How to Make a Salad Great

salad piled with cucumbers tomatoes olives and carrots

Knowing how to make a salad is a great skill to have, even better if it’s great. Follow this easy template for salads that will please everyone at your table and never leave you bored. Some folks say that salads are boring. Some say that they never taste fresh. Some say they don’t know how […]

Cheesy Sausage Pasta in the Instant Pot

instant pot and bowl of pasta

While pasta has always been a quick fix dinner, it becomes even more hands-free when you cook noodles and sauce in the electric pressure cooker. Add this Cheesy Sausage Pasta in the Instant Pot to your weekly rotation for a simple dinner on the regular. You know that electric pressure cooker you’ve got sitting in […]

Quick & Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice

plate of cauliflower fried rice and chow mein

Pull together a quick and easy dish of Cauliflower Fried Rice in just minutes. Made with just a handful of kitchen staples, this meal is delicious and packed with veggies. You ever have one of those days when you really don’t want to cook? You want something easy and quick. And you don’t want to […]

Chicken & Raspberry Salad Recipe & Other Salad Tips

Tender chicken, juicy raspberries, and tangy goat cheese get together to party in this simple yet flavorful Chicken & Raspberry Salad. No need for a cafe salad today when you’ve got this going on! It used to be that cafe salads were some of my favorites. Whether it was a local restaurant with a great […]

Easy Roast Potatoes You’ll Want to Keep All to Yourself

large serving bowl of roast potatoes with red checked cloth

Want an easy potato side dish? This is it. Easy Roast Potatoes are a great accompaniment to cooked meats and vegetable dishes. Perfect for a holiday dinner. You know when you call people to table, and they take their ever-loving sweet time? You’ve worked so hard and here the food is getting cold! Yeah, I […]

Bulk Batch Herbed Stuffing with Onion and Sage

turkey dinner with stuffing in the center

A classic side dish for roast chicken or turkey is a bread stuffing, or dressing. This Herbed Stuffing with Onion and Sage is a major crowd-pleaser and very freezer-friendly. I never understood why Laura and Mary couldn’t agree. One insisted that Ma make the dressing with onion. The other demanded sage. The debate was so […]

Mushroom and Onion Gravy Recipe for the Freezer

sauteing mushrooms in a dutch oven

Let bottled and dry mix gravy be relics of the past. This recipe for Mushroom and Onion Gravy stirs up silky and delicious. It’s also super freezer-friendly. I was raised to think that making homemade gravy was difficult. It wasn’t some plot by my mother to get me to like canned gravy. But, it really […]

How to Make Brussels Sprouts Good

A quick sauté of sprouts with bacon and shallots makes for a quick and flavorful side dish. Learn how to make Brussels sprouts good. Perhaps when you were a child, your mom served these baby cabbage-like guys once in awhile. From a box. From the freezer section. Sometimes with cheese. Maybe you were a fan. But, probably […]