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Stove Pot Roast With Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.73 stars
6
Wonderful flavors make the meat the star of the dish by combining simple ingredients for a mouth-watering meal. Our southern family has passed this recipe down for many years and enjoyed many memories dining on this delicious home-cooked classic. Save broth from roast to make a delicious gravy using flour or cornstarch, whichever is preferred.

Instant Pot® Chicken and Dumplings

Rating: 4.8 stars
36
I wanted the richness of long-simmered chicken stew, but without the fuss of using a whole chicken. This compromise, using boneless skinless chicken thighs with bone-in chicken breast, gave me the richness of flavor and ease of preparation I was looking for! It's basically chicken pot pie made in a pressure cooker rather than an oven.

Taco Meat

Rating: 4.24 stars
41
This recipe makes just the taco meat. You have to buy everything else, of course. Make a big batch and use for a multiple of different meals: add to bean burritos for a more hearty and tasty burrito, or add a can of beans (kidney, red, or pinto) and use for Frito® Pie, Navajo tacos, or taco salad.

Old School Mac n' Cheese

Rating: 4.53 stars
116
This is a completely unpretentious, down-home macaroni and cheese recipe just like my grandma and mom always made. A simple white sauce where you add cheese and a few other flavors with macaroni and a potato chip crust. This recipe makes a lot, I like to make two pans so I can take one to a pot luck and have the other one to keep in the fridge for later. It's an easy recipe to adjust down if you only want to make one pan. If you aren't cooking it right away, just keep the topping separate until you are ready to put it in the oven.

Quick Crispy Parmesan Chicken Breasts

Rating: 4.79 stars
222
These are delicious, easy, quick, and so versatile! Eat them plain, topped with your favorite spaghetti sauce, or sliced on a Caesar salad.

Potato Salmon Patties

Rating: 4.46 stars
636
My kids do not like anything fishy. I snuck this one by them and they loved it. I serve them as snacks, sandwiches, or as dinner with rice and a veggie on the side. Personally I like to dip them in horseradish and snack away!! Hope you like them.

Instant Pot® Beef-Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 4 stars
16
Since today's electric pressure cookers are so versatile, you can make versatile recipes in them such as these stuffed bell peppers. Top your bell peppers with your favorite garnish, such as pico de gallo. The stuffing can also be used for taco salads as well as tacos or burritos.

Basic Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.52 stars
356
If you love good, old fashioned mashed potatoes this is the perfect recipe. Simple and delicious.

Ground Beef and Cabbage

Rating: 4.42 stars
239
My mother was a country cook, plain and simple. But as I have traveled and worked and experienced foods from around the world, I look back and realize that many of the dishes she prepared, while simple, were perfect for that moment. Sometimes we have to put emotion and love in a dish to make it extra-special. The dish I am going to give you today is one like that. Simple and easy, yet full of love and goodness. My mother used to serve this with corn on the cob and cornbread. Very inexpensive and very good as well. Enjoy an Ozark memory...

Simple White Cake

Rating: 4.22 stars
3263
This cake was sent home from our children's school. It is the simplest, great tasting cake I've ever made. Great to make with the kids, especially for cupcakes.

Lasagna Roll Ups II

Rating: 4 stars
16
Thick and hearty rolls filled with ricotta, Parmesan, and a beefy tomato sauce. A fun spin on a family favorite!

Best Lemonade Ever

Rating: 4.76 stars
2120
This is a very refreshing drink!
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Inspiration and Ideas


The Perfect Deviled Eggs

Perfect deviled eggs with a creamy, savory filling and just a hint of tang ready for serving in just minutes. These are the perfect picnic staple!