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

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

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

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken

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slow cooker thai chicken

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken This is a perfect Thai recipe if you want to delve into a different cuisine.  My mom was the one that gave me this recipe (she printed and boxed up all the dry ingredients necessary to make the dish).  She found the recipe online (probably Food Network, but I haven’t checked), but then wrote some notes … Read More

Stuffed Pepper Casserole

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stuffed pepper casserole

A Different Take on Stuffed Peppers Casseroles have a slightly different name in our household.  For some reason, we call them All-In-One meals.  Anyway, insight to the crazy that is our household.  Stuffed Pepper Casserole is a favorite of mine because I can make a couple at one time and then freeze the second for another day.  Multi-tasking is always … Read More

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

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Stroganoff Dinner

Healthy Beef Stroganoff Recipe Forget the cream of mushroom soup from a can.  Make something way more flavorful, way less sodium, and no preservatives.  The prep for this meal is pretty simple.  First chop some onion, then grate some carrot (or chop if you prefer, depends on picky eaters), finally dump in mushrooms, seasoning, bouillon cube, minced garlic, beef, wine … Read More

Fall Day Tuscan Soup

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Soup

 Tuscan Soup to Warm the Soul My husband loves soup.  He could eat it on an 80 degree Pittsburgh day and love it.  I am not quite as fond of soups, but they’re generally easy to make in large batches so it does work for me.  If I am ever in need of a reasonably quick soup, this is a … Read More

Oven Baked Salmon

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Cooked Salmon

 Salmon for dinner This recipe is a favorite of mine because it takes little prep and is hands off while cooking.  The key is including enough liquid so the salmon doesn’t taste dry.  It’s so good that we don’t need a sauce to eat it (think tarter, cocktail, etc.).  Also, there are only a few ingredients needed and barely any … Read More