Cheesy and Chunky Instant Pot Potato Soup

  Ingredients 5 lbs of Potatoes peeled and cubed 1 Onion, diced 48 oz of chicken broth 1/4 tsp of garlic powder 1/8 tsp of red pepper flakes 4 tbs of butter 8 oz brick of cream cheese 8 oz of sour cream 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese salt and pepper to taste 1…

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…

Mom’s Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients 3 cups of all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 3 cups of granulated sugar 1 15 oz can of pumpkin 4 eggs 1 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup of water 1 can of whole berry cranberry sauce Directions Preheat oven to 350…

Instant Pot Taco Soup

Ingredients 1 lb of cooked Ground Beef One dice Onion ⅓ teaspoons Salt ⅛ teaspoons Black Pepper One packet of dry Ranch Dressing mix One packet of taco season Can of Whole Kernel Corn, drained 15 oz can of diced tomatoes Can of diced tomatoes with green chilies 15 oz can of Pinto Beans, drained…

Thrifted Santa

I have been looking for a Santa Cookie Jar for awhile.  I like to use cookie jars for my k cups.  I have a Santa theme in my kitchen for Christmas. On my weekly trip to Goodwill, I found this guy.  I was thrilled.  Five dollars, I couldn't pass it up. I got it home…

Crockpot pork and apples

On a busy day, nothing any better than a easy meal.  Just two ingredients, pork and apple pie filling. Early in the morning, I put a pork roast in the crockpot and poured a can of apple pie filling over the top.  I let it cook on low for at least 8 hours. The pork…

Abandoned Buildings

I haven't had much time lately to get out and take pictures.  So we have been doing what we call, "out the window photography." I got some shots of abandoned buildings recently.  Thought I would share a few. Please follow me on Instagram @paulapc70 for more of my "out the car window photography.  

A beautiful Saturday Evening

Usually this time of year its getting cooler.  Not this beautiful, warm day in late October. We had a great time watching the clouds and the sunset. Take some time today and look around.  Beauty is all around you.   Follow me on Instagram:  @paulapc70