chicken spinach pasta

Sep 21, 2011 by

while away from the blog, i discovered another site (huge time consumer) called pinterest.  don’t get me wrong, i LOVE pinterest and all of the ideas that it gives me, but it is very addictive.  i’m getting better with it, but for a while, it was pin pin pin pin pin pin pin pin. fellow pinners, you can relate.  🙂  if you’re reading this blog and are a fellow pinner, you can follow my pins here: any hootenanny, this recipe was inspired by a pin from pinterest.  it’s very rich, but has lots of flavors going on.  the original recipe called for marscapone cheese, but i had a coupon for philadelphia italian cheese and herb cooking creme.  it was very good in this recipe.  next time, i may stick with the plain ol original flavor,...

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spinach artichokeless dip

May 1, 2010 by

i’m all for food that is cheesy and delicious.  this definitely fits in that category.  when we go to applebee’s, tom normally orders the appetizer sampler platter and shares his spinach artichoke dip with me, so i can pick out the artichokes for him.   it’s a win-win situation.  you can easily add artichokes to this recipe, just drain a can of them and chop them up into bite sized pieces.  we keep things artichoke free around here, though. 🙂 you could use the base and make a seafood dip substituting the spinach for crab meat, lobster pieces and shrimp.   i’ll have to try that next! 1/2 jar of roasted garlic alfredo sauce 1/3 c grated parmeggiano reggiano cheese 1 1/2 c grated mozzarella cheese 1 10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed...

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strawberry spinach salad

Apr 5, 2010 by

when you first see the ingredients to this salad, you’ll think eww.  that sounds awful.  but it’s not.  it’s quite delicious.  in fact, it was the first ranch dressing free salad i ever liked! 2 pkg. fresh baby spinach, rinsed and dried 1 1/2 qt. fresh strawberries, sliced dried cherries slivered almonds dressing: 1/2 tsp paprika 1/4 c apple cider vinegar 1/2 c sugar 1/2 c vegetable oil 1 tbsp poppy seeds 1 tbsp sesame seeds in a large serving bowl, toss together the spinach, strawberries, cherries and almonds.  refrigerate until ready to serve. in a salad dressing shaker, combine all ingredients shaking well.  refrigerate until ready to serve. when ready to serve, toss salad with dressing.* *if you’re not planning on eating the salad in one sitting, i would not recommend tossing the dressing...

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