Cheesy Baked Pasta

Tonight I used the the very last food item from my Healthy Living Summit swag bag to make a delicious dinner!

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I used a box of Eden Organic kamut ditalini pasta to make a cheesy baked pasta dish that totally hit the spot after yesterday’s pasta cravings.

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Cheesy Baked Pasta

Serves two, or one very hungry person

(Note: If serving two, you will likely want a side for along with this dish, as the serving size is rather small for two people)

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook + Bake Time: 25 minutes


  • 1/2 cup whole grain ditalini pasta, uncooked
  • 1 can chicken, drained (4.5 ounces)
  • 1 cup steamed broccoli
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Italian breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside
  3. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook pasta until it’s al dente (slightly firm)
  4. Remove pasta from heat, drain and place back into pot
  5. Add chicken, broccoli and 3/4 cup of the cheese, stirring until cheese begins to melt
  6. Add marinara sauce and breadcrumbs and stir until everything is mixed together
  7. Top with remaining 1/4 cup of cheese and bake for 10 minutes until cheese is melted

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This was a super-cheesy dinner winner in our house tonight! It kind of reminded me of baked ziti or mostacholi. So good!

In Need of a New Show

With Bachelor Pad over and Jersey Shore not interesting me like it used to (well, we always DVR it, but we’re not motivated to stay up and watch it like we used to be), I’m out of television shows that excite me. (Please refrain judgment on my show choices.)

I really like having one show to look forward to during the week and feel like I must be missing out on some quality show out there right now.

Why can’t Friends still be running? Wah.

Anyway, if you have any “must watch” shows that you’ve been enjoying lately, feel free to share! Since Ryan and I have no friends in our new hometown yet, we’re looking to make some new television friends until we get some kind of a social life here.

Gosh, I sound so pathetic. Smile


  1. Mallory @ It's Only Life, After All says

    I swear I said this exact thing today! I was complaining Bachelor Pad was over, because sadly, that (other than actual Bachelor/Bachelorette) is basically the only show I watch other than Kardashians/JShore (K is over too, JShore I agree with you– not too entertaining as of late)

    Doesn’t the Bachelor start soonish? 😉


  2. Lindsay says

    I will definitely suggest a couple that I LOVE LOVE LOVE. Castle (Nathan Fillion is soo hot), Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Chuck. I love them all. I couldn’t pick a favorite if I tried.


    • Lori says

      I love How I met your mother. If you like friends you’ll really like this show. You can find previous seasons episodes online. The new seasons premier starts monday!


  3. Lisa says

    Pasta looks soo yummy!
    Anything on Bravo!
    Right now my obsessions are Millionaire Matchmaker, Rachel Zoe project and of cours Real Housewives of Beverly Hills!


  4. says

    That looks delish!
    My two favorites right now is keeping up with kardashians and How I met your mother. i actually watchers how i met your mother when it first came out and didnt really get into it but now i LOVE it. i like sitcoms tho. and def miss Friends – my all time fav!


  5. Hannah says

    Parenthood is a great show. Glee and Modern Family are fantastic, and that new show, New Girl, with Zooey Deschanel looks funny, too. By the way, that pasta looks very yummy; I am so sick of dorm food 🙂


  6. Emily says

    Modern Family is hilarious!!!! And project runway is fun too 🙂 I love all the pasta you use, I just wish I could find it in a nearby store instead of online. I need instant gratification lol


  7. Sarah says

    Glee and HIMYM new seasons are starting soon, and there are a bunch of new shows coming out that look really good. I’m planning to try New Girl with Zooey Deschanel and Whitney with Whitney Cummings (the funniest comedian ever! her stand up revolves around cosmo, holding in farts around your boyfriend, and other hysterical girl comedy, so I’m really looking forward to this show!!)


  8. Shalini says

    you should DEFINITELY watch modern family! the show is amazing. there’s actually a new season coming on next week or the week after? but try to watch from the beginning the writing, the actors are all awesome. so i clearly love this show LOL but seriously give it a try if you like comedies!


  9. says

    That pasta seriously looks delicious, yum!

    As for exciting tv shows, luckily there should be lots of new ones coming out in the fall. Project Runway is a winner and definitely gets you excited from week to week. Even though it’s not currently with new episodes, Pretty Little Liars is quite entertaining, definitely keeps you wanting to know what happens. 🙂


  10. Maria says

    Glee, Parenthood, Pretty Little Liars & Vampire Diaries. Don’t judge me on the last two, they’re actually good shows!… You’d just have to catch up on the first 2 seasons!


  11. Gina says

    oh I’m craving anything carby+cheesy now.

    I really want to see Up All Night on NBC. It premiers tonight but I don’t have cable where I am right now, so I’ll have to wait for the weekend


  12. Lee @ in the pink of condition says

    You seriously NEED to watch Modern Family this fall. it is the best show on television. Order the previous 2 seasons on netflix first! They are so cute and hilarious


  13. Primrose says

    How I met your mother! You will love it!

    Oh and true blood on DVD. Unfortunately the 4th season just ended last week but I highly recommend it! My housemate got the first DVD for Christmas last year and we got sucked into it (no pun intended) right away!


  14. Eliz says

    There is a new show with Christina Applegate on NBC tonight I’m going to watch – Up All Night. New season of Modern Family starts next week – it’s one of my favs!!


    • Becky says

      Those are my 3 favorite shows!
      Modern Family is amazing because every character is hilarious.
      Parenthood is so good because each of the “mini-families” within the Braverman family has it’s own set of problems and makes it so easy to relate to.
      And Against the Wall is awesome because there’s a strong female role and lots of hot male cops!

      All 3 are great for both a guy and a girl to watch. Definitely worth checking them out!


  15. says

    Rachel zoe project, its on too late for me so I catch it on free on demand. Next week starts a new show I have been looking forward to “new girl” staring zoey deschanel. Modern family and Mike and Molly are good laughs too!


  16. says

    NBC’s Thursday night sitcoms – Community, Parks & Rec, 30 Rock and The Office – are all fantastic! I also love It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but it’s definitely an acquired taste.

    I’m not generally into reality TV, but I have to admit I find Dance Moms strangely captivating…


  17. Natalie Negroni says

    have you ever watched top chef just desserts? its very addicting but unfortunately its late at nite and it makes you crave whatever they’re making…


  18. says

    Gossip Girl!! It replaces the Monday night Bachelor/Bachelor Pad and is awesome! But you might have to Hulu or watch the first several seasons on Demand to get caught up. I promise you will not be disappointed!


  19. says

    Oh my husband and I love tv shows 🙂 Here are some oldies but goodies … if you have netflix stream … you will be on the couch all day! 24, Bones, Smallville, Chuck, Fringe, Greys Anatomy, The Mentalist, Dexter, Burn Notice, White Collar, etc …. they are all fantastic!


  20. says

    Although the second season just ended, Rookie Blue is great. Short seasons – about 13 episodes. Some drama, some comedy, some policy action – and it is Canadian! yay! It does air in the US but I’m not sure which channel.


  21. Danielle (Shrinking and Studying) says

    Oh gosh, I like way too many shows.. I am a self-admitted tv junkie. So yes, I have some suggestions! lol.

    Comedy – Modern Family, Community, Raising Hope, Mike and Molly, Happy Endings, Glee, How I Met Your Mother or Big Bang Theory.

    Drama – Grey’s Anatomy, The Vampire Diaries, or Rookie Blue (Technically a summer series, but worth watching!).

    Crime – Castle or Criminal Minds

    There are also some new shows I’m looking forward to checking out like PanAm, 2 Broke Girls and New Girl. They might turn out good. 🙂

    Okay, done being a huge TV nerd now! I hope you find something you like.


  22. Erica says

    MODERN FAMILY!!! So funny. The 3rd season starts up soon and it does not matter if you’ve never watched it before. It’s freaking hilarious. And Glee is always a good choice 😉


  23. meg says

    90210 comes back this week! And I’ve also been watching MTV’s “Awkward”, I know they aren’t the most sophisticated shows but they greatly entertain me.


    • Mel says

      I have to second Suits!!! Its alittle different than typical comedy-dramas, the characters are likeable and intriguing and the script is witty and smart. Its new to USA this summer and the whole first season is On Demand (so you can watch it as a marathon or at your leisure).

      I think if anything, its worth watching the pilot. I think it was one of my favorite pilots ever – so engaging and quick paced. You’ll love the character interactions and Ryan will totally dig the plot.

      If you can’t tell – it was my most anticipated show this summer 🙂


  24. Allison says

    if you have netflix i would HIGHLY suggest Mad Men it’s about men that work in advertising in NYC in the 1960’s…sometimes I find it a little depressing because most of the men cheat on their wives (I’d like to stay ignorant and believe this doesn’t happen in the real world) but other than that it’s a really good/addicting show!


  25. Michelle says

    I love good television, but I could never get into reality TV (except HGTV). I often don’t watch these when they are actually on and then just marathon entire seasons in a short period of time.

    Mad Men
    Boardwalk Empire
    True Blood
    Vampire Diaries
    Pretty Little Liars

    How I Met Your Mother
    Weeds (not a traditional comedy, but is funny in an absurdist kind of way)
    Big Bang Theory


  26. Olivia says

    sex and the city!! (but i guess that’s old too)

    how i met your mother!! i don’t know where you can find the older seasons, but it’s really good! it’s been the only show i could rank close to (definitely not at or above) friends


  27. JessieBee says

    It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia! There is nothing normal or appropriate about it, but I love it! PS that pasta bake looks AWESOME


  28. Angela says

    Modern family is always hilarious, and Glee comes back soon!!

    I wish Friends was still on too, nothing will ever replace it. Although, rewatching episodes are still funny too!! haha


  29. Leslee says

    Dinner looks delish! Wish I would have seen that before I cooked ours! Haha
    Hubs and I love How I Met Your Mother, Sons of Anarchy(guys LOVE this one), Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, and of course everything on Bravo is good in my book!(though not so much the husband’s lol)


  30. Nathan Miller says

    Survivor on CBS just started a new season tonight and Man Vs. Food Nation is on !

    Also Tim Allens new show comes on in a few weeks!


  31. allison says

    If I had a dollar for everyone who just said Modern Family. But yes, that show is hilarious! Also, The Middle is just as funny and it comes on right before MF. Double whammy for wednesdays. Gosh i am in need of another round of SYTYCD!


  32. Emily says

    If you’re looking to stick with reality TV, you should watch The Sing Off. It’s on NBC and it’s on Monday nights just like Bachelor Pad was. It’s a competition for acapella groups!!! It’s been on twice before and the groups are AMAZING! I’m a graduate student at the University of Delaware and the school actually has a group competing! Go Deltones! 🙂


  33. Lindsey says

    Check your TV Guide! They’ve been running Friends EVERY NIGHT on Nick at Night for like 2 hours (in Philly…but maybe you can find it?!). I’m a fan of Tia & Tamara and Giuliana & Bill on Style. They’re pretty entertaining and its on Mondays here.


  34. Beth says

    Modern Family! And for your reality fix, I’m totally addicted to Guiliana and Bill – more so after reading their surprisingly entertaining and interesting book (it was free on Kindle one week) – so shockingly good!


  35. Karina says

    MODERN FAMILY!!! it will change your life! Not really, but it’s hilarious! Watch the previous seasons before the new one starts – you will be soo happy 😀


  36. Melanie says

    I feel like you’d really like Picker Sisters! They rejuvenate old junk and turn them into beaaaautiful pieces. The girls are super entertaining and the designer has good taste.


  37. sherri scott says

    Seems like we have the same taste in TV! Check out any of the Real Housewives shows on Bravo….warning though, they’re totally addictive!! I love all things Bravo I have to admit…it’s my guilty pleasure.


  38. Megan says

    I LOVE Friends! I’m watching the seasons (again) for the billionth time 🙂 I’ve been putting my favorite clips on my blog – and just started Friends trivia on my Facebook page! (Yes, slightly obsessed…or missing the show terribly…)

    Anyways, new shows will be starting up next week – between my hubby and I, our DVR will be packed!


  39. Amy says

    I see a lot of people have already said this – but Parenthood, I think, is the best show on TV. I love it and am so glad it’s back on 🙂 You should check it out!


  40. Marissa says

    Fall shows are starting soon and Modern Family is an absolute-must!!!! You will literally be laughing out loud! When that starts back up, the show The Middle will most likely be starting up again soon, which is also really funny.

    Reality Shows: The Real Housewives (right now NJ and Beverly Hills is on), Rachel Zoe, and Top Chef Desserts (maybe you can catch up online since it started a few weeks ago). I am a reality show junkie so I DVR/watch more than I should probably admit lol


  41. Lauren says

    Glee and Castle are my two favorites–both start next week! The Glee Project is over but it was adorable, so I’d recommend watching it online 🙂

    PS I meant to make this comment on an earlier post but forgot–your parents sound like they have a sweet love story (you mentioned they met in kindergarten?). Would they be willing to share? I love love stories!


  42. Holly @ The Runny Egg says

    America’s Next Top Model just started tonight! Other than that I’m a big Bravo fan — Real Housewives, Top Chef, etc. Dexter starts Oct 2 on Showtime, you have time to catch up on the last 6 seasons if you want!


  43. says

    Parenthood is great.

    Here are some other shows that are on DVD and have been some of the best shows on TV: The Wire, Dexter, Mad Men, Breaking Bad. I recommend them all!!!!


  44. Jess says

    I love Suits! It just ended but I’m sure reruns will be on for a while. Favorite reality shows right now are Dance Moms, Rachel Zoe, and Millionaire Matchmaker!


  45. says

    there are tons of great shows, but they’ve all either ended or don’t start for a couple weeks! I feel like we are in a very frustrating place in the television world. Honestly, I’m excited about Biggest Loser starting up again in a couple weeks, I never watched it until about 2 seasons ago but now I’m hooked! I think it’s because it involves exercising and eating, which are big interests of mine, with the human interest – I get so happy for them when they do well! ok, yes, i’m crazy.


  46. Vanessa says

    I cannot recommend Modern Family enough. So funny, I tell everyone about that show now. Totally worth the money to buy the DVDs (season 3 starts next wednesday)


  47. Tori says

    Chandler- what was this sentence originally?
    Joey- they are warm, nice, people with big hearts.
    Chandler- and that became…they are humid, prepossesing homo-sapiens with full sized aortic pumps.
    Monica- we can’t use this…because you signed it baby kangaroo tribiani.

    = )


  48. says

    It sounds like everyone in the blog world has been craving pasta. I have seen a lot of that around tonight. 🙂 Personally, I love Friends. I own all of the seasons and have actually done several posts on my blog about my obsession.

    In addition to that, I really love the Real Housewives series. It’s mindless entertainment, however, I’m not sure it’d be Ryan’s thing. More of a girlie show.


  49. says

    That totally looks delicious!!!

    Ugh, I know what you mean about new shows.. I am LOVING that Friends is now on constant repeat on Nick at Nite (which, holy moly, how old are we that a show our generation used to watch weekly is now old enough to be on Nick at Nite?!). I really want to like the new Zooey Deschanel show when it starts, and the Christina Applegate one called Up All Night – I have it on right now.. we’ll see. 😉


  50. Catherine says

    Comedy: Modern Family, The Middle, Big Bang Theory, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, How I Met Your Mother

    Drama: Homeland (new show on Showtime… intense but good), Dexter

    Reality: Survivor (oldie but a goodie)

    I work in Entertainment so I check out a lot of shows 🙂


  51. says

    I love Glee, Dexter and Modern Family – all great pics 🙂

    I was planning on having pasta tonight – totally craving it but a after work meeting ran till 8pm which meant soup for supper instead! Tomorrow night! Must be the fall like weather that has me craving more pasta!


  52. says

    Okay first off that pasta looks amazing!! I love cheese wayy too much!

    Second off- Real Housewives!! Omg, Beverly HIlls & NJ are amazing and they are so ridiculously fun to watch! I also LOVE Bethenney Ever After and totally recommend that!


  53. Alanna says

    While I don’t think we have the same taste in TV I would recommend checking out True Blood (the latest season just ended but I imagine they do reruns? I just have no tv, I just download so that may be out of the question for you haha)
    Desperate Housewives, I really enjoy. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is starting a new season tomorrow (this show is hilarious). House is another great one, new season starting soon as well.
    Did you see Geordie Shore?? It’s Britain’s version of the Jersey Shore and while I hated Jersey, I liked Geordie so you might want to check it out. Free on MTV online.


  54. Kate says

    Parks and Recreation: it’s about to come to the fourth season, so you can catch up! So funny though!!! Amy Poehler at her best! And if you’re looking for a guilty pleasure there’s always America’s Next Top Model: All Stars!


  55. Cynthia says

    There is a new show called Up All Night that premieres tonight. It is a comedy with Christina Applegate and looks hilarious. I agree with Kate about Parks and Recreation. My husband and I just got into it last season and it is freaking hilarious. There is also a new show with Sarah Michelle Gellar called Ringer. It premiered this week and is more of a drama. Looks good so far!


  56. says

    I have every season of Friends on DVD and I fall asleep to it every night. I watch it in order. When the finale ends are start back with the pilot episode. Is this sad? I find it normal because my sister does it too! I have been alternating Friends and How I Met Your Mother lately. If you’ve never seen it…get them on Netflix. You won’t regret it!

    I also love Glee and I’m looking forward to the new Rachel Bilson show, Hart of Dixie on The CW.


  57. mallory says

    my husband and i just got addicted to “damages” on netflix. i know it plays on FX, but not sure when seeing as how we’ve only caught up on season 1 and 2. super suspenseful and crazy though! it’s a show we both have quickly become addicted to. if you have netflix, the first 2 seasons are available to stream!


  58. says

    Someone else mentioned this, but if you have Netflix, Make It or Break It is lots of fun! Totally cheesy but equally awesome!

    As far as my addiction? Biggest Loser starts next week! Anna Kournikova is taking over for Jillian which I’m a little unsure about it, but it should be interesting to see at least!


  59. Jessica Corbin says

    Project Runway for sure, looooove that show. Chopped is ALWAYS on and thats awesome, so is Hell’s Kitchen. Survivor just started tonight!!!!! That is the best for sure!!


  60. Orla says

    VAMPIRE DIARIES! It’s so good! We definitely share a taste in YA books, so I think you’ll love this too.

    Don’t tar it with the Twilight brush as it’s much better. The female lead is nowhere near as blah as Bella (as in she actually does something rather than sitting around helplessly while men decide her fate in life, yes, I have Bella issues!), and the guys are way hotter. Joking aside, that’s not why I watch – the plot is amazing and constantly twists and turns – but it doesn’t hurt 😉 It reminds me of all those years I spent watching Buffy, and the minute an episode ends I’m itching for the next one. It’s the tv version of a page-turner!

    In new shows, I’m going to try out:
    New Girl
    Up All Night
    Pan Am
    Terra Nova
    The Secret Circle

    And in old shows:
    Private Practice
    HIMYM (this is awesome, particularly the early seasons)


  61. Allyssa says

    I watched the pilot episode of New Girl and I couldn’t stop laughing. It’s supposedly one of the “must watch” shows this fall. You should definitely check it out.


  62. Michelle says

    After looking at the comments I feel like I’m totally missing out on Modern Family!

    Definitely check out Dexter. It is awesome and not as scary as a show about a serial killer should be… haha. It’s a Showtime show but the first couple seasons are on Netflix.


  63. says

    I couldn’t agree more with the tv show comment. I cant wait for bachelor to come back on- i have just had NO interest in the bachelor pad- it’s so trashy! but you should check out Suits on USA. The season just ended but it’s such a good show! You and your hubby should start watching! If only abc would have a show on JP and Ashley after the after the final rose… haha have a good night!


  64. Julie says

    I like anything generally on TLC or Bravo think Cake Boss, Housewives, Millionaire Matchmaker, etc.. Foodnetwork is always good for mindless entertainment too…and good recipe ideas. As for weekly “must watch shows” my go-tos are Grey’s Anatomy and a new shower, Parenthood on NBC which actually just started up again! Good luck 🙂


  65. says

    Looks amazing!! Let’s see, as a big TV watcher (and I mean BIG) I have a few suggestions…

    The Good Wife (my new obsession)
    Grey’s Anatomy
    Arrested Development (all on Netflix!)
    Vampire Diaries
    30 Rock
    How I Met Your Mother

    And if you want something old school but still amazing–Gilmore Girls! That show will never, ever get old for me!


  66. Terri says

    I enjoy Parenthood a LOT especially because it has Laurlei from Gilmore Girls (as she will forever be known as in my heart) in it. Also, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and Off the Map are all pretty good and supposed to be starting their seasons again soon. Hope that helps!


  67. Melissa Simson says

    MODERN FAMILY. The premiere was tonight. Seriously funniest show, I actually laugh out loud at the TV which is super rare. You’ll love it trust me!


  68. says

    Two words: “Modern” “Family”.

    Do it.

    You will NOT be disappointed!!!!!!!! With my caaahrazy busy schedule, this is the ONLY show I make sure I sit my butt down for and watch with full-on attention. It’s that good.


  69. Shayla @ The Good Life says

    I’m sure someone has mentioned this already but do you watch Real Housewives? Whoo whee do you wanna talk about drama?! If you like all the Bachelor/Bachelorette shows, then I think you’ll definitely like RH. And the Beverly Hills season just started and it’s by far the best one out of all of them, you should start watching it! 🙂


  70. ellalinea says

    I always watch every show online so I don’t have to wait until it’s in 🙂

    If you type “free tv online” in google, you can find the site immediatly..

    I like to watch Pretty little liars ( A lil bit teeny bopperish, but I love highshool themed shows) and I also LOVE True blood.. Some sexy vampires anyone? 😉


  71. ellalinea says

    pretty little liars : 8.1 rating on imdb

    Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, whilst unraveling the mystery of the murder of their best friend.


  72. Danielle Spellman @ Squirrel Snackin' says

    My boyfriend comes home Friday and I was trying to figure out a great meal to have ready for him. This is perfect. 🙂 Thank you!


  73. says

    I watch re-runs of house hunters all the time. The show’s I look forward too are grey’s anatomy and gossip girl mostly. Not too much of a manly show but hey they’re good 🙂


  74. says

    Our must watch shows are kind of lame, but they are: Dancing with the Stars (I *make* my husband watch it), Biggest Loser (though without Jillian, it might not be good anymore), Mike & Molly, Big Bang Theory, and Modern Family. I am also dying to see New Girl with Zooey Deschanel. It looks hilarious. I agree that Jersey Shore isn’t as interesting right now…but I do still watch. 😉


  75. Caitlin says

    Hey there! I am sort of new to your blog but I absolutely love it. I am kind of obsessed 🙂 I really appreciate everything you post! Actually off to try your Ode to Starbucks smoothie for breakfast now…

    My must see show for the week is Chopped on food network…Love it!!!


  76. says

    I wish friends was still on too! Americas next top model just started again! Brining back past contestants who didnt win! hehe should be interesting..

    Thanks for the pasta recipe!


  77. Hannah says

    NCIS- comes back this Tuesday 😀
    Criminal Minds- Wednesday
    White Collar- probably December/January 🙁
    Psych- October 12
    Glee- Tuesday 🙂
    The New Girl- heard it’s really good- right after Glee!
    Say Yes to the Dress- every Friday on TLC
    Any Kardashians show xP


  78. says

    I don’t know if you have Showtime but I just caught up on all the Dexter episodes and its so addicting! Showtime on Demand allows you to watch all of the previous episodes. Season 6 starts on October 2nd!


  79. says

    That pasta dish looks great!

    Unfortunately, I’m a TV addict and I have too many MUST watch shows! We DVR most of them and watch the next day or on weekends…But I love Gossip Girl, Parenthood, Grey’s Anatomy, Modern Family and Private Practice. I also hear that new show “Up all night” is hilarious. There is another new one – “Ringer” – on the CW with Sarah Michelle Gellar, I caught the first episode last night and it definetley caught my interest and I will be watching it. It is suspense/mystery/thriller type so you might like it!

    Also, have youo guys considered catching up on a show you have never watched through old seasons – netflix, etc. My husband and I started watching Californication (a Showtime show) through Netflix and we like it a lot. I also watched all 5 seasons of Friday Night Lights in about 2 weeks, once I got started, I was hooked!!!


  80. Linz says

    since you’re a 90’s lover, maybe you would like the new series of 90210…. at first i was totally uninterested and now i secretly cannot wait to watch it every week! parenthood is also a great show!


  81. says

    Ok, so I don’t have enough time to watch scheduled TV but that is why I have a DVR 🙂 And watch a lot!! 🙂 Here’s my list…

    1) One Tree Hill (hooked since season 1—> high school years) )

    2) 90210 the new season!

    3) Biggest Loser

    4) House Hunters

    5) Revenge (It starts airing sometime next week on ABC I think! Looks suspenseful!!

    6) And, my guilty pleasure—> TEEN mom!


  82. says

    America’s Next Top Model! It’s awesomely terrible and gives lots to discuss post show. It’s a winner for sure.

    Or if you’re looking for something more serious, Mad Men and House are AMAZING.


  83. says

    Modern Family is THE BEST. I’m not a big TV watcher but i LOVE that show. This pasta looks great- I definitely like meals like this that I can prep and leave for my boyfriend to throw into the oven! Making it soon 🙂


  84. says

    Gah, that pasta looks amazing…and healthy! I will definitely have to try that.

    I am IN LOVE with all the Real Housewives shows on Bravo. Hooked. It’s real ‘trash-TV’, though. I also love Intervention on A & E, and The Office.


  85. Rachel says

    Definitely agree with the others on Project Runway and Glee, I think you would like those shows. A really great show on Showtime is Dexter. We like Chuck and Fringe too.


  86. says

    You’re in luck because next week is fall premiere week!! Tons of new shows as well as the old, good ones. Parks and Recreation is one I’m most looking forward to. If you like the Office, this is similar humor, but Amy Pohler is absolutely hilarious in this role!


  87. Yolie @ Practising Wellness says

    Oh my goodness! 🙂 That pasta dish looks absolutely incredible! <3 <3 I will have to make that for my boyfriend this week – definitely get into his good books, hopefully! 😛 Yummy! xyx


  88. says

    Must watch TV:

    Modern Family
    Project Runway
    Breaking Bad
    Sons of Anarchy

    The last three need to be watched from the beginning so you should get the first seasons on DVD!


  89. HD says

    Hi Julie,

    Some of my fav shows that are about to start next week include: The Biggest Loser (LOVE THIS ONE), Survivor, and Modern Family (might be the funniest show I have ever seen). Something that we also love to watch that is mid-season right now is Top Chef! The current season is Just Desserts, but the regular season will start after that. Since you love food and cooking, just like I do, you might really enjoy this show!

    While I am in the process of commenting, I just wanted to let you know that I absolutely love your blog. I find it inspirational, funny, and very entertaining. I feel like I am sitting with you over a cup of coffee when I read your posts. Hmmmm does that make me weird? Anyways, thanks for….well… being you 🙂


  90. says

    if you liked jersey shore and bachelor pad you should check out most eligible dallas. It’s hilarious. Definitely one of those shows where you need someone to watch it with so you can comment throughout the whole thing! But the first season might be over now. Other options: How I Met Your Mother (hilarious!), Mad Men (stream it on Netflix watch instantly), Friday Night Lights (I think it’s ended but find it because it’s amazing!!)


  91. says

    i watch sooooo much tv, it’s just wrong. For reality, I love Bethenny! And still love Jersey Shore 🙂 My other faves (mostly dramas and dramedies) include: Breaking Bad, True Blood, Dexter, Shameless, Castle (this is a really fun one that my husband and I love!), Fringe, Boardwalk Empire…I could go on and on…


  92. says

    The Sing-Off starts on 9/19/11. There is also always Teen Mom which ends next week unfortunately.

    At least the fall line-up starts soon! We are anxious for our shows to begin next week!

    And as far as Friday Night Lights, it did end but it was AMAZING. Most (if not all) episodes are on Netflix Instant.


  93. Ruth says

    I have so many that I have to watch! Modern Family, The Office, How I Met Your Mother, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, Big Bang Theory and Mad Love 🙂 All soooo good.


  94. says

    The Sing-Off is a FANTASTIC show and it begins on Monday at 8:00. That’s the one with the a cappella groups. It is amazing. And since you really like Straight No Chaser (sorry, is it creepy that I know that?) you would LOVE this show. And Nick Lachey is the host and he’s easy on the eyes.


  95. Brittany says

    My city got 90!! and with television, now that big brother is over, there is no more reality tv that interests me either! BUT the season premiere of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is tonight and its SO funny!!


  96. Jenn says

    I love How I Met Your Mother also! I say it’s the new, modern friends. I also have a soft spot for the Big Bang Theory and a guilty pleasure spot for Pretty Little Liars 🙂


  97. Christina Webb says

    Big Bang Theory is amazing. Nothing will ever beat FRIENDS as the best show ever, but BBT is definitely my 2nd favorite. Start watching it from the beggining – we order the season’s discs off Netflix. It’s much more funny when you fully know the characters’ personalities!


  98. Nicole says

    Dancing with the stars!!!!! Best ever. And X-Factor is coming out in the U.S. looks pretty fabulous as well 🙂 I love shows like that. I’m also looking forward to Grey’s Anatomy and the new series Pan Am on Sunday nights on ABC. sometimes I think I should’ve lived in that 60’s/70’s era haha


  99. AceRunn says

    I am also crazy obsessed with Sons of Anarchy. I started watching Season 1 on Netflix last weekend, and am now already into Season 2 (netflix), they have through season 3 online. Some scenes are a little…rough, but for the most part its good. <3 Jax Teller, and his booty!!! 🙂

    Parenthood is another really good one, and we DVR'd the new Up all Night.


  100. Jillian says

    That pasta looks delicious!!!

    I watch so many shows it is getting ridiculous LOL I watch:
    Modern Family (hilarious)
    Criminal Minds
    Law and Order: SVU
    Grey’s Anatomy (my all-time favorite)
    Private Practice
    Body of Proof
    Anything Kardashian related 🙂
    Anything on food network (since you like to cook, you should watch some of the shows on there)
    Real Housewives of Orange County

    Hope this gives you some ideas 🙂


  101. Camille says

    Friends is the best!! I think Nick at Nite is running reruns every night now… or at least a few nights a week. I love Modern Family, Parks and Rec, The Office, Toddlers and Tiaras- this show is a trainwreck! :), and Keeping Up with the Kardashians


  102. says

    I’m loving Mad Men! All the seasons are on NetFlix and I am addicted! Also, Dancing with the Stars starts next week (not sure Ryan would be too into that).

    My roommates and I are excited to watch PanAM the new show on ABC starting at the end of the month, I think it looks awesome!

    Love your blog!


  103. lena mad says

    I love friends, and still watch them when its on even though i’ve seen them a million times…also i’m glad im not the only one that thinks Jersey Shore is Boring now and i’m losing interest fast. Modern Family on ABC is funny, and so is ridiculousness on MTV. Anything Kardashians too lol and HGTV. Watch all the past episodes of Most Eligible Dallas on Bravo, having lived there for 23 years, its really nothing like that in Dallas lol. but its’ entertaining.


  104. says

    II read your blog frequently but this is the first time I have commented. Btw: I live in Jacksonville, FL I really enjoy reading that you still find courage to go outside despite our humid weather! It really motivates me:) Let’s hope for fall soon! I am a self proclaimed TV junkie as well. Shows I really like are Greys Anatomy, Private Practice, Castle, , Desperate Housewives, Modern Family (ABC is a pretty good bet). Then there are some really good shows on other channels like Gossip Girl (very similar to Bachelor Pad drama haha), Criminal Minds (CBS), The Mentalist (a funny Crime Drama), The Good Wife on CBS is amazingness – family and legal drama, and obviously Glee. Thank goodness for a DVR huh? Hope some of these suggestions help!


  105. Jessica says

    I totally agree with Moderen Family and Big Bang Theory. Apparently, True Blood is really big around here too? I don’t have HBO but all my friends talk about it. I’m planning on renting the season 1 DVD’s once it starts getting cold here (which will be soon in Neb)


  106. says

    How I Met Your Mother! Kinda sorta a little bit reminds me of Friends. I would Highly recommend it!

    Oh, and if you’re into shows that are a bit uh, different but REALLY good, I’d suggest Dexter! I plowed through all five seasons in a matter of weeks!


  107. Erin B says

    OK, this will sound cheesy for two reasons – the channel and the premise, however I love Drop Dead Diva. It’s on Lifetime on Sunday nights. So the premise is that there is this gorgeous, tiny, blonde model named Deb who dies in a car accident on her way to a modeling thing. Instead of staying dead, she wakes up in some other woman’s body – a much larger brunette who is an attorney, Jane. And the attorney works with her former fiance (Deb’s fiance). So she’s learning about herself and that life is more than just looks, etc. It’s wonderful and heartwarming and just a little cheesy. LOVE.


  108. Mandi L. says

    Remember Sister Sister??? Tia and Tamera have their own show on Style and I have to say, it’s hilarious! Their laughs are totally contagious and the show is pretty addicting in my opinion. I also love Rachel Zoe and her new season just started as well. Check em out!!!

    ps boyfriend likes to watch them with me 😉


  109. Melissa says

    Breaking Bad is my ALL TIME favorite show!!! I really can’t recommend it enough.

    It’s available on Netflix streaming, too!

    That would be a great show for the two of you. It’s dark, but its AMAZING!!


  110. Chuluotababe says

    Friends is on Nick and Nite right now. I watched an episode last night while on the treadmill. I don’t watch much tv. I’m like you… I just need one show a week. Tosh.0 is pretty good and is starting back up on the 20th. However, I’m going to give The Playboy Club, PanAm, and New Girl a try. (Same here with Jersey Shore… it’s on the DVR. I also always have some Pawn Stars on the DVR)


  111. says

    My favorite shows include Glee, True Blood, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Check ’em out, they’re pretty, pretty, pretty good 🙂

    Also, in the process of reading Room. What they heck is happening with these people???


  112. bananas says

    anything Bravo! RHO Beverly Hills and Flipping Out are my fav! Also, Animal Planet has a new show called Human Planet.. amazing!! I enjoy shows I can catch re-runs of.. I am not once to plan my nights around TV so I like to watch when I can.


  113. says

    Omigosh that pasta bake looks so delicious!! For the single gals, that looks like the perfect and leftover lunch combo! I’m sad Bachelor Pad is over too… and did you know the Bachelor doesn’t start again until Jan? Ugh, hate that! But I’m excited for Fall tv to come back- def get into Glee, Modern Family and the Good Wife! I also have my guilty pleasure shows- Pretty Little Liars and anything on bravo!


  114. Daniella says

    Dexter, Glee, Gossip Girl, America’s Next Top Model, The Vampire Diaries, and I really wanna check out The Secret Circle (on the cw which the series premieres tonight!), Top Chef: Just Desserts, and regular Top Chef of course 🙂


  115. Lindsay@cupcakes to carrots says

    ok so i absolutely love vampire diairies. today is the premier of season 3 and i told my MIL to have my son waiting by the door at her house by 7:30pm so i can be back home by 8:00!!

    there is a few new shows coming on that i am interested in watching..maybe try a new one? There is one on CW with a girl that joins a witch circle or something? (can’t remember the name) and then on FX the american horror or something….looks pretty good!

    I also liked watching prison break, sons of anarchy, kardashians, jshore.


  116. Ashley says

    Teen Mom, Dance Moms, Kardashians – total guilty pleasure shows!!

    But Dexter is great!!! My husband and I love it, seasons 1-5 are on Netflix and season 6 is just starting on Showtime!


  117. Lindsey @ Cardio Pizza says

    I watch complete trash most of the time (no shame) and I love:

    The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (the season just started), Millionaire Matchmaker, and the Bad Girls Club (extra trashy, but I cant stop watching!)

    As for non-reality shows, embarrassingly, Andy and I watch the new 90210 on Tuesdays at 8pm (the season just started). It’s really cheesy, but good!

    I’m also looking forward to Simon Cowell’s new show X Factor starting soon.


  118. says

    Parenthood just started back up on NBC this week! It’s so good. You can watch Season 1 and 2 on and Hulu.

    Mad Men is great. We stream it on Netflix instant play.

    LOST = all time favorite 🙂


  119. says

    I’m a Survivor addict — we actually call it “Survivor Night” in my house and all my coworkers know that I’m outta there on time because it’s “Survivor Night” 🙂

    A friend got me hooked on The Amazing Race, too. I am dying to try out for that show with my husband!


  120. says

    Bethenny Frankel’s “Bethenny ever after” and “Bethenny getting married” are two of my fav’s …but probably not something Ryan would be interested in haha. I’ve heard Criminal Minds is awesome! I’m a wimp and can’t watch it myself though : /


  121. Cortney says

    Real Housewives of Beverly Hills just started back up. Rachael Zoe Project. Always Sunny in Philadelphia is completely inappropriate, but really funny! The new season just premiered last night. Millionaire Matchmaker is great too.


  122. alex says

    Totally in agreement with the person above me on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Always Sunny! If you are looking for something really trashy to fill the void, though, I suggest Big Easy Brides on WE. Trust me.


  123. Jen M. says

    Modern Family!! Parenthood, Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries (I know, I know, but I love it and the guys are soooooo cute!), Parks and Recs is hilarious to me, but I think it’s an acquired taste, same with 30 Rock, Tina Fey cracks me up, but I know she’s not for everyone. I’m really excited for Whitney and New Girl, I have high hopes for them, and the pilot for Free Agents was pretty good. I also love Criminal Minds and Fringe.


  124. Christina says

    I’ve been playing catch-up on some past entries I missed, so not sure if you’ll still see this so long after the post…. HOWEVER, if you’re fiending for some Bachelor Pad-ish energy, I’d definitely suggest Real Housewives. The best part is there are tons of em, (New York (my fave), New Jersey, Beverly Hills, Orange County, etc.) so if you get into one and love it, there will likely be another similar one on as soon as you’ve finished the season. I’d watch at least two episodes to give it a chance – sometimes there’s lots of women in a season and it can take a sec to get sucked in, but when you do – OH SO GOOD! I’d also definitely recommend any of the Kardashian shows – good stuff.


  125. Nadja Rodriguez says

    Hi, I love your blog and I have never left a comment before and I know it was a while ago but if you are still looking for a new show, check out Revenge! I love love love that show!


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  127. Kathleen says

    Hey! I love Once Upon a Time and I saw that you loved Disney on one of your playlist posts! This show is not by Disney but it has a lot of the same characters in it! My boyfriend and I are obsessed, we are Disney fanatics! The good news is it’s only on its second season! Hope this helps!


  128. Tara says

    Hi Julie,

    I just started following your blog, today! I have been looking for some blogs which highlight healthy, low-calorie recipes and yours really interested me!
    I wonder, do you post the calories, and other nutrition information on your recipes? Especially this pasta one, which looks delicious!



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