Food & Drink

Simple and Easy Wonton Soup

At the time of writing this, it’s summer… I know summer isn’t really soup season but I think this one can be an exception… I actually had the recording of this done back in January. But, with school and the new year, and the end of quarantine, this got pushed to the back. This is […]

Air Fryer Potatoes and Sausage

Hey Y’all – I feel like I use my air fryer more as a countertop oven…….oh well 🙂 If you like potatoes, sausage and butter then this is the blog post for you! I got the inspiration for this mix from being lazy and trying to empty my fridge. What came of it was a […]

Roasted Red Pepper Baked Ziti

Hey Y’all – Roasted Red Pepper Baked Ziti is my go-to when I need something to grab and eat for the week. If I know the week is going to be insane, I make a baked ziti on Sunday and I’m set. You may be asking why roasted red peppers? I hate tomatoes…yes I don’t […]

Jalapeno Cheddar Bread – In the Bread Maker

Hey, y’all – I feel like I have said this before in another post, but, I grow a garden every year. One of my favorite things to grow is jalapenos. I must have good soil though because every year I end up with more jalapenos than I can deal with. This year a friend of […]

Simple Coleslaw Using the Instant Pot Blender

Hey Y’all – Over on my YouTube Channel, one of my subscribers wanted to know if coleslaw was possible in the Instant Pot Blender. I never thought to make coleslaw in a blender….I was buying it precut but making it myself is definitely cheaper. So I put the blender to the test. And I was […]

Creamy Tortellini Soup with Turkey

Hey Y’all – I know I am posting this in spring….and I know soup is normally a winter food BUT, no one said that you only had to make soup in the winter. I have some soups I like to eat anytime. This tortellini soup is one of them. This, to me, is an anytime […]

Lemon Garlic Dill Hummus in the Instant Pot Blender

Hey Y’all – I think most people can agree that hummus is a good dip. It goes with so many different veggies and chips. I do buy hummus in the store, but sometimes I like to make my own. I like my hummus full of garlic and other flavors. You will never see plain hummus […]

Creme Brulee | Instant Pot Simple

Hey, y’all – Dessert is amazing. That’s all. No fancy words or cute story. But, sometimes I want a fancy dessert. In comes the créme brûlée in the Instant Pot. It’s easy and fun to make. The fun part is burning the sugar with a torch which you can get HERE. If you don’t have […]

Instant Pot Simple | Carry Out Chicken and Broccoli in the Instant Pot

Hey Y’all – Over the quarantine, I have been working on trying to lose weight and bring my blood pressure down. Talking with my nutritionist, I realized Chinese take-out is my weakness but full of sodium. I spend a big portion of my early quarantine eating take-out chicken and broccoli, sweet and sour chicken, and […]

Air Fryer Roasted Broccoli with Hollandaise Sauce

Hey Y’all – I love broccoli. It is my go-to side for any meal. It tastes good plain, with garlic, with butter, and with everything else. I’m also a sauce girl. If there is sauce available, I want all of it. No dry food over here. So if I can combine broccoli and a fancy […]

Spicy Corn Soup using the Instant Pot Blender

Hey Y’all- Even though I run a food blog and youtube channel doesn’t mean that sometimes I feel like a lazy cook. Ever since I got the Instant Pot blender I have loved it. The idea of throwing soup ingredients into a pitcher, pressing a button, and coming back later to the blended cooked soup […]

Potato Leek Soup in the Instant Pot Blender

Hey Y’all – I love fall! It means sweaters and hot drinks and soup. I am a creamy soup person. I love a good cream of crab soup (of course, I am a Marylander). But, you can’t buy crab meat all the time. If I can’t get crab, any type of potato soup will do. […]

Making a Chesse Plate for the First Time (Using Aldi)

Hey y’all, I like cheese. I like plates of cheese. I like cheese with other finger foods. I could probably eat a cheese plate every week. (and with the prices at Aldi, I’m surprised I haven’t) In the video below I show you how I make my first full cheese plate ever at home. I […]

Jalapeno Popper Dip (Using The Instant Pot Blender)

Hey, Y’all – I made this dip out of necessity. This summer I tried growing jalapenos for the first time. I surpassed my expectations….They just kept on coming and I had to find something to do with them. One of my good friends always used to throw this dip together for parties so I thought […]

Instant Pot Simple – Egg Bites

Hey Y’all – When it comes to breakfast I am lazy. I like to come up with ways for me to throw something in the microwave or heat something up in a pan real quick. (This is probably why I love going to brunch so much) The instant pot is great for prepping breakfast food. […]

Making My Bigmom’s Southern Pound Cake

Hey Y’all – During this time of being locked in the house, like everyone else, I started baking things that I normally don’t. I have had this recipe for pound cake sitting in my dining room for years from my Bigmom (Grandmother) and I decided to make the cake. I remember getting these in the […]

Easy Pork Nachos

Hey Y’all – Nachos. Honestly, that’s enough said. Nachos are like sandwiches to me though, they taste better when someone else makes them. But, sometimes someone else can’t make them. In comes my easy nachos! Now you don’t have to use pork, chicken or just veggies are fine! (even tofu if you need a meat […]

Crock-pot Turkey Breast with Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Hey Y’all – For some reason this past week I wanted turkey breast. Like, Thanksgiving turkey breast. Really, I wanted Thanksgiving but it’s springtime so that’s weird. My last Crock-Pot “Sunday Dinner” video went over pretty well so I decided to keep it going. In the video below I show you how I make my […]

Crock-pot Creamy Chicken and Oven-Roasted Dill Potatoes

Hey Y’all – One of the things that have been keeping me sane during this time is making hearty Sunday dinners. Sunday dinners don’t have to be complicated. I like to find ways to make dinner but walk away and let it cook itself. In the video below I show you how I make my […]

Attempting to Make Texas Roadhouse Rolls

Hey Y’all – Shelter in place (if you are reading in the future, 2020 had A LOT of problems) = me trying things without doing full research. I thought it was a good idea to try to make Texas Roadhouse Rolls, which I have never made before. I used my bread maker to mix the […]

No Bake Cheesecake

Hey y’all I don’t always like turning on my oven when it gets warm out. But, I like dessert any time of the year. A great go-to dessert, especially in the summer, is no-bake cheesecake. It’s easy to throw together and you can make simple adjustments to fit the flavors you want. For example, I […]

Homemade Pizza | Using the Bread Maker

Hey Y’all – While I am in the house for Social Distancing I am trying to save money and cook more than I buy out. But I don’t like to cook every day so I try to make something that is going to last for more than one day. Pizza has been a nice go-to […]

Full Meal W/ One Cookbook | Lemon Chicken, Pasta, Kale Salad, Dessert

Hey Y’all – So weird quick story about me: I collect cookbooks but I never use them. I am obsessed with collecting them to the point every room in my home has a cookbook (or 50) in it. In a moment of “food boredom,” I decided to grab one of my cookbooks off the shelf […]

Quick and Easy Lunch | Poke Shrimp Bowl

Hey Y’all – I love poke bowls. Sometimes on my lunch break, I walk up the street and pick one up. But like most people, I can’t spend 14 dollars a day on a bowl of food. Making a bowl at home is pretty easy and not that expensive. In the video below I show […]

Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo

Hey Y’all – I am not a vegan. I just want to make that clear. BUT – I do like to make vegan meals off and on. Maybe I’m a carnivore (who doesn’t eat beef) with vegan tendencies…. That being said, I do have some favorite vegan recipes. Fettuccine Alfredo is my favorite and best […]

Shrimp in the air fryer – Is it good?

Hey Y’all – Don’t take this wrong, I love my air fryer, but…there are a lot of suggestions on how to use the air fryer that I don’t trust. To me, there are certain things that just don’t belong in an air fryer. I know an air fryer operates a lot like an oven but […]

Instant Pot Blender – Can you make mashed potatoes?

Hey, y’all – I am loving my Instant Pot blender. But, I need to know what more can I do with this blender besides soup and smoothies…. Lately, I have been testing a few things (see Testing Soup Function) and they have been working pretty well. So in one of my “lazy ways to make […]

Instant Pot Blender – Making Peach Ice Cream

Hey Y’all – Once again I have been playing around with my Instant Pot blender. I really want to see how much I can get out of this device. Through research, soup seems like the main thing people use the blender for but I don’t always want soup. I mean, soup is good but what […]

Instant Pot Simple: Pulled Pork (On Street Tacos)

Hey Y’all – Sometimes I want Mexican food. But I also like to save money, so going to a Mexican restaurant every time I get the taste is a big no-no. That’s where my lovely Instant Pot comes in. I love Tacos but sometimes chicken is boring. (I don’t eat beef) in one hour I […]

Instant Pot Blender: Soup Function – Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Hey Y’all – I’ve still been testing out the Instant Pot blender. I like it so far. The almond milk function was my main reason for the purchase, but if there are other functions built-in might as well learn to use them. Recently I tested the soup function on this blender. My favorite soup is […]