How to Cut Onions

how to cut onions

Onions are a must in pretty much everything that is cooked in our kitchen, so cutting them efficiently is a high priority. For a long time, I had been doing it wrong. To paint you a small picture of what this meant, imagine a horribly mismatched WWE-style showdown between me with a knife and a […]

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Very Basic Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

THE BEST shredded Mexican chicken in the slow cooker. Good in tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, quesadillas, burritos, or in salads! Chicken breasts and homemade Mexican seasoning cook in the crock pot with green chiles for an easy Mexican chicken.

I am weirdly into Mondays. They seem like the day to set the tone for the rest of the week, and one of the most important Monday predictors of how my week will go is: what is the food situation in the fridge looking like? A typical Monday in my life involves crockpotting. This is […]

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Instant Pot White Rice

BECAUSE I KNOW YOU ALL ARE DYING TO KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING WITH MY INSTANT POT. I’ve made rice. Which I realize has got to be the least impressive Instant Pot food, but I am in no way exaggerating when I say it is THE BEST rice. And is very good for easy meal […]

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Stovetop Black Beans

Stovetop Black Beans

Black beans! Get your biggest pot out. Dream up your wildest dreams of homemade burrito bowls and black bean burgers. Put some Santana on. We are making black beans! This might not seem like the most exciting recipe on first pass, but let me tell you – it’s a winner. Why so much excitement about […]

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Homemade Breadcrumbs

Bowl of homemade breadcrumbs

Not everything is worth the trouble of making yourself. Puff pastry? No thanks, they sell that at the grocery store and it is just as delicious and far less time-intensive than homemade. Breadcrumbs, however, are a different story.  You can buy them at the grocery store, but they are ultra-fine and generally flavorless. They’ll work […]

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Homemade Pizza Dough

I like to think of pizza as the ultimate equalizer. With so many variations, there’s something for everyone to like. I also feel like you can tell a lot about a person from their pizza preferences, and pizza compatibility is a good indicator of personal compatibility. I’d even go so far as to say that […]

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Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken (for the whole week!)

Making a meal is so much quicker and easier when you have chicken ready to be used! Chicken that is cooked, shredded, parceled up and frozen is great to have on hand for when your plans to thaw and cook chicken just didn’t quite work out (story of my life!), when you’re pressed for time, or […]

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Perfect Butter Pie Crust

I am not one to claim perfection in life, but I feel like this pie crust deserves it. Let me tell you all the reasons I love it: It is super quick! Once you get the hang of it, you can get a pie crust ready in under 5 minutes. That’s less time than it would take […]

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