• There's hardly anything better than Italian meatballs on the table in a half hour, and having dinner taken care of for later in the week, too!

    Quick Instant Pot Italian Meatballs and Sauce

    There’s hardly anything better than Italian meatballs on the table in a half hour, and having dinner taken care of for later in the week, too! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carando®. All opinions are entirely my own. I’ve really grown to love my Instant Pot®, and it finds its way into the cooking rotation at least once a week. Sometimes more frequently, if I’m making stock or something similar. When it comes to weeknight comfort food, pasta is nearly always a go-to and spaghetti with meatballs is a favorite. Though, I’ll admit, making homemade meatballs during the week feels like a daunting task.…

  • This crumbled Italian sausage soup is easy to make, thanks to the Instant Pot, and so satisfying!

    Instant Pot Crumbled Italian Sausage Soup

    This crumbled Italian sausage soup is easy to make, thanks to the Instant Pot, and so satisfying — especially when you have a crazy week with a busy schedule! It was one of “those” days last week. The kind that feels a bit like a whirlwind, unseasonably chilly (not to mention drizzly) and also requires a quick turnaround for dinner. It was also very close to grocery shopping day, which means the options in fridge and pantry were limited. This is when I go into Chopped mode. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links. Ground Italian sausage in the freezer. A third…

  • This savory crustless quiche for two is perfect for brunch (or dinner)! It's simply made, with Nellie's® Free Range Eggs, two kinds of cheddar from the Cabot® Creamery co-op of Vermont farm families, bacon, parsley and an assortment of veggies—including organic mushrooms, green onions and ripe heirloom tomatoes from the garden (or from your local farmers' market).

    Crustless Quiche for Two

    This savory crustless quiche for two is perfect for brunch (or dinner)! It’s simply made, with Nellie’s Free Range Eggs, two kinds of cheddar from the Cabot Creamery co-op of Vermont farm families, bacon, parsley and an assortment of veggies — including organic mushrooms, green onions and ripe heirloom tomatoes from the garden (or from your local farmers’ market). This post has been sponsored by Nellie’s Free Range Eggs with Cabot. All thoughts are mine. In the world of brunch, and especially dinner, it’s great to have a go-to recipe that takes less than a half hour to make. Spaghetti Carbonara is one of my pasta favorites, and eggs (or…

  • These seared turmeric chicken thighs are ready in 15 minutes and full of deep and savory flavor!

    Seared Turmeric Chicken Thighs

    These seared turmeric chicken thighs are ready in fifteen minutes and full of deep and savory flavor! My favorite dinners are the ones that have tons of flavor, and take minimal time to prep and cook. Chicken thighs are a staple in our house, both the bone-in/skin-on and the skinless/boneless. Whether I’m making oven-fried chicken thighs, fajitas or this seared turmeric chicken, they’re my go-to cut because they’re tasty and versatile. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I bought chicken breasts! They really seem to have far less flavor than their thigh counterparts, as well as a tendency to dry out—never mind the weird texture if you try…

  • Fresh summer corn on the cob is sooooo yummy. Learn a simple way to cook and freeze your kernels so you can enjoy local corn year-round!

    How To Cook And Freeze Corn On The Cob

    Fresh summer corn on the cob is sooooo yummy. Learn how to cook and freeze corn on the cob so you can enjoy local corn year-round! This time of year I so look forward to fresh, local corn on the cob. There’s something magical about corn that’s in season and procured at the farmers’ market up the street. Boiling that sweet, juicy corn on the cob a soggy, sloppy mess isn’t the way to treat it. (Not even grocery store corn, for that matter.) No, if you’re looking to enjoy corn on the cob cooked via stove top, then steaming is the best way to get there—kind of like how…

  • This rustic homemade pizza, loaded with yummy veggies like hearts of palm, sweet peppers, tender small artichoke hearts, fresh tomatoes, is the perfect dinner for summer!

    Rustic Homemade Pizza

    This post has been sponsored by Reese Specialty Foods®. All thoughts are my own. This rustic homemade pizza, loaded with yummy veggies like hearts of palm, sweet peppers, tender small artichoke hearts, and fresh tomatoes, is the perfect summer dinner! GO STRAIGHT TO THE RECIPE We have homemade pizza a few times a month for dinner. It’s so simple to make, especially when I take the time to prep dough ahead and have a few extra rounds leftover and stored in the fridge or freezer. Just pull out one (or a few), add sauce, cheese and toppings, and we’re good to go … even on a busy weeknight. To keep…

  • A summer BBQ isn't complete without these easy-to-make sweet and savory baked beans with bacon.

    Baked Beans With Bacon

    This post is sponsored by Green Giant®. All thoughts are my own. A summer BBQ isn’t complete without these easy-to-make sweet and savory baked beans with bacon. There’s a time and place for extravagance when it comes to hosting and entertaining. A summer BBQ isn’t one of those times. I mean, unless you’re summering in the Hamptons and can afford the luxury of having your event catered. But, even then you’re not the one cooking, right? No, summer BBQs call for easy breezy comfort food. Things you can pull together with simplicity and a little finesse so that your focus can be on enjoying the party, and not sweating over…

  • Make this yummy black raspberry frappe at home in minutes, with only a few ingredients, to celebrate summer. Whether it's taking time to read a new novel, hanging poolside with your kids, or enjoying a BBQ with friends, we like how you party!

    Black Raspberry Frappé

    Make this yummy black raspberry frappé at home in minutes—with only a few ingredients—to celebrate summer. Whether it’s taking time to read a new novel, hanging poolside with your kids, or enjoying a BBQ with friends, we like how you party! This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FrappeYourWay #CollectiveBias One of my favorite things about summertime is the excuse to slow things down because of hot weather and fewer activities on the calendar. If I were smart, I wouldn’t wait for a seasonal excuse to relax our schedules, but we all know that’s not as easy as it seems…