Crockpot Country Sausage and Bean Soup

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I finally did it! I finally put up my Christmas tree. It's gorgeous! I forgot to take a picture of it to post it here but I will. I know some of you may think it's early but not for me. I actually meant to do mine last weekend but didn't get a chance. So before I talk about today's recipe I just wanted to tell you all that starting next week I'm going to do 12 days of Christmas cookies. I was baking for you all yesterday all day long and have got a collection of amazing and delicious cookies … [Read more...]

Sausage, Spinach and Bocconcini Frittata

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Frittata! Frittata! I just love saying frittata! Isn't it a fun word? Frittata! OK, I'll stop. But this frittata is insanely delicious. It has some of my favorite ingredients, sausage and bocconcini. Yes there's spinach in here too, but really that's not one of my favorite things to eat, but seriously in this frittata you won't even taste it, and you get your greens. Seriously! In case you're wondering, I used mild Italian sausages here, yum! Now my friends, if you have not had bocconcini … [Read more...]

Breakfast Quesadillas

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Before I share with you this amazing recipe for my favorite breakfast quesadillas, I'd like to tell you why breakfast is my favorite meal. There are many many reasons, but here are just a few: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day It can include some of my favorite ingredients like bacon, cheese and eggs It's a great opportunity to get your intake of fruits and veggies It gives you lots of energy to help you overcome your daily challenges Eating breakfast can lower cholesterol … [Read more...]

Mushroom and Sausage Mini Breakfast Quiches

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Did I ever tell you breakfast if my favorite meal of the day? I probably did! But let me tell you again. I love breakfast and I can hardly wait for the weekends to make a nice breakfast. So that's what I did today. These mini breakfast quiches are as delicious as they are adorable and not to mention super easy to make. I've had this can of Pillsbury biscuits in the fridge for a couple weeks and have been wondering what to use it for. And then I had this brilliant idea to make these mini … [Read more...]

Tuscan Bean Soup with Bacon and Kabanos

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We've had so much snow here over the past week or so, you'd think winter is just beginning, although in most places winter is ending and spring is beginning. On such dreary winter days I crave comfort food and there's nothing more comforting than a bowl of bean soup. Tuscan soup is usually a hearty soup usually made with inexpensive vegetables such as cabbage, or cannellini beans. I made mine with with navy beans and black eyed beans, a 19 oz can of each. Now if you're wondering what kabanos … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs

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My husband bought these 2 huge sweet potatoes, and I made some some sweet potato fries with 1/2 of 1, that's how big they are. So I still had 1/2 of a big sweet potato that I kept in the fridge and thought it would be great for a sweet potato hash over the weekend. So glad I made this. This was one of those breakfasts that I love, so hearty and delicious, it's a wonderful way to start your weekend with. I've said this before but truly this is one of my favorite things about weekends, the big … [Read more...]

Pork and Potato Stew

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I made Naan again today and I needed to make something for dinner like a stew so I could really enjoy the Naan and dip it in some nice and tasty stew. This pork and potato stew is quite popular in my house because it's really easy to make and pretty quick, especially after a hard day at work. This is real comfort food for me. This stew would also go great with polenta, so really it's quite versatile. This potato stew is actually quite a popular Romanian dish, in fact potatoes are a staple in … [Read more...]

Mini Lasagna Cups

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Every once in awhile I buy these wonton wrappers because I find them extremely versatile. I've made several recipes with wonton wrappers, such as my Strawberry and Nutella Wontons, Turkey and Mushroom Rolls, and Mini Apple Pies in Wonton Wrappers. So I thought it was time for another savory recipe with these wrappers. I came across a similar recipe on Kevin and Amanda's blog and I thought I'd try my own version of these mini lasagna cups. I actually made these lasagna cups back in January but … [Read more...]

Beans and Sausage (Fasole cu Carnati)

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This is a very common dish in Romania, pork and beans or sausage and beans. I made mine here with smoked sausage, one popular version is using smoked meat, which is really good and has amazing flavor from the smoked meat. You can use any smoked sausages that you like, but I prefer kielbasa. Another choice you have is with the beans. You can use canned beans or dry beans. But if you're in a hurry and have to put dinner on the table in an hour, I suggest using canned beans, it tastes just as … [Read more...]

Baked Penne with Italian Sausage

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Italian pasta dishes are the best and most classic comfort foods. This baked penne with Italian sausage is sure to get everyone to the table as soon as it comes out of the oven. My husband and I don't make a lot of pasta, but every once in a while we do enjoy a good lasagna or a good Italian pasta dish. This is one of those favorites that we make every once in a while. For this penne dish I decided to use mild Italian sausage, but if you wanted to reduce the calories a bit, ground turkey … [Read more...]

Beef and Cheese Nachos with Chorizo Sausage

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One of my favorite things to get at a restaurant is nachos. Great cheesy nachos with a big strawberry margarita is my idea of a good time. It's perfect if you're out with a couple girlfriends, or your significant other. It's a great food to share while enjoying great conversation. However, I'm not always in the mood to go out to a restaurant so sometimes I make them at home. It couldn't be easier. I know they're not very healthy but it's something you have every once in awhile, perfect example … [Read more...]

Mushroom and Sausage Frittata

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Here's a nice and easy frittata that you can pretty much make any day of the week. I have to say I love frittata, and I think they especially great for a brunch on the weekend. Frittatas are also versatile, you can pretty much put whatever you have in the fridge in them, so this particular one I made with mushrooms, sausage and mozzarella cheese. It was very tasty and scrumptious. Turn the oven on to broil. Start off by chopping up half an onion, we don't need a lot just for a bit of … [Read more...]