Zuppa Toscana

I’m sure most of you have been to Olive Garden or have at least heard of it. One of the most popular items on their menu is their soup called Zuppa Toscana (roughly translated to Tuscany Soup). Here’s the near-perfect copycat recipe for this wonderful soup!

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Kahlúa Double Chocolate Brownies 

This dessert is so rich and delicious! And the best part is that it’s very easy to make!

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Chicken Fajitas

We love fajitas in our house here! What makes this chicken fajitas recipe special is the marinade. It gives the chicken so much flavor and doesn’t dry the chicken out when it’s being seared on the flattop grill or in the cast iron pan.

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Loaded Hasselback Potatoes

Cooking potatoes the Hasselback style is definitely one of my favorite ways to enjoy potatoes in general. Hasselback potatoes are easy to make and not complicated at all. There are so many different topping combinations you can add to your Hasselback potato. For this blog post, I’ll be loading it with cheddar cheese, sour cream, chives and BACON! Yes! Glorious yummy bacon!

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Broccoli Cheddar Bites

I *LOVE* broccoli! Everyone in my house loves it. So we do often make food with broccoli in them. I also grow broccoli in my garden. I love these broccoli cheddar bites (mini muffins) because they’re so easy to make! They make a great school lunch for your children. They are also great quick snacks and do great as party appetizers. You can freeze the extras and reheat them in the microwave when you’re hungry.

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Pasta with Turkey Meatballs and Roasted Vegetables 

Want an easy, cheap and filling meal for your family? Look no further. 


Ingredients:

For the vegetables:

  • 3 medium zucchini, cut into half moons
  • 2 large red bell peppers, sliced into 1 inch strips
  • 1 medium onion, sliced into half moons
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/ teaspoon ground black pepper

For the pasta:

  • 1 pound of small/medium shaped pasta (example: rotini)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line two baking sheet pans with aluminum foil. 
  2. Mix the vegetables with olive oil and salt. Spread evenly on one baking sheet pan. Roast for 30 minutes in the oven. 
  3. While the vegetables are roasting, mix all ingredients together for the meatballs. 
  4. With wet hands, roll into 1-inch meatballs and place on the second baking sheet, about 1/2-inch apart.
  5. Bake the meatballs for 20 minutes. You can bake them alongside the vegetables. 
  6. While the meatballs bake, cook pasta according to instructions on the package. 
  7. Drain pasta. Mix pasta with meatballs and vegetables. Add in olive oil, lemon juice and parsley. Mix and serve. 

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Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

This is a foolproof recipe and is very easy. You probably have everything in your kitchen pantry except for the chicken thighs. This makes a great weeknight meal!


Ingredients:

  • 8-12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce 
  • 4-5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 
  2. Put flour in a small bowl. 
  3. Coat the chicken thighs with flour and shake excess off. 
  4. Place chicken thighs in a greased baking dish. Make sure they don’t lay flat (they should be rolled up the same way as they were in the package). 
  5. In a small bowl, whisk honey, soy sauce, minced garlic, salt and pepper. Make sure you mix it well since the honey is very thick. 
  6. Pour sauce mixture evenly over the chicken. 
  7. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. 
  8. Remove the cover and baste again. Bake for another 15 minutes. You should baste again for 1-2 times during that 15 minutes period so the thighs don’t dry out. 

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