Maple Pecan Cheesecake

Maple and Pecan As I mentioned, in the Mini Maple Pecan Cheesecake recipe, I really enjoy the combination of real maple syrup and pecans. Those two flavors work so well together, and they also work amazingly in a rich and creamy cheesecake. Now, it is time for the Maple Pecan Cheesecake to be made as aRead more

Pressure Cooker Red Beans and Rice

Pressure Cooking Beans The Instant Pot (as well as the GoWise USA) electric pressure cooker does an amazing job at cooking the dried beans, without having to pre-soak or cook all day and made me really enjoy Red Beans and Rice more than I already did. Fresh herbs really brighten up the flavors, while theRead more

Mini Very Chocolate Cheesecakes

  Mini Very Chocolate Cheesecake, Top View Very Chocolate When I decided to make a chocolate cheesecake,  I decided to put chocolate in every part of the cheesecake. Yes, that is chocolate in every layer of this cheesecake. The result is chocolate graham cracker crusts (with walnuts for texture), a chocolate cheesecake base, a chocolateRead more

Girl Scout Cookie Edition of Mini Citrus Cheesecakes

These are a Girl Scout Cookie version of my Mini Citrus Cheesecakes, using Savannah Smiles for the crusts. With those wonderful cookies making their way back into our kitchens, I hope these give you another reason to buy some for yourself. I have a special place in my heart for Girl Scout Cookies because howRead more

Mini Pistachio Cheesecakes

Pistachios Pistachios are my favorite nut, and these mini pistachio cheesecakes showcase them beautifully. The dry roasted shelled pistachios I used provide that amazing pistachio flavor, a little saltiness, and great texture. Rather than finely chopping them myself, I chopped up extra in my food processor and store the excess for future use. I reallyRead more

Pressure Cooker Corned Beef and Vegetables

I originally made corned beef recipe for my co-workers for lunch (in a medical office break room), and it’s been in my regular rotation at home ever since. And something that makes my heart happy, I literally saw a grown man jump for joy when I mentioned I was making this today. Pressure Cooking OnceRead more

Mini Mint and Chocolate Cheesecakes

   Mint and Chocolate My son is in love with mint and chocolate, as well as some other people in my life, and have been asked to make this cheesecake flavor for a while. I have to admit, I was a bit nervous about making mint the star in a cheesecake, but I did it!Read more

Italian Sausage Potato Kale Soup (CopyCat Recipe for Zuppa Toscana)

Bowl of Comfort and Kale My favorite way to enjoy kale has to be in this soup. The Italian sausage, bacon, potato, and kale all work so well together with the chicken stock and cream to create a very comforting combination. Even with all the comforting ingredients, and it’s simplicity, this Italian Sausage Potato KaleRead more

Mini Citrus Cheesecakes

  Citrus In these mini citrus cheesecakes, you have the happy combination of orange and lemon. While lemon takes front stage in these cheesecakes, orange is providing backup to create a more well-rounded flavor. These are sure to impress citrus lovers, as well as make your kitchen smell wonderful while making them. They taste amazingRead more