The Kitchen

Billy O’s Baked Chicken Spaghetti

Made this for a family dinner last night. Everyone enjoyed it. I like a lot of marinara sauce in my pasta so this dish was nowhere near dry. Billy O's Baked Chicken Spaghetti CourseMain Dish CuisineItalian Servings6 people Prep Time40 minutes Cook Time20 minutes...

Billy O’s Slow Cooker Italian Sausage

I love Italian sausage so I made this for the family the other night. I served it straight into a bowl, but you can serve it with paste if you like. Billy O's Slow Cooker Italian Sausage CourseMain Dish CuisineItalian Servings4 people Prep Time20 minutes Cook Time4-6...

Billy O’s Cioppino (seafood soup)

Cioppino is a fish/seafood soup originated from San Francisco. It is also an Italian-American dish. Cioppino is typically made with a combination of Dungeness crab, clams, shrimp, scallops, squid, mussels and some form of white fish. All seafood mostly found in the...

Billy O’s Meatball subs

This meatball sub recipe is quick and easy. Only 5 minutes of prep time. Billy O's Meatball subs CuisineItalian-American Servings6 subs Prep Time5 minutes Cook Time10 minutes Passive Time30 minutes Ingredients 1lb. frozen meatballs 6whole Hoagie rolls 2jars marinara16...

Billy O’s Cheeseburger Soup

This soup is one of my favorites and is great on a cold winter evening. I love the cheesy flavor and each bite brings in hamburger and vegetables. This is a cozy comfort food you’ll crave all year long. And don’t be afraid of changing a few ingredients to suit your...

Billy O’s Sauerkraut and Kielbasa

Sauerkraut is German for “sour cabbage” and is thought of as a German invention. However, It was eaten by the Chinese while building the Great Wall of Chine (over 2,000 years ago). The Chinese fermented the cabbage in rice wine instead of the standard salt fermented...

Billy-O’s Buffalo Chicken Wings

I like my wings crispy, but I don’t like to deep fry them because of the extra calories. Using the Billy-O’s Buffalo Chicken Wings recipe below takes a bit more time but they come out extra crispy and with even fewer calories due to the rendering off of the fat during...

Billy O’s Salsa Verde

I made this last night and it turned out to be a lot simpler than I imagined. It has only 5 main ingredients and some seasonings and can be completed in about 30 minutes. I originally made this for my Creamy chicken and spinach enchiladas verdes. But my family enjoyed...

FYI: Crockpot Recipes Can Save Time and Money

Crockpots are BACK, baby! And boy are they amazing - if you didn't know, let me just tell you. With a crockpot, you can just put the ingredients for your dinner in before you start your day - and when you get home, dinner's ready and smelling amazing. It's an ideal...

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What are the Best Crockpots for Healthy Cooking?

If you're anything like me, you're always looking for ways to make life easier - and to eat healthier at the same time. Life gets busy, and we often find ourselves eating out (and eating the wrong foods) when we're overwhelmed. My family has a bad pizza and chinese...

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3 Best Counter-Top Blenders: Reviewed

Whether you want a blender for the traditional reasons (making milkshakes, blending smoothies, etc.) or you've (like us) fallen in love with Bulletproof coffee, one of these is sure to fit the bill for you - we have tried LOTS of blenders and after much discussion,...

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What is Espresso? Coffee FAQ

What is Espresso? Coffee FAQ

You've heard about it - maybe you've even tried it. But do you know exactly what espresso really is? That's what you'll learn about in this post - what is espresso and where did it come from? Even though most coffees have been around for hundreds of years, this is not...

The Chilled Mocha Espresso

The Chilled Mocha Espresso

The espresso beverage is one coffee drink that can be used for cold drinks, warm coffee drinks, as well as plenty of other food items. There are all sorts of ways to use espresso that it may seem like no one will ever run out of ideas. However, one important recipe...