This soup is reason number 1,284,735 that I always make extra chicken when I am making chicken for other reasons, because leftover chicken means you can make things like this creamy, dreamy parmesan polenta chicken soup in a snap. If you have ever had a bowl of warm and wonderful polenta, just imagine it in soup form with chicken and baby spinach swirled into it, and a drizzle of olive oil on top. And if you haven’t ever had a bowl of polenta…well, you have a great treat to look forward to, because polenta is Comfort Food Extraordinaire. Ready for warm and wonderful soup deliciousness? Let’s make it!
This recipe for frying pan lasagna is just further proof of 1) my undying love for my cast iron frying pan and 2) my undying search for any way to get out of the complicated production that is involved in making traditional lasagna. This version is chock full of pasta and cheese and beef and yes, a little spinach for good luck. It’s easy and scrumptious and requires only one frying pan and exactly zero struggling with floppy wet lasagna noodles. So if you, like me, are a lover of lazy lasagna recipes, let’s make it!
Before I get into the deliciousness that is this recipe for summer corn and bacon pasta, can I ask if anyone else gets all emotional at their local farm market? Because I do. I look at the piles of local tomatoes and blueberries and corn and have to hold myself back from piling unreasonable amounts of them into my shopping basket, because I just know that in a heartbeat it is going to be fall and we will be surrounded by pumpkins and all the corn will be GONE. And so I am making very sure that I am cooking suppers full of tomatoes and corn as many times a week as I can fit them in. This recipe also includes spinach and ricotta cheese, and my favorite always-in-season ingredient, bacon. Ready for some summertime deliciousness? Let’s make it!
Welcome to one of my favorite pasta recipes, gnocchi with bacon and spinach. Today I’m going to tell you not only how to make this plate full of All The Good Things, but I’m also going to tell you where you can get my favorite bacon in the entire world (and if you have spent any time at all on this website in the past, you know that is a serious statement. Seeing as I have Bacon as a main category of food groups along with breakfast, lunch and dinner. As usual, the bacon has a backstory, but at the end of everything you are going to know how to make yourself a bowl of gnocchi with bacon and spinach, complete with the world’s best bacon, so hang in there with me and let’s make it!
This recipe for spinach feta oven frittata came about from my love affair with my cast iron skillet. This is a relatively new love affair, because I haven’t had my cast iron skillet for all that long, so I am in the midst of doing all kinds of experimentation on the different things that come out deliciously in it, which so far is pretty much everything. From casseroles to cobblers, and from bacon to all kinds of eggs, this skillet is my new favorite kitchen buddy, and as your grandma could probably tell you, the more you use it, the more seasoned it gets, and the better it cooks. Obviously because of the whole cast iron thing, it can go from stovetop to oven, and it delivers a steady, serious heat that is perfect for things like frittatas full of cheese and spinach deliciousness. So grab your own cast iron skillet (or whatever oven-safe skillet you have – that will work too) and let’s make it!
This recipe for bacon and egg soup comes out of my steadfast belief that bacon and eggs in any form are a beautiful thing, and soup in any form is a beautiful thing, so it stands to reason that if you put two beautiful things together, you have one perfect bowl of deliciousness. In this case, a light and lovely soup that also has a handful of cheese and some baby spinach to make sure we get our veggies. And to make things even more wonderful, it all comes together in about 5 minutes, making it a perfect quick lunch or supper when you or someone you love just can’t wait for dinner. Ready to bacon and egg up your soup? Let’s make it!