Homemade Apple Pie Recipes

Freshly baked apple pie, shown here baked in a cast iron skillet, but could also be baked in a regular pie tin.

There’s a reason they call it “As American As Apple Pie”. We have certainly perfected this simple little treat over the years. Below you will find two of my favorite homemade apple pie recipes. The first is a little more involved (but certainly well worth the little extra effort), while the second recipe is easy enough even […]

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Homemade Chocolate Pie

Homemade chocolate pie with meringue topping

Yum, is there anything better than a nice slice of homemade chocolate pie for dessert when you have a hankering for something chocolate? If you ask me there isn’t so it’s about time I shared one of my favorite pie recipes. Enjoy! Homemade Chocolate Pie Recipe 2 cups sugar 1 cup flour 5 eggs (separate yolks […]

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Homemade Fish Fry Mix Recipe

Fried fish cooked to perfection using homemade fish fry mix, served with lemon and tartar sauce.

I have a confession to make. I don’t fry fish most of the year, even though it’s a family favorite, especially when I use this homemade fish fry mix recipe to make the coating. The problem is that I don’t like the smell in the house. It lingers, no matter how careful you are or […]

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How To Make The Perfect Pie Crust

how to make homemade pies from scratch starting with the crust

What is the first thing we say when asked:  “How’s the pie?”  We always comment on the crust:  “The crust just fell apart and was so flaky and tender.”  That is what every pie baker wants to hear.  And THAT is what scares many people away from making their own pie crust, and possibly their own pies. […]

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Tender Shortening Pie Crust Recipe

Here's how to make a tender pie crust from scratch using shortening.

Some of my favorite desserts and treats are homemade pies. What makes a great pie? A tender crust that melts in your mouth, but one that’s also strong enough to hold whatever delicious pie filling you put into it. That’s what this tender shortening pie crust does. I hope you try the recipe. Print Tender […]

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Flaky Pie Crust Recipe

Here's my favorite recipe for flaky pie crust.

Is there anything better than a flaky pie crust? If you’re in the mood to bake a pie, give this simple recipe a try. The key is minimal ingredients and as little handling as possible. I’ve tried to make the directions as clear as possible. Give it a try, but like with other “simple” recipes […]

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The Frugal Instant Pot Cookbook

My latest Kindle Cookbook - The Frugal Instant Pot Cookbook - Available on Amazon

A few short weeks ago I published a cookbook that’s become one of my most popular ones yet. It’s called the Frugal Instant Pot Cookbook and something I’ve been working on for quite some time. I’ve used my instant pot for the past two years. When it first arrived, I made room for it in […]

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Instant Pot Curry Chicken

Try this simple recipe for instant pot curry chicken. Great over rice.

I’m back with another family favorite as of late. This instant pot curry chicken dish comes together in a snap. It’s a great recipe if you’re new to instant pot and pressure cooking. There aren’t a lot of ingredients and no complicated instructions. It’s also a great introduction to using the saute function on your […]

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Teriyaki Noodles – Easy Recipe

A plate of homemade teriyaki noodles with spring onion, a quick and tasty side dish.

Let’s talk about teriyaki noodles. I’ve been obsessed  with this simple Asian-inspired recipe lately. It’s a delicious and filling side dish, but also works for lunch on it’s own. It’s great to make leftovers stretch. For example, if you have a little chicken or pork left over from dinner the night before, make a batch […]

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Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

Here's my favorite recipe for spaghetti and meat balls cooked right in the instant pot from start to finish. Meatballs are made from scratch.

I’m getting ready to make this for dinner and through you’d like my instant pot spaghetti and meatballs recipe. It’s another family favorite around here and I like that it cooks from start to finish in the instant pot. I make my meatballs from scratch, but if you’re in a hurry, you could toss some […]

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