Chicken and Gnocchi Soup–Tastes like Olive Garden!

Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

With cooler weather coming to Northeast Ohio this week, my kids are requesting that I make this knock off recipe of our absolute favorite soup from Olive Garden: Chicken and Gnocchi Soup.  This recipe is a cross between a few others I found online.  It's a creamy, garlic-y soup with chicken, … [Read more...]

Cooking on a Shoestring: Crock Pot recipes for Boneless Pork Loin

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Did you see that Giant Eagle has their Whole Boneless Pork Loins (cut to order) on sale for $1.77/lb this week (ends today!)?  I usually get two pork loins when Giant Eagle runs this sale.  I have them cut so about 1/3 is a roast, and the other 2/3 cut into chops.  Sometimes I've had to ask the … [Read more...]

New Year’s Appetizer Recipes

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  After all the sweets available at Christmas time, I start to look forward to some of my delicious savory favorites for New Year's Eve! Our annual party is a little unconventional, since it includes at least 15 kids ranging in age from infant - 10!  We start our party around dinner time, … [Read more...]

Sisters’ Countdown to Christmas: Martha’s not coming, so have yourself a Not-So-Perfect little Christmas!

T-minus seven days and counting until Christmas, and if you've been following this series and working on things a little bit at a time over the past few weeks, hopefully you're in pretty good shape for the big day!  We've talked about budgeting, planning, and completing important tasks, but this … [Read more...]