Category Cook

Recipes I find and try or (occasionally) ones I made up.

Cornbread Dressing

My Dad’s Mom always made this and it has been a staple for Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember. It’s probably top 3 for favorites at Thanksgiving. -1 box of cornbread (already made) or homemade. -1/2 cup grits…

Sweet Potato Casserole

Who doesn’t love a side dish that is really a dessert? I use the same recipe my mom has always used. It always comes out great. -3 cups sweet potatoes (cooked and mashed) I microwave about 4 until they are…

Instant Pot Turkey

For Thanksgiving we usually have a small group so I don’t need a big turkey. I don’t love turkey usually so I don’t want a lot of left overs. Doing the turkey in the instant pot has been amazing! We…

Green Bean Casserole

I love the classic Campbell’s recipe for Green Bean Casserole. I use canned French cut green beans since that’s what my mom always uses. I, also, leave out the soy sauce. I use the whole can of French fried onions…

Rolls

I made these rolls for the first time for Thanksgiving. Super easy. Like… so easy and I love that they can all be done in a stand mixer. I followed the recipe exactly except I doubled it. My mixer is…

Crispy Honey Lime Chicken

I found this recipe in The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook. I checked it out at the library and was lucky enough that someone also published it online. I also made a modified version of the Creamy Kielbasa and Sausage from it.…

Beijing Beef with Peppers

The second recipe from this cookbook and it was a BIG hit. G screamed because the meat was so good. I didn’t read the directions carefully before I started and did it in my 8 qt instant pot. It was…

Organization

AHHH RUN AWAY! Right? So hard to keep stuff organized. Below are some of the things I have purchased to help keep me organized. These pictures are real life. I did not clean up or make them pretty. This is…

Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken with Red Potatoes

This was a winner. The chicken was moist and flavorful. The potatoes were soft with good flavor too. The kids both asked for more chicken. I didn’t take a picture of mine. One, I forgot. Two, I forgot … Modifications:…

Dijon Panko Honey Salmon

I made this salmon for dinner. I paired it with roasted broccoli and a packaged jasmine rice. Super easy. Easy to clean up. Super fast. Good for a quick week night meal. The only modification I made was no parsley…