Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup - Instant Pot

Panera Copycat Broccoli Cheddar Soup – Instant Pot

Another Panera copycat soup? Yep. But this is everyone’s favorite, broccoli and cheddar soup – in your Instant Pot or favorite pressure cooker, and it’s dump. and. go. One would think I actually ate at Panera, but no. I never go there. I have eaten there in the past, of course, and get the soup on the side. You know how it goes. And to be honest, their broccoli cheddar soup is rather hit and miss. At least at my locale. Sometimes it’s just perfect cheesy broccoli soup goodness. Other times, it’s a thin watery mess. But then you go…

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup - Panera Copycat! Dump and go, creamy soup recipe, that will satisfy that tummy grumble!

Panera Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup – Instant Pot

I’m back! It’s cold! It’s soup time! If you like Panera’s creamy chicken and wild rice soup, this recipe is for you. If you’ve never had it, but you love creamy soups, this recipe is for you. If you’re like me and management, and just love soups, again, this recipe is for you! This creamy chicken and wild rice soup is pretty much a dump and go. There is no browning. There is no deglazing. That’s what makes it so perfect. That and I don’t know about you, but I can safely say I typically have all the ingredients on…

Turkey Legs and Gravy!

Instant Pot Turkey Legs and Gravy

Turkey time people! Gobble Gobble Gobble! I’m back with a Thanksgiving turkey leg recipe or just an anytime turkey treat. You choose. Turkey legs are perfect for anytime because turkeys are big and you just don’t want or need something that big on any given day! Sometimes you just have one or two mouths to feed but you still want some turkey. And you can get turkey legs anytime of the year and even with the price hikes on meat, turkey legs are still pretty cheap. This turkey legs and gravy recipe is a dump and go dish, which I…

Homey, Cajun meatball stew is life!

Cajun Meatball Stew

Cajun meatball stew: Not many foods make me feel…homey…you know what I mean, quite like Cajun meatball stew does. I’m not sure how many of you are familiar with the dish, but very simply, it’s meatballs and veggies cooked and simmered in a luscious, dark roux. I heard you groan when I said dark roux. No, don’t even. Just stop. Making a dark roux is very easy if you make an oven roux or look, just buy it in a jar guys. There is no shame in that. I make a double batch (or triple) in the oven and freeze…

Apple pie baked beans!

Apple Pie Baked Beans

Apple pie baked beans put a bit of a twist on traditional baked beans and truthfully, it’s a match made in BBQ-side heaven! And it’s super easy too! These apple pie baked beans have only 4 ingredients and hardly any prep. You can pop them in an oven or on your smoker or grill while other things are poppin’. Too easy not to try it. If you really want to jazz it up, you can add: chopped bell pepper chopped onion jalapeno slices bacon on top minced garlic crushed seeds, like cumin or mustard I haven’t tried this yet, but…

Grown up sloppy joes! Yes, sloppy joes can be crazy delicious.

Grown Up Sloppy Joes

Oh my goodness kids…it has been FOREVER! So many events and changes have happened since I last posted. I won’t get into all of them, but to sum it up…life happened and it hit me like a ton of bricks! My schedule is so wacky that carving out time for posting, videos, pictures and just the food planning and cooking has been ridiculously challenging. But I’m back and will figure out a way to make this all work! So, with that sorry explanation, I’m back with a solid, old-school recipe….GROWN UP SLOPPY JOES! Yes people, sloppy joes. Funny little story…

Best Ever Dump and Go Beef Stew – Instant Pot

So…best ever beef dump and go beef stew…big claim, no? I’m sticking by it though because it’s pretty bad ass. I’m not saying it’s the best ever beef stew in the world – I did specify that it’s the best ever dump and go beef stew. I mean, my mom’s beef stew was pretty rockin’, I gotta admit. I’m the type who likes to brown my meat, especially for a beef stew. But I didn’t want to fool with all that for this recipe. One night I just wanted to put the stew ingredients in the pot and be done…

Butternut Squash soup in your Instant Pot. Silky soup in 10 minutes!

Butternut Squash Soup – Instant Pot and Stovetop

Butternut squash soup in the Instant Pot or any old electric pressure cooker you have lying around is quite probably the easiest soup ever. The hardest part is dealing with the butternut squash and that’s not that difficult, people. I don’t know if any of you have access to an Atlanta Bread Company, but if you do, go there and get their butternut squash soup. It’s what dreams are made of and it’s what inspired me to create my own. (I don’t want to shell out stupid money at Atlanta Bread Company for soup all the time.) I’ve tried other…

This is my absolute favorite split pea soup recipe - the most delicious in the universe!

Split Pea Soup – Instant Pot and Stovetop

Split pea soup is one of my absolute favorite soups. Thinking back though, I’m sure I’ve said that about every soup that’s on this blog. I mean it this time – for reals. No, really! I actually only have split pea soup a few times a year because, well, I guess I’m a bit of a split pea soup snob. It’s only when I have a ham bone that I’ll make it – it just puts it over the top. I have made it with just chopped ham – still delicious. I have made it with Boar’s Head deli ham,…

Buffalo Style Ribeye - A simple, home made buffalo style sauce is just what your ribeye needs. Oh, and don't forget the blue cheese compound butter!

Buffalo Style Ribeye Steak

This post is sponsored by El Yucateco. As always, I only partner with brands that I love and truly believe in, allowing me to bring you more delicious recipes. All opinions expressed are my own. Promise. #ElYucateco #GoNative2020 #KingofFlavor So, this social distancing, cooking at home all the time thing is getting….boring, mind-numbing, frazzling? Well, at least for me it is as. I mean, the wife and I typically cook at home a lot. But there’s always that, “Hey, I don’t want to cook, let’s go out” option. That’s not so easy anymore. Now, it’s like, how can I turn…