When in doubt, cook or bake it out! Now that we have all the time in the world hopefully you’re in the kitchen mixing up new recipes and mastering those familiar recipes from your nana. What better time to connect with your loved ones about those secret family recipes you’ve been dying to get your hands on all these years! I have two recipes that both my grandmothers have passed down to me. Try these at home with your families, just don’t tell my nana I gave them to you! 


Sausage and peppers roll up

Ingredients: 2 cans of crescent rolls, 1 pound of Italian sausage (you can also substitute for ground beef or turkey), 1 red bell pepper, 1 yellow bell pepper, 1 green bell pepper, 1 large Texas sweet onion, 2 cloves of minced garlic, 1 can of Prego Traditional Pasta Sauce, ½ tablespoon of basil, 1 teaspoon of oregano, salt, and pepper to taste. 


While most of you have probably tried a version of this recipe before, you’ve never had it like my grandma makes it. This is a perfectly messy recipe that warms your heart and fills your belly completely full. You might also try it with Tabasco hot sauce for some heat! 

  1. Chop the yellow onion and bell peppers and set aside. If you don’t have pre-minced garlic, go ahead and chop that up as well. 

  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the Italian sausage until browned (you can also substitute for ground beef or turkey). Once cooked, place on a plate with a paper towel to remove some of the oil. 

  3. In the same skillet cook your garlic until fragrant, then add chopped sweet onion. Cook for 2-3 minutes and add the chopped yellow, red and green peppers. Cook on medium heat until the peppers are starting to soften. 

  4. Mix the meat into the skillet with the peppers and onion. Add your ½ tablespoon of basil, 1 teaspoon of oregano and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook on the lowest heat setting. Go ahead and preheat your oven to 350. 

  5. Mix the dough of your crescent rolls together. You’ll then need to flatten the dough (not too thin or you won’t be able to roll the meat + peppers).

  6. Once your dough is flat, place it on a baking sheet with parchment paper. On the dough, add ¼ of the mix to create a thin layer on the dough. 

  7. Add the remaining pasta sauce into the meat and peppers mixture. Slowly add the mixture onto the dough. Be careful not to add too much. Once you’ve got a good amount of mixture on your dough, add your mozzarella cheese. 

  8. Roll up your dough so that it covers the mixture and cheese. Pinch the ends that come together to prevent the mixture from spilling out. If it looks messy and cracks a little- that’s okay. It’s meant to be perfectly messy! 

  9. Bake on 350 for 18-20 minutes. Bon appetit! 


About the Author:


Taylor Redfearn joins our team with 5 years of multi-family property management experience. Her attention to detail and event planning skills are a perfect fit for our client-appreciation parties.  Her can-do attitude, and passion to help others makes her a great Client Care Coordinator. In her spare time, she enjoys tending to her garden and listening to music.