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Best Pot Roast Ever (Instant Pot Recipe)

The best healthy Instant Pot pot roast - This simple and easy recipe is quick and great for weeknight meals or Sunday dinner with a one pot gravy. Gluten-free with potatoes and carrots.

Before Joe and I were married, we used to go with my mom and sister to a local private club. It was pretty shady in a lot of ways, but their food was super cheap and really, really good. One of my favorite meals there was pot roast. Their pot roast reminded me of my mom’s from my childhood. (She had pretty much stopped cooking by that time.) It was tender and flavorful, and it was accompanied by mashed potatoes with copious amounts of gravy. The recipe below makes an amazing, tender, and flavorful pot roast, too, though it suggests … Read more

Homemade Cajun Seasoning Mix

The best homemade spicy or mild Cajun seasoning recipe - Simple & easy spice mixes. Great for chicken, shrimp, pork, beef, or almost any meat.

I like spicy foods, and I always have. Southwest is my favorite, but this Cajun seasoning is a close second. It has tons of flavor without being overly hot and spicy – though you can make it as hot as you want by adjusting the amount of red pepper flakes you add. Cajun seasoning is wonderful as a rub for meat – any meat from salmon to chicken to pork to beef. It’s also great mixed with breadcrumbs as a coating for chicken fingers or turkey cutlets or as a topping for a casserole. It can be mixed in with … Read more

Homemade Hot & Spicy BBQ Spice Rub

The best homemade hot & spicy BBQ recipe for pulled pork, ribs, roast, chicken, or other cuts of meat. Simple and easy recipe that's great for gifts and stores well. Could be used for any meat. Includes brown sugar.

This spice rub is so good because it’s so rich and flavorful. It is spicy, as the name states, but the heat isn’t overpowering as the recipe is written. What makes this rub so amazing is the variety of flavors that blend together; there’s no way around having a long list of ingredients. If you leave something out, you will miss it in the finished product, all except for the cayenne which is what makes this rub spicy. If you are feeding children or just don’t like much spice, you can leave it out or use much less than what … Read more

Homemade Taco Seasoning

homemade taco seasoning

Since my days as a Pampered Chef consultant, I have loved taco seasoning. We eat a lot of tacos, taco dips, enchiladas, chilis, and other foods that use taco dip, so we go through a lot of it. I also have high blood pressure, and that pre-made taco seasoning is insanely high in salt. I’ve been looking for a taco seasoning recipe that tastes as good as my old favorite, and I’ve found one. You know I’m the first person to reach for convenience foods when necessary – pre-made pie crust, whipped cream, and ketchup are high on my list … Read more