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How To Plan Your Dream Culinary Road Trip

Nothing brings people together quite like food, so a culinary road trip ticks a lot of boxes for people. In fact, a culinary-themed event, in general, is hard to beat.

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Hi my name is Sheila. I love to cook, bake and create new recipes. I am so glad you are here. I created my blog Welcome To My Kitchen in 2009. My recipes: Pecan Praline Apple Pie and Beef And Mushrooms on Biscuits were created by me and published in the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks Harvest Homestyle Meals {2019] and the new released Moms Best Sunday Suppers (2023).I have worked fulltime for a pharmaceutical for the past 23 years. Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my articles and recipes.


Creamy Cauliflower Gratin

November 13, 2021

This delicious Cauliflower Gratin is a perfect side dish for your holiday table.  Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Serves: 4  Ingredients:  1 t extra virgin olive oil 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets 2 T butter 2 T all-purpose flour 1 c milk ¼ c heavy cream 1-½ c fontina cheese, shredded ½ c parmesan cheese, shredded ½ c fresh Italian leaf parsley, chopped salt and black pepper, to taste  Directions:  Preheat…

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Sausage Soup

Sausage Soup with Peppers and Spinach   This delicious sausage soup doesn’t need to simmer for hours to develop great flavor. Thanks to a satisfying combination of spicy Poblano peppers, classic herbs, and an interesting blend of spices, this soup delivers fantastic flavor in just over half an hour.   This soup is great as a hearty appetizer or as a satisfying light meal when paired with a green salad. As an added bonus, it tastes even better…

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Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese soup is my favorite soup to enjoy during the winter months. I hope you enjoy this recipe. I make this delicious soup in my Instant Pot. Instant Pot® Broccoli Cheese Soup  Prep time: 15 minutes Active cook time: 6-8 minutes (+ time to come to pressure) Natural release: 5 minutes Serves: 4-6  Ingredients:  2 T. extra virgin olive oil 2 medium shallots, diced ½ large red pepper, diced small, divided 1 t. garlic powder Sea…

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How To Buy Smart When You Have A Large Family

October 25, 2021

When you have a large family, there are many things that you need to account for. There are lots of people to clothe and feed, plus activities to cover. For these reasons, it’s especially important to have a well thought out budget when it comes to your finances as the head of a household with several children. Let’s look at some steps you can take…

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Bacon Wrapped Smoked Meatballs

October 2, 2021

This recipe was done on a pellet smoker but any smoker will do (or even on the grill) . Or of course you can bake these tooRecipe for Bacon Wrapped Smoked Meatballs Serves: 16 Prep: 5 minutesSmoke Time: 1 1/2 hour- 2 hours Ingredients 8 slices of bacon (cut in half) 16 frozen meatballs (thawed or slightly thawed) BBQ Rub or seasonings of choice 1/2 cup hot pepper jelly…

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