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My Italian Wedding Soup

Soup season is upon us and one of my favorite soups is this version of Italian Wedding Soup, made with cheese tortellini and frozen Italian meatballs.  It can be made with absolutely minimal effort by choosing prepared ingredients from the grocery store.  Assemble the ingredients, and in approximately 30 minutes you will have a hearty, delicious soup.   This is the number one requested soup in my family, so I am confident your family will love it as well. A Quick, Hearty Soup Made with Tortellini and Meatballs Italian Wedding Soup with Cheese Tortellini and Italian Meatballs When I'm in a hurry to make this soup I make it completely with store bought prepared ingredients. It is quick and delicious. When I have a little extra time I'll make my own chicken stock for a deeper, richer chicken flavor. Occasionally,  I'll make my own chicken meatballs, as well.  I'm including the recipe for my chicken meatballs in the recipe link in case you want ever to make your ow

Get 100 Yummy Slow Cooker Recipes

Fall Slow Cooker Recipe Inspiration on Pinterest I love Pinterest.  If you are a food lover and haven't yet opened a Pinterest account you are missing out. Pinterest is a terrific place to find lots of recipe inspiration and how-to information about your hobbies and passions.  I particularly love Pinterest for food inspiration because I can build my own customized "cookbook" boards filled with all the recipes I either love or want to try. Today, I want to share a Pinterest board I have been working on that is chock-full of fall-themed recipes.  My fall slow cooker board has been curated by me and three blogger friends. Jen from And Hattie Makes Three , Breeze from Little Feet Big Adventures , and Heather from Country Life City Wife , and I have been hard at work to pull together a collection of mouth-watering, slow cooker recipes to share with our readers.  We've been working on the board for more than a month. I think my favorites among all the recipes

Slow Cooker Pot Roast for Dinner

Do you love to have a pot roast for dinner every once in a while?  I certainly do, especially as the weather turns to cooler temperatures.  The cool temperatures of fall make this a great time to break out your slow cooker.  As you probably know, pot roast is most often made with a chuck roast.  Chuck is flavorful, but a relatively tough cut of beef.  The key to a delicious pot roast is to use flavorful ingredients and to cook the roast till the cows come home...so to speak.  That makes pot roast a perfect recipe for the slow cooker.  A long, slow roast is necessary to break down the tough connective tissue.  You want to cook your roast until you can pull it apart with a fork.  No knife should be required.   A Tender, Savory Pot Roast Made in a Slow Cooker (I include affiliate links to products for your shopping convenience. Purchases you make through these links help to support this blog.   Thank You) Slow Cooker Pot Roast Dinner Cooking a delicious pot roast is really

Blueberry Pancakes with Cinnamon and Nutmeg

I don't spend much time on Just One Donna talking about breakfast.  That's because breakfast is more often than not, a simple meal focused on eating something quick and easy that allows me to get on with the rest of the day.  Occasionally, I'll put a little effort into breakfast.  Blueberry pancakes are one of those occasional family friendly breakfasts that take just a little effort.  Every time I make blueberry pancakes, I tell myself I should make them more often. Fresh Blueberry Pancakes for Breakfast This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  Purchases made using these links help support the costs to maintain this blog. Delicious Blueberry Pancakes with Cinnamon and Nutmeg Do you make pancakes?  They are such a simple food.  They really are a beautiful thing in their simplicity.  It's amazing that mixing a little flour, milk, baking powder, and salt with this family friendly recipe can make such a delicious and satisfying breakfast food

Yummy Grilled Potatoes and Onions

This grilled potatoes and onion recipe is an adaptation from a grilled potato recipe I have been making for years and years.  This recipe is a little less fussy and that makes it quick and easy.  I'm all about quick and easy, especially where the grill is involved. A Grilled Potatoes and Onion Recipe Grilled Potatoes and Onions The grill is not the only way to make these potatoes.  You can just as easily use your oven.  On the grill, I wrap the potatoes in a foil packet.  In the oven, you can either use a foil packet or spread the potato mixture on a baking sheet and cook at 450 degrees F. Either way, your potatoes will be tasty.  I'm sharing the recipe with directions specifically for the grill, but use the oven if that is better for you.  This recipe serves four adults but you can easily scale it up or down. Yummy Grilled Potatoes Easy Grilled Potatoes Printer Friendly Recipe Serves four adults 16 baby potatoes, either Yukon Gold or Red Bliss 1

Shrimp Boil Dinner in Foil Packets for the Grill or Oven

I've been obsessed with this Shrimp Boil Dinner recipe for the past six to eight weeks.  It has been a perfect dinner for the grill, but it can easily be made in the oven.  That means we can enjoy it all year long!  I love it so much I decided it is time to share the recipe with you so you can become obsessed with it, too.  There are so many reasons to love this recipe. A Quick and Easy Shrimp Dinner Shrimp Boil Dinner in Foil Packets Here are just a few of the reasons you will love it: The preparation time is short.  You can pull this dinner together in less than 15 minutes.  The ingredients are fresh. There's very little chopping This is a one-pan recipe. There's no mess and no cleanup.  Just throw your foil away. It takes 20 minutes to cook. You can make it on the grill or in the oven.  That means you can have this shrimp dinner all year round. I usually make each of my foil packages with enough for two people.  The recipe is written for on

Get Your Soup on with Delicious Slow Cooker Corn Chowder

It amuses me that as soon as I flip the calendar from August to September each year my cravings for soup begin.  This year is no different from any other because soup has been on my brain since the first of September.  Overnight the temperature cooled making today the day I absolutely had to make my first pot of steaming, hot corn chowder.  The pot I chose to use was my slow cooker .  Nothing can be easier than cooking up this hearty corn chowder in your slow cooker. How to Make Corn Chowder in Your Slow Cooker (I include affiliate links to products for your shopping convenience.  Purchases you make through these links help to support this blog.  Thank You) Corn Chowder Bacon adds heartiness and flavor to this chowder so you'll want to start by frying up about four slices of your favorite bacon.  I like to keep my bacon in the freezer, packaged in four-slice portions.  That makes it easy for me to pull out just what I need.  Freezing the bacon makes it easy to dice for