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Italian Sausage Pasta Bake

Italian Sausage Pasta Bake

This Italian Sausage Pasta Bake starts with rigatoni noodles in a homemade marinara sauce mixed with Italian chicken sausage, sauteed spinach and onions, and topped with lots of melted cheese. Quick, easy, and delicious! Friends Helping Friends Last month I was sick for over two […]

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This Baked Macaroni and Cheese is the perfect side dish, but is so delicious that it can stand on its own! Easy to make and full of cheesy, creamy noodles! Learning to Cook In college my roommates and I would take turns cooking for each […]

Funfetti Cookie Cake

Funfetti Cookie Cake

This homemade Funfetti Cookie Cake is a soft, sugar cookie filled with lots of sprinkles and topped with buttercream frosting. Delicious and perfect for any celebration! Birthdays My husband, son, and daughter all have birthdays within three weeks of each other. Between school desserts, family […]

Chocolate Baklava

Chocolate Baklava

This Chocolate Baklava has phyllo sheets filled with nuts, spices and chocolate chips, and drenched with a decadent honey sauce. And finally, the pieces are either drizzled or fully coated with semi-sweet chocolate! Baklava When I was in middle school, one of my brothers was in the military and spent some time learning Middle Eastern […]

Instant Pot Bacon Corn Soup

Instant Pot Bacon Corn Soup

This Instant Pot Bacon Corn Soup is creamy, full of flavor, and easy to make in an Instant Pot or other pressure cooker! Soup for Friends I mentioned in my Pavlova post that we had friends over for dinner on New Year’s Eve. My husband […]

Homemade Funfetti Cake

Homemade Funfetti Cake

This Homemade Funfetti Cake has soft, sprinkle filled cake layers that are finished with a delicious, sweet buttercream frosting. This cake is the perfect birthday or celebration cake! Funfetti Cake I’m pretty sure 99% of people think that Funfetti boxed cake mix is one of […]

Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches

Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches

These Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches are filled with tender beef, topped with provolone cheese, and dipped in a delicious au jus. Easy to make and great for lunch or dinner! French Dip Sandwiches There are some foods that bring back sweet memories for me, […]

Easy Cutout Sugar Cookies

Easy Cutout Sugar Cookies

Easy Cutout Sugar Cookies. Sweet and lightly crunchy sugar cookies that hold their shape beautifully for cutouts! Easy and delicious! Sugar Cookies My go to sugar cookie recipe is always a hit. They’re delicious, and you don’t have to chill the dough for them to […]

Pavlova with Fresh Whipped Cream

Pavlova with Fresh Whipped Cream

Pavlova with Fresh Whipped Cream. Light, airy pavlova filled with fresh whipped cream and berries. Drizzled with chocolate ganache. An elegant, beautiful, delicious dessert! Meringue A few summers ago I had my first experience making meringue when I was make a version of what is […]

Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup

Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup

Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup. Ground beef and pork with cabbage, rice, and other vegetables in a delicious tomato broth . It’s a stuffed cabbage roll turned into a soup! Cabbage Shortly after I started dating my husband, he made me homemade soup. I thought […]

Italian Breakfast Casserole

Italian Breakfast Casserole

Italian Breakfast Casserole. Hash browns, sun dried tomatoes, Asiago cheeses, and eggs baked together to make the perfect morning casserole! Easily prepared ahead of time. Breakfast Casseroles My church does a church wide brunch a couple of times a year. Everyone brings a dish to […]

Honey Roasted Carrots

Honey Roasted Carrots

Honey Roasted Carrots. Carrots roasted with a honey butter glaze, fresh herbs, and shallots. Soft, sweet, and delicious! Roasted Carrots Recently I made a dish that contained baked carrots. I don’t remember the dish, or how I cooked them, but I remember that my four […]


Instant Pot Recipes

Instant Pot Bacon Corn Soup

Instant Pot Bacon Corn Soup

This Instant Pot Bacon Corn Soup is creamy, full of flavor, and easy to make in an Instant Pot or other pressure cooker! Soup for Friends I mentioned in my Pavlova post that we had friends over for dinner on New Year’s Eve. My husband […]

Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches

Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches

These Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches are filled with tender beef, topped with provolone cheese, and dipped in a delicious au jus. Easy to make and great for lunch or dinner! French Dip Sandwiches There are some foods that bring back sweet memories for me, […]

Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup

Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup

Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup. Ground beef and pork with cabbage, rice, and other vegetables in a delicious tomato broth . It’s a stuffed cabbage roll turned into a soup! Cabbage Shortly after I started dating my husband, he made me homemade soup. I thought […]

Instant Pot Garlic Rosemary Bread

Instant Pot Garlic Rosemary Bread

This Instant Pot Garlic Rosemary Bread is a soft, delicious yeast bread made with browned butter, fresh rosemary, and garlic. It rises in an Instant Pot and bakes in the oven! Homemade Bread Anytime I have an excuse to make homemade bread, I’m happy. First, […]

Instant Pot Lemon Egg Chicken Soup

Instant Pot Lemon Egg Chicken Soup

Instant Pot Lemon Egg Chicken Soup. Creamy, delicious lemon egg soup filled with chicken and Israeli couscous. Filling, full of flavor, and healthy! Dear Friends I met my dear friend Jenelle when we were in optometry school. We were in the same class, but didn’t […]


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