Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs

Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs are tender and coated in barbecue sauce. Using the Instant Pot allows you to cook these any day of the week. I’m slowly working on loving my Instant Pot, we’ve had a lot of ups and downs together. So far these Baby Back Ribs and these Mashed Potatoes are the […]

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Beer Brats

beer brats - confessions of a cooking diva

Beer Brats are juicy and the perfect dish for a hot Summer night or serve them at your next tailgating party. I love brats cooked in butter, onions and beer. Makes them so juicy and packed with flavor. When I’m planning an outdoor dinner, brats are one of my favorite things to make. Everyone loves […]

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Potato, Peppers and Kielbasa Skillet

potato peppers and kielbasa skillet

Originally published on Cooking with Ruthie where I am a contributor. Hello! I have a unique, but delicious skillet dish for you. Is there anything better than a skillet dinner? Maybe a donut, but when it comes to an easy dinner this is the way to go. This dish has so much goodness in it […]

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Ham and Scalloped Potato Casserole

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Ham and scalloped potato casserole is a must make dish for dinner. I love it because A. it has potatoes in it and B. Mixing cream and two kinds of cheese with the ham makes for a delectable treat for the taste buds. This is a more time intensive dish, but  well worth the effort. […]

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Slow-Cooker Dr. Pepper Shredded Pork

Originally published on Cooking with Ruthie where I am a contributor.  I love a good potluck. I used to work for a company that hosted potlucks often and let me tell you there were some good cooks at that company. The most common dish brought to these potlucks was shredded pork and they were always […]

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Balsamic and Cream Pork Chops with Mushrooms for Two

Balsamic and Cream Pork Chops for Two - Confessions of a Cooking Diva

Every Friday night is date night for my husband and I. Most of the time we go out, but occasionally I make a special dinner and we stay in. Can we talk about date nights for a second? I love date nights, but sometimes they can get expensive and mundane. So…one night I decided we […]

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Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops

These sweet and tangy Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops are perfect for an elegant dinner party or for any night of the week!   Hi Everybody! Let’s talk pork chops, shall we? I have a love/hate relationship with pork chops. I love eating them, but I have the hardest time coming up with different and unique […]

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5-Spice Pork Chops

Have you ever had the Chinese spice 5-spice?  I’ve seen it used a lot in cooking shows, but I’ve never actually cooked with it till now.  The flavor reminds me of black licorice. I’m not a fan of black licorice, but I liked this. Maybe because it has a hint of cinnamon mixed with it. […]

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