Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Recipe

Olive garden Zuppa Toscana Recipe

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Recipe This is another great recipe in our freezer to crockpot recipe series. Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Recipe Ingredients 1/2 pkg of precooked sausage 2 cups chopped frozen spinach 1 can chicken broth 2 cups cubed red potatoes 1/2 cup diced onion 2 tsp. minced garlic 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes Olive garden Zuppa Toscana Recipe Directions: Prior to adding this into the crockpot thaw it overnight or empty the frozen version in the crockpot and place it on … [Read more...]

Crockpot Freezer Meal Recipes

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Crockpot Freezer Meal Recipes I need an answer to the madness in my house at night. The answer I came up with is freezer cooking. I have this super book and then I created some of the recipes my family loves and I made some freezer meals that I tweaked from the book below. The book is a great start but I had to make some of the recipes match my families likes and dislikes. I love facebook. I posted on my personal status asking who wanted to make cook ahead freezer to the crockpot … [Read more...]

Cooking with Kids – How to Series 5

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Cooking with kids- How to series 5 level 1 B recipes Cooking with kids level 1 recipes can be divided to two groups:  A.  Ready to make and B. Pre prep.  Here are some ideas for level B, which require a bit of pre prep by an adult or an advanced child. If you pre slice the strawberries then Strawberry Polka Dot cow parfait could be a good breakfast, snack or dessert. If you pre chop the ingredients to Southern caviar it is a measure, mix, then dip with chips snack! If you pre cook the … [Read more...]

Freezer Cooking: Calzones

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Calzones Calzones I decided I was going to make Calzones because my family loves them and they are relatively inexpensive. Then I decided they would make a super freezer meal. I gathered all the toppings you would need to make an awesome pizza. Calzone Ingredients: ricotta cheese, olive oil, mozzarella cheese, cooked chicken, corn, frozen peppers, mushrooms, fresh garlic, Pepperoni, Italian Meat, cottage cheese and ziplock freezer bags. I bought a hug box of dough at Sam's club for really … [Read more...]

What’s for Dinner Wednesday: Once a Month Cooking

Once a Month Cooking     Hey good looking what ya got cooking.... nothing! I am just heating it up. There are three things that made me want to try to cook my meals ahead of time using the Once A Month cooking Method. Three Kids that are hungry at 5:00. One requires me to eat, the other two require me to cook for them. Three Jobs (Stay at Home Mom, Co-Owner of Madame Deals, Help Desk Supervisor) Less time in the kitchen and more time with my family I am starting … [Read more...]

Rachel Ray: What's for dinner…

So I am still learning to cook. I think I will always be a student in the kitchen luckily I am a teacher outside of the kitchen. I have a new love the farmer's market. I never got my act together before and ventured down the road to attend. The one near us is open from 2-6 on Tuesday which is nap time. I now know it is worth the balancing act of grabbing the kids right after nap and getting dinner starting  in oder to; run over there and get my produce. It is cheaper than the grocery store and … [Read more...]