Tag: italian food

Pressure Cooker Pork Tenderloin Marsala

This post contains affiliate links When you’ve had ten days of¬†steamy temperatures, and you finally get a cold rainy day, it is time for a comforting meal.¬† Have I ever mentioned to you that I choose to live in Iowa?¬† I happen to love this state.¬† It is an amazing […]


Instant Pot Chicken Piccata

This post may contain affiliate links¬† Before I get into this recipe, I want to let you know that I am compiling a master list of all my Instant Pot recipes,¬†just incase you are looking for more recipes to make. When I am home in Chicagoland and my mom’s side […]


Rosemary Parmesan Polenta Bites and a video tutorial!

  I get amused sometimes when I hear people talk about polenta like it is some super fancy food that is hard to prepare. Um, guys?¬†It’s CORNMEAL!!¬† ¬†and it is the least expensive appetizer one can make! AND it takes less than 10 minutes to make.¬† AND it’s gluten-free.¬† ¬†AND […]


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 […]


Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata

This post contains affiliate links¬† During this busy season of life, making food in my slow cooker or my Instant pot can be a godsend for my sanity. ¬†I love making my favorite meals in them, and they usually turn out just as good as the original. Some of my […]


Pizza Chili

My kids love pizza. ¬†So when I told them that we were going to have this pizza chili for dinner, they were sold right away. ¬† I also served crusty bread and salad with it too. I got this idea from my blogging friend Michelle from Simplify Live Love. ¬†She […]


Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Shells

‚ÄúThis is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Barilla¬ģ and Johnsonville¬ģ. The opinions and texts are all mine.¬† I have lived outside of Chicago¬†most of my adult life. ¬† But¬†sometimes¬† I just crave “Chicago food” like no other. ¬† ¬†This past weekend I had a few of […]


Tuscan White Bean and Sausage Pasta Skillet

This post was brought to you by Klement‚Äôs Sausage Company. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Make the Best of Everything. This Tuscan White Bean and Sausage One-Pot Pasta Skillet is a take on my favorite Italian Soup. ¬†It is a great way to enjoy these Tuscan […]


Sausage and Peppers Polenta Bowls

#SavorYourSummerRecipes Sausage and Peppers¬†is a very prevalent dish in the Chicago area. ¬†While I was growing up there, you saw them at almost every summer food festival, every restaurant had their special recipe for Sausage and Peppers, and my Italian side¬†always¬†served them at get-togethers. ¬† Always served with grilled onions, […]


Easy Polenta Casserole

  Thank-You to Ragu for sponsoring today’s post. ¬† #simmeredintradition When Ragu asked me to create a recipe with specific ingredients, I got excited. ¬† I love all those contest cooking shows. ¬†I was asked to create a recipe using 4 of the following ingredients Italian sausage, black beans, garbanzo […]


Oven Baked Pork Parmesan

Growing up in the Chicago area, I got my dose of tasty Italian food. ¬†We have 2-3 favorite Italian restaurants that we get food from during the holidays. ¬†I love attempting to re create some of my favorites at home. My favorite Italian dish has always been chicken parmesan. ¬† […]