Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

A bowl of absolute comfort just like the breadstick restaurant!

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I must confess, I've never eaten any of the soups at Olive Garden. Don't shun me! I happen to adore their eggplant parmiagiana and get it every time I go because the rest of my family doesn't care for eggplant and so I don't get to eat it very often. I have heard that their soups are wonderful. Funny enough, I've made copycat recipes for all 4 of the current Olive Garden soups. Don't ask me how I've  made the recipes but never eaten the authentic thing - I have no clue. This is definitely my favorite chicken soup recipe and my favorite gnocchi recipe.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Menu Plan Monday - January 21, 2019

Menu Plan Monday for Jan 21, 2019 // What I'm making this week #menuplanmonday #mealplan

I'm going to try a few Facebook food videos and hope they turn out because I'll be honest...I'm skeptical of the non-food bloggers posting recipes in video format. I trust my food bloggers to give me good recipes. So we will see how it turns out!

Monday - Sausage Roasted Broccoli Lemon Penne Skillet
Tuesday - Easy Crockpot Pork Carnitas
Wednesday - Coconut Crunch Donuts // Cheesy Meatball Parmesan Soup
Thursday - Pork Chops with Creamy Pan Gravy
Friday  - Cheeseburger and Fries Sheet Pan Crunchwraps
Saturday - Stuffed Doritos Chicken
Sunday - German Oven Pancakes // Creme Caramel Squares

What are you having for dinner this week?
Feel free to leave a link to the recipe in the comments!


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Friday, January 18, 2019

Copycat Big Mac

Is there anything more iconic than a Big Mac? This recipe is the perfect copycat to the McDonald's staple menu item.

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At this point, I'm not sure anyone would be surprised that I have another copycat recipe to share. I adore copycat recipes and will continue to find new ones to make. In fact, I definitely think 2019 needs to be another year for me to create my own and I 100% have quite a few in mind that I would like to recreate. However, I adore finding ones from my blogging friends too and this Copycat Big Mac recipe is definitely a keeper. It's a really easy recipe to make and doesn't really have too many more steps than a regular ole burger. So why not have it instead of a regular burger? The sauce is iconic and this one does taste nearly identical and has all the right elements, in my opinion. I love that the buns are toasted and the burger patties are really thin. All-in-all, it is definitely a winner in my book!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

PB&J Overnight Oats #FantasticalFoodFight

Welcome to another Food Fight! Fantastical Food Fight is a group of food bloggers who will get a theme or ingredient each month and make some sort of variation for it. It could be traditional or nontraditional and can be found in a cookbook, on a blog, or be a blogger's own creation! For more details, check out this page.

This month's Fantastical Food Fight theme is OVERNIGHT OATS. January is National Oatmeal Month and I thought that overnight oats would be a wonderful theme for the first Food Fight of 2019. Many folks are trying to eat a little healthier or start healthy habits in the new year, so I thought sharing these great breakfast recipes that are make ahead would be perfect for January!

PB&J Overnight Oats #recipe #overnightoats #breakfast #refrigeratoroats #oatmeal #peanutbutter

The recipe I decided to go with is one that was on my to-make list for such a long time. I knew that I wanted to do the peanut butter and jelly flavor combination (it was one out of seven or eight recipes, I believe). I've been eating pb&js for snack a lot lately and I wasn't really feeling a bunch of fresh fruit or anything super sweet, like the chocolate chip cookie dough overnight oats I had made years ago. I did substitute out maple syrup for honey because I don't care for maple flavor. These are so incredibly easy to make and the payoff is unbelievable the next day. It tastes like the perfect pb&j sandwich but in oats form. You can choose any fruit jam or preserves you would like. I went with blackberry jam which is my absolute favorite.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Menu Plan Monday - January 14, 2019

Menu Plan Monday for Jan 14, 2019 // What I'm making this week #menuplanmonday #mealplan

I feel like I get hungrier and hungrier each week when I make these posts. There is so much delicious food on the menu this week and I can't wait to stuff my face.

Monday - Crispy Chicken Florentine Melt
Tuesday - Ree's Burrito Bowls
Wednesday - S'mores Baked Donuts // One Pot White Chicken Lasagna Soup
Thursday - Cheesy Gnocchi Skillet
Friday - Hamburger Pizza
Saturday - Mississippi Pot Roast
Sunday - Cake Mix Coffee Cake // Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

What are you having for dinner this week?
Feel free to leave a link to the recipe in the comments!

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