There are a number of holidays were we loooove to eat ham. Ham is delicious, with a salty flavor that pairs perfect with all the hundreds of holiday sides we love to serve. However, ham is also BIG and can take hours to bake...and then it often dries out. What if I told you you could cook a ham in about a half an hour? A nice big ham, not dried out, in a pressure cooker for 7 minutes! You'll never go back. Pressure cooker ham is the way to go! Let me show you how I do it in my instant . . .
I received this no-fail chocolate cupcake recipe from a friend many many years ago. After I had ooed and awed about the delicious perfect cupcake and asked what her secret was- she directly copied it word for word from her recipe card. The recipe card makes me smile. It's titled No Fail Cupcakes and it's wording is just as my grandma would have worded. Semi-specific yet straight forward. These really are the easiest to make and hardest to mess up. You most likely have all of the . . .
Years ago my friend brought this sweet salsa recipe over for book club. We loved it so much it became a regular appetizer for book club, parties and even just for snacking. This sweet salsa is light yet filling, savory and sweet healthy and delicious. All the good things. It's quite easy to make. All it takes it a little chopping, stirring and its seriously done. How to make Sweet Salsa Sweet salsa is a blend of fresh fruit, a few herbs and beans. I like to start by draining and rinse my . . .
A couple weeks ago I tried out instant pot meatloaf and my whole family was blown away! We decided to take this meatloaf up a notch (if that's even possible) and make it instant pot cheeseburger meatloaf. How did the instant pot change up my meatloaf to make it so much better than oven baked meatloaf? My instant pot meatloaf comes out fluffy and moist. It's not dry or over cooked. It's all the right things. How to make instant pot cheeseburger meatloaf I start out by using 2 pounds . . .
Beef and Broccoli is a fast, delicious easy week night dinner for any family! We love making it now in our pressure cooker. Pressure cooker beef and broccoli comes out tender and delicious! You use the same sauce and ingredients, it's just done to perfection! If you don't have a pressure cooker, no worries! This recipe on the stove-top is amazing too. When I was a kid I fell in love with beef and broccoli stuck to it. Didn't want anything else. No sweet n' sour, not anything. My parents were . . .
With love in the air for Valentine's I wanted to make a delicious snack hack using healthy sugar free ingredients! Of course it had to be pink, or red, or both! So My kids and I came up with this crazy good ombre strawberry grapefruit smoothie! It is grapefruit season and my children have been completely obsessed. So much so that they beg for grapefruit for their lunches. I've been getting them Dole Sunshine ruby red grapefruit bowls since they cant exactly dissect a grapefruit during . . .
I love this time of year in southern California. The trees are bursting with citrus fruit. When my neighbors show up with bags full of lemons, oranges and grapefruit I just wanna cry I'm so happy to get them. Citrus fruit are in season during this winter months (for the US) This time of year you'll buy the sweetest grapefruit, juices oranges and my favorite cara cara oranges! Making a fruit salad out of these beautiful fruits can kind of be tricky, so I'm helping you out with how to make the . . .
On our final day we ventured into Liberia to try a famous restaurant. The restaurant is owned by 3 brothers, first it started out in a tiny house but their food was so good it grew and grew. It's now about 3 houses combined and basically takes up a whole block. They had all sorts of delicious sea food, casados, fried rice and for dessert flan cheesecake. I really wanted to recreate this dish so we could make it at home. They served it out of little ramekins and I thought it would be perfect to . . .
Everywhere we ate there were plantains at every meal. Most of the time they were boiled and I didn't care too much for them, until we ate at a 200 year old restaurant. It has been run by the same family all these years! When we ate there it was full of locals, walking chickens, iguanas. The grandma was cooking in the kitchen and her grandson was serving us. When be brought us our food it was delicious! My very favorite was the fried plantains and homemade cheese. Holy crap I was in . . .
Black beans. So many black beans in Costa Rica. Some smashed, some separate, some mixed in rice, some all by themselves. Some salty, some sweet. My personal favorite are the savory black beans, not completely mashed, mostly separated. Black beans can be a labor of love when having to soak and then boil for hours. Cooking them in the pressure cooker not only helps the processes speed up but also intensifies the flavor! Pressure cooker seasoned black beans are amazing! One thing I noticed . . .
I love this citrus slaw. It first started out as a taco topping. A copycat recipe from a local restaurant here in souther California. Over the years it has evolved into a slaw that we love to eat just plain! It's so good and refreshing. On a vacation to Costa Rica we continually order casados from the restaurant menus. I noticed how their slaws were all light and citrus. When we came home we wanted to recreate these casados and other dishes for friends and family. This slaw was the . . .
Everywhere we went in Costa Rica they had casados on their menu. Casado's seem to be Costa Rican signature dish. At least on the side of the country we were exploring. They consist of rice, beans, meat (our options were either bone-in bbq chicken, pork chop or steak with grilled onions), plantains, and a light cole slaw. For the next two days I'm sharing recipes for each part of these casado bowls so you can make your own casado. First up! Bone-in chicken. But to make the BEST bone-in chicken . . .