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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Feeling a little Spring Fever here in CNY...

Look at our weather station this past Saturday...


February 18, 2017 and it's 58 degrees...seven (7) day low was 17 degrees. Oh, my goodness! If only the winter weather was done, but I know we can expect more cold and snow at least through March; that's just CNY weather for you! Actually, March can be quite nasty.

At any rate, I have to share another recipe...this time for Spicy Orange Chicken which I made for dinner on Saturday. (The recipe actually made more than in picture, but by the time I grabbed my ipad to take a picture, everyone had already taken a plateful.)



This was super simple to make and so delicious.

After cutting up the chicken and marinating for a couple of hours according to the recipe, the rest of the meal took less 30 minutes to finish.

I served it with Basmati rice and fresh strawberries.

If you would like the recipe, I have included it in my Pinterest, or just click on the picture to go directly to the recipe found on the Tidy Mom blog.



Sunday, February 12, 2017

So, what to do on a cold, snowy day like today...



I'm not a skier; too old for sledding down the hill; and basically, not a fan of shovelling! So, I did the only thing I could under the circumstances; I made some homemade Chicken Tortellini Soup...



...and homemade Oatmeal Bread....



Yummy...so good! Both were recipes I found on Pinterest and definitely keepers!

You can get both of the recipes by visiting my Recipes from the web that are keepers Pinterest board!

Stay warm CNYers!  The weather forecast is calling for more snow throughout the overnight!  Yikes!



Monday, January 30, 2017

Pasta e Fagioli Soup anyone?

Okay, so there is one good thing about winter in Central New York...the homenade soups, stews and other hearty meals that can stave off the winter chill!

Take for instance this soup that I made on Saturday from a recipe I found on the internet...



Life Made Sweeter is the author of this recipe and they also provide a video showing step by step how to make it.

The recipe is touted as being a copycat recipe for Olive Garden’s Pasta e Fagioli soup. I've never eaten at Olive Garden so I don't have a comparison, but this soup is absolutely delicious. Best of all, it is made in a slow cooker so after you do the prep work, you have the rest of the afternoon free to do other things. I love my slow cooker!

I made a couple of changes to the recipe. It calls for ground turkey, but I prefer ground round; I also didn't have any fennel seeds on hand so I just omitted them. I did add the balsamic vinegar which the recipe says is optional, but I didn't add any additional water as I was using it as a topping for some spaghetti squash that I also cooked for dinner.

I recommend this recipe for anyone who loves their vegetables.

You can get a copy of the recipe by clicking on the above picture...enjoy!