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Southwest Chicken and Rice in the Instant Pot

How to make the best quick and easy chicken taco recipe in the Instant Pot. Super healthy with rice, beans, salsa, and cilantro. Authentic Mexican recipe for street tacos.

We resisted the Instant Pot for a long time, but when my friend Jill drank the Kool-Aid and raved about her IP, I finally caved and got one. She said it would save oodles of time and energy in the kitchen, and my poor husband is seriously overworked, so I thought he would love it – if it was as amazing as Jill claimed. I brought the new Instant Pot home and gave it to Joe for his birthday, hoping he would not hate me for it. Well, he didn’t. He did a little research and totally fell in love … Read more

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BBQ Beef Muffin Cups Recipe

One of my mom’s favorite recipes was corn mini pies. They are made with a delicious filling of cream cheese, corn, and chicken, stuffed inside layers of Pillsbury Grands!® biscuits and baked. My mom made them all the time, and we have carried on this tradition. Grace and Allie love them, too. Except for the onions. They don’t love the onions. We like the concept of corn mini pies so much that we’ve branched out to other fillings. Our next favorite is BBQ beef. These cups are quick and easy to put together, making them perfect for dinners after a … Read more

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Zucchini Quiche (Gluten-Free)

We are at the point in our gardening and CSA seasons where we are swimming in zucchini. We are getting a half dozen zucchini in our farm box each week, and our own zucchini plants are producing baseball bat-sized fruits almost daily. It’s a good thing that we love zucchini in all its incarnations. Well, two of the four of us do anyway. Allie declared that she hates it just yesterday, and Grace won’t eat anything green. (Where did I get these kids from?!) My all-time favorite way to eat zucchini is stuffed with cream cheese, but I also really … Read more

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CrockPot Mexican Steak and Beans

We like meals where there is salsa and there is cheese. Give us those two things, throw in some chocolate beans (Allie’s term, black beans to the rest of us) and corn, and you have a meal that Joe and I are sure to gobble up. This recipe, because it is made in the CrockPot, is even better than the average salsa, cheese, bean, and corn concoction. Joe tossed it in the crock the night before, left it in the refrigerator overnight, and put it into the CrockPot in the morning. By suppertime, we had tender steak tips with a spicy … Read more

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Hot Pizza Dip Recipe

The best hot pizza dip, originally from a Pampered Chef recipe - Simple and easy with cream cheese and pizza sauce, this dip is the perfect appetizer. Low carb and gluten free. Great with pepperoni, olives, mushrooms, or other pizza toppings. Perfect food for the Super Bowl or parties. Kids love this too. Lots of mozzarella cheese.

  When I was a Pampered Chef consultant, I made this hot pizza dip recipe pretty often at parties. It was always a big hit because it tastes amazing, and it’s easy to put together. The original recipe is slightly different than my version. If you want the real Pampered Chef recipe, you’ll have to Google it. We took this to our small group meeting for church, and everyone had seconds. When we make it at home, the kids make sandwiches out of their scooper chips. I don’t get it, but they always do it, so it must be a … Read more

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Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole (Gluten-free)

How to make the best cheesy hashbrown cassserole - This simple and easy recipe is perfect for breakfast or brunch, or even for dinner. Gluten-free with a corn flakes topping for a little crunch. Use shredded frozen hash browns for quick prep.

We made this casserole for dinner last week, and it was very fine. I ate the leftovers for every meal until they were gone. It really was that good. Cheese, potatoes, crunchy. How can you go wrong? You can’t. The only snag is that this is the least healthy potato dish ever. (Maybe not ever. It’s not deep fried. But close.) It’s definitely an occasional treat, not an everyday food. But then, you’re a grownup, and you can eat unhealthy potatoes anytime you want to. Have fun. Print Recipe Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole (Gluten-free) Course Gluten-free, Side Dish Servings Ingredients 24 … Read more

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