Spaghetti Carbonara

Carbonara is one of those things that is so delicious because it’s so simple!  It’s like the grown up version of plain pasta with butter and Parmesan. If you can’t find pancetta at your local grocer, you can use thick-cut bacon instead.  But I highly recommend trying to find pancetta because it does taste way…

Chicken Paprikash for Instant Pot

My sister was the queen of chicken paprikash for years!  I so looked forward to the nights she invited us over for dinner and served up this yummy comfort food.  Life gets busy, and it becomes harder and harder to find time to get together for meals.  I couldn’t stand waiting for her paprikash any…

Glorified Kraft Mac and Cheese

I’m not even going to pretend this dish is remotely healthy!  But boy was it tasty!  Super easy to make in the Instant Pot, it makes a quick and delicious lunch the whole family will love. Ingredients: One box Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner 1/4 cup butter 1/3 cup milk 1 1/2 cups water 1…

Porcini Mushroom Risotto

Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms 5 cups beef broth (or use vegetable broth for a vegetarian version) 2 T butter 2 T olive oil 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 2 cups Arborio rice 1 oz. dried porcini mushrooms Fresh ground black pepper, to taste 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-reggiano cheese, plus extra for serving Cover mushrooms…

Simple Fish Risotto

Simple Fish Risotto Ingredients 2 cups Arborio rice 1 lb Flounder (Or any delicate white fish) 6-8 cups prepared lobster base or fish broth 4 T butter 1 small onion 1/4 t garlic salt 1/8 t black pepper 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese Heat broth to a low simmer.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Heat…

Chicken Rice Pilaf

Chicken Rice Pilaf 3 c. chicken broth 1 c. brown rice 1/2 c. orzo 3 T olive oil 2 c. uncooked chicken breast, diced 1/2 medium onion, minced 2 t. dried parsley 1/2 t. garlic salt 1/4 t. black pepper

Broccoli Casserole

Tonight’s post is going to be a quick and simple one from my phone.  I just wanted to get this recipe out there in time to save people from nasty green bean casserole on Thanksgiving.

Cream of Chicken (minus the can)

Do you know what’s in a can of cream of chicken soup?  It’s not pretty.  Honestly, I use it from time to time because, well… I’m really lazy.  But it’s crazy easy to make your own!  It tastes a lot better too.