Vegetarian Baked Ziti

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Tasty Tuesday!!!

I’ve made Baked Ziti many times before……but always with meat. So I figured, making a meatless one should be easier…..right.

All I know is I did not want this dish to be overly complicated and fussy. Easy breezy and delicious is what I have in mind.

Let’s jump into this recipe……….


1 lbs of Whole Grain Penne Pasta
2 C fresh organic spinach
1 C diced organic onion ( I used 1/2 C of yellow and green onion)
1/2 C diced organic peppers ( I used organic frozen green, red & yellow peppers)
3 C mozzarella cheese ( I prefer rbst free or organic)
(1) 24oz. jar of organic marinara (I prefer Bertolli)


1/2 tsp Salt (Pink Himalayan)
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil


1. Cook your pasta according to package directions.

2. In a large greased baking dish add pasta, spinach, onions, peppers, 2 C cheese and spices.

3. Toss everything to get it evenly distributed.

4. Pour your marinara sauce across the top, using a spatula to evenly spread.

5. Place in a 350 pre-heated oven for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.

6. Remove from the oven and toss to get the sauce evenly distributed. Top with 1 C cheese and place back into the oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Once done, let it cool a bit and serve.


This dish was a huge hit!!! My mini meat lover’s went back for second and thirds.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

Until Next Time,



Oven Fried Chicken with a Brown Sugar & Peanut Butter Glaze

Hello World……..

I have not blogged in days…….and I have missed it.  I have been busy moving and because of the move the family and I have been eating out.  Today I had enough.  I desperately needed a home cooked meal.  So I got the kitchen in order and started prepping dinner.  Tonight I was in an experimental mood and wanted to try something different.

So I made my household famous “Oven Fried Wings” and added a Brown Sugar and Peanut Butter Glaze/Sauce.  It gives the chicken a bit of an Asian Flare.  It was absolutely delicious.  This is one experiment that paid off!!


To make the wings click here.

Now onto the Brown Sugar & Peanut Butter Glaze/Sauce

1/2 C of light brown sugar

1/2 C of water

1/4 tsp of garlic powder

1/4 tsp of black pepper

1/4 tsp of  Mrs. Dash

1 TBS of Peanut Butter

In a pot add water and brown sugar on medium high heat, until the sugar is dissolved.  Your basically making a simple syrup.  Remove from the heat.  Add all of your remaining ingredients and whisk well.  Once everything is incorporated pour over your chicken and serve.

Happy Cooking & Enjoy!!!! 😀