Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

1 pound medium elbow macaroni 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided 2 cups grated American cheese 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan 3 cups whole milk 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon onion powder Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to… Continue reading Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

Pressure Cooker Cranberry Sauce

2 (12-ounce) packages fresh or frozen cranberries 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 2 (3-inch) strips of orange zest 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Place cranberries, sugars, orange juice, orange zest, cinnamon and cloves into a 6-qt Instant Pot®. Stir until… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Cranberry Sauce

Slow Cooker Maple-Brown Sugar Spiral-Cut Ham

1 1/2 cups pineapple juice 1/4 cup maple syrup 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 (7-10 pound) bone-in, spiral-cut ham* 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 15 whole cloves In a small bowl, whisk together pineapple juice, maple syrup, Dijon mustard and pepper; set aside. Place ham into a slow cooker. Sprinkle… Continue reading Slow Cooker Maple-Brown Sugar Spiral-Cut Ham

Slow Cooker Potato Gratin

1 1/2 cups heavy cream 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme Pinch of nutmeg 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/8-inch thick slices Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves In a medium saucepan,… Continue reading Slow Cooker Potato Gratin

Skillet Yeast Rolls

3/4 cup whole milk (105-110 degrees F) 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast 2 tablespoons sugar, divided 1/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary, divided 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 large egg, at room temperature 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted Combine milk, yeast and… Continue reading Skillet Yeast Rolls

Slow Cooker Spiral-Cut Ham with Orange Glaze

1 cup orange marmalade 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice Zest of 1 orange 1 (7-10 pound) bone-in, spiral-cut ham 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 15 whole cloves In a small bowl, whisk together orange marmalade, Dijon, orange juice and orange zest; set aside. Place ham into a 6-qt slow cooker.… Continue reading Slow Cooker Spiral-Cut Ham with Orange Glaze

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey

1 (12-14 pound) fresh whole turkey Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 shallot, minced 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage leaves 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 carrots, peeled 3 stalks… Continue reading Easy Thanksgiving Turkey

Fool-Proof Turkey Gravy

Pan drippings from turkey 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Strain pan drippings through a fine-mesh sieve; discard solids and reserve 2 1/2 cups pan drippings; set aside. Melt butter in a medium… Continue reading Fool-Proof Turkey Gravy

Roast Turkey Breast

1 (5-pound) bone-in, skin-on turkey breast 1 lemon, sliced 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage leaves 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Let turkey stand at room temperature… Continue reading Roast Turkey Breast

Sheet Pan Macaroni and Cheese

1 pound large elbow macaroni 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium shallot, minced 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon paprika 2 cups whole milk 1 cup heavy cream 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 16 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese, grated 1/2 cup freshly grated… Continue reading Sheet Pan Macaroni and Cheese

Honey-Lime Shrimp

8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed and divided 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium shallot, minced 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/3 cup vegetable or chicken stock 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice… Continue reading Honey-Lime Shrimp

Brown Butter Scallops

1 1/4 pounds scallops, about 24 Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 1 clove garlic, minced 4 sprigs fresh thyme 1 lemon, cut into wedges Remove the small side muscle from the scallops, rinse with cold water and thoroughly pat dry. Season scallops with 3/4 teaspoon salt… Continue reading Brown Butter Scallops

Slow Cooker Pasta Fagioli

1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pound Italian sausage, casing removed 1 medium sweet onion, diced 4 cups chicken stock 1 (16-ounce) can tomato sauce 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes 1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 2 carrots, peeled and diced 2 stalks celery, diced… Continue reading Slow Cooker Pasta Fagioli

Chipotle Chicken (for Burritos)

1/2 cup beer 1/2 medium sweet onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic 1 chipotle chili pepper in adobo sauce 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 1 tablespoon adobo sauce 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black… Continue reading Chipotle Chicken (for Burritos)

Baked Ziti with Meatballs and Burrata

1 pound ziti pasta 3/4 pound ground beef 3/4 pound ground pork 1/3 cup Panko 2 large egg yolks 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/3 cup dry red wine 1 (32-ounce) jar marinara sauce 3… Continue reading Baked Ziti with Meatballs and Burrata

Slow Cooker Sirloin Tips with Mushrooms

2 tablespoons olive oil 2 pounds stew meat, cut into 1/2-inch cubes Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 4 cups beef broth 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar, optional 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1 onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons cornstarch 8 ounce… Continue reading Slow Cooker Sirloin Tips with Mushrooms

Garlic Butter Mushrooms

1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 3 cloves garlic, minced Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 1/2 pounds cremini mushrooms, cavities removed 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray. In… Continue reading Garlic Butter Mushrooms

Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Mushrooms

24 ounces cremini mushrooms 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 2 bay leaves 1 cup vegetable broth Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/4 cup half and half* 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves Place mushrooms, garlic, basil,… Continue reading Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Mushrooms

Creamy Mushrooms

2 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 cloves garlic, minced 16 ounces cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced 1/3 cup heavy cream 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves Melt butter in a large skillet oven over medium… Continue reading Creamy Mushrooms

Baked Parmesan Mushrooms

1 1/2 pounds cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice Zest of 1 lemon 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons dried thyme 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat… Continue reading Baked Parmesan Mushrooms