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One-Pot Chicken, Tomato and Basil Pasta

one-pot chicken and tomato pasta

The most important note that I have for you regarding this recipe is that I have fallen in love with it.

Truly and deeply.

And I think the same might happen to you too.

Well, who wouldn’t love a meal that can be prepared within 30 minutes, where only one pot is used and the result tastes just wonderful? It is a simple and delicious dish that I highly recommend.

A real keeper!

 

one-pot chicken and tomato pasta

These are the ingredients that you need.

So yes, the only thing that you will need to prepare in advance is the cooked chicken. I cooked mine in chicken broth (not the chicken broth noted in the recipe list).

 

one-pot chicken and tomato pasta

1. To begin, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a larger pot over medium heat.

2. Chop the onions.

3. Once the oil gets hot, add the chopped onions and cook until the onions are translucent and softened, about 7 minutes.

4. Then add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more.

5. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot – the pasta, crushed tomatoes with their liquid, cooked and shredded chicken, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, fresh basil, chicken broth, salt and pepper.

6. Stir everything together until well combined.

 

one-pot chicken and tomato pasta

7. Bring to a boil. Cover the pot, reduce to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes or even more, depending on the type of pasta you are using. Stir frequently. Cook until almost all the liquid has evaporated and the pasta has reached an al dente consistency.

8. Finally, add more salt and pepper if needed and stir well.

 

one-pot chicken and tomato pasta

9. This meal tastes best when served immediately with a generous topping of freshly grated Parmesan cheese!

 

one-pot chicken and tomato pasta

Yummy!

 

one-pot chicken and tomato pasta

Enjoy!

With love,
Petra

(This lovely recipe was adapted from www.fearlesshomemaker.com. It makes 3 servings.)

 

Individual No-Bake Nutella Cheesecakes

no-bake nutella cheesecake

Individual desserts in a glass are my favorite go to recipes when I am looking for something quick yet impressive to serve to my guests. The possibilities are really endless here. I have personally already made cream parfaits, yogurt parfaits, individual Banoffee pies, individual peanut butter pies and some strawberry cheesecakes in a glass too. Apart from the deliciousness, I have always loved the cute factor that these little treats possess.

With that said, I just knew that my fate was sealed when I noticed a recipe for a Nutella Cheesecake in the deep waters of the internet… and here’s the rest of the story…

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake recipe ingredients

The ingredients.

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

1. To make the individual Nutella cheesecakes, first use a food processor (blender or rolling pin) to crush 12 Oreo cookies into crumbs.

2. In a medium bowl, stir together the Oreo cookie crumbs and melted butter.

3. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and Nutella until smooth. Add the vanilla and mix to combine. Whip the cream (8 ounces/230 ml) and using a rubber spatula, fold the cream in the Nutella mixture until well blended and no streaks remain. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag fitted with a large round tip.

4. Whip the remaining cream with about 3 tablespoons powdered sugar to use for the garnish.

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

5. Evenly divide the crumbs between your individual serving dishes (I had just enough mixture for about 3 1.5-cup/300 ml glasses).

6. Evenly pipe the filling into the serving dishes.

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

7. Garnish with with additional whipped cream, chocolate shavings and toasted, chopped hazelnuts.

8. Refrigerate for about 2 hours before serving.

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

And that’s it!

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

Mmmm!
 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

Enjoy, dear friends!

Love,
Petra

(This lovely recipe was adapted from mybakingaddiction.com. Yield: about 3 servings.)

 

Cookies And Cream Cheesecake

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

This cheesecake is one of those ‘extremely easy to prepare and extremely delicious’ cheesecakes that many of us are huge fans of, I am sure. Well, I definitely am.

The recipe uses Oreo cookies and a few very simple ingredients that you might even have on hand right now. And if you feel a little adventurous, you can try replacing the Oreo cookies with some cookies of a different kind and enjoy the result.

Here is how to make this delicious dessert…

 

cookies and cream cheesecake recipe ingredients

These are the ingredients that we need.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

1. First, preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C). Spray a 9 x 2 1/2 inches (23 x 6 cm) springform pan with no-stick cooking spray or brush it with some vegetable oil.

2. Using a food processor, blender or rolling pin, crush 28 Oreo cookies into crumbs.

3. Place the crushed Oreos in a bowl. Melt the butter and pour it over the Oreo crumbs. Stir to coat all the cookie crumbs with butter.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

4. Pour the Oreo-butter mixture into the springform pan and press it into the pan to form the crust.

5. Bake the crust for about 7 minutes.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

6. Meanwhile, in the bowl of your electric mixer, combine the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract and mix until well blended.

7. Then add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until just combined.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

8. Crumble about 8 Oreo cookies with your fingers and …

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

9. … add to the cheesecake mixture.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

10. Stir together to combine.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

11. Pour the cheesecake mixture over the cookie crust.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

12. Smoothen the batter and place in the oven for about 40 minutes, until the edges are set but the center is still slightly jiggly.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

13.Cool on a wire rack and then refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

You will love this!

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

Pure heaven!

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

This is really delicious, my friends!

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

You can additionally garnish your cheesecake with sweetened whipped cream, halved Oreos and even some fruit.

Enjoy!

With love,
Petra

(This yummy recipe was adapted from www.bunsinmyoven.com).

 

Homemade Oreos

homemade oreos recipe

If you’ve ever wondered if Oreos, those delicious world-famous cookies, can be possibly made at home then I definitely have good news for you. Yes, they can!

As I’ve recently learned they can be very easily prepared by baking simple cocoa cookies that are then sandwiched together with a delicious buttercream filling. So easy! And gooooood!

Would you like to give it a try?

Then I sure have all the necessary details ready for you…

 

homemade oreos recipe - ingredients

Here’s all that we need.

 

homemade oreos recipe

1. To make the cookies, combine the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Then add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until well incorporated.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.

 

homemade oreos recipe

3. Gradually add the dry cocoa mixture to the creamed mixture, beating on the lowest speed until the dry ingredients are just incorporated.

 

homemade oreos recipe

4. Divide the dough in half and shape into two discs. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 1 hour.

 

homemade oreos recipe

5. When the dough is chilled, preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

6. Taking only one portion of the dough out of the refrigerator at a time, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough to 1/8 – 1/4-inch (0.3 – 0.6 cm) thickness. Then, using a round cookie cutter (approximately 2 inches – 5 cm in diameter) cut out cookies and transfer them to the prepared baking sheets.

 

homemade oreos recipe

7. Bake the cookies for about 11 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
 

homemade oreos recipe

I made a little heart indention into half of my cookies using a heart-shaped cookie cutter… just for fun. I used them as the ‘top cookie parts’ in my Oreos.

 

homemade oreos recipe

8. Once the cookies are cooled, prepare the filling. To do so, combine the softened butter, heavy cream, vanilla extract and salt and beat until combined. Add the sifted powdered sugar gradually, approximately 1/2 cup at a time, until the filling comes together.

 

homemade oreos recipe

9. Transfer the filling into a piping bag fitted with a round tip (I used a 0.2-inch – 0.5 cm tip).

 

homemade oreos recipe

10. Pipe the filling onto half of the cookies.

 

homemade oreos recipe

11. Top with the remaining cookies to form cookie sandwiches.

 

homemade oreos recipe

And here we have them – our very own homemade Oreos.

 

homemade oreos recipe

Yummy!

 

homemade oreos recipe

Enjoy!

With love,
Petra

(This lovely recipe was adapted from www.mykitchenaddiction.com. It makes about 30 cookies.)