No. 2 Pencil Cook, Bake & Create 2014-11-11T04:58:25Z http://www.number-2-pencil.com/feed Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[Tortellini Soup]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3845 2014-11-11T03:38:18Z 2014-11-11T03:21:48Z   This Tortellini Soup is so delicious and flavorful. I’ve made it several times for my family now and everyone just loves it. It starts with hot Italian turkey sausage, and it’s packed with fresh cheese tortellini and tender baby spinach. The sausage turns this tasty soup into a hearty meal. It’s perfect for a […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[Master Bedroom Update – Part One]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3831 2014-11-10T01:36:24Z 2014-11-10T01:31:25Z I’m so excited to be working with Glidden to do a mini makeover in our bedroom. It’s been on my to-do list forever, but always seems to get pushed to the back burner. With a new baby in the house, a small and easy project that makes a big impact is in order. Here is a […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3814 2014-10-19T23:12:57Z 2014-10-19T22:48:20Z   My one-pot chicken alfredo is one of my most popular recipes, and one of our family favorites.  I’ve been working on a slow cooker version for a while and I’m so happy with how it turned out. I love this slow cooker chicken alfredo recipe because there is no pre cooking and the pasta […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[Fifteen Easy One Pot Meals for Dinner]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3802 2014-10-10T00:20:00Z 2014-10-08T23:00:24Z   A few weeks ago, I read a comment that said one pot meals are the new casserole. It’s so true! I still love a good casserole, but these one pot meals are pretty hard to beat, especially on busy weeknights. Everybody loves an easy dinner, so I’ve rounded up my favorite one pot meals […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3777 2014-11-11T04:38:49Z 2014-10-01T22:50:07Z   I’m really excited to finally share this Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl recipe. This is the slow cooker version of my popular one-pan chicken burrito bowl. Tender chicken simmered in a flavorful mix of Mexican seasonings combined with tasty black beans and brown rice, and topped with melty cheese, fresh ripe tomatoes and buttery […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[Baked Spaghetti Casserole]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3764 2014-09-23T20:00:44Z 2014-09-23T19:36:11Z     This Baked Spaghetti Casserole has everything great about leftover spaghetti in a delicious freezer friendly casserole. Bite sized pieces of spaghetti baked together with homemade meat sauce and melty cheddar cheese. The combination of tomato sauce and cheddar cheese is one of my favorites, and reminds me of dishes that my grandma would […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[One-Pot Portobello Mushroom Chicken Alfredo]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3749 2014-11-10T21:25:44Z 2014-09-14T16:01:13Z   I’m so excited to share this One-Pot Portobello Mushroom Chicken Alfredo. Meaty baby portobello mushrooms and tender chunks of chicken simmered in a rich homemade alfredo sauce. Everything cooks in the same pot, even the pasta. This is a one-pot meal that is so quick it can be whipped up on a busy week […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[Spicy White Nachos with Jalapeño and Artichoke]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3727 2014-09-12T22:26:37Z 2014-09-12T22:26:00Z   Game-day snacks and recipes are a tradition, and these Spicy White Nachos with Jalapeño and Artichoke are guaranteed to improve your snack line-up. These nachos are rich and creamy and perfectly spicy. I adapted this recipe from one of my favorite dip recipes, and I love it even more as nachos. This combination of […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[Pumpkin Pancakes]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3704 2014-09-08T02:06:42Z 2014-09-07T23:37:25Z   These Pumpkin Pancakes are going to be your new favorite breakfast! This is the perfect pumpkin pancake recipe. It’s easy to make, and the pancakes come out perfectly tender and fluffy every time. When these pumpkin pancakes hit the griddle, the entire house smells like everything we love about fall.  Make these along side […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[One-Pan Taco Casserole]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3679 2014-09-14T15:14:35Z 2014-08-30T01:56:58Z   This post is sponsored by: I have two tasty things to share today. The first is my latest one-pan recipe, One-Pan Taco Casserole. It’s a variation of my popular one-pot cheeseburger casserole. One-pot meals are a favorite in our house, and this one is definitely a keeper. The pasta and ground beef is simmered […]

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