Author: Kristen

Sheet Pan Shrimp Pastaless Primavera

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ChooseMazola #CollectiveBias Because September is National Cholesterol Awareness Month, I am sharing a recipe with you using Mazola Corn Oil. A clinical study showed Mazola®Corn Oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin […]

 

Eggs Benedict Pasta Primavera

Today’s post is sponsored by the Iowa Egg Council.  All opinions are entirely my own Pasta Primavera is such a great dinner!  It is a great way to use up all those vegetables you have in your fridge, and merely adding eggs make this a protein-rich supper that your whole […]

 

The Best Instant Pot Root Beer Pulled Pork

This post may contain affiliate links Whenever anyone asks me about getting an Instant Pot, the first thing I still tell them is ” Pulled Pork in the Instant Pot is so good!  You will never make it in your slow cooker again!”  Because it’s true.  One thing I notice […]

 

Instant Pot Applesauce To-Go

This post may contain affiliate links Because we just started school, I am feeling ambitious, and I wanted to come up with some fun lunch box snacks that are healthy, and that don’t have a bunch of sugar or artificial colors. Homemade applesauce is super easy and only uses a […]

 

Hot lunch ideas for your child’s thermos

There are several good reasons to pack a hot lunch for your child in a thermos. It’s Healthier- My kid’s cafeteria actually has a decent menu with lots of fruits and vegetables, but still, there is nothing as healthy as a home-cooked meal.  One thing that I am starting to notice […]

 

Instant Pot Chimichurri Pork Carnitas

This post may contain affiliate links.  Adding Chimichurri Sauce to Pork Carnitas makes for a flavorful switch up to one of my favorite meals!  This dish cooks in your Instant Pot, a pressure cooker, quickly and turns out crispy and juicy!  A delicious make-ahead dish!  In this melting pot of […]

 

Autumn Pork Chop Sandwich with Pears and Fig Jam

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AllNaturalPork, #GuaranteedTender, #EasyNaturalSmithfield #CollectiveBias Here we are, exactly 12 days away from the start of school, and I finally decided to try to organize the kids a bit before school.  I have organized […]

 

Pulled Beef Gyros- Slow Cooker or Instant Pot

This post may contain affiliate links  These Slow Cooker Beef Gyros are so good.  They’re so flavorful and tastes so good with homemade Greek Yogurt Tzatziki sauce.   I know I have mentioned before on this blog that I love Greek food.  Growing up, I lived just minutes away from […]

 

Whole 30 Potato Salad

This post contains affiliate links  Last June, when I started my Whole 30 journey, I wasn’t planning enough to realize that I would still be finishing up Whole 30 when the 4th of July hit.  So you can imagine my disappointment inside when my mom told me that we would […]

 

Almond Thai Basil Chicken Salad

This post is sponsored by Sensible Portions, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. #BackToNutrition #VeggieStraws #EarthsBestOrganic I have always thought of making a chicken salad as one of the very best ways to use leftover chicken.  I love that you can pretty much add anything you […]

 

Pressure Cooker Hot Beef Sundaes

This post may contain affiliate links  If you want to make a “midwest” meal for someone, there are several options.  Meatloaf and mashed potatoes, any casserole, taco pizza ( really Dorito pizza), any jello fluff recipe or any recipe at all involving ranch dressing would be great ways to welcome […]

 

Magical Whole 30 Mustard Sauce

This post may contain affiliate links  I love dipping my food in condiments.  So when I was on whole 30 program in June, I was worried that the lack of condiments would be a huge challenge.  It seems that almost every condiment has either sugar or dairy, which are not […]