Ingredient: ground black pepper

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are creamy and so easy to make. The Instant Pot recipe is much faster than cooking on the stove. AND during the holidays, it frees up a stove top burner. Cook the potatoes and mash them all in your pressure cooker. […]

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta

Pumpkin + Alfredo Sauce + Pasta = Fall Dinner of your DREAMS! This creamy pumpkin pasta is surprisingly easy to make. In the time it takes you to cook your pasta, you can cook a delicious creamy pumpkin Alfredo sauce. Toss in your pasta and […]

Roasted Shrimp Thai Kale Salad

Roasted Shrimp Thai Kale Salad

This Roasted Shrimp Thai Kale salad is light and refreshing, yet filling and big enough to serve a crowd. Filled with lots of crunch and color. Not to mention all the nutrients from the variety of mix-ins. This is one of those “everything that is […]

Easy Lemon Parsley Pesto Pasta

Easy Lemon Parsley Pesto Pasta

I love a classic basil pesto. Chock full of basil and pine nuts, there is a reason it is such a staple. I toss it with pasta, spoon it over chicken breasts, you name it. But, why does basil get all the love? It’s fun […]

Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup

Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup

I’ve got your one-pot meal or meal prep covered. Warm, comfort food may not be the go-to in the summer. But you know what is? Not heating up the kitchen with the stove or oven. Enter your Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot). I love how easy […]

Caramelized Onion and Pancetta Quiche

Caramelized Onion and Pancetta Quiche

I love quiche. It’s one of those rare dishes that is perfect for any time of day. Breakfast? Obvious great choice. Brunch with mimosas? The perfect dish to impressive your friends. Lunch or dinner? Absolutely! There are endless quiche filling options – cheese, meats, veggies, […]

Healthy Cucumber Salad

Healthy Cucumber Salad

Summertime means the calendar is filled with barbecues, cookouts, block parties, pool parties you name it. It is the season of gathering with friends and family and eating outside. Because I know at least here in the Midwest, we EARN our warm weather. So gosh […]

Slow Cooker Shredded Italian Beef

Slow Cooker Shredded Italian Beef

Is there ever such a thing as too many Slow Cooker recipes? Especially ones that are essentially dump and go? I think not. Chuck Roast cooks low and slow in the crockpot and results in a tangy, slightly spicy, shredded Italian Beef that your family […]

Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Easy Italian Pasta Salad

There’s a reason that pasta salad is a summertime, cookout, block party go-to. No heating up your kitchen, takes just minutes to toss together, and is best served straight from the fridge. Where could you go wrong? I love making this Italian Pasta Salad for […]

Bright Shrimp Orzo Salad

Bright Shrimp Orzo Salad

Pasta salads are the ultimate entertaining food. Easy to make a BIG batch to feed a crowd and can often be made ahead. I’m sold. But, some pasta salads can feel heavy. Not this Shrimp Orzo Salad. The fresh herbs, cucumber, and shrimp make it […]

5-Minute Smoky Chipotle Salsa

5-Minute Smoky Chipotle Salsa

I will never be ashamed about eating store bought salsa. There is always a MINIMUM of 2-3 varieties in my fridge/pantry at all times. Chunky, smooth, mango, black bean, I like them all. BUT, there is something extra special about making your own salsa. And […]

Easy Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Easy Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Recreate your favorite Indian takeout meal with this easy Slow Cooker Butter Chicken. Indian cooking can be intimidating to first timers. But, don’t be! Once you have a few staple spices in your pantry, you’ll find yourself making it more and more. And this Butter […]

15-Minute Sesame Noodles

15-Minute Sesame Noodles

Need a quick dinner? 15-Minute Sesame Noodles to the rescue. In less time than it takes for you to cook up some pasta, you can mix up an easy asian-inspired, sesame sauce. Even better, I always have the sauce ingredients on hand! No last minute […]

Creamy Dreamy Mushroom Fettuccine

Creamy Dreamy Mushroom Fettuccine

This pasta recipe is creamy, comforting, and even slightly romantic food at its finest. In the time it takes to boil water and cook pasta, you can make the easy mushroom cream sauce. If you’re looking for a meal that’s on the lighter side, keep […]

Healthy Chicken Tenders – Air Fryer or Oven

Healthy Chicken Tenders – Air Fryer or Oven

Hi, I’m Kathleen. I am and always will be obsessed with chicken fingers, tenders, and nuggets. Fun fact: in college (although I did cook for myself often), frozen chicken nuggets were one of my favorite pre or post bar fuel snacks. And I may have […]