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Hot Reuben Dip

I’m from Omaha, Nebraska, where the Reuben sandwich was born (sorry, New Yorkers), and I grew up eating this classic sandwich. I’ve had it in the homes of my mother, grandmothers, aunts and uncles. I’ve also consumed plenty of Reubens...Show More Summary

Thousand Island Dressing

If the craving for a Reuben sandwich strikes or you need a “secret sauce” for your next burger, you probably have all of the necessary ingredients around to make this quick, creamy and delicious dressing. Continue reading "Thousand Island Dressing" »

Slow Cooker Honey Chipotle Chicken Tacos

This post is brought to you in partnership with Mission Foods. It’s that time of year when our slow cookers are almost always on the kitchen counter. It’s just so easy to make dinner happen, even on the busiest weeknights. These Slow Cooker Honey Chipotle Chicken Tacos need to be on your regular rotation this season. Continue reading "Slow Cooker Honey Chipotle Chicken Tacos" »

Ramen Heads - Movie Review

Ramen Heads is a documentary about ramen in Japan. As the name implies, it’s about the obsession of both ramen makers and ramen eaters and dives deep into more bowls in more styles than you can possibly imagine. The film focuses on Japan's number-one ramen master Osamu Tomita, who has won the highest ramen honors 4 years in a row. Show More Summary

Homemade Fudge Chip Peanut Butter Boppers (with Cookie Crunch Variation)

Ingredients:3/4 cup creamy peanut butter5 tablespoons butter, at room temperature2 cups confectioner's sugar2/3 cup crisped rice cereal (i.e. Rice Krispies), lightly crushed1/2 cup semisweet miniature chocolate chips8 oz dark melting wafersDirections:Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Show More Summary

Chicken and Avocado Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

In this recipe, chicken transforms salad from a side dish into a meal by itself. That leftover chicken in the fridge? Whether it’s poached, baked, or grilled, give it a home in this salad! Continue reading "Chicken and Avocado Salad with Buttermilk Dressing" »

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Give me sausage, eggs, potatoes, and cheese for breakfast, and I know it’ll be a great day ahead. This tater tot casserole combines all of these items into one delicious breakfast dish. It makes a great dish for a weekend brunch, or add it to your meal plan and eat it for breakfast throughout the week! Continue reading "Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole" »

Meal Plan for January Week 3

This week’s meal plan is all about simple dishes that require little thought and can be easily adapted. Life is busy, food doesn’t need to be complicated to taste delicious and feed your family. Continue reading "Meal Plan for January Week 3" »

9 Great Chili Recipes (Perfect for Game Day!)

It’s that time of year again, bone chilling weather and NFL playoffs. The perfect time for steamy hot and hearty chili! Whether you like your chili with beans or without, with turkey, chicken, ground beef or chuck, scorchingly hot or mild, a big bowl of chili is wonderfully satisfying on a cold winter day. Continue reading "9 Great Chili Recipes (Perfect for Game Day!)" »

What’s in Season in January

Welcome to our new series on seasonal fruits and vegetables! When I first started cooking I didn’t understand what was even meant by “seasonal” when it came to food. It wasn’t until I started gardening and shopping at our local farmers...Show More Summary

How to Use Your New Sous Vide Immersion Circulator

This post is brought to you in partnership with Joule: Sous Vide by ChefSteps. Did you just get a fancy new immersion circulator for cooking sous vide at home? Awesome. Welcome aboard. I’ve fallen hard for sous vide cooking in the past year. Show More Summary

Mediterranean-Inspired Tuna Chickpea Salad Pita Sandwiches

Ingredients:2 5-oz cans solid white tuna packed in water, drained7-oz cooked chickpeas2-3 tablespoons capers1/4 cup diced red onion1/2 tablespoon tahini1 1/2 tablespoons dill weed1/4 teaspoon dried mint1/3 cup whole plain Greek yogurtsaltfreshly...Show More Summary

Pressure Cooker Paella with Chicken and Sausage

  I love using my Instant Pot pressure cooker to make an easy, weeknight version of paella. It cooks up quickly and evenly, and there’s no need to tend to a pot or pan on the stove. The method is very simple—you sauté the vegetables with chicken and sausage, add the rice and liquid, and then cook everything under pressure for just ten minutes. Show More Summary

Easy Mexican Chicken and Rice Soup

This is my mother-in-law’s chicken soup. She is of Mexican descent and her soup is held in high esteem in our household. As soon as the cold weather arrives, this soup goes into the weekly rotation. We never get tired of having it on the menu! Continue reading "Easy Mexican Chicken and Rice Soup" »

Spaghetti Squash Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

Ingredients:1 1/2 cup dried elbow macaroni3 oz gruyere, shredded8 oz brick extra sharp cheddar, shredded1 cup whole milk1 teaspoon ground mustard powder1 teaspoon hot paprika3 tablespoons butter1/4 cup flour1 1/2 cup roasted spaghetti...Show More Summary

Sheet Pan Pizza with Roasted Cauliflower and Greens

I’ve played around a lot with homemade pizza over the years — making this dough and that dough, trying thin crust pizzas on a baking stones and the backs of baking sheets, baking pizzas for one and pizzas for four. But sheet pan pizza is my new best friend! And it can be yours, too. Continue reading "Sheet Pan Pizza with Roasted Cauliflower and Greens" »

No-Knead Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

This no-knead pizza dough is laughably easy. Just whisk flour, yeast and salt in a bowl, add water and stir. Let rise, covered, overnight, and make your pizza. That’s it. My recipe is based on the no-knead bread recipe originally developed by Jim Lahey at the Sullivan Street Bakery in New York City. Show More Summary

Meal Plan for January Week 2

It’s about this time of year where the impact of daylight savings time and early evening darkness gets the better of me. I try to combat the lack of light with outdoor daytime activities and then lots of warm cozy soups, bright fresh...Show More Summary

8 Cozy Winter Soups That Feel Like a Great Big Hug

By Carrie Havranek Soup is a regular occurrence in my house throughout the winter. A few years ago, I felt into the habit of making soup and a loaf of bread every Monday. My family learned to anticipate it, and we ended up bringing several...Show More Summary

Chorizo, Eggs and Spinach Breakfast Quesadillas

Ingredients: 1 lb. spicy Mexican-style chorizo 12 eggs 1/4 cup chopped scallions 5 oz. frozen chopped spinach 5 oz. shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese freshly ground black pepper salt 8 Mission® Carb Balance Soft Taco Flour Tortillas to serve: sour cream Directions: Remove the chorizo from any casing, as needed. Show More Summary

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