Cheese Tortellini Pasta Bake

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It’s no secret that we are obsessed with pasta at our house. This is definitely not an exaggeration. My go-to family dinner no matter the night of the week is pasta. I love that it

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1-1/4 cups Bertolli Organic Tomato & Basil Sauce
  • 3/4 cup Bertolli Organic Creamy Alfredo Sauce
  • 1 pound fresh cheese tortellini pasta
  • 1-14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, juice drained

Kale Barley Risotto

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It actually felt like winter this week, and I wasn’t very happy about it. Gone is the charming crisp air of fall. Now we bundling up in puffy coats complete with scarves, hats and gloves.

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Ingredients
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 cup torn lacinato kale leaves
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 1 ounce grated Parmesan
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil

Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

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My oven had been on nightly for the past few weeks. After my son went to sleep, I started baking, all in preparation for his birthday party. Perhaps I’m exaggerating that I was scooping flour

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Ingredients
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk

Tuscan Ribollita Soup

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Life has felt pretty hectic ever since a few days before Thanksgiving. Our little guy turned 4 over the weekend, so post-holiday it’s been party planning and celebrating with family & friends. It feels like

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Ingredients
  • 3 slices crusty bread, torn into pieces
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 white onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled & roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic coves, minced