wedge of cornbread
Breads and Rolls

Crazy Delicious Skillet Cornbread


Cornbread is as American as baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie. But make no mistake about it, there are loads of opinions about which recipe is the clear winner. To my northern palette, this is the best cornbread I ever tasted! Traditionally, Northerners prefer a sweeter cornbread while a Southern […]

ham and bean soup

Half Fast Semi-Homemade Ham And Bean Soup


This ham and bean soup is what I call semi-homemade. There’s a bit of prep required, but it’s minimal, especially when something tastes this amazing. The recipe uses canned beans, a real time-saver with no sacrifice of flavor. This is a perfect soup to make when you have some great […]

beef noodle soup

Instant Pot Beef Noodle Soup


Ah, homemade beef noodle soup. Tender beef. Yummy noodles. Comfort food extraordinaire! And with an Instant Pot, you can get that simmered-all-day flavor in about an hour and a half from start to finish! I used my new favorite cut of meat, boneless beef ribs, in this recipe. The meat […]

chicken noodle soup
Soups, Main Dish

Chicken Noodle Soup That Will Make You Smile


Chicken noodle soup is, without a doubt, the most classic comfort food ever invented. It tastes like love. And, I’m certain we’re all in need of a little comforting these days. Here in Nebraska, it was over 80 degrees two weeks ago and this evening, tiny, icy snowflakes are dancing […]

Hot German Potato Salad
Side Dishes

How To Make Instant Pot Hot German Potato Salad


Hot German Potato Salad. It’s so good! I really should make it more often. My German-to-the-core husband has a motto, “I’ve never met a potato I didn’t like.” And, this is one he really likes! This salad/side dish is simply delicious, full of crispy bacon and sweet caramelized onion. It […]

beef short ribs
Main Dish

Tender Beef Short Ribs In Less Than One Hour


To be honest, I had never made beef short ribs in my fifty years of cooking. In fact, I’d never even thought about beef short ribs. Not once. My loss. My brother (and fellow foodie) Stan recently retired from a long career in the airlines. Looking back, he wistfully recalled […]