• 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…

  • Pizza Casserole

    My favorite thing about this casserole? Anything goes! All your favorite pizza toppings, lightly sauced and held together by gooey cheese — minus the crust makes this one carb friendly and gluten free!! I’ll share what went into mine in the recipe below but don’t be afraid to mix it up…seriously…anything goes! . If you haven’t already – follow me on Facebook and Instagram for other little 3 under 3 in 15 months tidbits you won’t find anywhere else!

  • Marian’s Chili (Big Batch)

    I remember the day I slid myself into the high seated chair at the bar facing my mother’s kitchen. I asked her for her chili recipe. She laughed. My mom derives no pleasure from cooking. It’s not a secret. Those are her words, and I quote. She turned from me, opened the cupboard door, scrounged around for a quick moment…and then flopped a package of McCormick’s chili seasoning on the counter. “There”, she said, “instructions are on the back”. And we both laughed. I’ve never been “big” on chili but a bowl from time to time through the winter months is some of the best comfort food. And so, for…