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Instant Pot Chicken Stock, overhead of finished stock in stock pot, ready to cool.

Instant Pot Chicken Stock

Instant Pot chicken stock, or bone broth, is so easy and fast in the pressure cooker, yielding a flavorful, gelatin-rich stock in half the time as traditional methods. I got an Instant Pot two years ago and by far, I use it most for making stock.  I’m the kind of person who starts to panic …

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French Onion Soup, in serving bowls with melted cheese on top.

French Onion Soup

Classic French onion soup, inspired by Julia Child and tweaked just a tad, with loads of caramelized onions simmered in beef broth and wine and then topped with bread croutons and gooey, melted Gruyère cheese. I’ve been wanting to try making French onion soup at home for years, and I finally did.  Not sure what …

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Homemade Turkey Stock, in quart mason jar

Homemade Turkey Stock

Homemade Turkey Stock, essential for Thanksgiving dinner ~ to add to the roasting pan, for gravy, to moisten stuffing and for leftover recipes the next day.  It’s the power horse ingredient for the big day! When I was a kid, my dad always had a pot simmering on the stove at the holidays with turkey …

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Turkey chili in bowl with sour cream and cheese.

Turkey Chili

Hearty and healthy ground turkey chili recipe made on the stovetop in under an hour.  An easy weeknight dinner the whole family loves. Happy New Year!  I hope the holidays were everything you wanted them to be.  So, it’s January and it’s freezing, even here in St. Louis.  This is the time of year I …

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Split Pea and Lentil Soup

Split pea and lentil soup, comforting cool weather soup with split peas, lentils, bacon and ham. Easy to make on the stovetop or in the pressure cooker. I’m not sure why I wanted to make this Split Pea and Lentil Soup last week, but I’m glad I did.  Maybe I got a taste for it …

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Close up of squash soup in bowl garnished with cream and pumpkin seeds.

Autumn Squash Purée

Autumn Squash Purée ~ roasted butternut and acorn squash soup, a warm and comforting purée for fall and the cooler weather. Pretty fancy name for, well, squash soup.  Doesn’t Autumn Squash Purée sound so much more appetizing?  I know my kids, and winter squash anything is not gonna fly with them.  But I keep making …

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