recipes from my nest

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage, arranged on platter with horsereadish sauce and Irish soda bread. Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Posted on Feb 27, 2019

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage, the iconic meal for St. Patrick’s Day made easy in the pressure cooker.  Traditional one pot recipe for tender corned beef, vegetables and cabbage, served with horseradish cream sauce and Irish soda bread. For years I’ve been making corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day and have shared how I …

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Irish Soda Bread, round loaf on serving plate. Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Posted on Feb 25, 2019

Irish soda bread ~ quick and easy traditional recipe bakes up crusty and dense with flour, sugar, baking soda, butter, raisins, egg and buttermilk. I have been making this Irish soda bread every St. Patrick’s Day for at least 18 years now, ever since I saw it in an issue of Saveur magazine.  It is simple and …

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Sausages and caramelized vegetables on sheet pan. Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

Posted on Feb 21, 2019

Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner with roasted vegetables is so easy and delicious for a quick weeknight meal.  Vegetables tossed in a flavorful honey mustard sauce and cooked alongside the sausages become tender, sweet and caramelized ~ a winning combination with sausage! I’m all on board for sheet pan dinners, or tray bakes, but truth be …

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Collards in white serving bowl. Instant Pot Collard Greens

Instant Pot Collard Greens

Posted on Feb 14, 2019
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Instant Pot Collard Greens, easy southern/soul food style collards in under an hour, with smoky ham and seasoned pot liquor for sopping up with corn bread, of course! When I think of collard greens, I think of the times I’ve had them as one of the quintessential sides in a soul food restaurant.  I never …

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French Onion Soup

Posted on Feb 9, 2019

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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Instant Pot Black Eyed Pea Soup Instant Pot Black Eyed Pea Soup

Instant Pot Black Eyed Pea Soup

Posted on Jan 24, 2019

Instant Pot Black Eyed Pea Soup, with ham, andouille sausage and collard greens.  No need to presoak the peas, they cook in under 30 minutes in the pressure cooker.  The perfect soup to ring in the New Year and a favorite soup to make all winter long. Happy New Year, three weeks late, but the sentiment …

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Roasted Glazed Salmon, on forkful over serving platter Roasted Glazed Salmon

Roasted Salmon Glazed Two Ways

Posted on Jan 12, 2019

Roasted salmon glazed two ways ~ with brown sugar and Dijon mustard or with maple syrup and whole grain Dijon mustard.  Either way is delicious, super easy and dinner is on the table in under 30 minutes.  My kind of weeknight dinner! People either love salmon or hate salmon.  Our house is divided.  Now that …

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Blackberry jalapeno meatballs in serving bowl. Instant Pot Blackberry Jalapeño BBQ Meatballs

Instant Pot Blackberry Jalapeño BBQ Meatballs

Posted on Dec 19, 2018
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Instant Pot Blackberry Jalapeño BBQ Meatballs, an easy sweet and spicy cocktail meatball appetizer for holiday parties or game day. I brought a jar of blackberry-jalapeño conserves home this summer because someone told me it makes great BBQ meatballs.  You know, the sweet and spicy sticky ones often found on the party buffet table.   So …

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Buckeyes on serving plate Classic Buckeyes

Classic Buckeyes

Posted on Dec 15, 2018

Classic Buckeyes recipe for peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate, a popular treat in the midwest, especially Ohio, and must-have on the holiday dessert table. I had my first buckeye years ago in Ohio, when I married into family from Dayton.  On the buffet at the holidays when we were visiting one year were a …

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, close up on rectangular platter Beer-Braised Beef and Onions

Beer-Braised Beef and Onions

Posted on Nov 30, 2018

Beer-Braised Beef and Onions, a stripped down version of Carbonnades à la Flamande, a classic Flemish beef stew ~ essentially beef and onions braised in beer, preferably a Belgian Ale. This is what I like about the cold weather, dishes like this.  Beer-Braised Beef and Onions.  So, so good, I can’t even tell you.  I …

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