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!
If you were to ask me what recipe I think everyone should have in their recipe box, it would have to be homemade chicken soup. It’s really kind of magical and the perfect comfort food. It makes people happy, brings them back to health and it’s the one pot of goodness I consider to be a gift from my kitchen when I drive it over to friends or family members. I’ve been making homemade chicken soup for decades, but recently I changed it up a bit; added some new techniques and ingredients that make it better than ever. What makes it so good? Well, I don’t just throw chicken and veggies in a pot anymore. I take the time to sauté the onions with the chicken first until the onions are a golden brown. I had no idea it would make such a difference. I’ve also added a few veggies that you don’t generally think about for chicken soup like a parsnip, rutabaga and leeks. Studies show that chicken soup is a great comforter for colds and flu. I love it because I know it will make you happy!
Watch my How to Video for Chicken Soup Here!
I get a big kick out of clicking on the pronunciation button on dictionary sites to hear how the word gnocchi gets pronounced. Unfortunately, they don’t often get it right. (It’s pronounced Knee-OH-Key).
These delicate little barrels of potato pasta are absolutely divine. The homemade version of gnocchi from my Momma’s recipe below take a bit more time but will melt in your mouth, served with butter or a light marinara sauce. The store bought variety is best for Asparagus Gnocchi, as they are not so delicate and will hold up during the cooking process. Either way, Buon Appetito!
Watch my How To Video for Asparagus Gnocchi here!