Broccoli Bacon Salad

Ingredients2 cloves of garlic 1/2 cup mayonnaise (whatever type you want full, low-fat, etc.)1/2 cup sour cream (whatever type you want full, low-fat, etc.)4 tsp apple cider vinegar 2 tsp sugar5 stalk celery4 tbsp of dried craberries salt and pepper “to taste” 4ish cups broccoli crowns (don’t throw any out just finish off the bunchContinue reading “Broccoli Bacon Salad”

Peanut Butter Banana Pupcake

Ingredients1 egg2 tbsp vegetable oil3 tbsp peanut butter (plain with NO preservatives) 3 tbsp regular honey2 bananas1 cup whole wheat flour1 tsp baking powder*My first ever disclaimer: Every dog is different and can/can not eat certain things. There are also thousands of theories on what is good/not good for dogs. This is what my dogContinue reading “Peanut Butter Banana Pupcake”

Basic Hummus

Ingredients 1 cup of dried chickpeas OR 2 cups/15 oz of canned chickpeas1 bay leaf (if you started from dried)1/3 cup tahini (HIGHLY recommend the squeeze bottle)2 lemons 4ish cloves of garlic (personal preference)1/4 cup of olive oil (if you want less fat you can go down to 2 TBSP)1/2 cup of watersalt Tools SmallContinue reading “Basic Hummus”

Herb Chicken with Strawberry Relish

Ingredients4 large or 8 small skinless/boneless thighs (you can use bone-in just add to cooking time)1 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil  3 TBSP fresh oregano (or 3 tsp dried)2 ½ TBSP fresh chives (or 2.5 tsp which is what I use as I can never get good chives)2 cups strawberries (one pint is more than enough)2 1/4 tspContinue reading “Herb Chicken with Strawberry Relish”

Instant Pot Chicken

Ingredients5-7ish lbs whole chicken (cooking variations for sizes below, more than 7lb is hard to fit in Instant Pot)2 cups of water1 onion (red, white or yellow)2 celery stalks thyme (2 TBS if fresh, 2 tsp if dried)1 – 2 lemons washedSalt Pepper1 tablespoon olive oil ToolsInstant Pot (must have for this recipe) Instant Pot TrivetMeasuring cupKnifeCutting BoardOnion Goggles (at least IContinue reading “Instant Pot Chicken”

Rosemary and Parmesan Scones

Ingredients 2 and 1/2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/3 cup brown sugar, packed1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter (you want it cold, maybe freeze a few min)1 large egg, at room temperature3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole milk 4 ounces Parmesan cheese1/4 cup fresh rosemary, chopped ToolsOvenBaking SheetBowl SpatulaPastryContinue reading “Rosemary and Parmesan Scones”

Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

Ingredients1 box yellow cake mix (no judging)1 box vanilla instant pudding1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil4 eggs1 cup full fat sour cream1 tsp vanilla1 tbsp cinnamon6 oz chocolate chips3 tbsp sugar1tsp flour ToolsOvenSpatulaBowlsMixer – any type (makes it faster/smoother but you can always hand mix)Bundt Pan Preheat oven at 350 Butter and flour the heck outContinue reading “Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake”

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Ingredients1/4 cup melted unsalted butter1/2 medium onion1/4 cup flour (any kind)2 cups half and half2 cups chicken stock 3 cup(ish) broccoli (there is no way to get exactly 3 cups so just do your best)1 cup(ish) carrots (same as broccoli)1/4 tsp nutmeg8 ounces sharp cheddar (buy in a block and grate)saltpepper ToolsStovetopLarge potWhiskKnifeCutting BoardVegetable PeelerGraterBlenderContinue reading “Broccoli Cheddar Soup”

Non Dairy Instant Pot Tomato Soup

Ingredients1 sweet onion 4 garlic cloves28 oz good canned tomatoes (diced or crushed is fine as long as it’s a good brand*)8 oz vegetable juice 1 cup vegetable stock 2 tsp of olive oil2 TBS Parmesan cheese (I highly recommending getting a block and grating it yourself vs buying already grated as that tends toContinue reading “Non Dairy Instant Pot Tomato Soup”

Parsley Pesto

Ingredients2 cups loosely packed flat leaf parsley leaves3 cloves garlic1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (keep a little more on hand if needed) 1/2 cup raw Parmesan cheeseSea salt and black pepper to tastePinch of nutmeg ToolsFood Processor Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and blend. If the mixture seems too dry addContinue reading “Parsley Pesto”