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Instant Pot Beef & Barley Soup

Beef & Barley Soup - NOT the box recipe - this is made from beef bones in under and hour in the Instant Pot.

Fall comes, the leaves turn and at that first temperature drop, I seem to crave comfort food. I actually have a list. Well, not a formal one, but one in my head, and Beef & Barley Soup ranks high on that list.

Beef & Barley Soup - in the Instant Pot
Beef & Barley Soup – in the Instant Pot

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Swiss Steak with Mushroom Gravy – Instant Pot

Super Easy Instant Pot Swiss Steak with Mushroom Gravy

So it all started when I asked the folks what they wanted for dinner. That’s like usually like pulling teeth, but there we were in August: temperature 96 degrees. My Dad immediately said “Swiss Steak.”

Swiss Steak Mushroom Gravy
Swiss Steak with Mushroom Gravy

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Lemony Chicken with Green Beans

Lemony Chicken with Green Beans - simple enough for every day; elegant enough for company! There are potatoes, too, making it a complete meal. Try it with artichokes in the spring!

A gorgeous dish, it really should have a fancy name…a little wine, lemon and a handful of sun-dried tomatoes spark up gorgeous green beans, chicken and a few potatoes. Fingerling potatoes or Yukons are perfect but a red potato makes a great budget stand in. And everything is napped with that bright sauce. Shhh…don’t tell anyone how simple this dish is and they’ll think you’re a genius.

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Versatile Creamy Mushroom Sauce with Wine

Creamy Mushroom Sauce with Wine. Saute Pork Chops or Chicken in a little oil then add the sauce. Or make the Sauce and add leftover chicken or pork to gently reheat. Or use as is for a Vegetarian Option.

I wanted to throw out this delicious quick little creamy sauce – I use this same basic recipe in all kinds of ways.

Creamy Mushroom Sauce with Wine
Creamy Mushroom Sauce with Wine

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Ham & Parmesan Risotto (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

Instant Pot + Stovetop instructions for a luscious Risotto made from leftovers. The Instant Pot makes the best no fuss, no stir Risotto in minutes.

I love me some Risotto – how ’bout you? It amazes me how you can take a simple ingredient like rice, add a glug of wine & a few gratings of cheese (plus a bit of this and that) and turn it into a gourmet meal – no make that a gourmet experience – because you get to drink the rest of the wine! Plus plus!

Ham & Parmesan Risotto
Ham & Parmesan Risotto

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Roasted Red Pepper & Shrimp Risotto

Roasted Red Pepper & Shrimp Risotto - easy method; hardly any stirring

If you’re watching your budget, chances are you’re not eating a lot of seafood, but when a holiday like Valentine’s comes around, you’re probably going to want something a little special. Maybe something like this Roasted Red Pepper & Shrimp Risotto.

Roasted Red Pepper & Shrimp Risotto
Roasted Red Pepper & Shrimp Risotto

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Campbell’s Ultimate Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Campbell's Ultimate Pot Roast - So simple, but so good.

Hey guys! I’ve been super psyched over my very retro Home-Made Onion Soup Mix. I want to use it in everything. It’s been like a little trip back to the past, only better than I remembered.

Campbell's Ultimate Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Campbell’s Ultimate Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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Red Lentil Dip with a Spanish Flair

Red Lentil Dip - maybe not the prettiest dip but oh so delectable!!

I had some red lentils (which are really orange, so that’s bizarre, isn’t it?) calling to me the other night. Calling at 2:00 a.m. Seriously. I was like “shut up, go to bed.” But that’s the kind of thing that happens when you look at Pinterest before falling asleep. And Red Lentil Dip with a Spanish Flair is what comes of it.

Red Lentil Dip with a Spanish Flair
Red Lentil Dip with a Spanish Flair

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Magnolia Grille’s Molasses Barbecue Sauce

A rather thin, deeply flavored bbq with a lot of interest. I could just about drink this!

It was a dark and stormy September day…sounds like the start of a good horror story, huh! It could have been because I needed some barbecue sauce. And I didn’t want to go out in the rain.

Magnolia Grille's Molasses Barbecue Sauce
Magnolia Grille’s Molasses Barbecue Sauce

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Bacon, Dried Cherry & Caramelized Onion Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

A great company or special night dish. This pork tenderloin just jumps with flavor! Perfect for fall.

We all have those recipes we make over and over again, right? The ones we just about crave? The ones we pull out for an occasion. Birthdays, Company? Tuesday? This Bacon, Dried Cherry & Caramelized Onion Stuffed Tenderloin is one of those. If you’re like me, you’ll just look for an excuse. And you’ll double the recipe and make two!

Bacon, Dried Cherry & Caramelized Onion Stuffed Tenderloin
Bacon, Dried Cherry & Caramelized Onion Stuffed Tenderloin

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