3 Things to Fit in Before Fall in Grand Rapids

August 19, 2014 by  
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As we near the end of August, kids around the Mitten unite in disappointment about the inevitable return to school, college, and cold weather (*burrr*).  For the sixth year, Grand[...]

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Made It Monday 8/18

August 18, 2014 by  
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I am linking up again this week with Fourth Grade Frolics for Monday Made-It, but most of these items were made before vacation.My first item is a project my mother helped me with.  She has made a ton of these for different holidays; I have one fo…

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Purina Beyond Natural Dog and Cat Food at Meijer

August 13, 2014 by  
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In this house our dogs really are a part of the family. They get lots of attention, sit on our couch and sleep in our beds. I even talk to them so much that my husband says he never knows if I’m speaking to him or the dog. Hey, they are very good listeners! (And […]

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Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Recipe

August 12, 2014 by  
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If your anything like my family you love olive gardens soup and salad and your favorite is of course Zuppa Toscana! But we all can’t get the soup and salad every day during lunch for 6.99 or worse 9.99 for dinner so what must we all do? MAKE IT OURSELVES! This recipe I just tried today came from tuscanrecipes.com. Apparently this recipe came from an ex Olive Garden worker. And I’ll tell you what it tastes almost as good as olive garden’s.

Makes: 6-8 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage
  • 1½ tsp crushed red peppers
  • 1 large diced white onion
  • 4 Tbsp bacon pieces
  • 2 tsp garlic puree
  • 10 cups water
  • 5 cubes of chicken bouillon
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 lb sliced Russet potatoes, or about 3 large potatoes
  • ¼ of a bunch of kale
  1. Sauté Italian sausage and crushed red pepper in a large pot. Drain excess fat, refrigerate while you prepare other ingredients.
  2. In the same pan, sauté bacon, onions and garlic over low-medium heat for approximately 15 mins. or until the onions are soft.
  3. Add chicken bouillon and water to the pot and heat until it starts to boil.
  4. Add the sliced potatoes and cook until soft, about half an hour
  5. Add the heavy cream and just cook until thoroughly heated.
  6. Stir in the sausage and the kale, let all heat through and serve. Delicious!
This recipe was found on www.tuscanrecipes.com

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Capital City Food Court

August 9, 2014 by  
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True to millennial form, I have a severe addiction to iced coffee, hot yoga, craft beers, and any food that is served on the side of a road. For the[...]
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Simple Old Fashion Lemonade

August 8, 2014 by  
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You have to love a recipe that is this simple, has nothing artificial in it and tastes so good!  Most of the time I make lemonade from frozen concentrate, however, recently I decided to make my…

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Best Kept Jackson Restaurant Secrets Exposed

August 5, 2014 by  
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For a medium-sized town, Jackson has a lot of restaurants. In fact, it’s been said that Jackson has a very high restaurant per capita ratio. We Jacksonians love to go[...]

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Gooey Butter Cake Recipe

August 4, 2014 by  
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Recipe from: Paula Deen!Servings: 6 to 8 servingsPrep Time: 30 minCook Time: 40 minDifficulty: EasyIngredients Add to grocery listCake:1 18 1/4-ounce package yellow cake mix1 egg8 tablespoons butter, meltedFilling:1 8-ounce package cream…

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Dearborn’s Giulio and Sons Offers Tasty Vegetarian Options

August 4, 2014 by  
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Our dinner group, with Chefs Vera and MillsAt times, being a vegetarian has its challenges. For example, when eating out I am sometimes underwhelmed by the vegetarian options available at certain restaurants. On the other hand, one of the things I love…

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Recipes Inspired by The Hundred-Foot Journey – What Bite Takes You Home?

July 31, 2014 by  
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Helen Mirren stars in the DreamWorks production of The Hundred-Food Journey, coming to theaters on August 8. When an Indian restaurant opens in the French village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val just 100 feet from an established French restaurant, it seems …

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