Mangia | Baked Chicken Cakes

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Do you ever struggle to use up all the leftovers from a rotisserie chicken? I made my baked rotisserie chicken a couple nights ago and needed to use up what was left. I love crab cakes, so I decided to try to make a chicken-based version! Continue reading “Mangia | Baked Chicken Cakes”


Mangia | Cheesy Lasagna Roll-Ups

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Being Italian, I’m conditioned to love pasta…all kinds of pasta! One of my favorite ways to eat pasta is lasagna, so I love the idea of trying new recipes. While traditional lasagna includes meat, these lasagna roll-ups are perfect with just a cheesy filling. I’ve seen numerous recipes with spinach included, but I prefer my own cheesy, garlic-y mixture, sans the green stuff! These are fairly easy to make and come together quickly after a long day at work. Continue reading “Mangia | Cheesy Lasagna Roll-Ups”

Mangia | Broiled Lobster Tails


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To kick off this Valentine’s Day weekend, I decided to make Alex a romantic lobster dinner on Friday. It all seemed like such a good idea in my head…I mean, who doesn’t love succulent lobster tails at a restaurant? I wasn’t quite prepared for the preparation part of this meal…it was a little more than I bargained for with the uncooked lobster tails!  But I powered through and I’m glad I did…the meal was so delicious! Read on to learn how I pulled this meal all together. This is actually pretty easy to make if you still need ideas for dinner tomorrow! 🙂 Continue reading “Mangia | Broiled Lobster Tails”

Mangia | Sausage-Stuffed Peppers Appetizer

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As we head into Super Bowl weekend, I’m sharing one of my ALL-TIME FAVORITE appetizers. This is so simple and everyone always loves them…including my hot food-adverse boyfriend! The combination of the hot peppers, cream cheese and sausage is divine…and perfect for a football Sunday. Continue reading “Mangia | Sausage-Stuffed Peppers Appetizer”

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”

Mangia | Easiest Shrimp Scampi Bake

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I love seafood…but sometimes it can be complicated to make that delicious meal you had at a restaurant or get your seafood cooked just right. In an effort to recreate a favorite meal of mine and use some things I had sitting in the pantry, I came up with the EASIEST shrimp scampi bake ever. Four ingredients and about 20 minutes are all you need to have the perfect shrimp scampi! Continue reading “Mangia | Easiest Shrimp Scampi Bake”

Mangia | Unstuffed Pepper Casserole

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I absolutely love to make stuffed peppers in the fall and winter…it’s one of my favorite comfort foods! But during a busy work week, I’d much rather throw together a casserole that takes a fraction of the time. Enter my Unstuffed Pepper Casserole! I originally came across a similar recipe on Pinterest, but wanted to find a way to make it my own and incorporate ground turkey instead of beef. I came up with the equation below and I’ve made it countless times…it always hits the spot! Continue reading “Mangia | Unstuffed Pepper Casserole”

Mangia | Lighter Lunch Ideas

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As a new year begins, I know many of you will be looking to inject healthy habits into your daily routine. I’m in the same boat, so I’m sharing a couple of my favorite lightened-up lunch ideas to help you shed some fat while still enjoying yummy food. Continue reading “Mangia | Lighter Lunch Ideas”

Mangia | Greek Chicken Pitas

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In my continued quest to make healthy food that tastes delicious and satisfies my cravings for not-so-healthy food, I discovered that making greek chicken pitas at home always hits the spot! It’s not entirely clean; however, it is a lighter version of a gyro. I also like to take a couple of short cuts to make this a really easy work night meal…pre-chopped onions and store-bought cucumber sauce! Continue reading “Mangia | Greek Chicken Pitas”

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