INSTANT POT BRAISED PORK with CREAMY POLENTA

I woke up with determination on my mind….determination to have a productive day and accomplish many if not all of the “to do” things on my list. Things were moving right along and I was feeling good about the day. That is until I realized I had not taken anything out of the freezer for…

PASTITSIO

This is one of those recipes that everyone should have in their arsenal of meals. It is DELICIOUS! While there are several steps and it takes a while to prepare, it is so worth it. Perfect for guests, a romantic dinner (with plenty of leftovers for later), or a meal to feed a crowd. This…

CINCINNATI CHILI

Chili on pasta? It sounds like a strange combination to me, but if you’ve never tried it, now is the time to change that. The combination of spices in this chili is amazing! It’s a perfect balance between sweet, spicy, tangy, with a few things that make you say, “hmmm…what is that?” It is generally…

SAUSAGE STUFFED SHELLS WITH BROWN BUTTER PUMPKIN ALFREDO

It’s FALL! For me, that means cooler temperatures, changing color of the leaves, bonfires, and pumpkin! Ok, for me it doesn’t mean pumpkin but for most of my friends, it does. I have never been a pumpkin fan but will admit that this sauce is REALLY good! It’s so good that I’ve been trying to…

RICE SALAD

I love looking at cookbooks, especially old ones. Recently, I found an old church cookbook that I had forgotten about. It was published in 1983. As I was looking through it, I came across this recipe for a rice salad. At first, it didn’t sound very good, but I’m so glad that I decided to…