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Copycat Olive Garden Minestrone Soup Recipe

By Andrea @ utensi / February 7, 2017

This is one of our favorite soups when we dine at Olive Garden. I love to find ways to make my own faves at home and this copycat recipe doesn’t disappoint! Copycat Olive Garden Minestrone Soup Ingredients 3 TBS, Olive Oil 1 Medium Onion (diced) 1 small Zucchini (chopped) 14 oz, Italian Style Green Beans 1 stalk Celery […]

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Crockpot Shredded Chicken Tacos

By Andrea @ utensi / January 24, 2017

We are in the midst of a crazy busy sports season. We have 6 games this week alone! Game admission adds up fast. If we can eat before a game and minimize concession stuff, that helps with the budget! I try my best to have something prepared for dinner before we leave for a game so at least […]

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DIY Glass Cleaner

By Andrea @ utensi / January 17, 2017

This is a basic recipe that will replace the blue stuff in your cleaning closet. I always have the ingredients on hand to make a batch. I love that it is all natural and it really works! DIY Glass Cleaner Supplies 1/2 cup, White Vinegar 2 cups, Water (warm) 2 tsp, Liquid Castile Soap 3-4 […]

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Homemade Coconut Truffles

By Andrea @ utensi / November 29, 2016

I always thought truffles were some elaborate, fancy treat but this recipe completely exonerates that belief! These are super simple to make and you likely have the ingredients in the pantry. Coconut Truffles Ingredients 12oz bag, Wilton Dark Chocolate Melting Candy 2 2/3 cups + 1/3 cup, Sweetened Shredded Coconut Flakes 3 TBS, Butter (melted) […]

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Peppermint Chocolate Snowflake Bark

By Andrea @ utensi / November 22, 2016

Peppermint Bark is a recipe that we make frequently, mostly at Christmas and the holidays. But, it is seriously good year-round, amiright?! This peppermint bark recipe not only has white chocolate but a dark chocolate making it twice as good! Peppermint Chocolate Bark Ingredients Peppermint Candy Melts (here on Amazon) Dark Chocolate Candy Melts Wilton Red Snowflake Mold […]

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Homemade Cookie Butter

By Andrea @ utensi / November 15, 2016

Have you ever had cookie butter? I used to hear about this magical sweet treat all the time and finally found it at a Trader Joe’s. Well, it’s pretty good stuff! But, Trader Joe’s is a long drive for me and while I am not opposed to driving long distances for a sweet fix, it’s not *that* good […]

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Crockpot Lasagna Recipe

By Andrea @ utensi / November 1, 2016

The ending of one sports season is bittersweet. Even moreso this year as our son is a senior and he just finished his last season of cross country. But, there’s no time to be sad since there are now new practices to shuffle kids to, and games to race from work to see. I don’t […]

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Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Andrea @ utensi / October 25, 2016

OK, just go grab a gallon of milk before you work on baking these cookies. You will thank me when they’re done! So tasty and chewy – way better than any box! Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients 3/4 cup, Butter (softened) 3/4 cup, Brown Sugar 1/2 cup, White Sugar 1 TBS, Vanilla Extract 1 Egg 2 cups, All […]

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Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks Recipe

By Andrea @ utensi / October 11, 2016

You can make your own Olive Garden dinner at home for much less! And aren’t these the best breadsticks ever?!! Give me the soup and salad combo and I’m content! Although, I’ve been eliminating gluten lately so I would have to skip the breadsticks. Maybe I’ll make a version of gluten-free so I can enjoy them […]

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Pumpkin Spice Cake Donuts

By Andrea @ utensi / October 4, 2016

I have a confession to make: I’m not crazy about all things pumpkin spice. I know everyone is so excited that it’s pumpkin spice season now, but I mainly enjoy some roasted pumpkin seeds and a good pumpkin donut. All of my normal places stopped making pumpkin donuts. They will make donut holes but not the entire […]

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