Loaded Baked Ziti

Baked ziti with chicken is one of David’s favorite foods, and whenever I ask him what he wants, he usually requests it. Sadly for David, I rarely make it because I don’t love chicken in my baked ziti. He recently conquered a huge academic milestone, so I decided to surprise him with some ziti. But instead of chicken, I used shrimp, and EUREKA! It’s incredible. This is one meal that I will crave and crave. I love that the ziti … Continue reading

Layered Bake

I’m not usually a fan of casseroles, not a fan at all. But I love this one! There are layers of pasta, tomatoes, chicken, onion, and potato. It’s like a cross between baked ziti and lasagna, except that everything in the dish is uncooked when it goes into the oven- even the pasta! If you have kids around, this would be a really fun meal to assemble together. To make this interesting pasta bake, start by preheating your oven to … Continue reading

Chicken Roll Ups

One of my dad’s favorite dinners is my mom’s adaptation of turkey cordon bleu. She rolls up turkey breasts with ham and swiss cheese, sprinkles on some bread crumbs, and bakes them in the oven. I used her process to create my own delicious dish: chicken rolled with tomato, mozzarella, and pesto. It’s a very fresh and summery meal. To make it, preheat your oven to 400°F. Then, pound out some chicken breasts until they are about 1/4 inch thick. Season … Continue reading