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No Drain Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Hands down, making no drain Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes is my favorite way to make homemade mashed potatoes. There’s no peeling involved, no draining a pot of boiling hot water. It’s a total game changer!!! No Drain Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes I used to dread making mashed potatoes. The peeling, the dicing…it just seemed so, …

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Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

A healthier take on sweet potato casserole, these Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes are cooked in an electric pressure cooker and then easily mashed for a versatile side dish. They’re a creamy, vitamin packed comfort food! I love these Instant Pot sweet potatoes as an alternative to sweet potato casserole, or even a change from …

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Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Corn on the Cob

One of my favorites of summertime is fresh sweet corn. My favorite way to make it without heating up the kitchen is to make pressure cooker corn on the cob! This pressure cooker recipe is seriously so easy! Nothing says summertime more than fresh corn on the cob with a side of sliced tomatoes. While …

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Marinated Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes & Feta

A fresh marinated green bean salad with tomatoes, feta, and homemade dressing! This healthy side dish is a rainbow of colors and is perfect for family dinners, get together parties and summer cookouts. If you’re looking for a way to shake up your potlucks and dinnertime, using simple ingredients, then this green beans recipe is …

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Bavarian Potato Salad with Bacon {German Potato Salad}

Bavarian Potato Salad is a tangy vinegar based warm potato salad. It’s lighter than the mayonnaise version and is perfect served alongside any German food like bratwurst and sauerkraut! When we’re having an off day in the field during harvest, I know it’s time to whip out the German style potato salad. It’s warm, it’s …

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Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe (Oven and Slow Cooker)

This is the easy and traditional stuffing recipe everyone has come to love as a Thanksgiving side dish. It’s a tried and true classic recipe that uses ingredients you probably have in your kitchen right now! In fact, stuffing – or dressing – is made with bread (obviously), some aromatic vegetables, chicken broth and seasoning. …

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Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

These easy Roasted Sweet Potatoes are drizzled with pure maple syrup and savory seasonings, then roasted until they caramelize. The result is a simple side dish that’s family friendly and suitable for a weeknight dinner or alongside a special holiday meal. Maple roasted sweet potatoes are the perfect blend of smoky, salty, savory and sweet. …

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Cranberry Apple Chutney (Cranberry Sauce Alternative)

Cranberry Apple Chutney is a tart cranberry condiment filled with fresh cranberries, juicy apple and warm spices. It’s a delicious spread to use to add flavor to meats and cheeses or as a side at your Thanksgiving table! Why I love cranberry chutney: This gorgeous chutney is almost too good to eat! Almost. I mean, …

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Recipe

This Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon recipe takes delicious and healthy Brussels sprouts and matches them with bacon, for a side dish match that’s meant to be! I happen to love a good Brussels sprouts recipe. Shred them for a salad, bake them, roast them…I will eat Brussels sprouts every week when I have them around! …

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Coleslaw with Apples, Cranberries, Almonds & Maple Vinaigrette

If you’re looking for a healthy side dish or easy lunch that’s healthy without sacrificing flavor, this Coleslaw with Apples is for you. Made with a traditional coleslaw mix, this apple coleslaw adds juicy apple, tart cranberries, crunchy almost and is topped with a maple syrup dressing you’ll want to devour! Why I love coleslaw …

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Spiced Pear Applesauce (Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Recipe)

If you’re looking for a cozy recipe to cook that will make your house smell amazing, it’s time to bring on the love with spiced Pear Applesauce! There are so many reasons to love this homemade applesauce with a twist. Let’s talk about just a few scenarios that may speak to your foodie love… Have …

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Quick Marinated Cucumbers and Onions

If you’re looking for a light and refreshing summer side dish, I’d like to introduce you to hot weather’s best friend – marinated cucumbers and onions. How to Make Marinated Cucumbers My grandma used to make these cucumbers marinated in vinegar and they’re a summer staple around here. The cool and crisp cucumber are the …

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Chinese Cabbage Salad with Ramen Noodles

I took the Chinese Cabbage Salad with Ramen Noodles we grew up with and made it just a tad bit healthier. Don’t worry, it’s still big on taste! This crunchy cabbage salad recipe was served at every picnic we attended growing up. Lately, it’s been making a resurgence which has me completely thrilled. I mean, …

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Grilled Corn Salad with Cherry Tomatoes

Grilled Corn Salad is made with seasonal sweet corn, ripe cherry tomatoes, creamy avocado and zesty lime juice. It’s the perfect summer dish for any backyard barbecue or summer meal! Summer here in Illinois practically screams sweet corn season! Whether you boil your corn, cook corn in your Instant Pot, or cook it on the …

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