Pepperoni Pizza Chili

Pepperoni Pizza Chili via Mini Van Dreams

Pepperoni Pizza Chili– the best of both worlds.  You can’t beat a good pot of chili or a pepperoni pizza.  This recipe for pepperoni pizza chili is both… perfect for football season or a cool fall day after raking leaves.  Definitely, make this one your own– throw in your favorite pizza toppings.  Black olives.  Mushrooms. Green peppers.  Yum.  Enjoy!

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Cabbage Roll Casserole

Cabbage Roll Casserole | Mini Van Dreams

Oh yum!  Cabbage roll casserole.  My mother in law use to make the best cabbage rolls.  As much as we love them, I just don’t have time to roll a bunch of cabbage rolls and allow them to cook for hours.  Thankfully, I stumbled across an unstuffed cabbage roll recipe several years ago and it has been tweaked into this delicious cabbage roll casserole.  We love to have this dish when the weather starts to get cold.  Serve it up with a piece of buttered dark rye bread and and enjoy.

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Roast Beef Hot Shots

Roast Beef Hot Shots | Mini Van Dreams

Today at work, the girls and I were talking comfort food.  We were trying to explain to my friend (who grew up out west) about our foods in Ohio… chicken and noodles, beer hot shots, buckeyes… Whenever I mention roast beef hot shots, depending on who I am talking to, I sometimes get a strange look.  They don’t know what I am talking about.

I usually then say, “You know, Beef Manhattans.”  Sometimes that clears it up, other times I have to describe the deliciousness of roast beef hot shots to which the usual response is “Those sound amazing.”  (Don’t even get my started about “Cincinnati-style spaghetti.”)

So, my friends near and far… here is the recipe for roast beef hot shots for your dining pleasure.
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Fall Off the Bone Wings in the Instant Pot

Fall Off the Bone Wings in the Instant Pot | Mini Van Dreams

Do you want fall off the bone wings in less than 15 minutes?  Amazingly juicy, tender, saucy… great for dipping in ranch dressing?  Then, grab your Instant Pot and get to cooking!  Chicken wings were the first thing I ever made in my Instant Pot – talk about jumping in feet first!

I had never used a pressure cooker before.  The only time I was ever around one was at my grandma’s house – and I lifted the lid to see what was inside.  Steam.  Hot steam.  Pressure cookers have come a long way since then… and if you don’t have one yet, you definitely need to buy one!  And yes, they are much safer now.  Ready to make some finger lickin’ wings?   {Read more}