes,  easy!  Come on,  using the pampered chef rockcrok allows me to cook this in the microwave and it tastes amazing!! Noodles in the microwave is a thing!  Chicken in the microwave is a thing! And it’s great!   So,  I’m noticing I’m using a lot exclamation marks!!  Lol.  I’m really into this meal 😂

 

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Tools used to make my life easier with this recipe:

  •  rockcrok everyday pan
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  • Veggie strip maker

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  • Forged cutlery

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  • Garlic press

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Get yours today at www.pamperedchef.biz/beckyvanriper  or click on each picture to be directed to that page on my website! 🙂

 

—Becky