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Just Like Olive Garden Cream of Tomato and Basil Soup

The Olive Garden’s Cream of Tomato and Basil Soup is one of my favourites and as always, I’m trying to find ways to cut costs and make yummy things at home.  Here’s a copycat recipe which I think is the real deal to the original, if not very close.

What You Will Need:

–   3 Tbsp of fresh basil, chopped.  Even though the freshness of this ingredient does make a     difference, it could be used if it is not.

–   4 Tbsp of butter

–   a little salt and pepper for taste

–   3 cups of diced canned tomatoes which equals to roughly 5 oz

–   1 small red onion chopped finely

–   2 cups of heavy cream

–   2 cups of white wine

What You Will Need to do:

1.   Melt the butter into a sauce pan.

2.   Next, sauté the onion in butter.

3.   Then add the white wine, tomatoes and heavy cream.  Bring all the contents of the sauce pan to a simmer.

4.   After the first three steps are complete, take the contents of the pan and place in a food processor.  Stir the basil, pepper and salt in and let mix for a few minutes.

Hope you enjoy!

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About Dino
There are many things that I love to do. One of those things is crafts! If I could find a job that involved crafts and being able to pay the bills, I'd be all over it! I've also found a great love for cooking and baking in the past few years. Sometimes there doesn't seem to be enough time in the day to be able to fully get into cooking and baking to the degree that I would like to. I've also found myself making a HUGE effort to save my family money. I'm still a beginner but I'm surprised at how many different ways I've found to save money, including starting to use coupons! I hope you enjoy all that I'm about to share.

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