Sausage and Tortellini Soup


It’s finally starting to get warm around here.  That means soup season is coming to an end, but I still have time to share at least one more soup recipe.  At least I don’t think you guys will mind too much, right?

Sausage and Tortellini Soup from Om Nomalicious

I love soup because it’s easy to make a lot, it’s inexpensive, it’s easy, and it’s delicious.  I love cheap, easy, and delicious.  This soup takes less than a half hour from start to finish, has 6 ingredients (not including salt and pepper…), and is so delicious that the hubster asks for it all the time!  What’s not to love about that, right?

Sausage and Tortellini Soup from Om Nomalicious

Sausage and Tortellini Soup

1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Pound Italian Sausage, Casings Removed
1 12 or 16 Ounce Bag of Cheese Tortellini
6 Cups Chicken Stock
2 Cups Milk, Cream, or Half and Half
2 Cups Chopped Spinach, Kale, or Other Leafy Green
Salt and Pepper, To Taste

Heat the olive oil in a pan, add the sausage, and cook until no longer pink.

Add the stock. Once it boils, add the tortellini and boil until they float.

Add the milk and the spinach and boil for a few more minutes. Spinach takes about a minute, which is less time than kale (5 minutes), so just cook until whatever greens you’re using are tender enough for you.

Season with Salt and Pepper according to taste and enjoy!

Sausage and Tortellini Soup from Om Nomalicious

Sausage and Tortellini Soup from Om Nomalicious

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Shortcut Chicken and Dumplings


Wow, it’s been a busy few weeks.  I turned 31 and this blog turned 2!  Last Thursday was our second Blogiversary!  I meant to make a post, but I didn’t have time (or motivation!) to do so.  Instead, you get this Belated Blogiversary post!

I just can’t believe I have stuck this out for two years.  This blog has seen a few changes over the years, and it’s going to have more to come.  I can’t promise to be consistent with posting (babies take a lot of time!), but I can promise that I won’t give up completely.

I wish I had a recipe for some kind of delicious cake.  It seems fitting.  Instead, I’m here with the complete opposite.  Need an easy weeknight dinner?  This could be exactly what you’re looking for.

Shortcut Chicken and Dumplings from Om Nomalicious

Chicken and dumplings are pretty delicious, but who has time to make that after working all day?  Instead, try it this way.  Yeah, it’s technically cheating, but cheating is fine when it comes to cooking sometimes.

Shortcut Chicken and Dumplings from Om Nomalicious

Shortcut Chicken and Dumplings

2 Cups Shredded Chicken
4 Cups Chicken Stock
1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 Can Refrigerated Biscuits (Not The Flaky Variety)

I usually have shredded, cooked chicken in my freezer.  If you’re not crazy like me, you can bake a pound of chicken breasts or poach them in the stock you’re using in this recipe.  Anyway you cook the chicken is fine.

Combine the chicken, stock, and cream of chicken soup in a large stock pan and bring mixture to a boil.

Shortcut Chicken and Dumplings from Om Nomalicious

You can add veggies, too, if you want.  Carrots, onions, celery, whatever.  They’d all taste great!  I just wanted to share the basic recipe.  Feel free to build on it.

While waiting for broth to boil, cut the refrigerated biscuits into 8 pieces each.

Shortcut Chicken and Dumplings from Om Nomalicious

Drop them into the boiling water, making sure to push them down into the broth so they don’t stick together.  Let boil for 10 minutes to cook the biscuits.

Shortcut Chicken and Dumplings from Om Nomalicious

Serve hot and enjoy!

Shortcut Chicken and Dumplings from Om Nomalicious

See?  Super easy!

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup


March will be here in two days, and it’s bringing more snow with it.  That means soup season is being extended a little bit longer.  I’m here today to share with you one of our favorite, healthy soups for Meatless Monday.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup from Om Nomalicious #meatlessmonday

This Sweet Potato and Black Bean soup started out as this recipe Spicy Sweet Potato Soup I posted before.  That soup is very, very delicious, but I wanted to make it meatless, add more protein, and streamline the cooking process a bit.  I ended up with this amazingly easy and delicious soup.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup from Om Nomalicious #meatlessmonday

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup

1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Onion, Diced
3 Medium Sweet Potatoes, Peeled and Diced
1 Can Black Beans, Rinsed and Drained
4 Cups Veggie Broth
1 Cup Half and Half
1 Tbsp Chili Powder
1/2 Tbsp Cumin
Salt and Pepper, To Taste
Chipotle Powder, To Taste

Heat the olive oil in a pot, add the onion and cook until translucent. Add the sweet potatoes, black beans, broth, and spices.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup from Om Nomalicious #meatlessmonday

Bring the soup to a boil, and allow to simmer until sweet potatoes are tender. This should take about 10 to 15 minutes.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup from Om Nomalicious #meatlessmonday

Add the half and half.

At this point, I usually use my immersion blender to pulse it a bit, leaving a few pieces. We don’t like perfectly smooth soup here. You could definitely blend it all until smooth, too. Other options would be to put some of it in a blender or food processor or use a potato masher (thanks for that suggestion, Megan!).

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup from Om Nomalicious #meatlessmonday

Serve hot with cheese, salsa, sour cream, or whatever else you’d like on top!

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup from Om Nomalicious #meatlessmonday

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Peanut Butter Brownie Pudding


A few weeks ago, my friend Sarah mentioned that she made brownie pudding.  I was immediately intrigued, and she gave me the recipe.  I must be having severe preggo brain issues, because I lost the recipe soon after.  It’s probably on my dessert pinboard, but I just overlooked it.  I’ve been doing that a lot lately.

I knew I had to make brownie pudding, though, so I did some googling and decided to use this recipe from Ina Garten as my starting point.  I also knew I had to add peanut butter because the hubster loves peanut butter.

The result was pretty delicious.  I ate so much of it.  I’m pretty disgusted with myself, but whatever.  It was Valentine’s Day.  The hubs and the kiddo both agreed that it was delicious, but really really sweet.  Neither of them could handle more than a small bowl due to the richness and sweetness.  So, just keep that in mind when you make this!

Peanut Butter Brownie Pudding from Om Nomalicious

I guess I should explain what brownie pudding is, right?  You’re all probably really curious!  Well, it’s a bit like undercooked brownie batter, a mix between a brownie and pudding.  It’s really hard to explain.  It’s a bit like the difference between corn bread and spoon corn bread.  Just trust me and try it.  It’s delicious.

I used peanut butter chips in this, but I think it would be pretty delicious without them… or with chocolate chips… or caramel chips.  The possibilities are kinda endless, guys.  It’s a totally customizable recipe.

Oh!  I also used half regular cocoa powder and half black cocoa powder.  So, that added to the richness.  Again, this is totally customizable.  You can use regular, dark, black, whatever.  Just remember that black cocoa powder is really really alkaline.  It doesn’t react the same way other cocoa powders do.  So, you have to mix it with another kind.  I try not to use more than half black cocoa powder in a recipe.  That’s usually plenty, as you can tell from the amazing color of my brownie pudding.

Peanut Butter Brownie Pudding from Om Nomalicious

Peanut Butter Brownie Pudding

2 Sticks of Butter, melted and cooled
4 Eggs
2 Cups Sugar
3/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
1/2 Cup Flour
1 tsp Vanilla
1 Cup Peanut Butter Chips
Ice Cream or Whipped Cream for Topping (Totally Optional)

Preheat oven to 350F

Mix together the eggs and the sugar until well combined.  Add the cocoa powder, flour, and vanilla.  Stir that until it’s just combined.  Add the melted butter last, and, again, stir until just combined.

Peanut Butter Brownie Pudding from Om Nomalicious

Fold in the peanut butter chips and pour into a well greased baking dish.

Peanut Butter Brownie Pudding from Om Nomalicious

Place that baking dish inside a larger baking dish, and pour some water into the bigger one.  Cover with foil and bake for 50-70 minutes, depending on your pan size.  You’ll know it’s done when the edges are just set and the center is still gooey.  I used an 8×8 pan, and it took 70 minutes, but, if you used a larger pan, it would spread out more and cook faster.

Peanut Butter Brownie Pudding from Om Nomalicious

Allow it to cool.  It will continue to cook and set up a bit while it cools.  Scoop it out while it’s still a little warm and enjoy it with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Peanut Butter Brownie Pudding from Om Nomalicious

Yum!

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Cheesesteak Mac and Cheese


We’re in the middle of a major snow storm right now, and I am not a fan.  I’m trying to keep myself busy with cooking, cleaning, reading, and posting.  I’m way overdue for a post, anyway!  I’m not going to apologize again, though.  You guys already know I lack ambition.

This recipe started as something I saw on Pinterest.  I swore I had pinned it, but I couldn’t find it when it came time to make it.  That means I just used the elusive pin as inspiration.  How hard could it be to make a cheesesteak mac and cheese, anyway?  Not very.  I adapted my basic cheese sauce recipe to create this Ah-mazing stovetop mac and cheese.  I wish I had a bowl of it right now.  It was so delicious.

Cheesesteak Mac and Cheese from Om Nomalicious

Can I take a moment to rant?  Yes??  Thanks.  I am so annoyed by the trend of using ‘Philly Cheesesteak’ as a buzzword.  Half the recipes going around with that title are NOT Philly Cheesesteaks.  Before you use the word ‘Philly’ answer these questions:  Does it have ground beef?  Does it use a cheese other than provolone, american, or cheese wiz?  Does it contain anything other than meat, cheese, and onions?  If you answered yes to any of those questions, please leave the ‘Philly’ off your title.

I’ll stop now.  It’s a pet peeve of mine.  Does that make me a snob?  Probably.  I’m not concerned though.  There are worse things to be snobbish about.

On to the recipe, though!

Cheesesteak Mac and Cheese from Om Nomalicious

Cheesesteak Mac and Cheese

16 oz Pasta
2 lbs Steak or Roast, sliced
1 Large Onion, sliced
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Flour
2 Cups Milk
1.5 Cups Cheese
Salt and Pepper, To Taste

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet.  Add the onion, garlic, and steak.  Season with salt and pepper and cook until steak is cooked to your taste.  It cooks pretty fast, so watch out.

Cheesesteak Mac and Cheese from Om Nomalicious

Stir in the flour, and allow mixture to cook a few minutes before slowly stirring in the milk.  Bring to a boil and allow to simmer for a few minutes until it thickens a bit.  Stir in your favorite cheese.  I used Colby-Jack, which is why this is not considered Philly Cheesesteak Mac and Cheese.

Cheesesteak Mac and Cheese from Om Nomalicious

Add the cooked pasta and cheese sauce back into the large pan, and mix until combined.  If you timed it correctly, everything should be done at once.  That means it’ll be hot.  If you have to wait for one or the other, you might need to heat it over low heat, stirring constantly, for a few minutes.

Cheesesteak Mac and Cheese from Om Nomalicious

Serve hot and enjoy!

Cheesesteak Mac and Cheese from Om Nomalicious

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Stuffed Cookies


I’ve always wanted to make stuffed cookies.  I’ve seen them on Pinterest, and they have always looked delicious.  However, I was afraid of ending up with a product worthy of Pinterest Fail.  I eventually gave into temptation and tried a few recipes…. with mediocre results.  They either spread out too much or ended up too hard once cooled.

That’s when I decided to go ahead with my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe, minus the chips and plus a little extra flour.  They came out perfect for me.  They held their shape and were still soft the next day.  Perfect.

My husband’s favorite filling for these cookies are miniature Reece’s cups.  He’s a peanut butter fanatic.  I’ve also made them with mini KitKats and Lindor Truffles.  All were amazing.  This time I had a little something different in mind.

Stuffed Cookies from Om Nomalicious

Yeah, these aren’t as tasty as candy bars, but they’re much more meaningful.  Why would I, a woman who is 20 weeks pregnant, want to stuff some cookies with blue chocolate??

Did you figure it out yet?  I’ll give you another hint: here’s a pic from the ultrasound I had today.

Ultrasound

Figure it out yet??  That’s right, we’re having a boy!  We are pretty excited up in hurr.  Now we need to agree on a name.  That’s going to be the hard part!

These cookies were a fun way to celebrate our big announcement.  How cute did they turn out?

These stuffed cookies from Om Nomalicious are great with your favorite candy!

This recipe is a small batch recipe.  It makes about 18 cookies.  It’s pretty easy to double, though, if you want more.

Stuffed Cookies

½ Cup Butter (1 Stick), Softened
¼ Cup Sugar
¼ Cup Brown Sugar
1 Egg
½ tsp Vanilla
1 ¼ Cup Flour
½ tsp Baking Soda
¼ tsp Salt

Cream the butter and sugars together and add the egg and vanilla. Mix well.

Add the flour, baking soda, and salt, and mix well.

Refrigerate for at least an hour.  This step is very important.  Do not skip it!

Preheat oven to 350F. Take about a tablespoon of dough, split it in half, and wrap it around whatever you’re filling. This amount works well for most small candies, but use a bit more if your filling is a bit larger.  If the dough starts to become sticky while you’re working with it, refrigerate it for a bit.

Arrange on a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes until they’re lightly browned.

Stuffed Cookies from Om Nomalicious

Stuffed Cookies from Om Nomalicious

Allow to cool on a wire rack.

These stuffed cookies from Om Nomalicious are great with your favorite candy!

Enjoy!

These stuffed cookies from Om Nomalicious are great with your favorite candy!

For a printable version of this recipe, click here!!

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Molasses Cookies


I know, I know.  It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything here.  I’d love to make excuses for myself (cough morning sickness cough) but I won’t bore you with the details.

Instead I’ll just say I’m sorry and refrain from making empty promises to post more often.  You’ll get recipes when you get them.  Also, you’ll get updated photos on older posts when I feel like it, too.  It’s a busy time of year, guys!

Speaking of the time of year… I’m starting my holiday baking this week and wanted to share a recipe for one of my favorite cookies: Molasses Cookies.  They’re sweet and delicious and yum.  Oh, and they’re pretty easy, too.  I don’t mess around with complicated cookies too often.

Molasses Cookies by Om Nomalicious

Molasses Cookies

3/4 Cup Shortening
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Egg
1/2 Cup Molasses
2 1/2 Cups Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Ground Allspice
1 tsp Ground Nutmeg
1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar

Cream together the shortening and brown sugar.  Add the egg and molasses and mix well.

Fold in the flour, salt, baking soda, and spices.  Refrigerate for a few hours.

Molasses Cookies by Om Nomalicious

Preheat oven to 350F.

Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and roll in the granulated sugar.  Place on a sprayed baking sheet.

Molasses Cookies by Om Nomalicious

Bake for 9-12 minutes, allow to cool on pan for about a minute, and then cool completely on a wire rack.

Molasses Cookies by Om Nomalicious

Enjoy!

Molasses Cookies by Om Nomalicious

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