I am a newlywed on a budget, just trying to make healthy and inexpensive meals for my husband and I to enjoy. He eats a lot, so cost is a big factor. Though I work 3 jobs, I manage to find time 6 nights a week to cook a full dinner for us both. I am constantly looking for new recipes that are moderately healthy, taste great, and won't break the bank.

On the side, I also own a brownie business called Gersheybars. My passion and love for cooking started when I was just a small child, baking with my mom and grandmother. The brownie recipe has been passed down through 5 generations and I am thrilled to finally have an outlet to share them with everybody else. Friends and family have helped spread the word and made my business as successful as it is today.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Tortellini Soup

Fresh tortellini was on sale this week, so I was searching for a recipe that wasn't just pasta and sauce. I wanted something new. So when I came across a Tortellini soup recipe, I had to try it!

  • 3 cups fresh or frozen cheese tortellini
  • 3.5 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary, crumbled
  • 2 cups cleaned spinach or other greens
  • 1 16oz can small white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 sun-dried tomatoes, minced (I added these, but would really prefer the dish without them)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1. Cook the tortellini according to package directions, until just tender (do not overcook).

2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, bring the broth, garlic and rosemary to a boil. Stir in the spinach, beans and tomatoes. Reduce the heat and simmer until the spinach and tomatoes are tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tortellini; simmer 1 minute longer. Sprinkle with the cheese, and serve.

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