Instant Pot Chicken and Brown Rice

Sometimes you need a simple dinner made with frozen chicken breasts. When I don’t have thawed chicken, I often make this Instant Pot Chicken and Brown Rice. Why do you use brown rice? You want to use brown rice because it takes much longer to cook than white rice. If you used white rice, it […]

Garlic and Cheese Beer Bread

This simple quick bread is easy to make and full of flavor.  It is similar to by regular Beer Bread that you can make from Beer Bread Mix. I add garlic powder and cheddar to make this a perfect savory side to a soup, stew, or chili. I have made it with different kinds of […]

Easy Berry and Cheese Danish

These pastries look fancy but are relatively simple to make and are a fun treat for a special morning. I like to make them for my kids on Valentines Day. What ingredients are in Berry and Cheese Danish? There are three parts to the Berry and Cheese Danish. Frozen Puff Pastry Berry Mixture Cream Cheese […]

Roast Beef and Cheddar Pinwheels

One of my favorite parts of Super Bowl Sunday is the food! I love to make all kinds of appetizers. This year I will be serving Roast Beef and Cheddar Pinwheels. They are not complicated and are oh so good. Deli roast beef is cut into small pieces and mixed with cream cheese and cheddar. […]

Chocolate Covered Trail Mix Clusters

Everyone knows the best part of trail mix is the chocolate. Let’s just make the chocolate the star and coat the trail mix in chocolate. I found that just trail mix and chocolate can be a little dense so I added some crispy rice cereal (Rice Krispies) to lighten it up and add some extra […]

Meatball Subs

Meatball subs are super easy to make. Hoagie buns are toasted under the broiler and topped with meatballs, sauce, and cheese and broiled again until the cheese is brown and bubbly. I like to use my homemade Italian Meatballs, but you can use frozen meatballs too.  Shortcuts You can use frozen meatballs rather than homemade. […]

Italian Meatballs (Dairy Free)

These meatballs are easy to make. You can eat them on their own, mix with your favorite sauce and serve with spaghetti, or on my meatball subs. The key to making meatballs that are not dense is to mix a liquid with the breadcrumbs before adding the meat. The breadcrumbs will hydrate and will create […]

Rotisserie Chicken Bone Broth

Have you ever made something out of nothing? Bone broth is a little like making something out of nothing. This recipe uses a rotisserie chicken, but you can use any leftover chicken bones you have. If you have roasted chicken or made bone-in chicken of any kind, you can use the leftover bones to make […]

Balsamic Vinegar Salad Dressing (Viniagrette)

It is January and that means many of us are ready to eat more vegetables. Salads are a great way to eat more veggies and homemade salad dressings are inexpensive and easy to make. Plus you can have better control over the ingredients. Traditional vinaigrettes use a ratio of two parts oil to one part […]

Blanched and Roasted Veggies

We all want to eat more veggies, but they can be boring and bland. This technique can be used for almost any vegetable and will take your roasted veggies from boring to delicious. What is blanching? Blanching is a technique where you cook vegetables in boiling water for a few minutes. Then you take them […]

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