Monday, December 22, 2008

Review: Great Harvest Breakfast Casserole

Described tonight as "candy for dinner," my family LOVED this, Liz. Thanks for sharing! I didn't have time to let the bread soak for 8 hours (that was me not planning ahead), but it still turned out really well. MMMMM.

As a side-benefit, I took the leftover sauce and cooked it further to make caramels. Also MMM.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Yummy soup!

Mmmmm, just thinking of it makes my mouth water. Do any of you like the Zuppa Toscana soup at Olive Garden? It is one of my favorite soups. Well, I found the recipe online and tired it out and it was amazing! I got it off of allrecipes and you can print it here.

Here is the recipe:

Zuppa Toscana

1 (16 ounce) package smoked sausage (I used turkey sausage)
2 potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
3/4 cup chopped onion
6 slices bacon
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 cups kale - washed, dried, and shredded
2 tablespoons chicken soup base (I just used a quart of chicken broth)
1 quart water
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
2. Place sausage links onto a sheet pan and bake for 25 minutes, or until done. Cut links in half lengthwise, then cut at an angle into 1/2-inch slices.
3. Place onions and bacon slices in a large saucepan and cook over medium heat until onions are almost clear. Remove bacon and crumble. Set aside.
4. Add garlic to the onions and cook an additional 1 minute. Add chicken soup base, water, and potatoes, simmer 15 minutes.
5. Add crumbled bacon, sausage, kale, and cream. Simmer 4 minutes and serve.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Request: Sloppy Joe's

Does anyone have any great sloppy joe recipe? Every time I make them, I use a different recipe from the internet, and I keep getting underwhelmed. Does anyone have one they swear by?