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cioppino; italian seafood stew

For years I have ripped out recipes from every magazine, marked endless cookbook pages, and printed numerous websites, searching for the best tips on how to make Cioppino, a classic Italian seafood stew dish. This weekend I finally got around to making it…and it was so worth the wait! Three different fishes make it light enough for seconds while hearty vegetables and tomato broth makes it a filling dish. This recipe is mainly adapted from Ellie Krieger’s So Easy cookbook with a few Foodetarian twists. Check out this quick weeknight recipe for Cioppino.

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Feeling Italian tonight?

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stock-up chicken stock

The snow is finally coming here in Connecticut! With an impending Nor’easter on our hands, I’m looking forward to some sledding with my boys 🙂 I’m even more excited about the cozy meals I can prepare to warm us up afterwards.

This week, as I do quite frequently, I roasted a chicken for easy lunches and dinners for my hungry brood. By simply adding a few root vegetables, lemon, garlic, salt, pepper, and some water to keep it moist on the bottom of the roasting pan, after carving the chicken, I had a great base to start a stock!

We go through a lot of stock in our house since I use it for everything to add flavor. It starts to get expensive! Not to mention the salt content starts to add up. Here’s a recipe that will get your house smelling like Sunday dinner and will keep giving back for recipe after recipe to come! Here’s the most simple Chicken Stock recipe you’ll ever make!

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This recipe yields about 12 pints of stock

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thursday tortellini en brodo soup

What’s this falling from the sky? Yep, here in Connecticut we’re (finally!) seeing some rain after what seemed to be a perfectly sunny summer. What dish is more rainy day familiar than soup? My husband makes a mean pasta fagioli but tonight I’m cooking up a warm and simple bowl of Tortellini en Brodo, one of my favorites!

A little tangy garlic, some bitter greens, salty parmesan, and hearty tortellini pasta make this one a classic! And since the ingredients are so few and inexpensive, you can make enough to feed a crowd on a budget and fast!

An Italian staple

An Italian staple

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roasted broccoli cheddar soup

Confess! You justify a Broccoli and Cheddar soup by boosting its starring vegetable role with its anti-oxidant and health aiding qualities! Ok, ok, so it may not be like eating a head of the raw hearty veggie, but it is a long-time classic. One of my culinary goals for the year has been to up my soup skills. By bringing this favorite into the kitchen I knocked it out of the park, and you can too! Here’s my recipe for Roasted Broccoli Cheddar Soup.

Roasted Broccoli and Cheddar Soup with crusty, crunchy, toasty bread!

Roasted Broccoli and Cheddar Soup with crusty, crunchy, toasty bread!

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restaurant style cold weather french onion soup

So I have been practicing my soup making skills. A dish that seems to be simple, I have always had a hard time getting the perfect flavor. So, like anything, practice makes perfect. This week I tried one of my favorite soups to order out: French Onion. The way the cheese chars over the sides of the crock and encases all the yummy sweet and tangy onion flavor is a staple in any pub. With a little deconstructing skills, here’s my take on restaurant style French Onion Soup.

Cold weather classic! (and now you can make it at home, too)

Cold weather classic! (and now you can make it at home, too)

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