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Copycat Olive Garden Gnocchi Soup

Ready for a delicious soup that will warm you up on cold days? This Copycat Olive Garden Gnocchi Soup is one of my favorites, and it's perfect for staying warm during chilly weather. I love that I can get the taste of one of the best restaurant soups in the comfort of my own home. When it's cold out, the last thing you want to do is venture out for dinner, am I right? Copycat Olive Garden Gnocchi Soup Ingredients: 1 Pound Boneless Skinless Chicken 1 Cup Shredded Carrots 1 … [Read more...]

Light Pasta & Veggie Salad

This is a yummy pasta and veggie salad that I came up with that is absolutely delicious!  I love it because it's light and doesn't make me feel like I'm completely stuffed!  :) Light Pasta & Veggie Salad 1 Box Pasta (Macaroni or Bowties Work Best) 2 Cups Broccoli, Cooked and Cut Up 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes, Cut In Half 1 Cup Corn Kernels, Cooked 2 Carrots, Sliced 1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice 1/2 Teaspoon Salt 1/3 Teaspoon Pepper Cook the pasta as … [Read more...]

Macaroni Coleslaw

1 Box Pasta (Macaroni or Penne Work Best) 1 Bag Coleslaw Mix 1/2 Onion, Finely Chopped 1 Celery Rib, Finely Chopped Dressing: 1 1/2 Cups Miracle Whip or Mayo 1/3 Cup Sugar 1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar 1/2 Teaspoon Salt 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper Cook box of pasta according to directions.  When done, drain and rinse with cold water and put in a bowl. After pasta is done, mix in the coleslaw mix, onion and celery. In a separate bowl, mix together all of the dressing ingredients.  Then … [Read more...]

One-Pan Pasta and Meatballs

One-Pan Pasta and Meatballs Serves 4 1 Cup Water 1 Jar (25.5 Ounces) Muir Glen Organic Pasta Sauce (Any Flavor) 1 ½ Cups Uncooked Elbow Macaroni 20 Frozen Cooked Italian-Style or Regular Meatballs (1 Inch) 1 Can (2 ¼ Ounces) Sliced Ripe Olives, Drained Grated Parmesan Cheese, If Desired In 10-inch skillet, heat water and pasta sauce to boiling.  Stir in macaroni, meatballs and olives.  Return to boiling. Reduce heat to medium.  Cover; cook 15 to 20 minutes, stirring … [Read more...]

Mac and Beer Cheese Cups

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Southern Fettuccine Alfredo

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Cheesy Macaroni with Ham

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Bacon-Pepper Mac and Cheese

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