It's March, and I think this month we will start off with a little soup. I don't know about you, but I feel like a little Italian food. We are gonna start off with some Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup, followed by one of my favorites: Olive Garden Alfredo. Now, I know some of you diehards are going to cringe at the thought of putting a little cream cheese in the sauce, but I think it helps make the thickening process go much easier. And finally we will finish with a little Sara Lee Pound Cake. We needed something a little lighter to finish up with. Remember you can find many more of these recipes at www.copykat.com.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place sausage links onto a sheet pan and bake for 25 minutes, or until done; cut in half length-wise, then cut at an angle into 1/2 inch slices.
Place onions and bacon in a large saucepan and cook over medium heat until onions are almost clear. Remove bacon and crumble. Add garlic to the onions and cook an additional 1 minute. Add chicken base, water, and potatoes, simmer 15 minutes. Add crumbled bacon, sausage, kale and cream. Simmer 4 minutes and serve.
In a saucepan melt butter. When butter is melted add cream cheese. When the cream cheese is softened add heavy cream. Simmer this for 15 - 20 minutes on low. You may wish to season with a little salt and pepper. I have done this with half and half, and it seems to do all right. But I wouldn't try it with plain milk.
Allow butter to reach room temperature, if you can try to use unsalted butter. Cream sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and mix well. Add in flour, powdered milk, and corn syrup. Beat each in well. Add juice of half a lemon, salt, vanilla, nutmeg, and mace. Make sure everything is well blended, and pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes, checking for done-ness by inserting a toothpick and seeing if it comes out clean. You almost want to underbake this.
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