Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

I bring you the best and easiest mashed potatoes ever! Have you heard about the Instant Pot? It’s a widely popular pressure cooker. I got one for my birthday and admittedly the thing scared me to death. I had this irrational fear that it was going to explode or I was going to burn my […]




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Cheesy Saucy Spaghetti Squash

Cheesy Saucy Spaghetti Squash is exactly how it sounds, full of sauce and cheese. Essentially the perfect meatless dish, all of the flavor none of the carbs. I’ve been on a bit of a health food kick and feel the need to add more to my blog. I used to think that eating healthy meant […]




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Rice, Bean and Cheese Bake

Rice, Bean and Cheese Bake – All the best ingredients from your favorite Mexican dishes in one casserole. A couple of weeks ago, I was lamenting to a friend on FB about how I had ruined three dinners in a row and feeling bad that my husband had to eat such terrible meals (recipe testing […]




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Easy 15-minute Chow Mein

Easy 15-minute Chow Mein - Confessions of a Cooking Diva

Easy 15-minute Chow Mein is the perfect copycat takeout from your favorite Chinese Restaurant. We love to get Chinese take out on a Friday night and then spend the evening binge-watching a show on Netflix. It’s the perfect end to often very busy weeks. Sometimes I get ambitious and make our favorite Chinese foods. Some […]




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Panzanella Salad

Panzanella Salad - Confessions of a Cooking Diva

Panzanella Salad is a Tuscan salad of bread and tomatoes. It makes the perfect dish for Summer. I’ve never had Panzanella salad until recently and I’m in love. What can be better than crusty bread softened by the juices of fresh tomatoes? Add in cheese, onions and basil and it’s over the top good. A […]




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Watermelon Feta Salad with a Balsamic Dressing

watermelon feta salad with balsamic dressing - confessions of a cooking diva

Watermelon Feta Salad with a Balsamic Dressing is a sweet, salty and tart salad. Perfect for hot Summer days. It’s packed with watermelon, feta cheese, red onion, mint and the perfect dressing that compliments all the salt and sweetness. It’s definitely Summer here in Utah. We are near 100 degrees each day now that it’s […]




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Kidney Bean Salad

kidney bean salad - confessions of a cooking diva

Kidney Bean Salad is a family favorite. The perfect side dish for Summer. My mom has been making this recipe for many, many years, probably longer than I’ve been alive. I asked her where she found this recipe and she thinks it’s from her mom because her mom likes vinegar recipes. I must take after […]




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Roasted Balsamic Carrots #SundaySupper

roasted balsamic carrots - confessions of a cooking diva

Roasted Balsamic Carrots are tender, sweet and a bit tart from the balsamic vinegar. A must make side dish. I don’t like carrots. I should say that I don’t like cooked carrots. I’ll eat them raw all day long, but cooked not so much. I will add them to stews, soups and roasts. My husband […]




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