Tag Archives: Olives

Tortellini Antipasto Salad

This is Tortellini Salad gone wild - it's totally amped up with tons of flavor!

Here’s a Pasta Salad that’s fantastic for a party or gathering anytime of year. This isn’t any plain ol’ boring Pasta Salad, though. This one has it all! Lots of stuff. Lots of cheese. Lots of flavor and the best dressing you’ve ever tasted.

Antipasto Tortellini Salad
Antipasto Tortellini Salad

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Italian Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf

Italian Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf: So good & you can put just about anything you want in it! Fresh Mozz makes it so ooey & good

Here’s a recipe that I made awhile back when I was at the folk’s but didn’t post before. Now that it’s December, I thought this Italian Stuffed Meatloaf would be a perfect “something” different for a winter weekend meal!

Italian Cheese Stuffed Meatloaaf
Italian Cheese Stuffed Meatloaaf

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Warm Farro Salad with Charred Corn

farro & charred corn salad: easy & a great combination, flavored with lemon & basil. Good warm or cold

Do you ever mess up a recipe and then decide that you liked it so much you couldn’t have it any other way? Well, that’s what happened to this Warm Farro Salad with Charred Corn from the July/August Food Network Magazine. It turned out to be a happy mistake.

Jeff's Warm Farro Salad with Charred Corn
Jeff’s Warm Farro Salad with Charred Corn

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Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad

I wasn’t just going on and on about the Chickpea in previous post for the fun of it!  🙂 I am absolutely enamoured by this main dish salad. It’s full of fantastic good for you ingredients: Spinach, Chickpeas, Olives and Oven Roasted Cauliflower and is set off beautifully by the home-made dressing.

Oven Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad
Oven Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad

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Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches

This is a fun little Chicken Salad recipe with a few Greek twists! Full of lean chicken, a lightened dressing and crunchy vegetables, this is a great recipe for early spring through summer. I like to serve these in a Pita, just for fun.

Greek Chicken Salad
Greek Chicken Salad

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Hot Artichoke Dip Chicken with Parmesan & Yogurt

Do you remember the cheesy, garlicky deliciousness of that old Hot Artichoke Dip that was so ubiquitous in the 90’s? The one Olive Garden reinvented? How good would those same flavors be over chicken? But maybe just a bit healthier would be great – to ring in the New Year…

Hot Parmesan Dip Chicken
Hot Parmesan Dip Chicken

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Skillet Roasted Lemon Chicken

Skillet Roasted Lemon Chicken – this is kind of like the little black dress of cooking – super easy to throw on, but can be dressed up and down easily. 10 minutes to make, and an hour to bake a gorgeous one pan dinner.

Skillet Roasted Lemon Chicken
Skillet Roasted Lemon Chicken

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Grilled Asparagus and Quinoa Salad

A series of mishaps around a Chef’s published recipe (some hers, some mine) turned out to be quite the happy accident. The result though is nothing less than a perfect alchemy of flavors: lightly grilled asparagus, Kalamata olives, shaved Parmesan and Quinoa form the base of this salad.

Grilled Asparagus, Egg, Quinoa with Honey Citrus  Dressing
Grilled Asparagus, Egg, Quinoa with Honey Citrus Dressing

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Chicken Italian – Good, Gooder & Goodest

Chicken Italian, cheesy with tomatoes, at it’s most basic is a five-minute toss together weeknight save. Modified just a bit, and it’s a fantastic dinner. Add in a few gourmet ingredients, and you have a company dish. Best of all, each version takes just a few minutes and all are a one pan meal!

Chicken Italian
Chicken Italian

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Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole with Green Olives

Easy Cheesy Tuna Casserole - it has green olives. Honestly I would have left them out but they turned out to be the best part!

For years, my daughter’s been describing this casserole to me, a family favorite of her in-laws. For years, in my head, I’ve been thinking: Do we NEED another Tuna Casserole? The “We” being not just our family, but the world as a whole! One taste of this casserole was all it took to change my mind.

Easy Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole
Many casseroles freeze – line the casserole first then remove and wrap

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