Instant Pot Ranchero Beans

Instant Pot Ranchero Beans

After experimenting with several recipes, I have come up with this one on my own. Beans are so easy to make in the Instant Pot, you will never want to open another can of pinto beans for dinner again. You can adapt this recipe and 

Instant Pot No-Fry Refried Beans

Instant Pot No-Fry Refried Beans

These beans are SO Good and So Easy! You never have to open another can of Mexican style beans ever again. No lard! No frying! No Soaking! Just a bag of dried pinto beans and a few ingredients you probably all ready have on hand. 

Brownie Batter Dip

Brownie Batter Dip

I made this Brownie Batter for dessert last night, and everyone loved it.  It’s easy and you can be creative with stuff to dip into the batter.  I served it with pretzel chips, Nilla Wafters, strawberries and tortilla chips seasoned with cinnamon and spice.  Ingredients:8 oz. 

Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Stovetop Mac and Cheese

I like to use ingredients that are fresh, and that I always have on hand.  The recipe calls for evaporated milk, but I use half and half if I have it, or milk if I don’t.  I also use whatever cheese I have in my 

Caramelized Onions

Caramelized Onions

Caramelized onions seem like a complete “no brainier”, but to have super tasty grilled onions, requires some seasoning and some patience.  Caramelized onions are sweet, savory and delish.  I serve them with burgers, tacos, sandwiches, and even with steak.  They  Ingredients:2 yellow onions (Maui or Vidalia 

Hogan’s  FAMOUS Avocado Mash

Hogan’s FAMOUS Avocado Mash

We love avocados!  My husband always makes fresh guacamole for us as an appetizer with tortilla chips.  My son likes the guacamole, but he decided to come up with a simpler version to be used as a dip, spread or side.  He calls it his 

Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas for the New Year, and now Black Eyed Peas for the WHOLE year, because they are so yummy.  Try them as a side dish, or even as a substitute for pinto or black beans in your burrito.  I originally started to make 

Maple Braised Belgian Endive

Maple Braised Belgian Endive

Ingredients:6 Heads of Belgian Endive, split lengthwise4 Tbsps. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter1/4 cup maple syrup5-6 sage leavesSalt and pepper to tasteDirections:Preheat oven to 350 degreesMelt butter in large saucepan that can hold all of the endive.  Add Maple syrup and sage leaves, swirling to combine. 

Dot’s Rice Pilaf

Dot’s Rice Pilaf

Rice Pilaf is an eastern european side dish.  My family is from Serbia/Montenegro, and my grandmother (Baba) makes this for all of our family gatherings.  Rice pilaf is definitely one of our family’s comfort foods.  My kids love rice pilaf, and I make it at home 

Balsamic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Balsamic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

My family loves brussels sprouts.  This Barefoot Contessa recipe is a great way to make them.  I also like to make them plain; tossed with olive oil, kosher salt and pepper. Browning them under the broiler, so that the leaves get a little black on