Penne Pasta Dinner in the Instant Pot

This is a good “one course” meal for the Instant Pot.  It’s easy and quick. Penne Pasta Dinner in the Instant Pot   Author: Norm Recipe type: Instant Pot Cuisine: Italian Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  12 mins Total time:  22 mins Save Print Quick one-pot dinner from the Instant Pot Ingredients 1 lb ground beef 1 […]

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

This is a simple, quick, and delicious way to make the filling for some yummy chicken tacos. Instant Pot Chicken Tacos   Author: Norm Recipe type: Instant Pot Cuisine: Mexican Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  30 mins Total time:  40 mins Save Print From frozen to eating in less than an hour with the Instant Pot. Ingredients […]

Cowboy Beans in the Instant Pot

We tried this as our second trial of the new Instant Pot.  They were good and easy to make. Cowboy Beans in the Instant Pot   Author: Norm Recipe type: Instant Pot Cuisine: American Prep time:  2 hours Cook time:  60 mins Total time:  3 hours Save Print Cowboy beans made in the Instant Pot Ingredients 1 lb […]

Here’s one we need to try!

Biscuits and Gravy Bake

Norm’s Rancho Hashbrown Baskets

  Norm’s Rancho Hashbrown Baskets   Author: Norm Nutrition Information Serves: 12 Serving size: 1 muffin cup Calories: 140 Fat: 13.8 g Saturated fat: 6.17 g Unsaturated fat: .921 g Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 10 Sugar: .2 g Sodium: 308 mg Fiber: .56 g Protein: 9.22 g Cholesterol: 120 mg Recipe type: Breakfast Prep time:  20 mins Cook time:  40 mins Total time:  1 hour Save Print This is […]

California Trip

I had a fun time in California this past week.  Here are some pictures from the trip (captions describe each picture): On the way back to LAX, I made a detour and visited La Canada (now called La Canada Flintridge) for the first time in decades.  I think the most striking thing I found was […]

Pozole Rojo

This is from Rick Bayless’ book, Authentic Mexican:  Regional Cooking from the Heart of Mexico, pages 107-108: “When hominy is simmering with pork and dried red chile, the aromas are wonderfully mouth-watering.  A big bowl of the rich soup, topped with its crunchy fresh vegetables, makes a full informal meal for those who like good […]

St. Patrick’s Day Cabbage Alternative

This is a meal in a pot.  You need a large dutch-oven type pot and the recipe will feed quite a few people.  If you just want to try it out, I would recommend cutting the recipe in half the first time you try it.   Unstuffed Cabbage Roll   Author: Norm Nutrition Information Serves: 8 Serving […]

The Mission

Taylor reported to the MTC for his mission yesterday.  Rachel and Josh shared some pics from the few days before he reported up to the moment he reported to the MTC.

The Year of the 12 Year-old

Luke’s birthday is today (happy birthday, Luke).  He is the first of four born in 2003, which means that this year two will be ordained deacons and two others will be entering the Young Women’s program.  Here’s the list: Luke (today) Megan (June) Blake (July) Allyson (October) Time is really flying.  It seems just like […]