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…

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…

Chicken Tinga

Recently I renewed my subscription to one of my favorite cooking magazines, “Cooks Illustrated”. But, this time, I only subscribed to the iPad version rather than getting the paper magazines mailed. I wasn’t sure I’d like it, but the iPad version has all sorts of extra features and videos which make it very cool. While…

Presto! Pesto Chicken Packets

There is nothing I love more than a really quick weeknight dinner that seems like food for company. This recipe is simple, takes about 15 minutes to prep and ends up really “fancy”. (By “fancy” I mean, looks way more complicated than it really is). This is perfect for a BBQ with friends or any…

shiitake mushrooms, asparagus, and pesto pasta

For Christmas last year I got a subscription to “fine cooking” magazine. So far, I love it. My husband and I try to do one new recipe each week and this magazine has been really useful so far! They have so many great recipes in each that I am backlogged for trying the new things…

Roasted Red? Pepper Soup

One of my very favorite kitchen gadgets is my Vitamix. I have had it for about 2 and a half years. I use it basically every single day for a morning green smoothie. If you are on the fence about getting one, do it. But I do recommend trying to buy one of the certified…

Chickpea Spinach Masala

When I saw this recipe pop up in my latest Fine Cooking magazine, I knew I had to try it. I’ve shied away from making anything with even remotely Indian flavors as I was always afraid it would take too long and then at the end I would mess it up and it wouldn’t taste…