Three Cheese Pasta Bake and a Guest Post!

Today I am so excited to share with you guys that I have been given the honor of doing my first guest posting on another blog. Like Mother, Like Daughter is a great blog that shares all kinds of yummy recipes. I have found my new favorite meal from this blog Creamy Chicken and Broccoli over Rice which we are still having almost every week.

I wanted to share a recipe with you guys that we had on Sunday night. It is all about pasta and cheese, lots of cheeses. We found the combination of cheeses to be a little much but some people could love this combo. I added a few things to it and even feel like a few variations on this recipe would be good as well.

Ingredients:
-1 (16 oz) package ziti
-2 (10 oz) containers refrigerated Alfredo sauce
-1 (8 oz) container sour cream
-1 (15 oz. container ricotta cheese
-2 large eggs, lightly beaten
-1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
-1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
-1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
{Optional} – This is what I added to it
-chopped pineapple
-chopped bell peppers (I sautéed mine but that is optional)
-canned chicken

Directions:
Prepare ziti according to package directions; drain and return to pot
Add chopped pineapple, chicken and bell peppers

Stir together Alfredo sauce and sour cream and toss with ziti until evenly coated
Spoon half the mixture into a lightly greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish

Stir together ricotta cheese and next 3 ingredients; spread over pasta mixture in baking dish
Spoon remaining pasta mixture over ricotta cheese layer; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until bubbly

We had this dish and Tyler gave it a 6.5 but I wanted to share because I feel like there are people who would love it. I also thought it could have been really good before you added the ricotta cheese mixture. When reading the reviews on the recipe I also saw people who had substituted cottage cheese for the ricotta. I think there are many versions of this recipe that could be delicious. I hope you enjoy it and let me know if you make your own version of it!

Source: Southern Living

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Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt

We have a new name! Tyler and I decided we wanted something a little more creative for our blog name if we were going to continue blogging. So we thought and thought and tried to think of things that represent us. It’s probably pretty obvious to those of you who know us or who have been reading our blog but I will explain.

Love- well that’s obvious, we’re  married and we love each other. We love food and craft projects (more so me) and decorating our house which is all of the things we are blogging about.

Pasta- this one is for me. If you don’t know me then you don’t know that I LOVE pasta. Give me an Olive Garden Five Cheese Ziti over dessert any day. I live off of pasta. So I am constantly trying to find new pasta recipes and now healthier ones since I am feeding a husband too and not just myself. But don’t worry the recipes will be other things besides just pasta.

A Tool Belt- So Tyler works in construction as a project manager and well we all know he is going to be the one donning the tool belt in all of our home improvement projects. So the tool belt is to represent Tyler.

So the blog is still to Keep up with the Glovers, we just wanted a new name that was more creative and catchy. Let us know what you think of our new name! We will be working to update the site and make it more exciting looking. I am slowly learning to navigate the world that is blogging. We hope you are enjoying the blog as much as we are enjoying writing it.

Happy Monday!