Easy Baked Rigatoni from The Girl Who Ate Everything

We are SO excited to introduce to you our friend Christy’s new book, The Girl Who Ate Everything. If you follow her blog, you know that she shares the same belief we do about recipes – they should be quick, simple, and taste delicious!

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From fabulous breakfasts to delicious appetizers, main dishes, and desserts – Christy’s recipes are perfect for busy moms and are made with ingredients you already have on hand! Plus, each recipe has a photo, so you can see what you’re making (that’s our favorite!). It took me forever to pick JUST ONE recipe to share, but I finally settled on the Easy Baked Rigatoni. My husband gave it 5 stars and two thumbs way up!

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Easy Baked Rigatoni from The Girl Who Ate Everything
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 6
 

This Baked Rigatoni is the perfect weeknight dinner. The Italian Sausage gives it just the right amount of kick.
Ingredients
  • 12 oz rigatoni pasta
  • 3 spicy Italian sausages, casings removed
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ½ green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2½ cups marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9-inch square baking dish.
  2. Prepare the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and place back in the pot.
  3. Add the sausage to a skillet over medium-high heat and cook until browned and crumbly. Drain and add to the pasta.
  4. Discard the leftover grease and add the olive oil to the pan. Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic to the pan and saute for 3-4 minutes or until veggies are soft. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the onion mixture over the sausage and pasta mixture and toss together.
  5. Add the marinara, ½ cup of the mozzarella, and ¼ cup of the Parmesan. Toss together until combined.
  6. Pour mixture in to the prepared dish and top with the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese starts to brown. Cool slightly and serve.

Equipment needed for this recipe:
9″ Square Bake Pan
Skillet
Garlic Peeler (optional)Garlic Crusher (optional)

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Be sure to check out Christy’s cookbook, HERE!

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Roll-Ups

Chicken Cordon Bleu Roll-Ups Recipe on SixSistersStuff


I have found that if I can roll dinner up in a crescent form, my kids will eat it. However, that means that my husband and I have to eat it too, so it’s difficult to find something that will please both the picky-eater kids and the advanced-palate parents (ha ha! Okay, so we really don’t have an advanced palate. I still really love macaroni and cheese from a box). Anyway, these roll-ups were so easy to make and everyone in the family loved them. My kids dipped them in ketchup (they love ketchup with their ketchup) and my husband and I dipped them in honey mustard sauce.

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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6
 

This dinner can be thrown together in a matter of minutes and is perfect for kids and adults alike!
Ingredients
  • 2 (8 oz each) packages refrigerated crescent rolls (I used Pillsbury brand)
  • 16 slices Swiss cheese (mine were 2×1″ in size)
  • 16 slices deli ham, thinly sliced
  • 1½ cups cooked chicken, shredded or cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup Italian bread crumbs

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Unroll crescent roll dough. On each roll, place a piece of swiss cheese, piece of ham, and a tablespoon or two of cooked chicken. Roll the roll around the cheese and meat and place on a large cookie sheet (or other baking pan – mine was a 15x10x1″ cookie sheet).
  3. Once you have rolled up all the roll-ups, use a pastry brush to brush the tops of the rolls with the beaten egg (you could also use melted butter if you prefer). Sprinkle the tops of the rolls with the bread crumbs.
  4. Place cookie sheet in the oven and cook for 13-16 minutes, or until the rolls are golden and full cooked.

Equipment needed for this recipe:
Pastry Brush
Cookie Sheet

Looking for more roll-up recipes:
Chicken and Cream Cheese Roll-Ups
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Chicken Ranch Roll-Ups
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You can order our “12 Days of Christmas” cookbook TODAY for only $15!

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This book is loaded with all of our Christmas favorites- cookies, fudge, dinners, neighbor gifts, decorations, traditions, ideas for service, and of course Christmas morning breakfast. :) We LOVE the holidays and can’t wait to share them with you!

 

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Weekly Menu Plan October 27th – November 2nd

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Halloween Week! Halloween is definitely a favorite holiday in our homes. Can you believe this week turns into November? Where did October go? This weeks menu plan is to keep you warm, and it also has our traditional Chili recipe we ate every Halloween growing up! Happy Halloween! :)

Monday:

Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan

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Tuesday:

Slow Cooker Santa Fe Chicken

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Wednesday:

Slow Cooker Ham and Pineapple Sandwich Recipe

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Thursday:

20 Minute Skillet Pork Lo Mein Recipe

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Friday:

Mom’s Slow Cooker Chili 

Saturday:

Chicken Cordon Bleu French Bread Pizza Recipe

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Sunday:

Slow Cooker Honey Baked Ham

12 days of Christmas

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You can order our “12 Days of Christmas” cookbook TODAY for only $15!

Get the book HERE!

This book is loaded with all of our Christmas favorites- cookies, fudge, dinners, neighbor gifts, decorations, traditions, ideas for service, and of course Christmas morning breakfast. :) We LOVE the holidays and can’t wait to share them with you!

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Slow Cooker Roast Beef and Vegetables Recipe

My husband recently told me that his favorite meal growing up was roast beef with mashed potatoes.  He also informed me that we seem to eat a lot of chicken! Haha!  I decided to earn some brownie points and make some roast beef for dinner.  This recipe was so easy that you could make it any night of the week and the veggies make for a wonderful side dish.

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Slow Cooker Roast Beef and Vegetables Recipe
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6
 

This Slow Cooker Roast Beef and Vegetables only takes a few minutes to make but tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen!
Ingredients
  • 3-5 pound roast beef
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 1 onion, cut into slices
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 (2 ounce) package onion soup mix
  • 1 (1 ounce) package au jus mix

Instructions
  1. Place roast in a slow cooker sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Sprinkle celery, carrots and onions on top of roast.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together beef stock, onion soup mix and au jus mix. Pour over roast and vegetables.
  4. Cover slow cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours.

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Looking for more delicious slow cooker recipes?
Here are a few of our favorite:
Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork Roast
Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Roast
Slow Cooker Roast Beef and Gravy
Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast
Slow Cooker Honey Ribs

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Check out the NEW Six Sisters’ Cookbook!

With over 150 recipes, we have put together 52 menu plans to make meal time a lot easier.
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Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan

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Chicken Parmesan is one of my favorite meals. The best part about this is that it is baked making it MUCH healthier for you! The whole family will love it!

Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 4
 

Ingredients
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 cup of Italian Bread Crumbs
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 (23 oz) jar of marinara sauce, warmed
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 ounces Fettuccine noodles, cooked

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray.
  2. Dip your chicken into the egg. Coat with bread crumbs and then place chicken on prepared baking sheet. Spray chicken with vegetable cooking spray.
  3. Bake 20-30 minutes or until chicken is done.
  4. Place pasta on a plate, add your chicken and warmed pasta sauce on top. Sprinkle with cheese.
  5. (If you want your cheese melted, you can stick it in the microwave or broil it in the oven in an oven safe dish until the cheese is melted.)

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Looking for other pasta dishes?
These are some of my favorites!
Pesto Tortellini Bake
Spaghetti Salad Recipe
20 Minute Skillet Lo Mein Recipe
Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup
Stuffed Mexican Chicken Shells

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Our first cookbook is filled with some of our favorite family recipes!

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For only $16, it makes a great gift for the holidays!  Get it HERE!

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Slow Cooker Santa Fe Chicken Salad

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If you are looking for a healthier recipe, you have got to try this! It tastes amazing and you don’t even need salad dressing on top!

Slow Cooker Santa Fe Chicken Salad
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Serves: 8
 

Ingredients
  • 2 lbs chicken breast
  • 14.4 oz can diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, not drained
  • 15 oz can black beans, drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 14.4 oz can fat free chicken broth
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt to taste
  • 8 cups spinach or your favorite kind of lettuce
  • 1 Avocado

Instructions
  1. Place your chicken breasts on the bottom of the slow cooker. On top of the chicken dump in the chicken broth, beans (drained), corn, tomatoes, cilantro, zucchini, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, and salt in the crock pot.
  2. Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 6 hours. Half hour before serving, remove chicken and shred. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir in. Adjust salt and seasoning to taste. Serve over spinach or lettuce. Serve with avocado slices on top.
  3. (You can add our favorite dressing if you want.)

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Here are more of our favorite salads:
Wild Rice and Chicken Salad
Mom’s Frogeye Salad
Frito Chip Taco Salad
Nut and Berry Salad
Barbecue Macaroni Salad

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12 days of Christmas

IT’S HERE! IT’S HERE!
You can order our “12 Days of Christmas” cookbook TODAY for only $15!

Get the book HERE!

This book is loaded with all of our Christmas favorites- cookies, fudge, dinners, neighbor gifts, decorations, traditions, ideas for service, and of course Christmas morning breakfast. :) We LOVE the holidays and can’t wait to share them with you!

 

 

 

 

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Chicken Cordon Bleu French Bread Pizza Recipe

After I had my baby, Camille brought my family Chicken Bacon Alfredo French Bread Pizza.  It was seriously amazing!  I never knew French bread pizza could be so tasty!  I made a few changes to it with some chicken cordon blue inspired flavors and it was delicious.  I can’t wait to make it again!

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Chicken Cordon Bleu French Bread Pizza Recipe
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Serves: 8
 

All the delicious flavors of chicken cordon blue in an easy to make pizza!
Ingredients
  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 1 (16 oz) jar alfredo sauce (or a homemade alfredo sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup swiss cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups cooked breaded chicken, diced (I used Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips)
  • ½ cup cooked ham, diced (I used Oscar Mayer Carving Board Ham)
  • ¼ cup bacon bits (I used Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Bits)
  • 4-5 green onions, thinly sliced

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut loaf of French bread lengthwise and place on a large baking sheet (I just used a cookie sheet). Spread alfredo sauce evenly over bread (as much or as little as you like). Sprinkle garlic salt and Italian seasoning on top of sauce.
  3. Top with mozzarella cheese, swiss cheese, cooked chicken, ham, bacon bits and green onions.
  4. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until cheese starts to melt.
  5. Cut into slices and serve.

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Looking for more delicious pizza recipes?
Here are a few of our favorite:
Chicken Bacon Alfredo French Bread Pizza
Homemade Pizza Pockets
Homemade Chicken Pesto Pizza
Chicken Bacon Artichoke Pizza
Chicken Parmesan Pizza

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