“One Pot” Spaghetti

Time to get back to full time blogging!!! Well….after the honeymoon of course! (hehehe) So I’ll get one post published before we leave.

If you read my last blog post, you know that I recently got married ūüôā and we had house guests during that time. ¬†I didn’t want to be in the kitchen all the time so this “One Pot”¬†Spaghetti¬†was perfect. ¬†We’ve had it numerous times and it always turns out fabulous! A family favorite and I hope it will become one of yours too.

We LOVE¬†pasta in our house, and although it is not carb conscience, I always try and lighten it up with healthier ingredients….like using ground chicken / turkey and lots of vegetables. ¬†This pasta¬†is delicious….very saucy with¬†a lot of great tomato flavor, plus mushrooms, peppers and of course, parmesan cheese. Comes together quickly and super simple…a bonus on busy days! ¬†Just get the sauce cooking and bubbling, add the spaghetti and you have supper on the table in no time. ¬†Great with garlic bread and a nice green salad.

Bon appetite!

“One Pot” Spaghetti (serves 6)

  • 1 lb ground turkey / chicken
  • 1 3/4 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 green pepper,¬†diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cups tomato juice (I’ve also used low sodium V8 Juice)
  • 1 28oz can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 8oz can no salt tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 6 oz whole wheat spaghetti, broken into pieces (about 1/2 to 3/4 of the package)
  • grated fresh¬†parmesan cheese (optional)
  • finely sliced basil (optional)


In large dutch oven, over medium heat, cook ground turkey, mushrooms, onion, and green pepper until turkey is no longer pink.

Add tomato juice, tomato sauce, salt, garlic powder, ground mustard, black pepper and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil.  Stir in the spaghetti Рstir it really well as it will form clumps of spaghetti.  Lower heat, cover and simmer for 12 Р15 minutes until spaghetti is tender, stirring occasionally.

Garnish with parmesan cheese and basil if desired.



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Around the Bay with DD gets Married 💜

My husband and I recently tied the knot and it was a complete surprise to everyone except the people who attended! ¬† Both sets of parents were in attendance as well as my sister-in-law and her family. ¬†That’s it! ¬†and we could not have asked for a more perfect day! My husband and I always said that when we finally did get married, and it did take us awhile ūüôā that it would be a small, private, at home ceremony and we stayed true to ourselves and did exactly that!

We decided on the wedding date Easter weekend and from there it was full steam ahead….the wedding was planned in 8 days! With the help of my amazing husband for helping get everything ready, to the help of my mom with the cooking, we managed to have an amazing wedding. Tears were shed, hugs and kisses were given, food was eaten, toasts were cheered, memories were made and love and happiness surrounded all on a snowy April afternoon ‚̧

The ceremony was so special and so emotional that I will keep those pictures¬†for ourselves but here are some memories I wanted to share….and my husband would like to remain¬†behind the scenes¬†so I found the most obscure picture and it was “approved” for posting! ūüôā





So very happy, so very blessed…..so very married!!! ūüôā ¬†Loving this life “Around the Bay

Check out my Pinterest Board “Wedding LOVE”¬†for a lot of¬†ideas, especially nautical inspired wedding pins.


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