Clean Fingers Laynie’s Top 10 Recipes of 2019

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Here are the top 10 recipes Clean Fingers Laynie’s fans couldn’t wait to click and feast on in 2019. Find your new favorites or rediscover old ones!

When I decided to start the blog, I wanted to share my tried and true recipes with my family and friends. I never imaged how much I would learn or how much work it would be. But, I’ve connected with so many wonderful people who love food as much as I do, and I want to keep inspiring others to cook more at home.

On December 26, 2018, I clicked the purchase button to register my domain. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t very apprehensive and overwhelmed at the thought of maintaining a food blog for the coming year. But I pushed through my fears, and I couldn’t be prouder to say Clean Fingers Laynie is officially 1 year old!

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Toasted Garlic Olive Oil Bread Dip

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Toasted Garlic Olive Oil Bread Dip with Slice of Bread

Grab a crusty loaf of bread and make this quick Toasted Garlic Olive Oil Bread Dip. This easy restaurant inspired Italian appetizer is a perfect meal starter.

Many Italian restaurants serve bread as an appetizer either with butter or an olive oil dip. Normally, I prefer butter on my bread. But, I have to say, my all time favorite bread dipping oil comes from Johnny Carino’s Italian Restaurant. You want to know what makes their version so good? It’s the crispy fried garlic.

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Copycat Homemade Italian Breadsticks

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Copycat Homemade Italian Breadsticks on Half Size Baking Sheet

Copycat Homemade Italian Breadsticks can taste even better than Olive Garden’s breadsticks. They are light, fluffy, and topped with butter and garlic salt.

Olive Garden is famous for their breadsticks. To tell you the truth, it’s one of my favorite things about going there. Inevitably, I’m always asking the waiter to bring more breadsticks to the table. Ready for the good news? With this Copycat Homemade Italian Breadsticks recipe you can make them at home. Plus, they are are very inexpensive to make!

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Copycat Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

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Copycat Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

This Copycat Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is packed with aromatic veggies, chicken, wild rice, and lots of spices in a chicken stock based broth. Plus, it’s comforting and wholesome at the same time.

As a foodie, I’m always looking for good food recommendations. So, when my coworker told me one of her all-time favorite soups is Panera Bread’s Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, I paid attention. Sadly, Panera Bread does not have any locations in Utah. So, I tucked away that little tidbit of information.

As fate would have it, I was able to try that soup with that coworker on a business trip. And, you know what? She is right. Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is really good.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie – For Two

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie for Two

Add chocolate chips to a perfect peanut butter cookie, bake, and add a peanut butter cup in the middle for a sweet, rich, and decadent dessert for two! This Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie is the perfect for date night or any special occasion.

During my single days, I learned to love single-serving desserts. If I have large pans of sweet temptations around, I WILL eat them. Can you relate?! So, over the years, I’ve amassed quite a collection of single-serving desserts.

Recently, I made this Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie for my husband and I. After trying it, he thought there would be a lot of people who would love this recipe. And, he said I should share it on the blog. So, if you are one of those people, you can thank my hubby. 😉

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Triple Cheese Shrimp Dip Wontons

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Triple Cheese Shrimp Dip Wontons Appetizer

Triple Cheese Shrimp Dip Wontons are a seafood appetizer containing all your favorite shrimp dip flavors in a portable, crispy wrapper. Perfect finger-food!

Who ever said seafood and cheese do not go together?! Seriously, I’ve had several types of seafood with cheese, and I haven’t been disappointed yet. These Triple Cheese Shrimp Dip Wontons are no exception!

These Triple Cheese Shrimp Dip Wontons contain shrimp, cream cheese, Swiss Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, mayonnaise, green onion, and seasonings. I love the contrast between the crispy shell and the creamy mixture. It’s a great seafood appetizer for any party. Plus, they are handheld.

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Cranberry Ginger Hibiscus Tea

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Cranberry Ginger Hibiscus Tea - Top View

For a festive take on hibiscus tea, add fresh ginger and cranberry juice for a cup of tea that is tart, floral, spicy, and slightly sweet. So refreshing!

While in Cabo San Lucas last year, my husband and I tried fresh hibiscus tea for the first time. Ever since, I have been OBSESSED. Seriously, I can’t get enough of it. I’m always on the hunt for the perfect cup of hibiscus tea.

For a festive take on my favorite herbal tea, add some fresh ginger and cranberry juice to hibiscus tea. The hibiscus tea has a tart, floral, and slightly sweet flavor that pairs beautifully with the spicy bite of fresh ginger. Plus, the cranberry juice enhances the flavor of the tea.

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Chicken Mississippi Pot Roast

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Chicken Mississippi Pot Roast

Combine chicken, ranch dressing mix, au jus mix, butter, and pepperoncini in a slow cooker or Instant Pot for a flavorful and easy Mississippi Pot Roast! Sure to be your new family-favorite dinner!

When I first thought about starting a food blog, there were two recipes I couldn’t get out of my mind. I felt like the whole world needed to know about them! As you can tell, I started a food blog, and I shared the first recipe already: Salsa Verde Chicken. The second recipe is this one for Chicken Mississippi Pot Roast!

If you only make one thing from the blog, I highly recommend either one of these two recipes. Both of these recipes are so great for so many reasons!

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Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini

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Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini with Serving Spoon

Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini is a creamy pasta casserole made with spaghetti, turkey (or chicken), mushrooms, and lots of Parmesan in a flavorful sauce!

What’s the best thing about leftover turkey? According to A Christmas Story, it’s turkey sandwiches, turkey salad, turkey gravy, turkey hash, turkey a la king, and gallons of turkey soup! For our family, we love Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini!

As the title of this post suggests, this hearty pasta bake can be made with turkey or chicken. So, if you don’t have any leftover turkey, or if it’s hard to find, you can always substitute the turkey with chicken.

Either way, this chicken or turkey tetrazzini is a tasty casserole that has become a favorite comfort food classic! I hope you enjoy it as much as our family does!

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Gordon Ramsay’s Pear and Granola Muffins

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Adapted from Gordon Ramsay’s recipe, these Pear and Granola Muffins have a soft and moist interior, and the granola provides great flavor and texture!

After finishing the latest season of MasterChef, the hubby and I decided to try Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Home Cooking. In each episode, Gordon Ramsay features a recipe for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guess what?! The hubby asked me to make the Pear and Granola Muffins. I did, and the rest is history! Now, these muffins are a regular breakfast in our house.

If you like apple crumb muffins (like those from Costco), you will love these Pear and Granola Muffins! They are not too sweet, and the pear keeps the muffins moist and soft. Plus, the granola adds texture and flavor to the muffins and pairs perfectly with the subtle cinnamon flavor.

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