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Copycat O’Charley’s Overloaded Potato Soup

Ingredients
5 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 10 cups)
1 medium onion, finely chopped
5 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
1 garlic clove, minced
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened and cubed
1 cup half-and-half cream
1/4 cup butter, cubed

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1 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup minced chives

Directions
Place potatoes and onion in a 6-qt. slow cooker; add broth, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook, covered, on low 8-10 hours or until potatoes are tender.

Mash potatoes to desired consistency. Stir in cream cheese, cream and butter. Cook, covered, 15 minutes longer or until heated through.

Just before serving, whisk soup to combine. Top servings with bacon, cheese and chives. Yield: 12 servings (4 quarts).

Recipe found by: Copycat O’Charley’s Overloaded Potato Soup

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Angel Food Cake Roll

Ingredients
1 package (16 ounces) angel food cake mix
Confectioners’ sugar
1 cup (8 ounces) strawberry yogurt
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
3 drops red food coloring, optional
2 cups whipped topping

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. Line an ungreased 15x10x1-in. pan with parchment paper.

Prepare cake batter according to package directions. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake until top springs back when lightly touched, 15-20 minutes. Cool 5 minutes. Invert onto a tea towel dusted with confectioners’ sugar. Gently peel off paper. Roll up cake in the towel jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Whisk together yogurt, pudding mix and, if desired, food coloring. Fold in whipped topping.

Unroll cake; spread yogurt mixture over cake to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up again, without towel. Cover tightly and freeze. Remove from freezer 30 minutes before slicing. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Angel Food Cake Roll

Apple Pan Betty

Ingredients
1 medium apple, peeled and cubed
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup bread cubes
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions
In a small skillet, saute apple in butter for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Add bread cubes. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon; toss to coat. Saute until bread is warmed. Yield: 2 servings.

Recipe found here: Apple Pan Betty

Tortellini Carbonara

Ingredients
1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
8 bacon strips, chopped
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

Directions
Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Pour off drippings.

In same pan, combine cream, cheese, parsley and bacon; heat through over medium heat. Stir in tortellini. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Tortellini Carbonara

Ginger Garlic Linguine

Ingredients
12 ounces uncooked linguine
4 green onions, finely chopped
2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup butter, cubed
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions
Cook linguine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the onions, ginger, basil and cayenne in butter for 3-4 minutes or until onions are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.

Drain the linguine; add to skillet and toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Ginger Garlic Linguine

Moist Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients
3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground allspice
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
4 eggs
1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
3/4 cup canola oil
2/3 cup water

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, pumpkin, oil and water. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Pour into three greased 8×4-in. loaf pans.

Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 3 loaves (16 slices each).

Recipe found here: Moist Pumpkin Bread

Copycat Mocha Morning Drink

Ingredients
6 cups hot brewed coffee
3/4 cup half-and-half cream
6 tablespoons chocolate syrup
7 teaspoons sugar
6 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
Whipped cream in a can, optional

Directions
In a large saucepan, combine the coffee, cream, chocolate syrup and sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture is heated through. Ladle into six large mugs. Stir with a cinnamon stick. Garnish with whipped cream if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Mocha Morning Drink

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