Chicken Gardiano

Two years ago I tried Olive Garden’s the Chicken Giardino. This “Grilled chicken and a medley of fresh vegetables, tossed with ruffled pappardelle pasta in a light chicken herb sauce” totally hit the spot! I was delighted to see that Olive Garden actually published the recipe on their website! It has since been taken down.…

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Olive Garden recently removed the Chicken Giardino Recipe from their website! I hope they will put it back soon. In the meantime, I looked for the original recipe and published below. CLICK HERE to see my cheaper, easier, and lower calorie version. Chicken Giardino – Easier recipe, inspired by Olive Garden Original Chicken Giardino Recipe…

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I have been sleeping on the mattress that came with my house for almost five years now. It was a nice mattress, but it has officially reached the point of needing to be replaced. I apologize in advance if this post sounds like an advertisement. I’m just so glad that I am happy with my…

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My daughter has wanted a pet lizard for years. When she asked about a bearded dragon, I agreed that it would be a good alternative to catching a random lizard outside. But she already had enough to keep up with between school and chores. Plus, we live in a small town with no good exotic…

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I do not like mangos, but I love what Mango Salsa does to an ordinary meal! I am still trying to perfect my mango salsa recipe. I am writing my base recipe here so I don’t forget. Ingredients: 10 ounces fresh cut mango (found in the grocery store fresh produce) substitution: use 14 ounce can…

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Our first little berry patch is officially planted! I made myself a map and plant summaries to help keep things straight. Pink Lemonade Blueberries Planted two seedlings, about 6-8 inch tall, February 29, 2020. These are under the outer branches of a tree, which will provide shade in the hottest part of the day. Thanks…

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This is the story of my first time growing blueberries. It may take me a few years to get the whole thing posted, but I hope that it is a success. We love blueberries! There is a farm just outside of town where we pick a gallon or two of delicious Powder Blue blueberries every…

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Last November, I heard a meow at the door and jokingly said “Well come on in!” To my surprise, a young gray/brown tabby cat strolled in like he owned the place. He was hungry but otherwise appeared to be clean and well taken care of. He even knew how to handle himself around my dog.…

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Dressing is one of my absolute favorite holiday foods! For years I marveled at all the talented cooks in my family combining so many flavorful ingredients into different versions of perfection. … It turns out dressing isn’t that hard to make after all. Cornbread dressing is highly customizable to your taste preferences. (and to the…

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