Mom’s Easy Chicken Cacciatore (Hunters Style)

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Learn how to make my mom's easy chicken cacciatore! A rustic Italian stew that is full of rich flavor. This recipe is made of tender braised chicken thighs with tomatoes, a medley of fresh herbs, and vibrant aromatics for deep flavor. From my family to yours! If you've never had chicken cacciatore (also known as Pollo alla cacciatora in Italian), you'll find that everyone makes it a bit ...

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Apple Pomegranate Salad

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The whole family will love this flavorful pomegranate salad! Made with crisp apple slices, crunchy & sweet pomegranate seeds, and lots of greens paired with a homemade balsamic dressing. It's the perfect salad to serve as a Thanksgiving side salad or to compliment your favorite fall meal!  If you've never sprinkled sweet pomegranate seeds over a salad, then you are in for a treat! ...

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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

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Learn how to make cheesy scalloped potatoes! Layers of thinly sliced potatoes baked to perfection with the cheesiest sauce. Each bite is filled with flavors from fresh herbs and a rich cheese blend. How can I resist sharing a scalloped potato recipe as the holiday's approach?! I cannot. It is one of my favorites! If you've never had it, scalloped potatoes are made with thinly sliced p ...

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How to Make Breadcrumbs

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Learn how to make breadcrumbs at home in just a few easy steps! Use them in your favorite Italian recipes, baked dishes, or any recipe you like. Making breadcrumbs at home has never been easier! If you've been buying store-bought breadcrumbs for recipes, I'm here to convince you that making breadcrumbs yourself is worth the little bit of effort in every way. I've been only using hom ...

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Sweet & Spicy Italian Sausage Lasagna

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This Italian sausage lasagna is one of my family's favorite lasagna recipes, and for good reason! Each layer is made up of tender pasta noodles, sweet & spicy Italian sausage, three Italian cheeses, and lots of fresh herbs. It's cheesy, rich, and simply irresistible! From my family to yours! Several years ago, my mom and I developed this lasagna recipe together. And years later, it i ...

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Pasta e Ceci (Italian Pasta and Chickpeas)

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Pasta e Ceci is a rustic Italian stew made of pasta and chickpeas! While simple ingredients are used, the deep flavors of this soup are accomplished by using fresh herbs and a parmesan rind to simmer with the soup. The end result is hearty, rich, and so satisfying! If you're a fan of pasta and chickpeas, then you will love this Italian Pasta e Ceci soup (pronounced as "pasta eh che-chi"). Wh ...

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Classic Eggplant Lasagna

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Eggplant lasagna; layers of thinly sliced baked eggplant, three melted Italian cheese, and accents of fresh herbs throughout each layer. You will be shocked by how flavorful and hearty this dish is without using any pasta noodles at all! One of my favorite summer vegetables is eggplant! And besides our classic eggplant parmesan being an all-time favorite recipe to make (and one of our most ...

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Grilled Corn and Tomato Salad

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This sweet corn and tomato salad is the ultimate summer side dish! It's tossed with creamy avocado, red onion, and a homemade fresh basil salad dressing. It's absolutely delicious and always a crowd-pleaser! If you're a fan of summer corn and tomatoes, you are going to want to try this grilled corn and tomato salad. The ingredients are really simple, but every bite sings with all the right f ...

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How to Freeze Basil (Basil Cubes)

Learn how to freeze basil from your garden with these easy basil cubes with olive oil! Keep them in your freezer, then toss them into pasta dishes, soups, stews, and salad dressings for a quick pop of herb flavor. Basil is one of my favorite herbs in the world. Its fresh flavor adds the perfect touch to so many dishes. My mom and I are both equally obsessed with it and grow a ton in our herb ...

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Vegetarian Zucchini “Meatballs”

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Transform your summer zucchini into flavorful zucchini meatballs! Made with homemade breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and lots of herbs for fresh flavor. These vegetarian meatballs are simply delicious and are a great way to sneak some veggies into weeknight meals! When summer squash is overflowing in the garden, it’s time to make zucchini meatballs! They’re perfectly moist, full of fresh h ...

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Oatmeal Peach Blueberry Crisp

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Utilize your summer fruit by making this peach blueberry crisp with a healthy gluten-free oatmeal topping! This dessert is bursting with flavors from the cooked berries and peaches, and be sure to serve it warm with cold ice cream for the perfect sweet pairing! Summer is here and that means whipping together a fruity crisp! This recipe is made with juicy summer peaches and blueberries that ...

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Bowtie Pasta Salad with Parmesan Herb Dressing

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This vibrant bowtie pasta salad is the perfect spring or summer side dish! Each bite is filled with juicy tomatoes, chickpeas, and lots of fresh basil, and the pasta is tossed with a homemade parmesan herb dressing that is simply delicious. Summer parties and barbeques always need a tasty pasta salad! And this recipe is super easy, with no fancy ingredients. Just assorted seasonal summer ...

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