I really love coconut. I love recipes with coconut in them, and I love the smell of coconut. So when a local tea shop started serving coconut hot cocoa I was all over it. Cafe Quality Made At Home I thought I could pretty easily re-create that hot chocolate at home, and I was right! I started with canned coconut milk. You can opt for the coconut milk in a carton, but I think the canned has a little stronger coconut flavor. I added in some cows milk, and also some chocolate! I went . . .
This is a recipe I've been making for so long. Im pretty sure it happened because I had some leftover honey butter from making a pan of corn bread and then decided to toss some of the honey butter combo in with the carrots. I had had a butter and syrup combo before so I knew carrots would taste delicious with this sweet buttery combo. It has been a favorite in our house, a staple. More often than not my kids have to have their carrots this way than any other way. Tital Peeler I LOVE this . . .
During our first "oh so meeting" in the beginning days of the blog - a friend who used to blog with us, Anna, brought over her beef bourguignon to photograph and later share on the blog. I remember loving that recipe when we all took a bite. When Holland House® asked if we wanted to try some of their cooking wines, I knew this recipe would be the perfect fit. I've made a few tweaks to Anna's original recipe, but this hearty beef stew is a classic. Family Tradition She told a story of when . . .
We love potatoes, all of us, in my house. We have Idaho roots, so how could we not? One of our favorite potato sides to make are these CHEESY POTATO FRIES but they can take a while to make. Potatoes take a long time to bake! and when you don't have an hour to make dinner you turn to your instant pot. One sunday I tried a variation of these cheesy potato fries using the pressure cooker and it worked PERFECTLY. Pressure cooker cheesy potatoes need to be on your menu THIS WEEK! How to pressure . . .
October and Halloween always make me crave chili. My Grandma always makes this at Halloween time and now we make it every year on Halloween. Grandma's Secret To Delicious Chili My Grandma's chili is always the best...so many years ago I called her up and asked her for the recipe. She was very matter of fact in her response - "always double your meat, and always use tomato juice instead of tomato sauce, the sauce is too sweet." I've stuck to those rules and came up with this EASY tasty . . .
Creamy tomato basil soup with a melty grilled cheese sandwich has got to be on pretty much everyone's top 10 favorites list. This creamy tomato soup is full of veggies (which no one will know!) with little cream and a little cheese to smooth it all out and balance out the tomatoes. Most recipes call for canned tomatoes- which is why I LOVE this recipes. It is ALL FRESH! How to make Creamy Tomato Soup Everyone knows what a roux is right? So lets move on to another base basic in . . .
Dumplings are arguably the best part of chicken soup. When my mom makes them for my family there is never enough. We argue and fight about who has more dumplings...and we race to get seconds and finish of the rest of the dumplings in the pot. Now when my mom makes chicken and dumplings she does two batches. Makes the soup, and does one batch of dumplings...serves up half the folks and with half the soup remaining add more dumplings. This isn't necessary but makes the soup go really . . .
I love chicken tortilla soup. The combination of flavors and textures is a party in my mouth. Chicken Tortilla Soup Inspired By Acapulco When I was in college there was an awesome restaurant called Acapulco. We enjoyed dining there and often times I would order their chicken tortilla soup as my entree. I loved that it was full of veggies - zucchini and carrots, and topped with homemade tortilla strips. Heaven in a bowl. So when I made up a pot of this soup for dinner I threw in some . . .
This smoked potato kielbasa has now been on our menu rotation for years. It came to be on our site when a reader sent it in, she raved about it and said it was her favorite! It would be a perfect addition to this blog. I tried it and my family downed the entire platter. She was right- it is the perfect addition. Smoked Kielbasa I had had this smoked sausage several times before I made this recipe, in fact I love to cook it with my pot roasts, but I didn't realize that the sausage was . . .
When I was a newly wed, my husband emailed me a recipe titled "The Best Chicken You'll Ever Eat". It was a recipe for baked honey mustard chicken. Sadly, I turned my nose up at the recipe and never made it. I've since expanded my taste bud repertoire and enjoy a larger variety of flavors. That emailed recipe, that has been long lost, was my inspiration for this instant pot recipe. BRIANNAS Dijon Honey Mustard The base for this recipe is BRIANNAS Dijon Honey Mustard Dressing. I am no . . .