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Baked Goods, Breads, Staples

Mini Cornbread Muffins

Yesterday was a pretty chilly day so I decided to make…..chili. No pun intended. I have a drop-dead delicious recipe for Sweet & Spicy Chili and the weather had me craving a big ol’ bowl of it! But you can’t have chili without cornbread – at least not in my house. I love a good […]

Crockpot Recipes, Soups, Stews, and Chilies

Sweet & Spicy Chili

It has been a very long winter up here near the Canadian border. Once March rolls around, all of the inhabitants of the Midwest are pretty much “over” the season. Snowmobiling, ice fishing, sledding, and scraping the ice off of your car every morning has pretty much lost all of it’s allure. Two weeks ago […]

Instant Pot Recipes, Staples

Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs

I don’t think this can even really be called a recipe. Two ingredients and one is water? I think I will define this as more of a “how-to”. The first time I made these eggs, I almost couldn’t even justify dragging out my Instant Pot to make them. It seemed like a ridiculous waste of […]

Side Dishes, Staples

Basic Instant Pot Green Beans

This is one of my no-muss, no-fuss veggie recipes. There isn’t much to say about it other than that it’s super easy and the beans turn out absolutely wonderful. They taste so much better and are so much healthier for you than the canned variety. Plus it takes just as much time to make this […]

Instant Pot Recipes, Staples

Instant Pot Brown Rice

About a month ago, I became (once again) determined to try and lose some weight. A co-worker had recently introduced me to these single-serve tuna (and chicken) packets from Starkist. The packs come in a surprising variety of flavors and clock in at 70-110 calories. Rice seemed like the perfect addition to these packets. Brown […]


Sheet Pan BBQ Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

I am a full-time working mother. When I get done with work, I drive to daycare to pick up my son and often times this puts us arriving home sometime after 5:30. Heaven forbid I need to run any other errands! Therefore I love meals that take minimal prep. What better example of this than […]

Chicken, Crockpot Recipes

Crockpot Chicken and Veggies

I have a 9-5, Monday thru Friday job right in my home town. I am an incredibly lucky individual! I used to have a 30 minute commute each way to my old job and terrible, irregular hours to boot. This being said, while I no longer have a commute, I still have a toddler I […]

Instant Pot Recipes, Pasta

Instant Pot Lasagna

Pasta is no-doubt one of my very favorite foods. Closely following pasta, is cheese (any kind). Closely following cheese, is marinara (which I could eat straight out of the can with a spoon). What do you have when you combine all three of these wonderful foods? Lasagna. When I’m craving lasagna, I’m usually perfectly content […]

Baked Goods

Pumpkin Pie Muffins

We don’t typically have breakfast at our house. I have a stash of granola bars and instant oatmeal at my desk at work and my son eats breakfast at daycare. I’m really not sure what (if anything) my husband eats before he’s out the door and on his way to work. So if my husband […]