Balela Salad – Chickpea Salad

Balela Salad – Chickpea Salad

Balela Salad – Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad – This tasty and filling salad is a Middle Eastern favorite! Filled with tons of nutrition from chickpeas and chopped veggies. And packs lots of flavor from fresh herbs, a tangy dressing, and Mediterranean favorites like olives and sun-dried tomatoes. I have cherry-pickedRead More…

Thanksgiving Tips 2021 (Cook your turkey in half the time)

Thanksgiving Tips 2021 (Cook your turkey in half the time)

Thanksgiving Tips 2021 – Last year we had a lot of tips regarding Covid. This year, most people are gathering, not forgetting totally about Covid, but trying to get back to something resembling normal. We will approach this article with that reality in mind. So, here is our annual ThanksgivingRead More…

The Best Ever Instant Pot Beef Stew

The Best Ever Instant Pot Beef Stew

Best Ever Instant Pot Beef Stew – This easy-to-make Instant Pot Beef Stew is sure to become one of your favorite Instant Pot recipes!  Tender beef is simmered in a flavorful and hearty broth that’s packed with veggies! And we use Root Vegetables (turnips and parsnips) instead of potatoes. I reallyRead More…

Raclette Dinner Party – Leland, MI

Raclette Dinner Party – Leland, MI

Raclette Dinner Party – On a recent trip north to visit friends in Leland, MI, we were treated to a fun evening, with interactive food. It was something I had never heard of, a Raclette Dinner Party. A raclette dinner party is a twist on fondue that is a lot of fun. Very handsRead More…

Instant Pot Meatloaf & Mash Potatoes

Instant Pot Meatloaf & Mash Potatoes

Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes – using pot-in-pot cooking. This technique lets you make two distinct dishes in your Instant Pot at the same time. It is especially handy for weeknight dinners. One of my favorite pot-in-pot recipes is Instant Pot meatloaf and mashed potatoes. The potatoes are boiledRead More…

Easy Colcannon recipe for St Patrick’s Day

Easy Colcannon recipe for St Patrick’s Day

Just in time for St Patrick’s day. The “Cooking Secrets for Men” version of Colcannon, using Bob Evans mashed potatoes instead of making your own.