Anthony Ciccarello
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  1. Greek Meatballs and Lemon Butter Orzo

    We have really liked this recipe from Half Baked Harvest but wanted some more meat so we’ve adjusted the proportions. Ingredients Note: If using fresh oregano, double the amount. Also, the ingredients list is auto-generated and doesn’t merge ingredients that are used multiple times so read the whole list. Summary...

      dinner stove pasta chicken lemon
  2. Stuffed Bell Pepper Casserole

    We started making this recipe as a traditional stuffed pepper, with the filling placed inside the pepper. However, it was difficult to get the peppers cooked enough and the filling didn’t want to stay inside the pepper anyway. So we tried making it as more of a casserole instead which...

      dinner pepper beef oven casserole
  3. Teriyaki Chicken Noodles

    Inspired by Nadiya Hussain

      dinner chicken oven
  4. Pineapple Shrimp Tacos

    A tasty recipe modified from the Half Baked Harvest. We’ve toned down the spice and sometimes keep the spices separate to keep things mild for Bekah. See the original recipe for a creamy jalapeno sauce. Summary Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Servings: 6 Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds...

      dinner seafood tacos oven
  5. Bacon Wrapped Scallops

    My family loves to eat these Christmas eve. It’s a simple recipe but the key is not over-cooking the scallops. I’m still working out the timing but we like the bacon a little crispier so I recommend doing a thinner cut. Summary Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes...

      dinner seafood holiday appetizers
  6. Air-Fried Brussels Sprouts

    We got an air fryer for christmas and this was one of the first meals we made. I started with a few reference recipes but adjusted the time and seasoning We’ll have to experiment with larger portions to see if the air fryer has space. Summary Prep Time: 5 minutes...

      air fryer dinner vegetable sides
  7. Creamy Torellini Soup

    This recipe from Damn Delicious was made for us by someone in our foster care group during our first placement. We loved it so much we’ve made it again ourselves. To leave more broth, we’ve increased the amount of liquids from the original. Summary Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time:...

      dinner soup
  8. Thanksgiving Stuffing

    A Ciccarello family thanksgiving favorite, this stuffing recipe starts with pre-made stuffing and adds sausage and fruit. Summary Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutes Servings: 8 Ingredients 1 12 oz. Pepperidge farm stuffing bag 1 stick of butter 2 cups chicken broth 1 lb sausage from the tube...

      thanksgiving side dish dinner family recipe
  9. Cream Cheese Slow Cooker Chicken

    This is a really easy slow cooker meal that requires very little prep. The initial ingredients can all go directly in the slow cooker. Summary Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 4-6 hours (slow cooker) Servings: 8-ish Ingredients 2 boneless chicken breasts (can be frozen) 1 can of corn (drained)...

      dinner chicken slow cooker
  10. Chicken Couscous Chili

    Inspired by Kim’s Cravings’ Best Vegetarian Chili which also has instant pot and slow cooker versions. Bekah came up with the idea of adding chicken and using couscous instead of quinoa. It’s great with a side of corn bread. Summary Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 45 minutes Servings: 8...

      soup dinner
  11. Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

    Found this on pinterest from 71toes.com and it’s a refreshing meal. Make sure you have a pan big enough to mix everything. Summary Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 30 minutes Servings: 4 Ingredients 1/4 tbs. extra virgin olive oil 1 c. finely chopped onion 1 lb. ground turkey breast...

      dinner stovetop
  12. Broccoli Mousse

    This recipe is great combined with Pepper Seared Salmon and Tomato Bacon Jam. After prepping the ingredients for all three recipes, start cooking the mouse, followed by the jam. When both of those are almost done, then start the salmon so it’s fresh when you’re ready to serve. If...

      sides dinner
  13. Tomato Bacon Jam

    This recipe is great combined with Pepper Seared Salmon and Broccoli Mousse. After prepping the ingredients for all three recipes, start cooking the mouse, followed by the jam. When both of those are almost done, then start the salmon so it’s fresh when you’re ready to serve. If you’re...

      sauce dinner
  14. Pepper Seared Salmon

    This recipe is great combined with Broccoli Mousse and Tomato Bacon Jam. After prepping the ingredients for all three recipes, start cooking the mouse, followed by the jam. When both of those are almost done, then start the salmon so it’s fresh when you’re ready to serve. If you’re...

      salmon dinner
  15. Change Your Life Chicken

    A friend shared this recipe with an over the top title, but we’ve made it several times now and we love it. The key is cooking the skin-on chicken on top of vegetables is a delicious combination of flavors. It’s a decent amount of prep to cut the vegetables but...

      chicken dinner
  16. Butternut Squash & Apple Pizza

    We had fun with this pizza recipe from the Half Baked Harvest Super Simple Cookbook. The advertized prep time was 15 minutes but it took me much longer to get everything sliced. However we ended up with extra toppings so we made another pizza the next day for lunch. Overview...

      pizza dinner
  17. Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

    This soup from the Half Baked Harvest Super Simple Cookbook felt like a fancy meal to make and it turned out great. I’ve included the slow cooker and stovetop directions here but the cookbook also includes directions for an instant pot as well. Summary Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time:...

      soup dinner
  18. Jesse's Baked Mac and Cheese

    We love this baked mac and cheese recipe from our friend. It’s been one we’ve returned to year-after-year. WARNING: There’s a lot of cheese Ingredients 1 lb of elbow macaroni 2 8 oz bags of shredded sharp cheddar 1 8 oz bag of Colby jack/Monterey mix 1 12 fl oz....

      dinner pasta
  19. Lori's Chile

    This is a simplified slow cooker chile recipe from an advisor and former-professor of Bekah’s. We’ve made many variations of this but it provides a great base to work from. Ingredients Ground beef (browned) Diced tomatoes Tomato sauce Tomato paste (if want it to be thicker) Red kidney beans (drained...

      dinner soup slow cooker