Easy Instant Pot Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

This recipe is fast and easy and you probably have everything you need in your pantry and freezer. The recipe:  2 Boxes of Chedder Broccoli Rice a Roni  32 oz. of Chicken broth  16 oz. bag of frozen broccoli  2 to 3 pounds of chicken.  I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs this time.  You could…

Rea Dunn Obsessed

After a really long and stressful year, (more in another post) "Dunn Hunting" has been my latest Preoccupation! I have had a few pieces over the years, but my collection has exploded over the last 6 months. After missing out on a lot of Halloween and Christmas, I really lucked out with Valentine's Day Dunn.…

Instant Pot pineapple and brown sugar Ham

I was wanting to try a ham in my instant pot.  I found a ham on the small side.  It was about 5 lbs.  It was sliced, which was a bonus!  It turned out great.  I'm certainly going to make my next holiday ham this way.   I used a can of crushed pineapple, a…

Chili Cheese Baked Potatoes

I made a huge pot of chili the other day.  I had so much leftover and wanted to use it up. Why not chili cheese baked potatoes? I baked some potatoes, split them open and put them in a cast iron skillet. I spooned some chili on the potatoes and topped them with cheese.  Put…

Instant Pot Baked Sweet Potatoes

I was never a fan of sweet potatoes.  I recently tried a baked sweet potato and yum!  I have been making baked sweet potatoes in the instant pot.  The easy and fast way.       Ingredients 1 Cup of water Sweet potatoes, I used 3 large sweet potatoes   Directions Place trivet or steam…

Baking Pantry Organization

I'm not the baker.  I will make the occasional birthday cake and will bake for the holidays.  So I don't have a lot of baking supplies. I have two cabinets, very small, above my cook top, I store all my dry baking goods, oils and vinegars. It was time to clean out the cabinets when…

Backyard birding on a cold day

It had been so cold today.  In the teen's.  It has seemed like 100's of birds have visited our bird feeders today. To cold to go outside, so it was an out the window birding kinda day. Two different woodpeckers showed up in the backyard.  The first one was a red bellied woodpecker.  I believe…

My Favorite Christmas Ornaments

As I was packing away my Christmas décor, I thought I would share my favorite Christmas ornaments that I have. This year was our 25th Wedding Anniversary.  We added a 25th anniversary ornament to go along with out Very First Christmas Together ornament. Of course "Parents to be" and "New Mommy and Daddy" ornaments are…