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Two Olive Garden Knock-Offs

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 [...]

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Chicken Enchiladas Verde

I know I’ve been going on and on about it, but the Real Simple cookbook has been one of my favorites lately. Everyone in cookbook club has made several of the recipes and all have been so good. My friend Katie told me about these Chicken Enchiladas Verdes and I needed an easy recipe to [...]

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my december menu

Here’s a glimpse of some dishes I made during this past December. Lots of keeper recipes!!! spiced pumpkin cake | Another successful recipe from the Real Simple cookbook. You know I’m not much of a baker but this cake was simple and delicious. Plus it looks pretty. almond bark with pretzels, M&Ms, & craisins | [...]

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my november menu

During November, my kitchen was a tad busier. Of course there was Thanksgiving, but I also hosted 2 family events and Cookbook Club 2.0 so I got to try several new recipes that I’m excited to share. sweet potato & brie flat bread | I made this for our Cookbook Club 2.0. We chose the [...]

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my september/october menu

It appears I didn’t cook much in September or October. I was out of town quite a bit so I’m guessing that contributed to the lack of activity in my kitchen. Here is a glance at what I did get to in the fall. chili cook-off | Sam’s office held a chili cook-off this year. [...]

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creamy tomato soup

One of my besties (is there a new word for bestie yet?) had a soup extravaganza over her fall break this year. A different soup for every day, I so wish I had fall break (and spring break for that matter) so I could have such fun days cooking soups upon soups. Until that day [...]

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minestrone with chicken meatballs

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 [...]

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roasted garlic-parmigiano broccoli

I know it’s been a while, but I thought I’d share a great side dish I made over the holidays. I made it for 2 Christmas dinners because it is so good and so easy. I found it in a Food & Wine holiday suggested recipes email. The butter alone is worth making this recipe, we used [...]

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my july/august menu

Summertime cooking is hit or miss for me. It’s so hot, so it’s hard to really want to cook. But this year we got a grill, so that changed things a lot! pepperoni burgers | I really made these in June, but wanted to recap here since I forgot to include it in the June recap. [...]

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Gwyneth’s Slow Roasted Tomatoes

These tomatoes are a must. Must make. Must try. They are so easy and they can be used for SO many things. Add them to a pizza, pasta or salad. Eat them with cheese and crackers. Eat them by themselves. Something about slow roasting transforms these tomatoes into a delicate addition to your meal. It’s [...]

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