One thing I always call my mom and ask her is how to make hard boiled eggs. It's a simple task, but one I can never remember how to do. Recently I started making my eggs in the pressure cooker, and I'm converted. I'll include stove top instructions for the traditionalists, but I'm telling you - eggs in the pressure cooker are perfection. Simple Ingredients The ingredient list is pretty simple when it comes to hard boiling eggs. Water and eggs. To avoid cracked eggs, always start with . . .
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 . . .
Hey guys - it's my birthday month, so I thought - why not share a birthday recipe? I'm not a big bread maker. I'm not a patient person and all the waiting and raising just isn't my jive. I'll make rolls a few times a year and cinnamon rolls a few times a year. That's about my max. But what better reason to make bread than a birthday? Who wouldn't love to wake up to these birthday cake sweet rolls?! Perfect Homemade Dough The dough is my mother-in-law's recipe and it is so so . . .
It's birthday season around our house. I have four important b-days to celebrate this week - including my hub. So what better way to have your cake and eat it too, along with your ice cream - than to put both into a milkshake!? Birthday Cake Milkshake will rock your world. The Cake Shake My first introduction to the fusion of cake and ice cream was at Portillo's in Buena Park. Des turned me on to this little restaurant - they serve a dang good beef sandwich and are famous for their . . .
As a kid I ALWAYS requested funfetti cake for my birthday. I loved that frosting with the waxy little numbs of sprinkles. So it's only appropriate to have funfetti-inspired birthday cake cookies! Bet You Can't Eat Just One! My husband loved these little babies! They are sweet and fun and the perfect little bite of perfection. These guys are great freezers - so make up a big batch and stick them in the freezer for a future date. Serve alongside a tall class of milk. Bet you can't eat . . .
I've always loved granola bars. In college I would carry them in my backpack for an quick and easy snack - and now I carry them in my purse to tide me over while I'm out shopping, or to hand to my little boys if their tummies start to growl. Better For You Homemade granola bars have half of the ingredients you find in a store bought granola bar, they are easy to make (my kind of food), and DELICIOUS! When Dole asked us if we wanted to partner with them to create a snack hack using some of . . .
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 . . .
One of our favorite, fast, weeknight meals is fajitas. For years I relied on the seasoning packets to whip this meal up - but I recently discovered I could do it from scratch with just as much ease and with double or triple the tastiness. Marinate For Juicy Flavorful Chicken I start by marinating my chicken. 2-3 hours works, but overnight would be even better. I add lots of lime juice, lime zest, garlic, olive oil, cumin, chipotle, and onion powder for the yummiest chicken you ever did . . .
A special drink has always been a favorite thing. As a kid I would mix cranberry and orange juice together, or sprite and lemonade. Something a little fancy is always up my alley. When Torani told us about their #AToraniBrunch campaign I was so excited to create this grapefruit sparkler. Citrus this time of year is delicious. I always look forward to the oranges, lemons, and grapefruit in the winter months. So I found it only appropriate that I make a grapefruit sparkler. Perfect . . .