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 . . .
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 . . .
Are there any "dump-the-jar-of-prego-into-a-saucepan-and-warm-up" peeps out there? Hopefully not for long because this sauce is easy AND delicious! I've never been a fan of jarred sauces. There is just something about the flavor of them that I don't like. My mom never used sauce in a jar and so I never have either. Homemade Spaghetti Seasoning The seasoning in this dish are probably in your pantry already, and you're never going to want to eat the jarred stuff again. Skip the . . .
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 . . .
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 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 . . .
A while back I was on my way to a hair appointment. I knew I wouldn't be able to eat for several hours and my stomach was growling, so I swung thru a nearby Starbucks and got a breakfast item that they called a tomatillo steak and egg wrap. I was delicious! It was this item that inspired these enchiladas. La Tortilla Factory The base of this recipe are La Tortilla Factory non-GMO Gluten Free tortillas. They are made with cassava flour which makes them not only delicious but a perfect . . .
This is the best zuppa toscana copy cat recipe I've ever tried....and I have been making different variations of this copycat soup for years. This is my mom's recipe and I'm including both pressure cooker and slow cooker instructions so you can make it whatever way you desire!! I’m sure most of you have heard of this soup and most likely had it from Olive Garden. It’s always been my husbands favorite from there. He always shows me up and gets the soup and salad while I get a calorie filled . . .
2017 has been a GREAT year for OSD. We have had many exciting successes and high moments. But just like every business & life we have had our discouraging moments and failures too. We are grateful for all this year has taught us in both the highs and the lows. Most of all we are so grateful for all of our readers who support, encourage, interact, comment, come back, and of course MAKE OUR FOOD! We have some great new projects for 2018 (can't wait!!) but before we move on we want to share . . .
I really love coconut. I love recipes with coconut in them, and I love the smell of coconut. So when a local tea shop started serving coconut hot cocoa I was all over it. Cafe Quality Made At Home I thought I could pretty easily re-create that hot chocolate at home, and I was right! I started with canned coconut milk. You can opt for the coconut milk in a carton, but I think the canned has a little stronger coconut flavor. I added in some cows milk, and also some chocolate! I went . . .
This is a recipe I've been making for so long. Im pretty sure it happened because I had some leftover honey butter from making a pan of corn bread and then decided to toss some of the honey butter combo in with the carrots. I had had a butter and syrup combo before so I knew carrots would taste delicious with this sweet buttery combo. It has been a favorite in our house, a staple. More often than not my kids have to have their carrots this way than any other way. Tital Peeler I LOVE this . . .
During our first "oh so meeting" in the beginning days of the blog - a friend who used to blog with us, Anna, brought over her beef bourguignon to photograph and later share on the blog. I remember loving that recipe when we all took a bite. When Holland House® asked if we wanted to try some of their cooking wines, I knew this recipe would be the perfect fit. I've made a few tweaks to Anna's original recipe, but this hearty beef stew is a classic. Family Tradition She told a story of when . . .