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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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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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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I was looking for ideas to use up some leftover spinach when my neighbor shared this recipe for Keto Spinach Balls. Nobody in my house is doing the Keto thing, but there were non-keto directions too. I adjusted the recipe to match what was in my fridge, and now I’m fine-tuning until I find what…

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I was close to trying Amazon Prime a few years ago before they upped the yearly price from $79 to $99 and again before they raised it from $99 to $119 per year. As I find myself ordering more stuff online, I have decided to go ahead and give it a try. Justifying the cost…

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I have waited so long for this. My local WalMart finally offers grocery pickup! The experience was quick, easy, and I am very pleased! Here is how it worked: I downloaded the WalMart Grocery app to my phone, but you can also shop on a computer at https://grocery.walmart.com Or, sign up at http://r.wmt.co/v/michelle_1634 to save…

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Frittatas are a convenient, yummy, and budget-friendly breakfast. These muffins are too much work to make just one or two on-demand. But they are excellent if you want to make a batch of something versatile to serve throughout the week. My Go-To Frittata Muffin Recipe Ingredients: (Makes 24 frittata muffins, about 120 calories each) 18…

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Not only is eating out a convenient way to nourish your body on a hectic day, eating out is an opportunity to enjoy the company of friends and family without the stress of trying to come up with a dish everybody can agree on and without adding a new pile of dirty dishes to your…

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