Mangia Mondays:: February Features

Welcome to Mangia Mondays, the blog hop I co-host with mama-to-be and chef-in-training Kristin of Delightfully Dowling!

Can you believe that it’s already the last Monday of February?  That means it’s time for another roundup of great recipes shared at MM this month.  There are some random themes here – soup, brunch, dessert.  I’m having funky cravings and I’m not even prego, go figure!

My lovely friend Nettie from Moore or Less Cooking shared Pasta e Fagioli with Ham and Escarole.  Pasta e fagioli = pasta with beans, a traditional Italian soup.  The Italian stallion husband of mine is all over this one!

Vicki at The Blest Nest shared Fish Chowder.  A great recipe to try during Lent – it sounds so flavorful and delicious!

Mrs. T of Tales From The Ts offered her take on Classic Tomato Soup.  She creates a smooth consistency with an immersion (hand-held) blender – I need one of those!!!  I am a huge fan of tomato soup and am looking forward to trying this.

Bizzy B. of Bizzy Bakes shared Cheesy Hash Brown Muffins, which are so cute they make me want to host a brunch in the near future!

The Bookcase Foodie posted a recipe using frozen broccoli that I think would also work well for a brunch:  Baked Eggy Broccoli Cuties.  These would be great with leftover cooked broccoli or asparagus too!

Speaking of brunchy foods, Cooking For My Kids linked up Egg Stuffed Baked Potatoes that calls for cracking an egg right onto a hallowed out baked potato half, loading it up with bacon and cheese, and then baking.  My kids will love these – they’re potato skins and eggs all rolled into one!

How delicious-looking and pretty is Shopgirl’s Vanilla Panna Cotta with Balsamic Strawberries?  A simple and elegant dessert to serve guest.

Kay of Cooking With K shared her Granny’s Decadent German Chocolate Pound Cake.  I love this beautiful presentation!  What excuse do I have to make this in the near future???

One more lovely dessert to tempt you with:  Easy Vanilla Cake shared by Fiona of Lilyfield Life.  How pretty are the frosting rosettes?  And did you say EASY, Fiona?  Okay, I’m in!

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I’m looking forward to seeing what you’re sharing today.
Have a wonderful week ahead!