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3 Impressive Dinner Recipes That Are SO Easy to Make


Today I'm sharing three impressive dinner recipes that are so easy to make... but don't tell anyone! :) 

Let's start off with the Slow Cooker Pot Roast. I've been making this easy, yet impressive dish for over 15 years. Use whatever root vegetables you have on hand.. the secret is in the onion soup mix sauce that you make after searing the roast. 

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Pot Roast


  • 3 lb chuck roast (weight can vary depending on needs)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup broth
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 1 onion, cut in wedges
  • 4 medium potatoes, cut in large pieces
  • 3 large carrots, roughly cut in large pieces
  • 3 stalks celery, cut in large chunks
  • 1 pint mushrooms, halved


  1. Season the roast with salt and pepper, and rub extra virgin olive oil into the meat. Then sprinkle some flour on each side of the roast and rub it in nicely. In a skillet on high heat, sear the roast on both sides. About 2 minutes per side. Meanwhile, spray your slow cooker with cooking spray and add in one medium onion, chopped in wedges, 4 medium sized potatoes, peeled and chopped in chunks, carrots, celery, and mushrooms, all left in rather large chunks. You don’t want anything cut too small or it will turn to mush in the crock pot. Once the roast is seared on both sides, place it on top of the vegetables in the slow cooker. Keep the pan on medium heat, add around one cup of broth to the pan along with one packet of onion soup mix. Scrape up the brown bits from the skillet as you create this incredible sauce with all of the juices from the roast. Then pour on top of the roast. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. This roast is so full of flavor and is a very impressive meal to serve your family or any guests you may have. Garnish with chopped parsley, ladle the au jus on top of the roast and vegetables and enjoy.

Brie Pasta
The melted brie in this dish sends this simple marinade sauce to the next level. Even the kids love this one! 

Brie Pasta

Brie Pasta


  • 4 large tomatoes cut into cubes
  • 1 lb brie cheese, rind removed, torn into pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 ½ lbs bow tie pasta
  • 1 cup basil, torn


  1. Combine the tomatoes, brie, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Prepare this two hours before serving. Cover it and let it rest at room temperature. Then cook your pasta according to the package instructions and drain. Immediately toss the pasta with the tomato brie mixture. Add the basil. Serve right away. This dish is elegant and so delicious. A fancy vegetarian meal to proudly serve your family or guests.

Passion Fruit Mousse
If you don't have passion fruit, don't worry! You can make this dish with any fruit you like. See what type of nectars your local grocery store has. We like it best frozen... 

Passion Fruit Mousse

Passion Fruit Mousse


  • 1 can (15 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 15 oz Passion Fruit juice
  • 1  cup heavy cream
  • Passion fruit for garnish
  • mint leaves for garnish


  1. Take one can of sweetened condensed milk, passion fruit juice (measure it in the condensed milk can), and one cup of heavy cream. Whisk this together for several minutes until it reaches a "whipped cream" consistency and pour in your dessert ramekins. Refrigerate overnight. When you are ready to serve them the next evening, pour some fresh passionfruit on top and garnish with mint.
  2. You can also freeze this dish once you whip it up and it tastes like a delightful mousse ice cream. My children preferred the frozen method best. 
  3. Double the recipe if making for a crowd. The recipe as it is written serves 4. 

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Discover More Art said...

Can you share about your stove top tea kettle? Ever time I see it in the background in many of your videos I think the color and shape would be perfect in my kitchen!

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Hello! It is very old and from Bed, Bath, and Beyond... I'm sure you could find a similar one on Amazon. Thanks for watching!

Unknown said...

Hi Jennifer, the passion fruit mousse looks delicious. How did you make the juice from your passion fruits?