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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shrimp Risotto

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Shrimp Risotto

Quicker Than Risotto, Risotto I can’t take credit here, the quick risotto tip is one I found quite a long time ago. What I can take credit for, is the deliciousness of this risotto recipe.  My substitution to cut down on time is using Orzo pasta instead of Arborio rice. Next, add some yummy frozen vegetables and a few other … Read More