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I'm so glad you came to visit! My goal with this blog is to share my cooking and baking adventures, kitchen tips, and fun!! I hope you'll join me on the adventure. Keep an eye out for new kitchen tips every Friday. Have some you'd like to share?? Let me know, and I'll be sure to post them! I'd also like to share recipes and swap some with friends, maybe even cook our way through a cookbook or 2. Who knows??

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cheesy Chicken Tortellini

Tonight I tried a variation on an old recipe that I had. Normally when I make it, I use cheese tortellini. But as I was going to grab it at the grocery store, I noticed that right next to it was Chicken Tortellini. I thought that might be a nice change. It's quick, easy, and yummy!!
So, here it is!
Olive oil
2 cup Marinara sauce
1/3 c mascarpone cheese
1/4 c chopped fresh parsley
2 tsp chopped thyme
1 lb cheese or chicken tortellini
2 oz shredded mozzerella
1/4 c grated parmesan

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly oil an 8x8x2 dish.
Whisk sauce, mascarpone, parsley and thyme in a large bowl to blend.
Cook tortellini in a large pot until just tender (about 2 min)

Drain. Add tortellini to sauce and toss to coat.

Transfer to baking dish. Top with mozzerella and parmesan.
Cover and bake till sauce bubbles and cheese melts, about 30 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!!
Come back later this week for a meatloaf recipe, and one of my very favorites-potato pancakes!!!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Check out my Guest Blog!

Good morning! Head on over to Frosting for the Cause and check out my guest post! I was thrilled to be able to help with this great project. There are a ton of great recipes there, as well as wonderful stories and lovely pictures.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Quick and Yummy Side Dish...and A Guest Post!

Hi Everyone!
Just checking in with  a quick and yummy dish I discovered! Unfortunately, I have no pics (camera was still packed the night I tried it out!), but the hubby and I could not stop eating it!! I wish I could say that Baby Cake ate them as well, but my child (for some inexplicable reason) doesn't like potatoes. Now, I could eat potatoes for every meal, and I would swear she wasn't mine if I didn't so clearly remember giving birth to her. (and I could never claim she was switched - she looks just like me!! lol) Anyhow, I did include a pic of my little "ham and cheese" at the end of the post - she is a natural born entertainer!!
Here's the recipe! (we had had it with chicken, but I think it would be yummy as a breakfast casserole too!)

Baked Rosti Potatoes
2 tbsp oil
2 packages (20 oz each) of seasoned refrigerated shredded hash browns
1 1/2 cups Kraft shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup flour
1 small onion, minced
1 egg, beaten

Heat oven to 400. Brush oil onto bottom and up sides of a 9x13 baking dish. Combine all ingredients except egg. Add egg; mix lightly. Press onto bottom of baking dish. Bake 55 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting to serve.

See? Super easy - and I gurantee you will enjoy it!
Be sure to check back in on Saturday - there will be a link to my guest post over at Frosting for the Cause. Head on over and check out the cute Valentine Cookies I made!

Hamming it up with her baby cousin!!
Be back soon!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Returning Soon!!

Hi everyone!! Just wanted to let you know that I will be returning to blogging soon!! It's been a crazy few weeks as we've been working on moving into our new home! But I am excited to be trying some new recipes this week, and even more excited to share them with you soon!! So, please hang in there!
See you soon!