Mummy Molasses Bars

Fall has finally arrived in Texas with temperatures dipping into…the seventies. The neighborhood is decorated with skeletons and tombstones, and the candy bowl – the one ready for trick-or-treaters – already needs to be restocked. I was in the mood for something more substantial than a mini chocolate bar. As I rooted in the pantry [Read On]

Asian Turkey Burgers with Sriracha Mayo & Broccoli Slaw

Looking for something different? These slider-sized burgers are absolutely delicious and healthy to boot. What I love about these is that typically have most of the ingredients on hand so it’s a snap to throw them together. Asian Turkey Burgers with Quick Slaw: 1 pkg prepared broccoli slaw (approx 4 cups)* 1 red bell pepper, [Read On]

Aunt Jeanne’s Pumpkin Cake

It’s fall, and certainly that means all-you-can pumpkin. I love pumpkin so much that when fall comes around, I question why I don’t ever bake anything pumpkin the rest of the year!  And while this whole pumpkin spice business is getting a bit out of hand (and by the taste of it, “pumpkin spice” refers [Read On]

Balsamic and Onion Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

  I’ve tried a lot of recipes for pot roast, and too many of them start with “open a packet of xxx” – which, while it may make a really nice roast for some, is far too salty for this family.  I stumbled across this recipe for pot roast that has a gorgeous gravy and [Read On]

Instant Pot Taco Soup

I was first introduced to this recipe for taco soup by a lovely friend who brought it over after I’d had my first kiddo. She delivered it, still warm, in a giant Tupperware container. It was accompanied by a pan of fresh cornbread, pico di gallo from our local grocery deli and a few perfectly [Read On]

Comfort Food: Good ‘n Cheesy Meatloaf

I confess, while meatloaf IS the quintessential comfort food, it isn’t something I crave like my son does. When I DO make meatloaf, however, I have TWO go-to recipes that I truly love. The first is a borderline high-brow version of diner meatloaf, made with ground beef, pork and veal, and the secret is “ketchup [Read On]

Pineapple Coconut Pastry Braid

They say that necessity is the mother of invention. Sometimes, though, invention happens when your online grocery store order delivers the wrong item. My kids had asked for pigs in a blanket (we’re pretty high-brow around here when my husband is traveling for business, you know) but instead of regular crescent rolls, the store delivered [Read On]

Butternut Squash and Red Pepper Soup

The weather here in Texas is FINALLY cooling off and all I want is hot soup in a nice warm mug that I can wrap my fingers around. Something comforting, but not heavy. (Because let’s face it,  cooling temps here means it’s 70 degrees outside.) Something easy to make, because I’m still playing catch-up from the weekend. [Read On]

Delicious Chicken Stock in your Instant Pot

  So you’ve cooked a whole chicken in your Instant Pot or roasted a Tuscan-style chicken in the oven, and you saved the carcass like you were told to do…now all that’s left is to turn that leftover mess into some amazing chicken stock.  Once you see how easy it is, you may just never [Read On]

How To Cook a Whole Chicken in the Instant Pot

There is nothing in this world like a freshly roasted whole chicken. Unless, of course, you are pressed for time (and presentation isn’t as important), and for that you reach for your Instant Pot – because tender, juicy, fall off the bone chicken is less than an hour away. Given how lacking in time management [Read On]