Category Archives: Food and Recipes

Book Review: The Complete One Pot Cookbook

I received a review copy of this book; all opinions expressed are mine.

Cooking the one-pot or one-pan way is so easy and convenient, whether you’re using a Dutch oven, slow cooker, sheet pan, or Instant Pot®. And to help make meal-making even easier, there’s a new cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen that includes 400 one-pot recipes! It’s called The Complete One Pot: 400 Meals for Your Skillet, Sheet Pan, Instant Pot®, Dutch Oven, and More. It’s touted as the only one-pot cookbook you’ll ever need, and after looking through my review copy, I have to agree!

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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Bars

I was wanting to bake something that I could use my extra candy canes in, so I modified a chocolate chip recipe of mine, using dark chocolate chips and adding in some crushed candy canes. I made these into cookie bars, so they’re really easy to make and bake! The dark chocolate and peppermint flavors combined with the cookie dough is a really yummy combination!

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Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

We all know and love Green Bean Casserole, don’t we? It’s so good, I’m not sure why I only make it at the holidays—there’s no reason why you couldn’t make it any time of the year, right? But it’s especially nice at the holidays, when it’s cold outside and everyone is wanting to include warm and comforting side dishes in their special meals.

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Easy Savory Cornbread

I like all kinds of cornbread—traditional cornbread is great, but it’s also fun trying out different add-ins. This Easy Savory Cornbread starts off with some corn muffin mix and gets its’ savory flavor from a can of diced tomatoes and green chilies, along with a cup of cheddar cheese mixed into the batter. Pretty easy, right?

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Never-Fail Sweet Potato Pie

This is the recipe for the first sweet potato pie I ever made. I don’t make pies often, so I needed an easy recipe, and I found it at a site called the Sager Creek Vegetable Company (the site is no longer up, so I can’t link to it). This recipe makes three, yes three, sweet potato pies, so it’s perfect if you’re needing to make lots of pies for the holidays!

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