Pumpkin is not just for pies! Whip up a batch of these easy cupcakes with your kids for a twist on a favorite fall ingredient. They make awesome after-school sweets and are a welcome change from pumpkin pie on your holiday table. Serving them is even simpler when you make everything the day before.
This is a regular in our dinner rotation. I first made it one night when I didn't have dinner plans and was stocked with little more than grocery fumes. I realized that a whole log of sausage straight from the freezer could be browned in a skillet and needed only a can of tomatoes to become a delicious sauce. I served it with a pound of pasta scrounged from the pantry.
This homemade version of the noodle favorite will make you forget about the boxed orange variety. A sauce made with three kinds of cheeses and a crunchy breadcrumb topping really separate it from its store-bought cousins.
There are certain days during the summer when the last place anyone wants to be is in a hot kitchen. But that's when kids can come to the rescue, making a delicious dessert for the whole family without ever having to ask their parents to turn on the oven.