comfort food

Mangia | Jalepeno Popper Chicken Casserole

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I love any recipe where I get to experiment with turning a fan favorite appetizer into a full blown meal. This casserole packs just the right amount of punch from the jalapeno peppers, bolstered by a creamy, cheesy sauce. If you like jalapeno poppers, then you’ll really love this casserole version! Plus, it’s ready in about 30 minutes from start to finish. Continue reading “Mangia | Jalepeno Popper Chicken Casserole”


Mangia | Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Soup


The buffalo flavor of this chicken soup is perfect for warming up on cool fall days. Talk about a fix it and forget it recipe! This easy soup channels the power of your crockpot and you end up with a delicious and hearty meal. Continue reading “Mangia | Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Soup”

Mangia | Crustless Pizza Bake


Imagine your favorite pizza toppings. Now, imagine them coming together in a cheesy, bubbly bake without all the carbs from the crust! Try this easy pizza bake to satiate your cravings for those heavenly cheese-covered spheres. Continue reading “Mangia | Crustless Pizza Bake”

Mangia | 10-Minute Crab Bisque

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I am a huge fan of seafood, especially seafood soups. After a busy day and a late workout at the gym on Friday, I really didn’t feel like cooking at all! I had the ingredients to test out a crab bisque recipe that I came up with last week during meal planning and some pre-made crab cakes that just needed to be baked. I thought the soup would be long and involved since I was testing something new, but I actually created a fast and easy crab bisque recipe that is perfect when you are short on time but craving a hot dinner! Continue reading “Mangia | 10-Minute Crab Bisque”

Mangia | Cheeseburger Meatloaf


Do you love biting into a juicy cheeseburger? I DO! But…I’m also trying to get ready for a wedding, SO…what’s a girl to do? Find a lighter version that still satisfies the craving…that’s what. Try this easy cheeseburger meatloaf recipe if you have a hankering for a burger without all the regret that comes after the fast food drive-thru! Continue reading “Mangia | Cheeseburger Meatloaf”

Mangia | Taco Stuffed Peppers

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It’s Cinco de Mayo and people everywhere will be commemorating the day with flavorful Mexican delicacies. Not to be outdone, I made a muy delicioso new recipe that boasts the flavor of tacos without the unwanted carbs from the shells! Continue reading “Mangia | Taco Stuffed Peppers”

Mangia | Cheesy Cheeseburger Pie

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As you know, I am all about easy dinner casseroles after busy work days. This quick recipe will have you chowing down in no time with huge cheeseburger flavor. Ditch the buns and make this easy cheeseburger pie for dinner! Continue reading “Mangia | Cheesy Cheeseburger Pie”

Mangia | Pepper Jack Tomato Soup with Garlic Croutons

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If you’ve ever visited Isaac’s Famous Grilled Sandwiches restaurant chain here in Central PA, you may have seen their pepper jack tomato soup on the menu. It is SO delicious. Alex — who often turns his nose up at all things tomato — tried it and absolutely loved it. I vowed to try to recreate it at home! With the weather taking a turn for the cooler lately, warm up with this soup before the spring temperatures return. Continue reading “Mangia | Pepper Jack Tomato Soup with Garlic Croutons”

Mangia | Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

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I love a good stuffed pepper! I usually make my traditional recipe (which I will share someday!), but tonight, I tried something a little different to change things up. Alex and I both love Philly cheesesteaks, but not the calories that come along with them. Try this lighter version with a similar flavor! Continue reading “Mangia | Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers”

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