Have you ever eaten at Noodles and Company? We had one nearby when we lived in San Diego and loved eating there!! We dined there numerous times while we were dating. Our dish of choice was the penne rosa! It had the spicy tomato cream sauce, fresh tomatoes and spinach, mushrooms, and parmesan crusted chicken. To die for. We have been making our at home version ever since we moved away from San Diego and our local Noodles and Company. It has been a lazy Sunday afternoon staple for . . .
This is the best zuppa toscana copy cat recipe I've ever tried....and I have been making different variations of this copycat soup for years. This is my mom's recipe and I'm including both pressure cooker and slow cooker instructions so you can make it whatever way you desire!! I’m sure most of you have heard of this soup and most likely had it from Olive Garden. It’s always been my husbands favorite from there. He always shows me up and gets the soup and salad while I get a calorie filled . . .
If you have had the caramel apple spice from starbucks you know its pretty amazing. Take that drink and times it by 10 and then you'll have THIS version of caramel apple spice- because we're using a homemade salted caramel sauce that is most definitely drool worthy. It was a few years ago, after caroling and light seeing my little family had gone and froze our tails off doing. We were ice cold and needed something warm and soothing stat. We stopped by a Starbucks that was nearby and picked . . .
This cheddar cauliflower soup one of my favorite of all time. The thing is, is that is come from a restaurant in another state far away from me, and it has become so popular in that state, in that restaurant, that it's way over priced! I can't bring myself to even go there and buy it in its tiny bowl any more. Despite all the copy-cat recipes for Zupas Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup, I haven't made one and thought- "YES! that is it," until I made my own adjustments. In all honestly maybe I . . .
Tacos are amazing right? You really can't get sick of tacos. They are so versitle. Besides from the party in your mouth -they are low fat, low carb, easily gluten-free, and easily vegetarian too for that matter. I LOVE tacos. I love corn tortillas with just carne asada, onions and cilantro or piled high with meat, cheese and veggies. Rubio's Grilled Chicken Taco Love I have a problem with Rubio's grilled chicken tacos. Seriously crave them every time I go out. It's soo worth getting a . . .
This is a fantastic recipe that we have had on our site for a while. I polished up the images and brought it to the front to give it some love! Because deserves it! My husband made this recipe for our family years ago and every one loved it. I love it when my husband cooks. Obviously it gives me the night off, but he fixes things that I wouldn't. I probably would have cooked up some big salad and he makes spicy chicken strips! Total guy food. (and I loved it) Noting that my husband made this, . . .
Trader Joe's has some of my favorite Christmas treats. Among them are their Jo Joe's. They are similar to Oreos with chocolate wafers but have a peppermint cream in the middle. After buying a package and eating them within 24 hours, I realized that I could bake something like it at home. With a homemade Oreo wafer recipe and some candy canes, I thought this Christmas season I could make my own Joe Joe's. I present to you the result of my experiment: Ho Ho's (I'll keep it clean without the . . .
My mom buys a chicken salad from a store called Great Harvest up in Utah. I always look forward to eating that stuff. It is simple and delicious. If you're like me, you don't like crunchy celery or onions in your chicken salad - and the Great Harvest chicken salad is free from any unwanted crunch. Well... we don't have a Great Harvest where I live and occasionally I get a craving for that yummy salad. So - I decided to take a stab at re-creating it, and I think it's pretty darn . . .
There is a restaurant in San Diego called Sammy's Wood-fired Pizza. While their pizza is good, the thing that I always look forward to eating there is their pepperoni salad. It is one of those things that you think about after you've left the restaurant and crave for the next few days. Now that I no longer live in the San Diego area I had to re-create this salad to satisfy my craving. Take my word for it - this is such a fun, fresh tasting, and yummy salad! It pairs perfectly with a . . .
I quite often hear women tell my mom that she makes the most beautiful salads. I think that is just a lovely complement . Of course, making good-tasting food is 1st on the list of being a good cook, and I think that making beautiful food comes in 2nd. After making a big dinner, I love to look at my plate and see that everything looks good together with lots of different colors! To make a beautiful salad, you need to make sure your ingredients are fresh. It makes the food pop when everything is . . .
Let me say, this salsa recipe has proven to go above and beyond my expectations. Every time I serve this salsa to guest, or give some to friends they compliment the salsa almost to where I'm a little embarrassed. It is THAT GOOD people. This last Christmas I made it for our "neighbor gifts" and before we got home we had many texts of how delicious it was and how the bottle was already half depleted. So let mettle you how I came to make this recipe. First, I have a belief that every . . .
After having this salad while dining a Bucca Di Beppo a few times I knew I had to make it at home. It is a perfect blend of flavors and textures. My first instinct was to look it up online, and find a recipe I did! I tried it out...and while I liked it the dressing just didn't have the same pizzaz that it had in the restaurant. Sooooo...I took matters in to my own hands to create a dressing that satisfied my craving for this salad. Bistro Bowl by Fiesta There are a few things you need . . .