Shipwreck Stew

Seemed like a good dinner to make during these crazy quarantine times and bonus, it was really good.  The men in my house in particular really liked it, probably because it was quite hearty. 2 pounds ground beef 5 – 7 potatoes, peeled or unpeeled, sliced thin or cubed 1 onion, sliced thin or chopped … Continue reading

No Rise Slow Cooker Basil Pesto Bread

Did you guys know that you can make bread in your crock pot or slow cooker? Neither did I!  It is gloriously delicious, especially if you love pesto like me!  (More quarantine baking experiments.) 2 1/4 teaspoons or 1 envelope active dry yeast 1 tablespoon sugar 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water, about 105 degrees 3 … Continue reading

Chicken and Orzo Skillet

If you follow my blog (and if you do, thank you so much!), then you know that I am a huge fan of one pot meals and 30 minute meals.  This one is both, as well as tasting delicious, in fact there were no leftovers, always a good sign.  I made some changes to the … Continue reading

Mexican Skillet Dinner

30 Minute Meal  – check One Pot Meal – check Yummy – check Quarantine Cooking – check 12 ounces chorizo or pork sausage 2 cups frozen whole kernel corn or 1 can of corn, drained 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained 1 cup uncooked instant rice 1/2 cup water 2 teaspoons chili powder 1/2 … Continue reading

Air Fryer French Fries

I’ve been skeptical about air fryers so haven’t joined that particular club yet but then Kohls had a huge sale and this Kalorik Smart Fryer was on sale for $60, originally $120, and with a 40% off coupon and another $10 off coupon and free shipping and being quarantined and all, I figured what the … Continue reading

Skillet Red Skin Potatoes

Instead of doing a big Easter dinner this year, we decided to do a big brunch and it was so good that I think we might do it every year now.  We had Buttermilk Waffles (recipe here), Cinnamon Rolls (I cheated and used a mix for theses), a Bacon and Cheese Fritatta that Bob made … Continue reading

Disneyland’s Mickey Shaped Beignets

UPDATE! to post below I got some Mickey Mouse cookie cutters on Amazon and made Disneyland’s beignets again this time in the shape of Mickey! So yummy and so cute! Also made chocolate ganache for dipping which I highly recommend! I don’t know if you’ve noticed but Disneyland has been releasing some of its recipes … Continue reading

Tomato Vegetable Soup

One of my favorite comfort foods is homemade soup and quarantine time is the perfect time for comfort food. 1 onion, chopped 1 yellow squash, cut into chunks 1 zucchini, cut into chunks 1 large carrot, sliced 1 cup broccoli florets 1 cup frozen peas 1 (15.25 oz) can corn with liquid 1 (14.5 oz … Continue reading

Easiest Pasta and Broccoli

We’re trying really hard to eat healthy things while under quarantine because the fridge and the sweets and the chocolate are calling to us!  This was good but not very flavorful so make sure to not skip the salt, pepper and Parmesan. 12 oz uncooked pasta 6 1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets 5 cloves garlic, … Continue reading

Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

This was yummy and easy and required only one pan so win, win, win! 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons Greek seasoning 1 pound small new potatoes, halved or quartered 2 tablespoons green goddess dressing or Greek vinaigrette dressing 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 1 1/2 pounds 1 tablespoon honey 4 cups fresh baby … Continue reading