Instant Pot Fajitas

This is the recipe that finally got me to see what all the instapot craze is about. I decided to make this on a night when I had to drop my daughter off at dance at 4 pm 10-15 minutes away and pick her up again at 5pm, and then scarf down dinner before getting…

Crock Pot Keto Beef Brisket Stroganoff

One day I had some half of a slab of beef brisket that needed to be used, but also not a lot of time around the dinner hour to cook. I came across this recipe and decided to give it a try for my family and husband who was trying to eat keto at the…

Keto Swedish Meatballs

I have a Swedish Meatball recipe that we already like, but I searched for this one when my husband was trying to eat keto and honestly, I think I actually like this one even more.  That night I actually just used the precooked frozen meatballs from Costco.  I just made the sauce and threw the…

Keto Crab Cakes

My daughter Olivia has been asking for crab cakes lately. I have some crab cake recipes that I really like but they generally call for bread crubs. My husband still fancies himself a keto dieter, so I went in search of a more keto friendly version. I landed on this recipe from foodnetwork. It had…

Chili Con Carne

For some reason Halloween screams Chili to me. This year I made a no bean version of chili for the husband trying to eat keto (not sure that still deems it chili by definition, but we pretended it was). I topped it with a bunch of cheese, tortilla chips, sour cream and avocado and didn’t…

Keto Beef Stew

We are still on the keto kick over here. We also purchased 1/2 of a grass fed cow this year from a friend and my freezer is now loaded with prepackaged beef. So, I have a whole bunch of frozen pre-cubed stew beef. Traditional beef stew generally has potatoes and carrots two things my husband…

Craig Pierce Tin Foil Dinner

My husband returned home from a scout camp out once and announced that Craig Pierce made the best tin foil dinners he had ever had and that I had to find out his secret.  His wife was happy to share, and I must say these are delicious when camping.  I love that he uses Keilbasa…

Crock Pot Chicken Marsala

I was looking for something different than the typical meat and veggies dinner we always seem to have these days trying to accommodate my keto dieting husband. I wanted something saucy to use over spaghetti squash noodles I planned to make. And I needed something easy for a busy day. I found this Crock Pot…

Jerk Chicken

Attention to all my trager friends. I swear this is a recipe for you. This is another great Cook’s Illustrated favorite of mine and has instructions for how to smoke the chicken on the BBQ grill which is what I do because I don’t have a trager. So I guess this is really a recipe…

Crock Pot Lasagna

My friend Kassie Voigt tipped me onto this recipe that she loves for lasagna that you make in your crock pot. I have been dying to try it ever since she told me about it, and I am so sad that I waited this long to do it. It was good! And it worked out…

Ropa Vieja

This is a Cuban dish. I found the recipe in one of my Cook Illustrated Magazines and have had it hanging around and been wanting to try it forever. Ropa Vieja literally means “old clothes.” The story behind it is that there was a peasant who couldn’t afford meat to feed his family so he…

Carne Asada

My husband announced yesterday that he is trying a low carb diet. And right after that, I announced that I don’t cook low carb. Enchiladas were on the menu for dinner tonight mostly because I made some really good Spanish rice the other day that I wanted to reuse as a side. However, all day…