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Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

I took my cooking show on the road this past week!  I made a special birthday dinner for a cherished family member. Of course, it was a great day filled with swimming to take advantage of the last warm days of summer before fall came […]

Instant Pot Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Instant Pot Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Instant Pot Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is a great grab-and-go breakfast that is easy to make in the Instant Pot. A delicious way to make your produce go farther at the end of the week this is an opportunity to use up those unwanted banana’s […]

Bacon BBQ Stuffed Meatloaf

Bacon BBQ Stuffed Meatloaf

I don’t know about you but I think meatloaf is the best thing since sliced bread. In fact, I like it so much I even included it in the name of my blog. 🙂 Meatloaf is a quintessential comfort food that can be made in […]

Instant Pot Cheeseburger Pasta

Instant Pot Cheeseburger Pasta

Instant Pot Cheeseburger Pasta is a quick weeknight dinner that comes together easily in the Instant Pot. An easy dinner that the kids will love to eat that is packed with cheesy goodness. You can also add a little veggie to the meal for extra […]

How to Make Perfect Pumpkin Pie

How to Make Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie is a family favorite for many people around the holidays including mine! Pumpkin Pie certainly sounds easy to make, but sometimes the directions on the back of the pumpkin puree can be a little misleading often leading to undercooked pies. Start with one […]

Apple Cider Brined Turkey

Apple Cider Brined Turkey

It’s that time of year again! Turkey time! I’ve cooked plenty of turkeys over the years but my favorite method by far is my Apple Cider Brined Turkey. Easy to prepare, moist, and so flavorful that once we tried this there was no going back […]

Instant Pot Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps

Instant Pot Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps

In the spirit of enjoying a well-deserved day off a couple of weeks ago I decided to spend the day hanging out with my oldest son. Of course, I thought we could go out for lunch then maybe doing something fun. I was a little […]

28 Irresistible Instant Pot Desserts

28 Irresistible Instant Pot Desserts

The Instant Pot is pretty incredible at making dinners and saving time in the kitchen. Did you know that you could also make some impressive desserts in it too? With the busy holiday and party season fast approaching we’ve put together a delectable list of […]

Instant Pot Monkey Crack Bread

Instant Pot Monkey Crack Bread

I’ve always heard the monkey bread is delicious, however, once I made my Instant Pot Monkey Crack Bread…I was totally addicted! I was skeptical at first wondering what a traditionally oven baked dessert would turn out in the Instant Pot. As it turns out, I […]

Easy Spiced Ham with Pineapple Crusted Glaze

Easy Spiced Ham with Pineapple Crusted Glaze

I’ve always really enjoyed ham at the holidays, but always thought it was a tad to sweet. This Easy Spiced Ham with Pineapple Crusted Glaze brings a perfect balance of spice and sweet together on one plate. I often like to scoop up ham over […]