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Chicken Broccoli Pasta Skillet With Parmesan

chicken broccoli skillet with parmesan recipe

Hello friends!

Today I am stopping by to share another recipe with you. It’s a lovely pasta dish that’s very easy and quick to make. A perfect choice for a weeknight dinner. So if you are looking for a flavorful meal that is nourishing and will please the crowds, this is it. We really loved it…


With lots of love,


(This yummy recipe was inspired by

Chicken Broccoli Pasta Skillet With Parmesan
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Serves: 6 servings
  • 3 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) squares
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 6 cups (1400 ml) chicken broth
  • 14 oz (400 grams) penne
  • 1 medium broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 cup (190 grams) oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • ¾ cup (170 ml) heavy cream
  • ¾ cup (80 grams) grated Parmesan
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  1. In a large skillet or pot, heat 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken, season with salt and pepper. Cook until the chicken is cooked through (about 12 minutes). Place the chicken in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Add the remaining 1 tbsp olive oil in the skillet, add the onion, ½ tsp salt and cook until the onion softens. Then stir in the garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes and cook about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the chicken broth, bring to a boil, then add the pasta. Cook until the liquid is very thick and syrupy (almost completely absorbed), 12 - 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in the broccoli florets and sun-dried tomatoes, cover and cook until the broccoli is almost tender (4-5 minutes).
  5. On medium-high heat, stir in the cream, Parmesan, chicken and allow to simmer uncovered until the chicken is heated through.
  6. Remove the skillet from the heat, stir in the lemon juice.
  7. Add more salt and pepper to taste if necessary.


Double Chocolate Banana Bread… And Some News Too

double chocolate banana bread recipe

These days, for some strange reason, I have been craving chocolate like never before. Maybe I am just trying to find energy in all the possible places. Maybe January does this to me. Maybe it’s just hormones that are playing games with me these days (8 months preggers, have I mentioned? Oh, yes… Sorry for being so quiet about it for so long.). :) Well, who knows… Maybe it’s all combined.

So, given the fact stated above, I knew my fate was sealed the moment I saw a recipe for Double Chocolate Banana Bread.

Double Chocolate Banana Bread?

Can a recipe possibly sound any more tempting and delicious?

Without any hesitation I gave this thing a try and what I realized was that I have never ever tasted a banana bread so good and my place has never been filled with a better scent than the one that was coming out of the oven while this chocolatey miracle was baking. Absolutely heartwarmingly amazing!

This recipe is really gorgeous and if you are into chocolate, you must, must, must give it a try…


With lots of love,

(This recipe was adapted from

Double Chocolate Banana Bread
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Serves: 1 loaf
  • 3 bananas (very ripe)
  • ½ cup (115 grams) unsalted butter, melted
  • ¾ cup (145 grams) brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup (125 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (45 grams) cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 cup (170 grams) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chunks or chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).
  2. Butter a 9×5-inch (1.9 l) loaf pan or spray it with a nonstick baking spray.
  3. In a larger bowl, mash the bananas.
  4. Whisk in the melted butter, then whisk in the sugar, egg and the vanilla extract.
  5. Place the baking soda, salt, cinnamon, flour and cocoa powder in a sifter or fine-mesh strainer and sift over the wet ingredients.
  6. Stir the dry and wet ingredients until just combined.
  7. Stir in the chocolate chunks or chips.
  8. Pour into the prepared loaf pan.
  9. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out batter-free.
  10. Cool in pan for 10 to 15 minutes, then run a knife around the edge and invert it out onto a cooling rack.
  11. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  12. Enjoy!


Baked Chocolate Donuts With Chocolate Glaze

baked chocolate donuts with chocolate glaze recipe

I was craving chocolate donuts for a pretty long time. Yesterday I decided to end my painful suffering and and I made these lovely babies.



baked chocolate donuts with chocolate glaze recipe

Let me explain to you really quickly what they are like – these are fingerlicking good… moist… chocolatey… rich… aaaaa-mazing!

Highly recommended! :)


baked chocolate donuts with chocolate glaze recipe

One is definitely not enough. So worth all the effort.



(This lovely recipe was inspired by and

Baked Chocolate Donuts With Chocolate Glaze
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Serves: 24 2¾-inch (7 cm) donuts
  • for donut batter:
  • 2½ cups (350 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup (55 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 tbsp (150 grams) plain white yogurt
  • ½ cup (120 ml) milk
  • 6 tbsp vegetable oil
  • for glaze:
  • 6 tbsp (85 grams) unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) milk
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 oz (85 grams) dark chocolate, broken into chunks
  • 1¼ cups (145 grams) icing sugar, sifted
  • sprinkles
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).
  2. Grease the donut pan with cooking spray or brush with oil.
  3. To make the DONUT BATTER, first, in a small bowl, combine the plain white yogurt, milk and the vegetable oil. Mix well.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  5. In a larger bowl, beat the eggs lightly. Add the sugar and continue to beat until foamy. Add the vanilla extract and mix well.
  6. Add the milk/yogurt/oil mixture and the cocoa mixture to the egg mixture alternately. Mix until the batter is smooth. If you find the batter a bit too dense to pipe, add a little more milk.
  7. Pour the batter into a piping bag.
  8. Fill each donut cavity until about 80% full.
  9. Bake for 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the donut comes out clean.
  10. Let cool completely.
  11. To prepare the GLAZE, combine the butter, milk and vanilla in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  12. Once the butter has melted, add in the chocolate and whisk until smooth.
  13. Remove from heat and add the icing sugar, stirring until combined.
  14. Dip the cooled doughnuts into the glaze and cover with chocolate sprinkles.
  15. Enjoy!


Vanilla Date Smoothie

vanilla date smoothie recipe

I have to admit, smoothies are one of my most favorite drinks in the whole wide world. They are simply delicious, nourishing and with almost endless combinations of ingredients that can be used to make them, they are always a lot of fun to prepare and serve.

Today, I have a yummy smoothie idea for you. I tried it and loved it to bits. It’s a vanilla date smoothie, a perfect way to sweeten up your life.

The preparation is beyond easy. You only need 5 simple ingredients, which you blend, blend, blend until you reach a thick and smooth consistency. And that’s it.


This is gooood!!!

With love,

(This lovely recipe was adapted from


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Vanilla Date Smoothie
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Serves: 4 cups (1 liter)
  • 1 cup (235 ml) plain white yogurt
  • 1 cup (235 ml) milk
  • 1½ cups (220 grams) pitted dates
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  1. Pour all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until thick and smooth.
  3. Enjoy!
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