Better-Than-Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

Better-Than-Olive Garden Alfredo SauceThis Olive Garden Alfredo sauce is quickly made with fresh garlic simmered in cream, then mixed with Parmesan and mozzarella until rich and creamy. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, combine butter and olive oil and melt. Cream, garlic, and white pepper should be added. Bring to a low boil. Reduce heat … [Read more…]

Drop Nut Cookies

Drop Nut CookiesWithout the little extras like nuts, spices, and fruit, Christmas wouldn’t be the same. I’ve included this recipe as a way to cheer you up a little. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cream together the shortening and the sugar. Add the eggs and beat for 2 minutes. Beat in … [Read more…]

Rosemary, Bacon, and Tomato Frittata

Rosemary, Bacon, and Tomato FrittataRosemary, bacon, and tomato frittata is a colorful and savory dish to serve on weekend mornings or for holiday brunches. Set oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees C). In a microwave-safe bowl, add the potatoes. Microwave for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every so often, or until the potatoes are … [Read more…]

Mashed Butternut Squash with Blue Cheese and Pecans

Mashed Butternut Squash with Blue Cheese and PecansThese vegetable sides are the ideal accompaniments to your favorite dishes thanks to their subtle natural sweetness. Put butternut squash in a microwave-safe baking dish with a lid. Season with salt and pepper. Microwave covered until squash is tender 8 to 10 minutes. Coarsely mash with a potato … [Read more…]

Chipotle Mashed Potatoes

Chipotle Mashed PotatoesMashed potatoes get a savory-spicy treatment with garlic and chipotle peppers in this delicious recipe. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add potatoes and cook over medium heat stirring once in a while until easily pierced with a fork 20 to 30 minutes. Drain. Place chipotle pepper and garlic in … [Read more…]

Red Chicken with Vegetables

Red Chicken with VegetablesA little like a simple tomato curry, this colorful dish combines potatoes, carrots and onion in this turmeric-spiced chicken stew. In a big skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium-high. When the onions are brown, add the turmeric and chicken and continue to sauté for another 10 minutes or so, … [Read more…]

Slow Cooker Turkey Stew

Slow Cooker Turkey StewThis flavorful turkey stew cooks all day in the slow cooker so there’s no additional work needed to put dinner on the table for the family when you get home from work. Pour tomatoes and wine into slow cooker. Stir in bouillon cubes onion flakes lemon pepper Italian seasoning garlic powder and … [Read more…]

Honey Mustard Oven-Baked Chicken Tenders

Honey Mustard Oven-Baked Chicken TendersThese homemade honey-mustard chicken tenders are a kid favorite! In a glass or ceramic bowl, stir together the mustard, honey, orange juice, and garlic. To serve as a dipping sauce, add 1/4 cup of the remaining mustard mixture to a bowl. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Chicken should be … [Read more…]

White Bean Soup for a Crowd

White Bean Soup for a CrowdThis filling, affordable, and delectable white bean soup with ham is a great way to feed a large group of people. Sort and wash beans according to package directions. Place in a 3 1/2-quart or larger slow cooker. Fill the cooker with water to capacity. Soak without turning on the … [Read more…]

Ricotta Cake

Ricotta CakeGussy up your yellow cake with this ricotta variation. Set oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees C). Butter and flour a 9×13-inch pan. Follow the cake preparation instructions on the package. Combine the ricotta, sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Blend until uniform. Add spoonfuls at a time to the uncooked … [Read more…]