• Instant Pot Cheesecake

    Instant Pot recipe ? Cheesecake?  Yes, please.  That is my answer always. YES, please I will have cheesecake.   Will you make cheesecake?  Ummmm do I have too?   Well not anymore…my new answer….YES, PLEASE! Instant Pot…Love (maybe obsessed) Yes, I am obsessed with my new InstaPot.  There are so many recipes I want to try but one of the first I wanted to tackle was the cheesecake.  I have been hearing about how easy and delicious this cheesecake is but honestly I was a little skeptical.   Could it really be THAT good?  Well, it is time to find out. It starts with the Crust… For me a good…

  • A new way to stuff a tater…

    One of my favorite meals at almost any of our local BBQ joints is a stuffed baked potato.  I like to stuff the tater with brisket, or chicken or even sausage, just depending on my mood or the place.  This past week My sis-in-love decided to whip up some BBQ Chicken in our new Instant Pots and then I decided to try something super fun.   All in one… What I am learning about the Instant Pot is that it really is an all in one magic cooking machine.  You really can put everything you want for dinner in it and it all magically cooks to perfection  I know it…

  • Instant Pot Green Chile Enchilada Soup

    Yep, I jumped on to Instant Pot bandwagon over the Holidays….and let me tell you I am loving it.   Not only does it cut down on cooking time in general, it is fun.  Yes I said fun.  You literally can cook almost anything in there and it turns out amazing. Delicious and Easy I am a big fan of soup, especially on cold winter days and now I even love soup more.  Making soup in the Instant Pot makes it super quick and easy, and OH SO GOOD!  Even better it doesn’t take too many ingredients to make this recipe so, so good. What I have found as I…

  • Taco Tuesday … We are Ready for You

    Happy Monday (almost Tuesday)!!  How was your weekend?  Was it packed full of fun, or relaxing?  Well I had nothing short of a crazy busy & super fun one with my niece and nephew.   It started with a soccer game and ended with several dance parties and  cookies, with a ton of fun in the middle. As much fun as we had it is time to get back to reality and to start thinking about the week ahead.  I have a busy one planned but one thing for sure is that there will Taco Tuesday and these Crispy Carnitas are perfect dinner treat! Slow Cooker Time I am a…

  • a new chili night…steak chili

    Growing up in Texas I have had my fair share of chili.  The traditional chili with beef (no beans) and loaded with spices, turkey chili, white chicken chili and of course chili with beans…but sometimes you just have to take a favorite to the next level. Just trust me Ok now I know you might be shaking your head at me and asking “why go and mess up something and make it weird” but trust me this chili is everything you love about your favorite traditional chili, only elevated!   It is loaded with tons of spices (some that are a little surprising) and big chunks of meat making this a…

  • no oven space needed for this ham

    Easter is this weekend and that means it is time to start planning the menu and trust me this ham is a must have for your Easter get together.  I don’t know about your family but Easter always mean ham to us.  We used to buy it from that Honey Baked place and it was crusted with this delicious sweet crust and as delicious, but also expensive so this Easter I decided to try to fix one myself. No oven needed There are tons of ways to fix a ham.  Some recipes call for maple syrup, some for pineapple slices, or pineapple juice, while other just have a spice rub…for me I…

  • low, slow & grilled short ribs

    My slow cooker is one of my favorite cooking tools all year long but especially in the spring and summer.  And now these short ribs are one of my favorite things to fix in it! Short Ribs? So I am a HUGE fan of short ribs.  I love how tender they are while being full of flavor and texture.  And don’t even get me started on the gravy that is left after they have been cooking for a while.  It really is true perfection. For this recipe I used the boneless short ribs.  Honestly it wasn’t on purpose, but when I picked the package up I just a assumed they had…

  • one dish with so many options

    It is cold outside, a brisk wind is blowing and maybe even a few snowflakes are falling (at least that is my vision of winter from my warm weather Texas world) and that means it is SLOW COOKER weather!! My favorite slow cooker dishes are the ones that can be used for more than one dish.  This Mexican Slow Cooker Beef not only tastes amazing but can be used for so many dishes.  This is a must make ASAP! Let it go One of the best parts of slow cookers is that you throw everything in and then forget about it.  I love recipes like this so much, especially for those…

  • bring on the cool weather and the slow cooker

    So in 80% of the country it is Fall.  There are cooler temps, leaves changing colors and the smell of burning fireplaces in the air (oh how I love that smell).  Where in live in SE Texas we are still in the 80’s (that feel like the 90’s some days) and haven’t put away our flips flops just yet…but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some cool weather yummies from the slow cooker. One of the first requests each Fall… The Hubby always has his requests when it comes to food, he even looks on Pinterest to get inspiration from time to time, but each Fall he always requests Beef…

  • slow cooker ranch yumminess

    Just because it is summer doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the best of all your slow cooker has to bring you.  I mean what is better than being out all day playing (or working) and coming home to dinner being 90% done and knowing that everyone is going to love it…I don’t know about you but that sounds pretty good to me. Not too long a go I started making my own Ranch seasoning and ever since then I can’t seem to stop making everything with it, but favorite combo is with chicken.  I just love how it pairs with the flavors and especially in this slow cooker dish. The…