Breakfast Breads and Lattes

Cheesy Mini Biscuits – Jim ‘n Nick’s Copycat

Cheesy Mini Biscuits ~ Little mini muffins are loaded with shredded cheddar cheese, baked in 10 minutes and taste just like Jim ‘n Nick’s cheesy biscuits.  Light, fluffy and sweet tasting, these cheesy mini biscuits will make a wonderful addition to add to your traditional Christmas morning, Christmas brunch and even dinner.

Serve them with your favorite sweet jams and even cranberry sauce to make them more festive!
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One Dish Meals/ Soups, Stews and Chili

Easy Pasta Fagioli Soup

Easy Pasta Fagioli Soup is an Italian white bean soup made with vegetables, white beans and ditalini pasta.  Pasta Fagioli Soup is one of our popular recipes but this time I made it in half the time!  It’s one of our favorite soups and makes a delicious and hearty meal for chilly nights. This Pasta Fagioli Soup is made easily in 30 minutes and in one pot.  It’s also Italian comfort food at its best!
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Vegetable Sides/ Vegetarian Recipes

Artichoke Hearts Steamed with Olives, Capers and Garlic

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Artichoke Hearts Steamed with Olives, Capers and Garlic.  We love artichokes! However, our mom’s recipe for steamed artichokes hearts is one labor of love! So we decided to modify her recipe to cut the time in half.  These artichokes hearts are quickly pan-seared and steamed with kalamata olives, capers, garlic, fresh chopped parsley and extra virgin olive oil.  They are simple, yet so amazingly delicious!

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Pasta Dishes/ Seafood Recipes

Spaghetti with Shrimp Marinara

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Spaghetti with Shrimp Marinara.  Spaghetti is cooked to a perfect al-dente texture, then it’s gently tossed with a delicious shrimp marinara sauce made with fresh shrimp, peeled tomatoes, garlic, extra-virgin olive oil, and hot pepper flakes.  This Shrimp Marinara dish is easy to make, delicious and ready in minutes!  Elegant enough to serve on weekends and simple enough for weeknights!

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Cookies and Snacks/ Holiday Treats/ Kid-Friendly Recipes

Italian Lemon Cookies with Lemon Glaze for Christmas!

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Italian Lemon Cookies with Lemon Glaze ~ are made with a few staple ingredients such as flour, sugar, eggs, butter, lemon extract and lemon zest then baked until lightly golden and topped with a lemon glaze and green colored sprinkles to make them festive for Christmas! These cookies are very light and delicate with a soft texture that melts in your mouth with every bite. YUM!

One of our favorite cookies for the holidays!  And, I make them every year around this time!

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Kid-Friendly Recipes/ Soups, Stews and Chili/ Vegetarian Recipes

EASY Brussels Sprouts Soup

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Brussels Sprouts Soup is a tasty and soothing “comfort” soup.  Creamy and delicious, Brussels Sprouts Soup is flavored with a mixture of carrots, celery, onions and chicken broth.  Then it’s easily pureed into a creamy, velvety texture.  Best of all, the flavor of brussels sprouts is completely hidden, making this an ideal soup for picky eaters.
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Meat Dishes

Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey

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Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey. Here is a stress-free way to roasting a Turkey! Cooking a whole turkey for Thanksgiving can be intimidating or even overwhelming for some of us cooks. But when it comes down to doing it, my husband does it best. Nothing fancy to his method, just a simple and easy prep to clean and stuff the turkey with a few vegetables and into the oven it goes. Slow roasting the turkey is stress-free and super easy!

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BEST Tiramisu

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Best Tiramisu recipe you will ever find, is right here on this site!  This happens to be the original recipe given to us from our relatives in Italy.  Tiramisu is basically made with layers of luscious cream, coffee soaked cookies and it is served chilled.  A classic No Bake Italian dessert, Tiramisu will always WOW your family and friends!  You’ll be glad you stopped here for this easy and delicious recipe!

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Under 30 Minute Meals/ Vegetable Sides

EASY Artichoke Gratin

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EASY Artichoke Gratin ~ frozen artichoke hearts sauteed on stove top with garlic, onions, breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese, creates a tasty side dish that’s ready in 15 minutes! And it will compliment any favorite entree too! If you always wanted to make a side dish of artichokes, but thought it was too much work, then this recipe is for you!  It’s super easy to make and requires only a few ingredients; and it always turns out great!

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