FAST FOOD FOR FALL: Butternut Squash Soup

It’s that time of year again folks. The air is starting to get cooler and I am craving soup!!! I roasted some butternut squash the other day, but couldn’t finish it. Instead of letting it go to waste, I decided to pop it in the instant pot for some butternut squash soup! This recipe is…

Fabulous and Flavorful French Onion Rice

I had this a year ago at a friends house and was instantly obsessed… then I found out what is actually in what is formally called Butter Rice and cried. It calls for a whole stick of butter … yea a whole stick. So I was like NOPE! Gotta be another way and lo and…

Fantastic Pulled Chicken Tacos in 15 minutes

Can you tell I like pulled chicken? This is my third pulled chicken recipe in the instant pot. The first two are The best BBQ Pulled Chicken in under 15 minutes and Perfectly Pulled Buffalo Chicken in 15 minutes. This one won’t be too different! This is fantastic pulled chicken tacos in 15 minutes with a kick!  I…

The Best Beef Barley Soup Ever!!

I had to tell my dad today that my beef barley is better than his … he doesn’t believe me, but once he tries it he will! I actually can’t eat barley, so I substituted barley for cooked brown rice at the end, but you can do either one 🙂 This recipe includes instructions for…

Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Creamy Pesto Pasta

This recipe for 2 servings, it doubles very well! I made this for dinner and ate the leftovers for lunch and it was great even the day after. This recipe is pretty foolproof and you end up with a creamy, flavorful pasta dish that is sure to impress. The best part is it is dairy-free…

The best BBQ Pulled Chicken in under 15 minutes

This recipe works with an instant pot, pressure cooker, or crockpot! I eat this on rolls (UDI’s Gluten Free are my go-to), salads, and pizza. See the picture below for my bbq chicken pizza in all its glory!! If you want the link to my easy, toaster-oven-made pizza crust that is yeast free and optional…

Easy Homemade Pizza in a Toaster Oven!!

Let me start off by saying how easy this is. I made mine in a toaster oven … yes, a toaster oven. I really wanted pizza the other night, but I can’t eat gluten, did not want to spend money on delivery, and did not want to turn on the oven in the 95-degree weather…

Delicious Meatballs Made Easy

I released two versions of this recipe, if you want the instant pot version click here: https://cabernetandcontracts.com/2018/08/28/instant-pot-meatballs-made-easy/ Every once in a while I just crave a good plate of spaghetti and meatballs. I could order it for take out at any pizza place, but why not just make them myself? Meatballs freeze very well and I…

Instant Pot Meatballs Made Easy

I released two versions of this recipe, if you want the non-instant pot version click here: https://cabernetandcontracts.com/2018/08/28/delicious-meatballs-made-easy/ Every once in a while I just crave a good plate of spaghetti and meatballs. I could order it for take out at any pizza place, but why not just make them myself? Meatballs freeze very well and I…

Instant Pot Ginger Sesame Chicken

The first time I made this meal for my family they were SHOOK over how good it was. This reminds me of a food I used to get at my favorite restaurant when I was little, but without the bad oils, high salt content, and bonus MSG. Best of all it is a fast and…