If football has an official dish, it’s got to be chili. In my opinion, no football party is complete without a pot of this hearty, spicy stew simmering on the back burner. Whether you’re looking for a classic beef chili, a crockpot or Instant Pot chili, or something a bit more off the beaten path, Read more

Category: Recipes | Date: January 22nd, 2019

Whether we’re talking a casual movie night with the family or Super Bowl Sunday, these Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos are ready to party! They come together quickly and easily, and are so much fun to each straight from the pan. These are the nachos that you make for dinner. These are the nachos without the Read more

Category: Recipes | Date: January 21st, 2019

Try these pulled pork tacos made with slow cooker Mexican pulled pork! The pork is rubbed with spices, slow-cooked, shredded and served with tortillas in tacos or burritos. Slow cooker pork tacos will feed a crowd! Photography Credit: Elise Bauer Pulled Pork Tacos Do you know what a cook lives for? The look in friends’ Read more

Category: Recipes | Date: January 21st, 2019

Butter Chicken simmers in a buttery tomato sauce and is punctuated by several special spices and herbs. Skip the Indian takeout and cook up your very own version of the popular dish! Abhinav, my brother, couldn’t get enough of butter chicken, and for that reason, I had to make a point of hating it. Sometimes Read more

Category: Recipes | Date: January 20th, 2019

This month, we welcome back Marta Rivera for more of her meal plans. Marta is a trained chef, mom of twins, and an Army wife! We’re almost to the end of January, and I feel like I’m back in my groove. Between homeschooling our munchkins, preparing for my husband’s retirement after his 26 years in the Army, Read more

Category: Recipes | Date: January 19th, 2019

1 Sear the chicken: Season the chicken breasts all over with the salt and pepper. Select the Sauté setting on your electric pressure cooker and heat the oil for 3 minutes, until shimmering. Using a pair of tongs, lower the chicken breasts into the pot and sear them for 3 minutes per side (6 minutes Read more

Category: Recipes | Date: January 19th, 2019

BEST homemade chicken noodle soup! This version is made from scratch, so it’s light and nourishing. All the goodness from the chicken in one pot of soup. Just what you need to recover from a cold or the flu. Is there anything more comforting than homemade chicken noodle soup? It’s perfect for cold weather, and Read more

Category: Recipes | Date: January 18th, 2019

These Peanut Butter Pretzel Magic Bars are a MUST for your next party! Think: Super Bowl, office party, or birthday. They have a pretzel crust with layers of peanut butter, chocolate, coconut, and sweetened condensed milk topped with more pretzels. Continue reading “Peanut Butter Pretzel Magic Bars” »

Category: Recipes | Date: January 17th, 2019

1 If using dry beans, cook the beans on the stove top or in the pressure cooker: Stove Top Method – Put beans into a pot and cover with at least 3 inches of water—about 3 quarts for 2 1/2 cups of dry beans. Bring to a boil and then lower heat to simmer, covered, for Read more

Category: Recipes | Date: January 17th, 2019

Chili, without the beans—just beef, tomatoes, onions, and lots of great spices. Make it ahead, freeze the leftovers, eat it for days. Continue reading “Easy No-Bean Chili” »

Category: Recipes | Date: January 16th, 2019