Mashed potatoes were one of my absolute favorite foods growing up. Donuts were a close second, but that’s another story! Creamy homemade mashed potatoes, perfectly seasoned, thinned a bit with whole milk and dripping with butter. I never realized just how much time my mom spent baking, mashing and seasoning the potatoes, and it makes me appreciate them even more. It also makes me appreciate Instant Pot potato recipes even more too!
There isn’t a more comforting dinner on a chilly night than a hearty bowl of soup! And thanks to one of my favorite kitchen appliances, Instant Pot Soup recipes can deliver that cooked-all-day flavor in a fraction of the time.
I’ve been adapting quite a few soup recipes for the Instant Pot lately and thought you might like a collection of them for the chilly nights ahead. [Read more…] about The Best, Easy Instant Pot Soup Recipes
We made it to the Eat at Home Challenge Day 7! For the past 7 days, we’ve committed to eating at home more often and learning just how tasty, and even quick and easy it can be. Whether you ate at home 7 days, or 6 or even 3, if it’s more than usual then I would call it a success.
It has been so much fun taking this challenge with you, seeing pictures of your dinners in our facebook group, and hearing the excitement of so many who have enjoyed eating at home.
From our daily Facebook live chats to drawing giveaway winners, I hope it’s been fun for each of you too. And I do hope you’ve found yourself eating at home and enjoying your people more than you ever imagined. And now for the really great part
Challenge Day 7: Skillet Peach Crisp!
This may be the last day of our challenge, but it’s the first day of a new habit for many. The times gathered around our kitchen tables are for nourishing our souls and relationships as much as they’re about nourishing our bodies and filling our bellies. And when we see how quick and delicious that can be, well that’s all the motivation we need to spend more time around a home-cooked meal.
In case you’ve missed any of the Facebook Live videos cooking our way through this challenge, you can find them here.
Day 6: Dijon Chicken Pear Salad
Day 7: Skillet Peach Crisp
More than likely, it’s less than what you would spend on one drive-thru dinner for a small family. You’ll end up with 101 easy and delicious recipes to avoid the drive-thru for weeks to come.
So what has been your favorite part of this challenge? We would love to hear in the comments below. Go ahead and add your favorite recipe too!
Thanks again for joining us and making this challenge so much fun!
It’s Challenge Day 6! That means we’ve almost completed the entire challenge! If you haven’t joined us yet, it’s not too late. Just head over to our Eat at Home Challenge page for the details and follow the quick steps for all the fun.
You’ll receive a free meal plan using recipes from my new cookbook Eat at Home Tonight and 2 bonus recipes from the book. And be sure to join the private Facebook group too for daily encouragement from others in the challenge and to enter for daily prizes.
Today’s Facebook Live recipe is Double Chicken Dinner and Chicken Dijon Pear Salad from the “I Want to Cook for Tonight and Tomorrow” Chapter. Some of you have mentioned that your family doesn’t do leftovers. Let me just say, I’m sorry to hear that.
And let me also add, this chapter is for you! It’s my solution to serving leftovers that don’t taste a thing like leftovers. In fact, I’m guessing that your family won’t even notice that it’s leftovers.
This meal actually started with yesterday’s Facebook Live recipe for Dijon Chicken in the pressure cooker, the directions in the cookbook include slow cooker and oven directions too.
So, today, in less than 10 minutes, I whipped up this Dijon Pear Chicken Salad, using extra chicken from yesterday’s Dijon Chicken. I love adding fruit to salads, and it sounds like quite a few of you do too. But, if it’s not your thing, then just leave it out, or add something else in its place to make it your own.
Whatever you do, I hope it includes eating at home and enjoying your people and conversation around the table! I’ll see you tomorrow for our final day of Facebook Live for the Challenge and the best possible way to celebrate a job well done – dessert!!
We’re almost halfway through the Eat at Home Challenge, Day 3 being in full swing now! This morning we drew our second giveaway winner of the Lodge 6-qt Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven. And tomorrow morning we’ll be announcing the winner of the sheet pan set!
Speaking of an Instant Pot, I’ll be giving one away later in the Challenge, so if you haven’t signed up to join us yet, you’ll want to go ahead and do that! Follow the quick steps when you sign up for the Challenge, and be sure to join our private Facebook group too because that’s where the prize giveaway is going on!
I’m using recipes from the cookbook for the Challenge, but you’re welcome to use whatever recipes your family enjoys. If you do want to pick up Eat at Home Tonight, you can find it at several brick & mortar stores or any of these online sites: Amazon, WalMart, Barnes & Noble, and Target.
Join me tomorrow on Facebook Live at 11 am EST for One-Sheet Autumn Pork Chops with Apples and Sweet Potatoes. This will come in super handy for the winner of our sheet pans on the Facebook group.