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…

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…

Peanut Butter Heaven: Healthy Smoothie that Tastes like a Milkshake

I think peanut butter is a gift we are not worthy of. Sometimes I just have a craving for something sweet, salty, and creamy. This smoothie makes me feel like I’m drinking a milkshake when in reality I get a ton of protein, potassium, and energy!! My two go-to smoothies are this peanut butter heaven…

Simple Shredded Beef Tacos in the Instant Pot!

I feel like I haven’t posted in forever. So sorry, law school is getting busy and I was lacking creativity but I am back and better than ever!! I ate this recipe for lunch today and forgot to take a picture. I am having it again tomorrow and will update my photo then … for…

Perfectly Pulled Buffalo Chicken in 15 minutes

I think we need to heat things up a bit. I released a pulled bbq chicken recipe, but for those of us who need a little kick, check out my easy pulled buffalo chicken recipe just in time for labor day!! This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for whatever size party you have!…

Mastering the Mug Cake: Healthy Chocolate Cake in under 2 minutes?!

Oh my deliciousness. I never believed in mug cakes. Can anything really compare to a cake made in the oven and frosted to perfection?? Apparently, this can. After playing around I think I perfected the recipe, but I’ll let you be the judge of that. I used coconut sugar and olive oil to make this…

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…

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…