Category Cook

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

Thanksgiving Dinner

This is my must have at Thanksgiving. I am very picky (yeah, I am a diva about this one meal.) about what my mom makes for Thanksgiving dinner. It’s the same menu every year. We have made a FEW small…

Shephard’s Pie

This is a great cold/rainy day food and it has a vegetarian option. Ingredients: Mashed Potatoes 1 lb Ground beef or 1 cup Brown Lentils Red Onion, chopped Worcestershire sauce Italian Seasoning Mixed Veggies Butter Paprika Process: Brown ground beef…

Pepper Jelly

We kind of neglected our garden for a while. When we went back out there we found about a million peppers. Jalapeno, Anaheim, and bell peppers. I was able to freeze a good bit but wanted to try something else.…

Mema Bread

My grandma made the BEST sourdough bread. It was different from the traditional sourdough breads I have seen. Before she got sick, I forgot to get the recipe. Then she passed away. And I realized I may never be able…

Homemade Peanut Butter

I was really annoyed when I found out nut and seed butters have a lot of added stuff. Especially sugar. Like… Why? It’s so good without it. So I figured out that you can make you own. Ingredients: almonds, peanuts(you…

Mashed Potatoes

I LOVE mashed potatoes. They are so good as a side or on their own. Here’s how I make mine using the Instant Pot (6 qt or 8 qt) I cut up potatoes but I don’t usually peel them. Add…

Scrambled Eggs

We love scrambled eggs around here. Quick, easy, filling, customizable. What more could you ask for in a food? Here is my process: -crack eggs into a bowl (tip: crack the eggs on a flat surface so you are less…

Tomato Sauce

In 2020 we bought a house and decided we needed a garden. Three months into gardening and I am obsessed. We finally started getting some tomatoes so I have been finding ways to use them up. The joys of this…

Cupcakes

My parents’ birthdays are a week apart but we didn’t get to see them on their birthdays. We did dinner with them a few weeks later and made cupcakes for them. G LOVES to bake. And she did an excellent…

Chile Relleno Casserole

We ended up with a ton of Jalapeño and Anaheim peppers. I had already stuffed some with cream cheese, wrapped with bacon, then cooked them. So, I wanted something different. I got this recipe off of a Facebook group for…