Soup and Stew

winter broccoli salad

This post may contain affiliate links There is nothing that I love more than a well-balanced crunchy salad.  So this E coli and lack of romaine lettuce have got me down just a little bit.  Last spring when we had this romaine lettuce crisis, I made my favorite southwestern salad into this […]

Pressure Cooker Gyro Beef Stew

I think that Greek Food is magical.   I seriously love the flavors.  Growing up in the Chicago area, my outings to The Greek Isles, to the suburban location and the location in the city were memorable. Even though there aren’t really any Greek restaurants in Cedar Falls, Iowa I still […]

Instant Pot Supreme Pizza Chicken

This post may contain affiliate links  A few years ago, I made this Hawaiian Pizza Chicken, which was excellent.  I have a few recipes, which when I make them I always say ” I will make that more often.”  then I don’t for some reason.   I suppose that every time […]

Instant Pot Beef and Barley Soup

This post contains affiliate links  This Instant Pot beef and barley soup recipe was not on my list of ” recipes to make for the blog”.   But when I made it, I didn’t end up following the recipe, really at all, that was on the back of the barley box and a […]

Sweet Onion and Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich

Check out all of my other Instant Pot recipes! I don’t go to Subway so much these days.  For one main reason.  There is no drive-thru.  Because actually, I wouldn’t choose to take three children to a sandwich shop when I can just go through the drive-thru at Jimmy Johns […]

Instant Pot Chicken Gyros

this post contains affiliate links  My slow cooker chicken gyros have become my ultimate go-to recipe for when I want to make something for a crowd.  You can literally never go wrong.  People seem to like them, plus they really are the perfect thing to make for parties. Do you […]

Four Ingredient Instant Pot Pork Tacos

This post contains affiliate links  I didn’t realize until the holidays were over, how crazy the holiday season actually was.  My family had a great Christmas, but I am finding myself more relaxed now that the holiday season is over.  I have been finding more time lately to make and […]

Southwestern Beef Stew

After all three of my kids were born, I had friends bring me meals.  It is an amazing feeling to know people care about you when your family is in need.  In turn, I really love making meals for families in need.  It is a great feeling, especially since cooking […]

Minestrone Chili

Here in Iowa, this fall has been warm.   I have been in the mood to make some chili or a big pot of soup for weeks.  So, when it finally seemed cool enough to make some,  I couldn’t decide what to make.   And then Minestrone Chili was born. I have […]

Goat Cheese Creamed Spinach

This cold weather has made me a little “eh” about salad.    I still want to eat those greens though. I have been making creamed spinach a lot for lunch this winter.   Homemade creamed spinach takes just a few minutes to make, it’s comforting and it is a great […]