Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

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Mushroom Risotto

I personally love mushroom risotto, and used to make it on the stove on a regular basis when I had the time to commit to it. Now, with my Instant Pot, I had found a recipe for risotto in one of my cookbooks and have fallen in love with the method. I make all sorts of varieties and will typically … Read More

From Scratch Waffles

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Easy to Make From Scratch Waffles These from scratch waffles are perfect for your home waffle maker. The ingredients are simple and wholesome too so you don’t need to feel guilty when you indulge 😉 The key “special” ingredients include applesauce, coconut oil, and whole wheat pastry flour. Applesauce is a great way to keep the waffles light and moist … Read More

Avocado Tuna Salad

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Avocado Tuna Salad

A Healthy Twist on a Favorite This quick avocado tuna salad was conceived during our summer vacation at the beach on the last day.  We were running out of some ingredients, yet still had some other items we wanted to use up.   The plan had been for tuna straight out of the can as a lunch option, but I was in … Read More

Polenta Casserole with Eggs

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Polenta Casserole with Eggs

The Polenta Casserole Recipe I first found a recipe called “Rustic Polenta Casserole” in this wonderful cookbook/resource The Make-Ahead Cook.  I highly recommend it for storing and freezing tips and techniques.  This recipe in particular came into the fold of our “regulars” in our house.  It’s a dish full of vegetables that my girls don’t seem to need any coaxing … Read More

Sunday Cioppino

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Sunday Cioppino

When I Make Cioppino, It’s Usually for Sunday Dinner We love to eat seafood in my house.  And cioppino is one of our favorite seafood dishes.  The reason I usually make it on a Sunday is because of time.  I will make the broth a day ahead of time so it can really have time to absorb all the wonderful … Read More

Chuck Roast (Pot Roast) – Instant Pot

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chuck roast - instant pot

Chuck Roast – Instant Pot Recipe I love to find recipes that fit in my Instant Pot for a weeknight meal.  And this particular recipe is a great option, super easy to make, but with high end tastes.  This chuck roast was part of a cow purchase we made this year.  All of which was automatically thrown in the freezer.  … Read More

Sous Vide Tzatziki Chicken

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Chicken Sear

Sous Vide Tzatziki Chicken Dinner My husband loves to fuel my cooking excursions.  The purchase of this Sous Vide from Amazon was one such fueling moment.  I literally got a call that went something like, “I just bought you something.  I heard it’s amazing. Look at the Amazon cart.”  If you know my husband, that is right in line with … Read More

Stove Top Popcorn

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Stove Top Popcorn

Stove Top Popcorn Snack Popcorn is one of my top snacks.  In college it was a necessity to have a box of microwaveable popcorn on hand – and would very often be dinner!  As I got older, this seemed less acceptable, but who am I to judge! 😉 I love this recipe because it is just about as quick as … Read More

Asian Cabbage and Meatballs

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Asian Cabbage and Meatballs

Weeknight Asian Cabbage and Meatballs Dinner I love trying new flavor for things, even though my comfort zone is most certainly Italian cuisine.  This Asian cabbage and meatballs recipe is a quick meal to pull together on a weeknight for the family.  You don’t even need to serve it with anything else if you don’t want (or you could serve … Read More

Homemade Basil Pesto Chicken

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Basil Pesto Chicken

Homemade Basil Pesto Chicken It’s summer time!  Which means it is time for basil pesto, in mass.  I have one basil plant sitting on my deck and it has produced enough basil for me to make this pesto twice.  Hoping for at least one more before summer’s end!  This pesto freezes nicely, which means your own pesto any time of … Read More