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Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Tacos

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Tacos

I love shredded chicken tacos, but I don’t always have time for the chicken to cook as long as it needs to in order for it to shred nicely. Making them in the Instant Pot, they cook in under half an hour and always turn […]

Instant Pot Pot Roast

Instant Pot Pot Roast

Making a pot roast in the Instant Pot can save you hours of time, a couple less dishes to wash and during the warmer months, it wont heat up your house! You will need: 2.5lb chuck roast 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 teaspoons minced garlic […]

Colorful Easter Layer Cake

Colorful Easter Layer Cake

This cute and colorful cake was inspired by two recipes I recently came across. The recipe itself is from The Gunny Sack and the decoration was taken from Betty Crocker. The recipe comes together very quickly. Just mix all the ingredients in a bowl and […]

Copycat El Pollo Loco Chicken, Attempt 1

Copycat El Pollo Loco Chicken, Attempt 1

This recipe accompanies this video – https://youtu.be/L4QQjc8Vny0 In this video, I tried to copy our favorite meal from El Pollo Loco. It’s pretty close but not quite there yet. It needs more of a kick and while I think starting it in the Instant Pot […]

Heavy Lifting Ahead!

Heavy Lifting Ahead!

If you’ve been poking around here this weekend, watch your step, there are broken links and the layout changes are making the content a little wonky. I’m in the middle of some exciting, big changes here on the blog. 🙂

Barbecue Short Ribs

Barbecue Short Ribs

Usually, when I make ribs, I roast them in the oven all afternoon. I have no yet attempted to use my grill as a smoker and I wasn’t feeling into learning how to do it on a Wednesday afternoon, so I decided to roast them […]

Summer Home Ec Lesson – Cookies

Summer Home Ec Lesson – Cookies

For our first kitchen lesson of the summer, the girls each made a batch of cookies. They were supervised, but with no assistance. I put all the ingredients on the kitchen table, along with measure cups, spoons, a wooden spoon, a whisk, a spatula, my […]

S’mores Cones

S’mores Cones

When spaghetti and meatballs was requested, naturally I figured I’d just find a way to sneak in some barbecue. I’m pretty sure I figured it out actually. My plan was to make the sauce early in the day, as usual, and make the spaghetti shortly […]

Summer Home Ec – Sewing

Summer Home Ec – Sewing

Our first home ec lesson of the summer was a lot of fun! My daughters are 11 (Helena) and 8 (Daphne) and at different skill levels, however Helena requested to start as a beginner along with Daphne as a refresher. I think that worked out […]

Barbecue Chicken Souvlaki

Barbecue Chicken Souvlaki

Tonight’s dinner has been my favorite so far, and actually the second time I’ve made it this summer but the first time I’ve made it since Memorial Day when we started this. I grew up in Greek restaurant kitchens, so this meal was a staple […]