Two Olive Garden Knock-Offs

daisi - March 21, 2014
gnocchi soup

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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my september/october menu

daisi - January 4, 2014
september october

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. Sam’s team chose his chili as the representative for the …

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creamy tomato soup

daisi - January 3, 2014
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 comes, I will stick with living vicariously through Karin (and …

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slow-cooker sweet potato chowder

daisi - April 30, 2013

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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menu/life recap: the final stretch

daisi - December 29, 2012

Okay, since this recap is LONG overdue, it’s going to cover the past 6 weeks. I’ll keep it short and sweet with pics and links. Here goes… [week 46 – november 12 – november 18] skillet vegetarian curry chicken noodle soup slow cooker beef curry [week 47 – november 19 – november 25] work thanksgiving luncheon – pioneer woman’s mashed potatoes thanksgiving with the fam …

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Paleo Slow-Cooker Tortilla-less Chicken Soup

daisi - December 28, 2012
slow cooker tortilla soup

I bought this cookbook on a whim after seeing it on pinterest. I thought some healthier slow-cooker recipes could be beneficial, especially going into the winter months. The first recipe I made was the tortilla-less chicken soup and we loved it. I already had cooked chicken, so we just made this on the stove top in about 15-20 minutes. Very easy and great results – the leftovers …

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Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup

daisi - January 20, 2012

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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Chicken Tortilla Soup

daisi - February 8, 2011
chicken tortilla soup

On a cold winter night, what sounds better than a big pot of soup? Nothing right? Especially if that soup is spicy, full of flavor and relatively good for you! Here is a classic chicken tortilla soup recipe, feel free to add or change ingredients to your liking. Invite your friends over for this one, it makes PLENTY. Ingredients 2 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts …

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Butternut Squash Soup

daisi - December 27, 2010

For my annual Christmas dinner for friends, this year girls only, I made the timeless classic holiday/winter soup. I’ve tried a few recipes and this is by far the best. A bonus – the presentation makes you look like a real deal chef. PrintButternut Squash Soup Rating: 51 IngredientsSoup: 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 …

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