That being said, you all may know from my many reminders I am part of a group of 50 bloggers all working with Cookingplanit and T-fal. I am always completely honest with you all when I do these things and I NEVER endorse or review positively a product or site I think is crap. I am thrilled to share BOTH of these with you. And I think this review and recipe are beyond, well worth your read. Because of these kind folks, I get to give back to you all, and I will give you more info on THAT in a couple of days!
Cookingplanit is a website that gives you recipes, any which way you like them, step by step instructions on prep and cooking and how to get it all done, your whole meal, at the same time. That is my biggest kitchen challenge, getting everything done at the same time! You can register on the website for free, to use for FREE. It is easy and (hint, hint) you WILL need to be registered there to be able to win the set of T-fal pots and pans later this week). You can also buy the app for your IPhone for 2.99. It makes your grocery list, tells you what time it will be ready, and pretty much does everything but cook the meal! For that, you are going to need an entirely different website! HA! Another thing I really love is being able to pick the ingredients I want, the kind of meal I want, and that it will take food allergies into consideration as well. Just go check it out, my fingers hurt and if I could come to each of your homes and pull it up for you, I would. That is how strongly I feel about it. They are always adding new recipes too!
There is ONE teeeeeeny little detail I would love to see Cookingplanit incorporate into their website. That is alternate ingredients. I substituted 2 things, both of which as a cook I know I can substitute but for someone who is new to the kitchen, they may be unsure.
As part of my Cookingplanit adventure, I was asked to pick a recipe and make it, and then share with you all. Oh gosh. It took me weeks to decide, I mean, have you BEEN over there? Everything looks fantastic. I am a soup lover as you all know, and you know I cook for my parents for their freezer as well so I had a double agenda, I wanted something I would enjoy as well as my 80 year old parents who can't eat with as much spice and such as they may have once. I found the answer to my dreams. In fact, this pot is goin' down MY hatch, I will make them another batch!
On a serious note, I am positive you will enjoy the kitchen ideas, assistance, and learn a ton. I hope you enjoy the site as much as I do, in fact it is now a permanent fixture on my bookmarks BAR, yea, I know, the BAR not just the regular bookmarks. See?!?!
Here are a couple of things I changed. I used skim milk instead of heavy cream and I used rotini pasta instead of penne. I felt like the creamy broth would just get caught up in the rotini better. I also omitted the wine and used extra chicken stock in its place. Here are the ingredients and directions as they are on the website for.... Creamy Chicken Pasta Soup
I hope this was helpful for you and you check out this delicious soup for sure!!
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