Spaghetti Carbonara

Carbonara is an Italian pasta dish that originates in Rome. Carbonara is made with eggs, hard cheese, cured pork, and black pepper. The dish is primarily made with spaghetti, usage of pecorino romano or parmigiano reggiano cheese, and either guanciale or pancetta is used for the pork component. As in most Italian dishes, this one […]

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Cheese-Stuffed Manicotti

What do you think of when you think of comfort food? For me it is either 1000% chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes or anything pasta and absolutely slathered in cheese. This cheese-stuffed manicotti is the epitome of my comfort food. I am a self-proclaimed carb queen and a cheese lover extraordinaire. Made with a […]

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Slow Cooker Lasagna

Lasagna is one of Aric’s favorites. However, sometimes I just don’t have it in me to make it all at once. This slow cooker version has a homemade meat sauce and homemade cheese mixture, but both can be made in advance which will ultimately cut down on the amount of time spent in the kitchen […]

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French Onion Hamburger Steaks

Salisbury steaks, hamburger steaks, or po’boy steaks… what do you call them? In the south, I find that most restaurants call them hamburger steaks, but at home, we would always call them po’boy steaks. I have actually never seen a Salisbury or hamburger steak on any menu up here in Washington. Is it just a […]

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Sausage, Kale, and Potato Soup

This recipe is a make-at-home version of Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana.  I know we are quickly getting out of “soup season,” but this recipe is good year ’round and satisfies any craving for this delightful soup. I chose to make this the other night when I had some leftover kale from a salad, I had […]

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Lasagna Soup

Lasagna is a go-to recipe in the Brooks family, and there’s not much that can top my luscious lasagna. Unless, of course, you turn my go-to lasagna into a piping hot soup. I think it is going to be our new favorite around here! Try it… just once, and you’ll see why. Ingredients 12 uncooked […]

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Chicken Tetrazzini

Being a good ole southern girl, we love our casseroles. Any baked item covered in cheese, count me in! This chicken tetrazzini is so yummy, so creamy, and screams comfort food. My kids love this recipe and it is so easy! It also reheats very well. What’s not to love? Try it and find out! […]

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Garlic Parmesan Rice

A classic rice dish that is perfect for any occasion, garlic parmesan rice is sure to be a hit at your house, just as it is at ours. My kids call this “cheesy rice,” which is certainly is. Cheesy. Creamy. Garlicky. Perfect. Unless you are dieting, in which case, I’m sorry. Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter […]

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