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Chicken Fettuccine Michael – Pietro’s Copycat Recipe

By on May 26, 2017
Chicken Fettuccine Michael Pietros Copycat Recipe

Chicken Fettuccine Michael is my favorite dish to order at our local Pietro’s Italian Restaurant. Perfectly cooked fettuccine is smothered in a creamy Parmesan and mushroom sauce and topped with lightly breaded chicken and toasted pine nuts. Boil the Fettuccine according to the package directions.   In a dry pan (no oil or butter) over […]

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Beef | Chicken | Pork

Zesty Crockpot Shredded BBQ Chicken

By on May 24, 2017
Zesty Crockpot Shredded BBQ Chicken - Easy slow cooker dinner for two

Zesty Crockpot Shredded BBQ Chicken is a great twist on basic barbecue chicken. It’s as easy as adding frozen boneless chicken to your slow cooker, topping it with the sauce ingredients, then set it and forget it! We served it with a dill pickle spear and some tortilla chips and this homemade Tomato Peach Salsa. This would […]

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Breakfast | Dessert | Side Dishes

Raspberry Dark Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins

By on May 22, 2017
Raspberry Dark Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins - perfect for breakfast, dessert, snacks or dinner

I love the taste of fresh raspberries and chocolate together, especially dark chocolate. So why not put them together with banana bread ingredients and make the perfect muffin? These are perfect for breakfast, snacks, dessert, or as a side to your dinner.  Recipe yields 6 muffins. This post may contain affiliate links. At no additional cost […]

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Chicken | Pork

Tonkatsu and Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce

By on May 19, 2017
Tonkatsu and Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce - served with broccoli slaw

This dish is super easy to make, delicious and satisfying. Tonkatsu is a Japanese dish which consists of a pork cutlet coated in Panko (Japanese bread crumbs) fried, then topped with Tonkatsu sauce. This homemade sauce is tangy and delicious. Tonkatsu is often served with shredded cabbage but we like it much better with broccoli […]

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Side Dishes

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

By on May 17, 2017
Au Gratin Potatoes - creamy and delicious!

These Au Gratin Potatoes are deliciously creamy and cheesy. We really loved the added flavor of the onion baked inside. This recipe serves two people and could be cooked in individual dishes for a romantic dinner. Plan ahead as it takes 1 ½ hours to bake, but is so worth it! Preheat oven to 400 […]

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