Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli

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Olive Garden's famous Pasta e Fagioli soup is good on cold Fall nights with some melted cheese on top, and piece of crusty bread! A copy cat version you can make at home. Sadly, Summer is coming to and end here. Today is the last day, that it will be in the 80's and the rest of the week is in the mid 50's. When the weather starts getting cold, it's time to take out the big old, blue dutch oven and make a big pot of soup. Have you ever made too much of something and wonder how on earth … [Read more...]

Italian Sausage Tortilleni soup

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This is my new favorite soup and I am so happy that it is finally soup season again. My brother and I have been sharing soup recipes via email. I tried this Green Enchilada something or other soup that called for masa harina and I thought that you could replace that with ground corn meal. Nope. That soup had a weird texture to it and I thought that the White Chicken Chili soup was far better. I've been trying to cut back on carbs and sugars and making soup is a good way to do that. However, … [Read more...]

French Onion Soup

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I love love LOVE the smell of onions cooking away in a pot with some melted butter. One of the best smells ever, oh wait... the best smell in the World has to be bacon. I really liked this soup. I would serve it as a side with something. This soup is just a vegetable soup, and it needs some kind of protein to go with it. Otherwise than that, your house smells pretty amazing while the onions are cooking. The cheese and croutons on the top made a nice touch. I used provolone cheese, which is a … [Read more...]

Lobster Bisque

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Happy New Year everyone! On New Year's Eve, I cooked some lobster bisque and a cheesy pull-a-part bread and my husband cooked some steaks and liver on the grill. It has become a tradition on New Year's Eve to cook whatever we want. I usually want lobster and Ben wants his steaks. It's our way of bringing in the New Year's since we can hardly stay up past 10pm anymore. Isn't that sad?! My vacation is done today and I'm back to work tomorrow. There's a few new things I'd like to accomplish this … [Read more...]

Hibachi Recipes

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Wow, it's been a really busy week here. I had two potulucks at work. Both were right after each other. I brought a pasta salad with bacon, cheddar, and tomatoes in it for one and Buffalo chicken dip for another. Lot's of cooking this week. I really didn't make anything new either. Had some Lasagna soup earlier this week and that lasted for a couple of days. So here you are with 3 brand new recipes in one post. Lucky you! Recently, I went to a Hibachi restaurant for a friend's birthday party. … [Read more...]

Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup

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The first time I made this soup it was eaten up so fast, I didn't get to take a picture of it. I also added about a tablespoon of pesto sauce that I got at Trader Joe's. That made this soup extra delicious. It starts off with 2 cans of tomato soup. People won't even know you started off with that after you add in all the other ingredients. The chicken broth and half and half make this ten times better. I just dumped in the package of frozen tortellini into the boiling soup and waited until … [Read more...]