Beef Brisket; 5 Ways

Brisket. It’s such a delicious, bountiful, flavorful cut of meat that your family can eat on for days! There are a lot of different ways to eat it so that it doesn’t feel like you’re having leftovers night after night. It’s a great way to stretch a good cut of meat, cook once and eat…

Chicken Fried Steak

So delicious. So comforting. So perfect. All the time, but especially for this time. Everyone needs a good comfort food meal. What’s your go-to? This is an absolute favorite of my husbands, and I dig it too. Pretty hard. At first I didn’t think I would, but then I became a convert. I also like…

One Pot Ginger Chicken + Rice with Peanut Sauce

This is a fabulous, inexpensive, flavorful recipe that uses ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen and pantry. Makes it perfect during this time of quarantine and uncertainty. There’s no doubt quarantine is hard, but we can do hard things! Cooking is great for my mental health and anxiety and also gives me a…

Coq Au Vin, Instant Pot Edition

Gosh I love this meal. And the French. Only they could turn an inexpensive meat like chicken thighs, braise it in some wine and turn it into a gourmet dish. Coq Au Vin sounds super fancy, but it’s shockingly simple. And you can throw it in the Instant Pot or Dutch Oven in the morning…

Noodle(less) Veggie Pad Thai

You won’t even miss the noods. Promise. I don’t know. You be the judge. Do you miss them in there? Ok, full disclosure. I pretty much got this recipe from the Minimalist Baker blog. I made it probably 9 zillion times, made a few tweaks, removed the tofu and this is how I like it…

Whole Roasted Chicken

Whole chickens are funny. It’s sounds so simple to cook, but they’re also kind of intimidating! At least they were for me. It took me a while before I felt like I was able to do this. I do this old school, in a Dutch oven. I’m sure an instant pot or a crock pot…

Moist, Tender, White Wine Braised Thick Cut Pork Chops

I did it. I actually used “moist” in a recipe title. Ewww. Ha! And it was a LONG title, but I bet you still cringed… However, recipe is definitely not something you’ll cringe at if you make it! It is one of our absolute favorite dishes and everyone in my family is excited when I…

Cabbage Pad Thai

If you hadn’t noticed, I love dishes where you can really devour the whole thing and not only not feel bad, but feel really good afterwards! Ya feel me? Anyhoo. This one took some developing, and I feel like I’ll still tinker with it here and there, but I finally felt like I got the…

Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi*

Note- you can use any white fish really. I’ve had this with haddock, halibut, tilapia and even cod! A thicker fish definitely works better because the crust is pretty flavorul and substantial. I adapted this from the 21 Day Keto Reset as well. They served it with a brown butter sauce in the book, but…

Curry Zoodle Soup

BOWLS of this soup were pretty much necessary for me to get through the countless snow days we’ve had. It’s almost as if I could just sit there and sip on this for lunch and have all the chaos and noise disappear for a second and forget about the Mountain of snow and ice chunks…