Friday, March 30, 2012

Tortellini and White Bean Soup

Tortellini and White Bean Soup


  • Preparation1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ribs celery, sliced 
  • 15-oz. can diced tomatoes, drained 
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth 
  • 8-oz. package fresh cheese or meat tortellini
  • 15-oz. can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • Salt, optional
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  1. 1. Warm oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add celery, tomatoes and oregano and cook, stirring occasionally, until celery begins to soften, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, 2 minutes longer.
  2. 2. Stir in broth and bring soup to a boil. Carefully add tortellini and beans and cook, stirring occasionally, until soup is heated through and tortellini are tender, about 7 minutes. Season with salt, if desired. Divide soup among 4 bowls, sprinkle each with 1 Tbsp. Parmesan and serve immediately.
This was so easy to prepare and I already had most of the ingredients on hand. You could always add a little sausage or ham to the soup for flavor and added protein. I served it with garlic bread and a salad.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Pulled Buffalo Chicken Sliders (Super Easy Crock pot recipe)

Pulled Buffalo Chicken Sliders 

Source: Family Circle Magazine April 2012


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 1 1/2 pounds
  • 1/4 cup hot wing sauce (such as franks), plus more for serving(optional)
  • 16 dinner-size potato rolls, 1 1/4 ounces each
  • 1 cup reduced-fat blue cheese dressing
  • celery and carrot sticks (optional)


  1. Coat slow cooker bowl with nonstick cooking spray. Place chicken breasts in a single layer in bottom; combine hot sauce with 2/3 cup water; pour over chicken.
  2. Cover and cook on HIGH for 6 hours or LOW for 8 hours. Remove chicken to a plate and shred with two forks. Return to slow cooker and stir to coat with sauce.
  3. To serve, place shredded chicken on bottom halves of rolls and top each with 1 tablespoon of dressing. If desired, serve with celery sticks, carrot sticks and additional hot sauce.

This recipe is super easy and yummy. My family really enjoyed it. I did not have blue cheese dressing but had blue cheese crumbles that mixed in with some ranch dressing and that worked fine. I served the sliders with celery and carrot sticks, baked beans and strawberries. 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

FREE Fries at Burger King this weekend; March 17 and 18

If you are out and about this weekend head to Burger King for some FREE fries

Grab a FREE value size fries at Burger King on st. Paddy’s Day with Heinz green paddy sauce

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