Blackberry Upside Down Cake

I think it’s best to always keep a fresh cake on your counter for special occasions. You know, like Tuesdays. It’s no secret that I loaded up with fresh blackberries from the yard last summer and froze them for whenever I had a moment of gotta-make-something-with-fresh-fruit in the middle of winter. Like when I made…

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Cheesy Pesto Pasta

Spring has sprung, and we’re starting to crave lighter meals with bright, fresh ingredients. I was in the mood for a bowl of cheesy pesto pasta flavored with some grape tomatoes and garlic today. It’s amazing how 1 can of pesto can dress up a whole bowl of noodles. This recipe is about as simple as…

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Irish Soda Bread Biscuits

I’ve got the crock pot full of corned beef and cabbage, but it wouldn’t officially feel like St. Patty’s Day without some traditional Irish Soda Bread. I use the term ‘traditional’ loosely because we are using all traditional ingredients, down to the golden raisins and caraway seeds, but we’re baking up the bread in a…

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Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

I could tell after one bite of this cheesy chicken and broccoli pasta that this was going to be on a frequent rotation of dinners at my house. It probably took me 35 minutes, start to finish, including 30 minutes to cook the chicken. I boiled up some shell pasta and added in the broccoli…

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One Pot Orecchiette Pasta with Sausage

Hello spring, is that you right around the corner? I’m getting tricked into thinking we’re about due for some warmer weather with all the sun showers we’ve been having. That’s kind of a new thing for me- it’s literally raining and sunny at the same time. A little confusing, but I’ll take sunshine wherever I…

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Chocolate Caramel Shortbread

I think dessert is nature’s way of making up for Mondays. Especially when you’ve had a long, relaxing weekend, you might need an extra decadent dessert to keep in the fridge to snack on throughout the week. Trust me, it helps. We are going all out with this weeks dessert- chocolate caramel shortbread. One layer of…

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Three Cheese Garlic Bread

Sometimes when you have pasta for dinner, you just want a thick slice of bread to soak up all that extra sauce. I know I do, and I usually wouldn’t mind that bread to be covered in a glorious amount of cheese. Three cheese garlic bread could pair with just about any simple pasta dish. In…

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Blackberry Cream Cheese Pastries

Forget the flowers, bring on the sweets! I know that most typical Valentine’s Day desserts tend to feature chocolate, or at least a red fruit like raspberries, but blackberries are my husbands favorite so I decided to bend the ‘rules’ a little this year. Plus we’ve been on a blackberry kick after rediscovering all those…

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Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese

Have you tried making mac and cheese in a pressure cooker? It’s a must try recipe for days when you don’t have much time for lunch and are feeling like a big bowl of comfort food. I’ve tinkered with this recipe a few times now to get it exactly as I like it- smooth, rich…

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Butter Pecan Cookies

I can’t stop snacking on these soft and chewy butter pecan cookies. I had a feeling I’d like ’em because I’m a fan of butter pecan ice cream, but these cookies were baked with brown sugar to give them a caramel-like flavor, making them one of my new favorite cookies. I’m thinking they would make…

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Pressure Cooker Lentil and Sausage Soup

All winter long I find myself on a major soup binge. Like this Tortellini Tomato Soup with Italian Sausage, or this hearty Black Bean Soup, or the non- Instant Pot version of today’s soup, Sausage and Lentil. Clearly I find it comforting and warming this time of year. My favorite soups usually involve some combo…

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Slow Cooker Balsamic Roast Beef

Nothing beats a slow cooked roast beef. This meal is pure comfort food- tender beef cooked with garlic, beef broth, and the secret weapon- balsamic vinegar. I’d place this dinner at the top of my list for feeding a crowd, especially if you double the sauce and use a 3-4 pound roast. It takes such…

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