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Autumn, Brazilian, Entrees, Family Favorites, For a Crowd, Gluten Free, Low Calorie, On a Budget, Pasta & Rice, Pork, Quick & Easy, Winter

Instant Pot Feijoada (Brazilian Beans & Rice)

A few weeks ago I got my first Instant Pot, and I love it SO much, I am feeling pretty silly for taking so long to catch on! One thing I have been excited to make in it, is Brazilian beans and rice. My husband served his church mission in Brazil, so this is what he ate pretty much every day for two years straight, and loved it. In Brazil they season everything with a spice blend called “Tempero Baiano” which is impossible to find here, but very easy to create using common spices found in your kitchen cupboard. I have made beans and rice at least once a week since I got my Instant Pot, and today I was so excited to finally perfect the recipe, and be able to share it! Continue reading

Autumn, Casual Weeknight, Chicken & Poultry, Entrees, Family Favorites, For a Crowd, Gluten Free, Low Carb, On a Budget, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Soups & Bisques, Thai

Tom Kha Gai

Today my daughter was home from school sick, and when I asked her what she wanted for lunch, instead of requesting the classic chicken noodle soup, she requested this thai chicken coconut soup instead, which is one of our favorites. I know I throw the word “favorite/favoUrite” around a lot, (don’t mind me, I never know whether to spell British or American English)! But seriously, this is mine and my kids most-loved soup, and it checks so many of the boxes too: super quick & simple to make and to clean up, healthy (enough!) Feeds a crowd, (or makes plenty for leftovers), and everyone seems to love it. Minus my husband who would prefer a 5-star spicy Tom Yum instead. (Which I can post about later). Anyway, if you love thai food, coconut soup, or just want to try something different to your standard chicken noodle, try this recipe! I hope it becomes one of your new favorites too! Continue reading

Autumn, Casual Weeknight, Chicken & Poultry, Entrees, Family Favorites, For a Crowd, Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Carb, Mexican, On a Budget, Quick & Easy, Soups & Bisques

Chicken Posole

I often tell my mother in law that she’s the one that needs a food Blog, since so many of my recipes are either hers, or have been inspired by her! Everything she makes is amazing, but one of her fortes is soups and stews (and her home made dinner rolls to go with them, that I might have to post about later!) my whole family love her Chicken Posole recipe, but my son Braden goes crazy for it! It just makes him SO happy when I make it… so I make it a lot! Continue reading

American, Appetizers, Casual Weeknight, Chicken & Poultry, Entrees, Family Favorites, For a Crowd, Gluten Free, On a Budget, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Restaurant Style

Buffalo Wild Wings Original Hot Chicken Wings

A couple of weeks ago I made Buffalo Wild Wings Honey BBQ Chicken Wings for me and the kids when my husband was out of town, and they were so fun to make, and SO delicious, my husband asked if next time I would make his favorite Buffalo Wild Wings Original Hot kind. I always sneak one or two of his wings when we go there, {it’s about all the heat I can handle}, and these wings tasted the same! I loved them (well, a couple of them), he loved them… but what surprised me is how much my 7-year old daughter loved them! Now I have learned how fast, inexpensive, easy and delicious home made wings are, i’m feeling kinda silly for eating out there so much :-/ Now if I can just learn how to make Wing Stop’s fries….

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Autumn, Casual Weeknight, Chicken & Poultry, Entrees, Gluten Free, Pasta & Rice, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Thai

2o Min Thai Panang Curry with Instant Pot Sticky Rice

Curries are my favorite! I love the creativity of cooking them, and their big bold flavors, and how quick and easy they come together and, my kiddos are getting to an age where they can handle the heat, which is making it a lot easier not having to make milder versions, or separate meals. I am always on the lookout for family faves that make everyone happy, because i’m an ENFJ/middle child, and it’s what I do, and the whole family loved this curry, and the sticky rice that I served with it!
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Autumn, Beef & Steak, Casual Weeknight, English, Entrees, Recipes, Winter

Traditional Cornish Pasties

Cornish Pasties are one of my favorite British foods of all time! They’re so divine freshly baked from the bakery, but even the store-brought kind are delicious, warmed up and served with tomato ketchup. Mmmm. Sometimes I wonder if I eat strange things because i’m British, or just because i’m me… I guess my American friends will never know! 😉 Continue reading

American, Appetizers, Autumn, Casual Weeknight, Chicken & Poultry, Entrees, For a Crowd, Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Carb, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes

Autumn Chicken Salad with Raspberry Poppyseed Dressing

I am not a salad person, but my daughter, Gemma, is– so I thought I would make her a big, beautiful autumn salad with all her favorite things in it today. Then I cut into the pomegranate and it was rotten, and the pears went bad before I had the chance to use them, and I completely forgot to buy feta cheese. So the salad I had in my mind didn’t go to plan at all, but I am so glad, because this one ended up being so much better! Continue reading

American, Appetizers, Autumn, Casual Weeknight, Chicken & Poultry, Entrees, Family Favorites, For a Crowd, Gluten Free, On a Budget, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Restaurant Style

Buffalo Wild Wings Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

Whenever my family and I eat out in town, we talk through all of our options for about 20 minutes, each one being shot down by someone, until we all eventually and mutually decide on Chicken Wings! And then we spend another 10 minutes trying to decide between Buffalo Wild Wings and Wing-Stop! Wing stop usually wins because it has a quieter atmosphere, and better fries… but the Honey BBQ Chicken Wings at Buffalo Wild Wings is the best! My little guy and I used to compete to see who could eat the most, but he beat me so much I quit, and then he started out-eating my husband too. My husband and I usually just stare in awe as these little people with sticky fingers, big blue eyes, and BBQ covered faces devour a huge plate of wings in an insanely short amount of time, it’s pretty cute, and inhuman!

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Autumn, Casual Weeknight, Entrees, French, Fruit & Vegetables, Recipes, Slow Cooker, Soups & Bisques, Winter

Crockpot French Onion Soup

My husband’s family grow potatoes and onions for a living, which means I get them fresh and for free, which I love! When I get them from the potato/onion shed it’s usually in a mass quantity which means I get to share with friends and neighbors, and use the rest before they go bad. When I have an abundance of onions like I did this week, the only thing to use them all for is French onion soup– one of my husband’s all time favorite meals! Continue reading

Autumn, Beef & Steak, Casual Weeknight, Entrees, For a Crowd, Italian, Pasta & Rice, Quick & Easy

Bucatini Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese has been my all time favourite dish since I was a kid, so I don’t understand why my kids will only eat spaghetti plain, or with alfredo sauce, when this sauce is SO GOOD! On top of that, my husband HATES Spaghetti bolognese because it was the only thing I knew how to cook when we were first married, and I made it too much. Too much for him, but not for me, I was quite content eating it every day!
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