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Meatless Baked Ziti

Hearty and filling meatless baked ziti does not skimp on flavor! It is filled with rich tomato sauce, veggies and lots of cheese. Meatless baked ziti is a perfectly tasty…

Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Peach Pie Bars

Sweeten up your summer with these peach pie bars! They’re the perfect combination of peach pie & peach crisp, and boy are they delicious! I love to eat fresh ripe…

Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
5 from 2 votes

Black Beans and Rice

This recipe for black beans and rice is full of flavor. It is comforting, delicious, and can easily be made vegan! Yummy rice and beans is hearty enough to serve…

Total Time: 40 minutes

Cucumber Dill Salad

Use up your garden’s summer bounty in this fresh cucumber dill salad. It’s sweet, tangy and makes the perfect side to just about any dish!  This bright cucumber dill salad…

Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 2 votes

Featured Holiday

4th of July

No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Creamy and rich no-bake peanut butter pie has a nutter butter crust, peanut butter filling, and nutty topping. It’s perfect for any time of the year! No bake desserts are…

Total Time: 3 hours
5 from 4 votes

Ambrosia Salad

Creamy ambrosia salad is loaded with pineapple, mandarin oranges, coconut and miniature fruit-flavored marshmallows.  This delicious Ambrosia Salad is so easy to make and always a big hit with kids and…

Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
5 from 4 votes

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

Red, white, and blue fruit salad is a festive and fresh combination of fruit drizzled with a touch of honey citrus dressing. It’s a perfect side for the patriotic holidays!…

Total Time: 15 minutes
4.88 from 8 votes

Mini Lemon Cheesecakes

Easy mini lemon cheesecakes are bright, decadent, and creamy. They are the perfect balance of sweet and tart! These mini lemon cheesecakes are perfect for spring holidays, baby and bridal…

Total Time: 50 minutes
4.75 from 4 votes

Favorite Instant Pot Recipes

Instant Pot Baked Beans

The BEST way to make baked beans is in a pressure cooker! Instant Pot Baked Beans are hearty and thick, flavored with ketchup, molasses and bacon. Homemade baked beans are the perfect…

Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
5 from 3 votes

Instant Pot Mexican Chicken

Instant pot Mexican chicken is juicy and tender, with the perfect amount of spice. It is an effortlessly delicious dish! Mexican chicken in an instant pot comes out tender every…

Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 3 votes

Instant Pot Chicken Thighs

Juicy and flavorful instant pot chicken thighs are on the table in no time. They are bursting with bright lemon and thyme flavor. These chicken thighs are quick and easy…

Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 4 votes

Instant Pot® Shredded Chicken Tacos

These flavorful Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Tacos are easy to prep and even easier to cook—let the pressure cooker do all the work! I’m teaming up with Instant Pot® to bring…

Total Time: 45 minutes
5 from 15 votes

Most Popular

Dinner Recipes

Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup

Creamy sausage and tortellini soup is a bowl full of comfort! It’s loaded with veggies, sausage and cheese tortellini – plus it comes together in just 45 minutes! We love…

Total Time: 45 minutes
4.89 from 89 votes

Sausage, Pepper and Rice Skillet

Smoky kielbasa sizzled with sweet bell pepper, onions and garlic in vibrant tomato sauce. This quick and easy sausage, pepper and rice skillet is downright delicious! Today I’m sharing another…

Total Time: 30 minutes
4.72 from 110 votes

Chicken Paprika Egg Noodle Casserole

You won’t be able to resist diving into a big bowl of this chicken paprika egg noodle casserole. It’s made with No Yolks®– they’re cholesterol free, smooth, firm and delicious!…

Total Time: 55 minutes

Stromboli Recipe

This pepperoni, ham and ricotta Stromboli is easy and delicious! It’s perfect for a quick dinner or a game day appetizer. This recipe is so easy, it’s perfect for busy…

Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 9 votes

Most Popular

Salad + Side Recipes

Perfect Rice Pilaf

Total Time: 30 minutes
4.73 from 61 votes

No Soak Instant Pot Pinto Beans

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
4.91 from 72 votes

Instant Pot Rice Pilaf

Total Time: 33 minutes
4.61 from 112 votes

Flavorful Spanish Rice

Total Time: 25 minutes
4.55 from 11 votes