• Instant Pot Beef and Barley Stew
    Entree,  Soup

    Instant Pot Beef and Barley Stew

    On a cold winter night, there is nothing better than a good hearty stew. Over our holiday vacation, we had a couple of really chilly nights when this was just what we needed. One of our favorite stews is my Beef and Barley Stew and making it in the Instant Pot delivers a stew that tastes like it has been “stewing” all day long! I love kitchen gadgets! I typically ask for one for Christmas every year and usually, it’s just something small. But last year, to my surprise, my wonderful husband gave me an Instant Pot. I didn’t ask for it, but he knew it was the “new” thing…

  • Creamed Turkey and Peas over Rice
    Entree

    Leftover Turkey with Peas and Mushrooms

    Every year after our Thanksgiving dinner I wrap up some of the leftover turkey in Ziploc bags and throw it in the freezer for later. I’m usually busy either traveling or entertaining right after Thanksgiving and other than making a quick soup or using some of the really nice leftover pieces for a sandwich, I don’t have time to use all the leftovers, but I really don’t want them to go to waste. This year, Mark and I were traveling for Thanksgiving and had our own Thanksgiving dinner the Sunday before. I didn’t have time to make anything with the leftovers before we left so I packed up the scraps…

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