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Simple Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

One of my family’s favorite soups is creamy chicken noodle. They love regular chicken noodle too, but always prefer it to be made with a creamy base instead of a broth base. Since that is one of their favorite soups, I wanted to have an instant pot version that I can make. I always wanted... Read More

Skillet Chili Mac

Do you ever have one of those days where you think, this day is just too much? Well, that’s the kind of day I had yesterday. The day started of with my daughter passing out at breakfast. She was diagnosed with vasovagal syncope 7 years ago, but we have managed to avoid another passing out... Read More

Skillet Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is a staple recipe that everyone needs to have. It works great as a main dish or is awesome as a side. This version is quick and easy and all made in a skillet. I love a recipe that can all be made in one pan! This is a great alternative to... Read More

Easy Instant Pot Alfredo

School is in session and that means so is everything else – piano, soccer, dance, PTA, etc. With any change, there is always an adjustment period. As you adjust, quick and easy meals can help make that adjustment easier. Anything that is ready in 30 minutes or less is a godsend. Anything that can be... Read More

Amazing Crock Pot Marinara Sauce

Amazing Crock Pot Marinara Sauce |

Bottled marinara sauce definitely has it’s place in the kitchen. I use it for convenience in a recipe that incorporates it into the meal. However, when the sauce is the focus of the dish and just served over pasta, homemade is the way to go. Now the key to a good marinara sauce is simmering.... Read More

Chicken Apple Pasta Salad

Chicken Apple Pasta Salad |

I recently have been working for my local school¬† district, so I get summer off just like the kids.¬† Summer has just been flying by for me. I have been so busy, that I just haven’t had near enough of the time to do what I wanted to do. Pasta salad is another one of... Read More

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad |

In Utah, we have a fair amount of Hawaiian food trucks. They are frequently found at outdoor events throughout the state such as town days, fairs, and concerts. Every time I have eaten at one, my meal includes a Hawaiian version of the traditional macaroni salad. It is delicious and always pairs perfect with whatever... Read More

Ramen Noodle Chicken Salad

Ramen Noodle Chicken Salad |

I have had salads before with ramen noodles, but they have been left uncooked. Sometimes that are toasted in butter. Either way they are uses more as a topping instead of a base for the salad. This recipe uses cooked ramen noodles as the base of the salad. The noodles get coated in a tasty... Read More

Bowtie Chicken Caesar Salad

Bowtie Chicken Caesar Salad |

One of my favorite salads is a caesar salad. I make it often at home to pair with Italian dishes and I order it frequently when we eat out. I love the creamy caesar dressing paired with crunchy croutons and sharp parmesan cheese. It makes my mouth happy. This recipe amps up the typical caesar... Read More

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese |

If you have an instant pot or pressure cooker, there really is no reason to make that blue box of mac and cheese anymore! The instant pot makes it so easy to make it yourself that it would be silly not to. This recipe uses 3 cheeses, but they are the 3 that I tend... Read More