Baked Apple Oatmeal

About 2 weekends ago, we went apple picking. This is a yearly tradition in my family and I love it. This year it was super hot on the day we went and I was about 39 weeks pregnant so it didn’t much feel like fall, but we got good apples nonetheless. Then we had to…

Buttermilk Pancakes

I love good breakfast foods. A well made buttermilk pancake is no exception. Usually, when we make pancakes at home we just use a mix, but sometimes, for fun (and when we have leftover buttermilk) I make the good ones. I’ve tried a few recipes but the one I like best is from Fine Cooking…

Weekend French Toast

I went to a local bakery/winery last night to celebrate a friend and came home with half a loaf of bread as leftovers. It was perfect for French toast. My favorite way to make French toast a bit more “fancy” is to add a bit of heavy cream to the egg as well as a…

Mole Chicken Chili

I love a good mole. And now I have a decent recipe for one that I can make on a weeknight with some Instant Pot magic. The recipe is from America’s Test Kitchen. I’ve been wanting to post this one for a while, but chili is hard to photograph and I finally got a picture…

North Carolina Cheese Biscuits (from Cook’s Country)

Ever since I was a kid I’ve loved biscuits – who doesn’t, I know. But even so, when I was a kid I used to make this baking powder drop biscuit recipe ALL THE DANG TIME. It was from this really old “kids” cookbook that my Mom had. I loved making those things. So fluffy…

Cheese of the month club: delivery #1 – Stilton

For Christmas my hubs got me 3 months of a “cheese of the month club”. He’s the best, right?! I will be getting 3 kinds of cheese with each delivery (about 1.5 lbs each time). Luckily, he was able to schedule them every other month – because 1.5 lbs is kind of a lot of…

Crockpot Tomato Soup (seriously easy)

I love easy recipes. I love them more when they are delicious. And, I love them even more when I can proudly say that I’ve created the recipe myself after tweaking & refining it many times. This tomato bisque/soup is great for weeknights because the hardest thing you need to do to prep it is…

Bourbon Chicken & Quinoa

While this recipe is not an Instant Pot recipe, I use the Instant Pot to make the rice/quinoa that we eat with it. This is a recipe even my toddler will eat! And she can, because (unfortunately) this does not actually have any bourbon in it. But, after dinner, and bath time, and bed time…

Instant Pot: Edamame and Mushroom Brown Rice

So, we have a toddler. Cooking is hard. Updating this blog is even harder. But, I do like doing it, so even if I only get one or two posts in a year, so be it. So here goes. We are looking to spice up some sides and try to find some things that are…

Brownies for a Bum Day

Since we were basically home-bound again this weekend due to sickness (omg, this winter needs to end and everyone needs to get healthy- NOW), I figured I would do some baking to make everyone smile – or at least so I could stuff my face with brownies and drown my sorrows. I wanted to use…