Air Fryer Waffle Fries (from frozen)

Waffle fries on a small red plate

The first item I tried in my new air fryer was frozen French fries. Which I love. I figured I might as well try a few other variations, so I went with air fryer frozen waffle fries. Because all forms of almost-fried potatoes are favorites in this house! Ingredients needed Frozen waffle fries Cooking spray Pretty easy, right? Disclosure: I have omitted the cooking spray more than once and had no issues with my fries. In theory, without the spray they will stick to the basket. This is probably variable depending upon the type and brand of fries you buy,

Irish Nachos

Irish Nacho style waffle fries on a red plate

With St Patrick’s Day approaching, I am in the mood for some good pub-inspired munchies. And these Irish Nachos are the perfect answer! What are Irish Nachos? Okay, so let’s be clear: they’re not really Irish and they’re not really nachos. Ha! The concept of nachos is there, but instead of chips the base is made of some type of potato. That’s the Irish part. And instead of layering with Mexican flavors, this time we use bacon, green onions, and cheese. What they really remind me of is baked potato skins, which used to be on every appetizer menu I

Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings

Air Fryer Frozen Onion rings on a small red plate

Onion lovers unite! I am still enjoying my air fryer lid, and after the success with air fryer French fries, I knew I needed to try another: air fryer frozen onion rings. Onion rings are a real favorite in this house, so I knew I’d meet no resistance trying them out!! Ingredients needed Just like for French fries, only 2 ingredients needed: Frozen onion rings Cooking spray And equipment – I have the Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid. (and if you don’t have an Instant Pot yet, you can buy this as a combo.) How to cook frozen onion rings

Instant Pot Cube Steak

Instant pot cube steak with noodles on a white plate

If you need a weeknight dinner for someone who craves red meat, cube steak in the Instant Pot is a great solution! Its fast, tender and full of flavor. It is old fashioned comfort food but of course made so much faster and easier in the Instant Pot. Ingredients needed Cube (cubed) steak Cream of mushroom soup Beef consommé Mushrooms Onion Flour Olive oil What is cubed steak? Some say cube steak, others cubed steak. Either way, they are thin cuts of meat, usually sirloin or top round, which are flattened by pounding with a meat tenderizer. The name refers

Potato Crusted Cod

Potato crusted cod on a white plate

I love my seafood, especially salmon, but sometimes a simple cod fillet does just as well. Beer battered fish is practically its own religion in Wisconsin, but I wanted something a little lighter and easier than that. This potato crusted cod fits the bill quite nicely! Instant potato flakes are mixed with seasonings and then used to coat the cod pieces before frying. It makes a lovely crunchy outer crust around the tender cod within. Ingredients needed Cod – I buy fillets that are individually frozen to make it easy to thaw just enough for a meal. The recipe is

Air Fryer Frozen French Fries

French fries in a basket

Guess who got an air fryer for Christmas? Yes, I did! And I am really looking forward to exploring this different way of cooking some favorites. Where to start? Air fryer frozen French fries, of course. LOL I mean, aren’t we all looking for a faster and easier way to cook up some frozen fries for a quick side dish? I had to know how this cooking method worked, and fries seemed like the logical place to start. Ingredients needed Frozen French fries Cooking spray Pretty easy, right? Disclosure: I have omitted the cooking spray more than once and had

French Onion Potato Bake

close up of french onion potato bake on a blue plate

Potatoes are my favorite comfort food staple. It’s always fun to find new ways to make them. Today it’s French onion potato bake. Similar to scalloped or au gratin potatoes, but easier and with a flavor twist. Ingredients needed Potatoes (no surprise here) Sour cream Half and half Shredded cheese – “Italian mixed” French onion soup mix (dry packet) How to make these potatoes Whenever you make a potato dish like this, the important step is to get evenly sliced potatoes. If you have a mandolin, this is a good time to use it. (please watch your fingers!) Even better