• Sausage & Mushroom Rice

    This is another of those meals that stretches on the cheap because rice – which is ridiculously inexpensive – is a major player. Cook that rice ahead of time (a day or two) so it doesn’t hold up the process for this recipe AND so it’s the perfect consistency. And let your Instapot do the heavy lifting with cooking the rice: big batch style! Cooked rice freezes well and will save you down the road…promise that! Here’s how to make the perfect rice!! Then, get started on this simple, quick, delicious recipe! And double up for a freezer meal! If you haven’t already – follow me on Facebook and Instagram for other little 3…

  • Italian Sausage and Potato Soup

    We had a gorgeous couple of Fall days recently. Unseasonably warm and absolutely wonderful. It was short lived and we are back to weather more representative of the season: cool and damp. It’s not my favorite, but when life hands you crummy weather, make soup! This is a new recipe that will be going in the soup rotation at my house (I’m not certain what that rotation is exactly – if I’m lucky there’s enough winter to make my favorite soups a couple times, and others that were just good enough to make the cut, once – but you get my drift). Ingredients: 1 lb spicy Italian sausage 3 cloves…

  • Crock Pot Mexican Chicken

    Busy week? Short on time? Out of energy by the time dinner rolls around? Here’s a crock-pot recipe that is quick, simple and will fit right in with that hectic schedule. Ingredients: 2 chicken breasts 1 green bell pepper, cut into thin slices 1 bed bell pepper, cut into thin slices 1 medium onion, cut into thin slices 1/8 tsp paprika 1/8 tsp garlic powder 1/8 tsp chili powder 1/8 tsp cayenne powder 1/8 tsp salt pinch red pepper flakes 1/4 cup fresh cilantro 1 lime, juiced Instructions: Place all ingredients, except cilantro and lime juice, in crock pot. Cook on low until chicken is fully cooked and shreds easily…