Main Dishes

Main dishes.

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 […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

Carnitas with a Twist

Carnitas with a Twist | Mini Van Dreams

A couple of weeks ago, I was cleaning out my recipe box and came across a handwritten recipe for carnitas.  I am not sure who gave it to me or where it came from.  But, I had a frozen pork loin in the freezer and thought “what the heck!”  It was a rather odd mix […] Read more…