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Two Olive Garden Knock-Offs

daisi - March 21, 2014
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A couple months ago, I shared a 5-ingredient Zuppa Toscana Olive Garden knock-off recipe.  It was so good and quick, I recently made it again. I like using the spicy Italian sausage to give it even more flavor. And in the SAME week I made this  chicken gnocchi soup that is also an Olive Garden knock off. I’ve never had this soup at the restaurant, …

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minestrone with chicken meatballs

daisi - January 2, 2014
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I call this a perfect alternative to your basic chicken and noodles. You still have the chicken and you still have the noodles, just in different forms. I found it in Bon Appetit magazine (which I love) and tweaked it a bit by adding a few more vegetables. Here’s what you’ll need: 6 ounces ground chicken (about 3/4 cup) 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs 6 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan, divided, plus more …

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slow-cooker sweet potato chowder

daisi - April 30, 2013
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This recipe comes from a book I’ve told you about before, the Paleo Slow Cooking cookbook. It is full of easy, healthy, paleo-friendly recipes for your crock pot. This one is genius. I would have never thought to puree sweet potatoes to use as the cooking liquid. They’re full of flavor, and when combined with the spice of the jalapenos, they are transformed into a …

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brown butter risotto

daisi - February 4, 2013
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Browned butter. Enough said. Just kidding… kind of. This is your basic risotto recipe that has been made better by browning the butter. This magical process transforms the butter into an even more flavorful, delicious product. It’s a meal in itself or you can add fresh roasted vegetables, shrimp, lobster, chicken or beef to make it a complete and satisfying meal. Using ingredients I always have …

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the best of 2012

daisi - December 30, 2012
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I’ve taken a look back to see what the most popular recipe posts of 2012 were… some are a bit surprising. I had forgotten about some, yeah, my memory is great. Were these some of your favorites as well? {january 2012} Of course January resulted in a healthy breakfast smoothie as everyone was making their resolutions and such. The smoothie is easy and healthy and a …

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Roasted Chicken Stock

daisi - March 21, 2012
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It’s against my religion to let food go to waste. I cannot, will not, throw food away. Hence all my freezer woes (more to come on that). Well, a couple weeks ago when I made roasted chicken, I used it as an opportunity to make some roasted chicken stock. A new one for me. It’s very easy (as most stocks are). Just keep your chicken …

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Meatless Monday: Stuffed Zucchini

daisi - March 5, 2012
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It’s been a while since I’ve done a meatless Monday recipe for my friends at Square. I feel bad. I’m such a slacker. But here is one for Square and for you. This recipe originated with this Cooking Light recipe so you know it’ll be good AND healthy. Here’s what you’ll need: 3 (1.3-ounce) slices day-old whole-wheat bread 3-4 medium zucchini 3/8 teaspoon salt, divided …

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Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup

daisi - January 20, 2012
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When it got cold for the first time this winter, I started craving the usual hearty winter foods. I made chili first and then it was time for chicken noodle soup. Was chicken noodle the soup the name of a rap song? For some reason I keep singing “chicken noodle soup. chicken noodle soup.” Before you can “lmgtfy” me, I googled it. And… yes, yes it …

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Stock

daisi - January 16, 2012
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You guys know how much I love vegetable stock, I use it in everything. But there are some times when you need chicken stock. Like when you’re making chicken noodle soup, for example. Chicken stock, any stock for that matter, is made delicious by simmering for hours upon hours. Perfect thing to make on a weekend if you plan to be home all day long. …

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Menu Recap [Weeks 1 & 2]

daisi - January 13, 2012
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I fell behind on my menu recaps for one week. The only thing I cooked the first week of the year was chili. So there really wasn’t anything to “recap” – I did share the recipe so that counts right? I also “cooked” a pie last week, that I shared with you on Monday: PDub’s Mocha Silk Pie. We did make it out for dinner …

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