I've always been a fan of enchiladas. As a kid my parents would take me and my family to a small authentic Mexican restaurant called La Casita. With dim lights, scents of stewing jalapeños, and cozy seating it didn't take much to fall in love with the food. Our classic order consisted of the cheese and chicken enchiladas that was smothered in a rich red sauce. Growing up on those enchiladas, with the perfect sauce I've all but boycotted store bought red enchilada sauce. That's why I came up with . . .
This is the best pulled pork recipe! I have adapted a recipe originally by Paula Dean and made it more to my taste. The liquid smoke part is kind of amazing- that stuff works wonders on meat, giving it an extra dimension of flavor that a slow cooker just can't do. Making The Rub Mix the dry rub ingredients in small bowl. Rub the rub all over the roast! Pressing into the meat. Cover with plastic and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. When your 1-2 hours are done, combine liquid . . .
Want a simple dinner with only 3 ingredients? Instant Pot Italian beef sandwiches. Or some may call, Pepperoncini Beef. Literally all you need is a good beef roast and a bottle of pepperoncinis. I personally like to add in an onion (and so do our commenters!) Top it on a nice crusty bread roll and its perfect. If you're from the west you'll likely also top it with cheese but understand that is NOT how the Italians do it haha. How to make Instant Pot Italian beef sandwiches You can make . . .
Are there any "dump-the-jar-of-prego-into-a-saucepan-and-warm-up" peeps out there? Hopefully not for long because this sauce is easy AND delicious! I've never been a fan of jarred sauces. There is just something about the flavor of them that I don't like. My mom never used sauce in a jar and so I never have either. Homemade Spaghetti Seasoning The seasoning in this dish are probably in your pantry already, and you're never going to want to eat the jarred stuff again. Skip the . . .
This is the best zuppa toscana copy cat recipe I've ever tried....and I have been making different variations of this copycat soup for years. This is my mom's recipe and I'm including both pressure cooker and slow cooker instructions so you can make it whatever way you desire!! I’m sure most of you have heard of this soup and most likely had it from Olive Garden. It’s always been my husbands favorite from there. He always shows me up and gets the soup and salad while I get a calorie filled . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Have you ever heard of Apricot Chicken?! It's amazing and you are going to want to give it a try. A few Sunday's ago I entertained my in-laws for dinner. It's always nice to have company over and give the nice dinnerware some use! I served this apricot chicken with veggies, fresh fruit and a few other small sides. The dinner turned out great. I doubled the recipe and cooked about 4 cups of rice. We had 6 adults and 4 children eating with plenty to go around. If we would have wanted seconds- . . .
I just love warm cidery drinks like this cranberry spiced cider. They don't leave me as heavy and caloried down like I feel after a cup of hot chocolate (don't get me wrong there are many times when a frothy hot cocoa is calling my name too), I just feel warmed and refreshed. It's even better when a blanket and or book (or my favorite TV show hehe ) is involved. My cute friend, who also gave me this cranberry salsa recipe to share, made this Cranberry Cider for a church event last . . .
When I was in college I was introduced to buffalo sauce at a local San Diego restaurant called Wings n Things. I have never looked back. We dined in this restaurant almost weekly on Wed - Wings Wednesday. And to this day when I visit San Diego I HAVE to eat at Wings n Things. I think many of my college friends feel the same way. I even have a friend who has her husband bring her a meal back in a cooler when he is in San Diego on business. That is where my love of all things buffalo . . .
You heard of those everything-but-the-kitchen-sink whatevers with such-and-such? Yeah that's what this vegetable soup is. Healthy, easy, cleans out your fridge and stops food waste. High five, friends! I make this soup a lot during the winter months, especially between those indulgent holiday meals. Sometimes I do chicken, sausage, I throw whatever produce is going bad in there, vary the spices, it's really so forgiving! You can crock pot it all day or simmer it on the stove for about 30 . . .
Growing up my mom would always make this dish with leftover roast. I enjoyed this leftover meal waaayyyy more than I enjoyed the roast. I was thinking about this beef noodle dish because my mom whipped it up with roast leftovers after I had my baby. If you love a Sunday pot roast then this recipe is PERFECT for those leftovers. But - I took the plunge and cooked a roast JUST for this dish. I cut the roast in half after it was cooked and saved the other half for another meal. But back to . . .