What makes a recipe on social media a viral mega-trend? If I knew the answer, I’d be a very happy gal! But for now, just finding these treasures is enough for me. So it is with this pasta dish. It’s the most pinned recipe on Pinterest with 2.8 million pins and 50,000 shares on Facebook. Wow! This better be good! Well, I became one of the millions who put it to the test, and my How to Video takes you step by step through the process. It’s a penne pasta one skillet meal with chicken, bacon, tomatoes and spinach in a garlic cream sauce. (They had me at one-skillet!) Is it that good? I’m going to let you be the judge. All I can say is its absolutely delicious and worth the effort!
The fact that something this comforting, soothing, and delicious would one day be a huge restaurant trend doesn’t surprise me at all. The only thing surprising is that it took so long for it to happen. Brodo. The Italian name for one of the favorite sipping soups of all time – Broth. The craze has already begun and you’ll be seeing more and more “Brodo” restaurants opening up as the demand for lighter, healthier, more satisfying restaurant meal choices increases. The magic of Brodo is about to go mainstream and the restaurant that does it well will be capturing lightning in a bowl! It’s going to be fun to see eateries across the country embrace what home cooks have known for centuries. Broth is the be-all and end-all. What got me through high school heartbreaks? Brodo. What made falling off my bike a little less painful? Brodo. What saw me through numerous flu seasons? Brodo, of course. If you ask my family, they’ll tell you that I make a pretty decent Brodo, especially with chicken and turkey parts. I’ve tweaked my recipe through the years, and, at least for now, this is my favorite variation. So after this last week of feasting on cookie platters and eggnog, just ahead of all the New Year’s Eve parties, make a big pot a Brodo. It’ll sooth your tummy and feed your soul.