Val Cooking Again

All about the foods.

Instant Pot Mac & Cheese

Ahhh, mac and cheese. A vegetarian meal, or a lovely side dish that pleases all ages. You know before I moved out on my own, hell, even for the first 15 years, I stayed far away from real mac and cheese. Something had me in my head saying I would hate it. How weird is that? But then, I decided, what the hell. And I am in love. My goodness! The cheesy, the savory, the creamy, the delicate balance of cheeses! And in the instant pot?! Yes,...

Mushroom Tortellini

As a child I hated mushrooms. Like loathed them. What was with this fungi that was spongy, and woody? As an adult, I can't find enough recipes to make with mushrooms! Luckily my family enjoys mushrooms like I do, and that makes me a happy camper. During the week, I just don't have the time for elaborate meals so this meal is served up in under 30 minutes and as a crowd pleaser. It's time to leverage prepackaged pasta to your advantage. Easy...