Crockpot Mediterranean Chicken Ragù with Orecchiette

Mediterranean chicken ragù with artichokes, capers, roasted red peppers, fennel, garlic, tomatoes and orrechiette pasta. Little ears.  With their hollowed out nooks they capture the slow-cooked melange of vegetables and seasoned chicken so tender it falls apart merely by touch.

This sauce was the best way to use up the half-eaten jars of Italian delicacies languishing in my fridge.

There’s that.

And this. . …. 

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Sausage Lasagna Soup

When you get an overwhelming craving for lasagna but don’t have the time or energy to put together a casserole – do the next, best thing and reach for your soup pot!

Sausage Lasagna Soup holds all the traditional flavors dear to my heart with hunks of sausage, zig-zaggy noodles, ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheese swimming in an Italian-seasoned tomato broth. An immensely satisfying, deconstructed lasagna without all the work…. 

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Bacon Sour Cream Noodles

Noodles with a sour cream sauce, salty bacon and the surprise of the bunch – cabbage! They come together in no time at all to make a comforting and hearty side dish that can fill in as a main.

Michael Symon made this in 5 minutes on his new show, The Chew. Have you seen it? I’m just a wee bit addicted to it, mostly because I like hearing Symon giggle and I like his style of cooking. It brings me joy. Not to mention Carla from Top Chef is a part of it too. Love her. Hootie-hoo…. 

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