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One Pan Roasted Potatoes, Sausage, and Brussel Sprouts

There are many nights where i just want to make something that i dont have to follow much of a recipe with. This is exactly that! Simple ingredients that come together quick and taste delicious!

Ingredients For the Potatoes: 2lbs red-skinned or Yukon gold potatoes, sliced1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil1 1/2 teaspoons salt1/2 teaspoon onion powder1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon paprika1/4 teaspoon black pepperpinch of cayenne For the Brussel Sprouts: 1lb brussel sprouts, shaved or thinly sliced1 tablespoon olive oil1-2 tablespoons lemon juice1/2 teaspoon saltpinch cayenne Other: 4-5 cooked sausages Instructions

Vanilla Pudding Cake

This recipe came from Mels (of course) and is super tasty. I like doughy, underdone things though so that may be why i inhaled it so quickly.


PUDDING:1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch3 cups milk (I use 2%)1/2 cup heavy cream3/4 cup (5.5 ounces) granulated sugar1/4 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon vanilla extract2 tablespoons butter CAKE:1 3/4 cups (8.75 ounces) all-purpose flour1 cup (7.5 ounces) granulated sugar2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt2 large eggs1 1/4 cups milk2 teaspoons vanilla extract6 tablespoons butter, melted DIRECTIONS:

Instant Pot Boiled Eggs

If i only ever use my instant pot for one thing (which is not accurate because i use it all the time), the boiled eggs that come from it are completely worth it alone! I promise you there is no other way to make boiled eggs. I have tried every dang trick in the book to get them perfect, and this is the only way to go. Just trust me. 
Instructions: Put your wire rack upside down in the bottom of the instant pot. Place as many eggs as wanted in the pot. Pour 1 cup of water in and set the manual button to 2-5 minutes, depending on how well done you like the yolk. The pictures are of a 5 minute cook time. We actually like ours a little underdone in the very center so we do 2 minutes. Let it sit for just a couple minutes and force release the rest of the pressure. Put into an ice bath immediately after for a few minutes and voila! Easiest peel ever!







Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

I know that everyone has their own version of the perfect mac and cheese- some like it with crumbs on topped and baked, others like it soupy, some prefer hardly any sauce, etc. This is the recipe that my family and I love, but we like it pretty creamy and soupy. Plus, this is made in the instant pot, so its nice and quick! It is also very healthy and good for you.... HA!



Ingredients:
14 oz pasta
4 Cups water
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp salt
4 T butter

Add all above ingredients into Instant Pot on manual for 5 minutes, followed with a quick release.

Once pressure is released, add the following ingredients quickly- it will melt right in.

5 oz evaporated milk
4 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese
2 cups monterey jack cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Slow Cooker Sweet Pork Tacos

This is a delicious recipe from Erin at MeaningfulEats. We (4 sisters and mom) all really like lots of her recipes! This meat also freezes great!




Ingredients For the Pork: 2 pounds of pork tenderloin2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pepper1 teaspoon cumin1 teaspoon chili powder1 teaspoon cinnamon2 tablespoons olive oil1/2 cup water1 cup brown sugar, not packed รข€“ just a loose 1 cup (or coconut palm sugar)2 tablespoons chopped garlic1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce For the Pickled Onions (optional): 1/2 a red onion, very thinly sliced1/4 cup red wine vinegar1 tablespoon sugar1 1/2 teaspoons salt1/2 cup water

German Pancakes

I swear every person that makes these calls them something different! Dutch babies, german pancakes, hootenannies, dutch puffs, etc. Whatever you call them, they are yummy! This recipe is from go-to recipes on instagram. I really like their account. It is just essentially what we are doing here- family members writing their recipes down so we can share them easier.



Basil Cous Cous Salad

Oh my goodness, is this salad delicious!! I am a salad lover through and through and like pretty much every salad that comes my way. This salad was no exception. Sounds like an odd combination of ingredients, but don't be scared! The recipe came from A Bountiful Kitchen.






1 package Olive Oil and Garlic Couscous
12 cups Romaine lettuce (about 1 large or two medium heads)
1/2 cup Craisins
1/2 cup grated Asiago or Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cups or 3-4 medium ears fresh white corn, cooked, cooled and cut off cob*
1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
Fresh Basil Dressing:
(enough for a double batch of salad)
1 cup fresh basil leaves*
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 shallot, chopped (optional)
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste For best results- a day before, or at least a few hours before:
Cook couscous according to package directions. Cool completely. Refrigerate.
Wash and dry lettuce, set aside in refrigerator.
Cook corn, rinse with cool water. Cut corn off cob and pl…