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  • Instant Pot Disneyland's Blue Bayou Gumbo Recipe

    Instant Pot Disneyland’s Blue Bayou Gumbo Recipe

    January 17, 2019Van

    New Orleans Square at Disneyland has the best of everything, The Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mickey Beignets (recipe here) and the Gumbo from the Blue Bayou Restaurant and Cafe Orleans. The gumbo is rich and flavorful – made with chicken, andouille sausage, tasso ham and served with rice. Sadly at the Blue Bayou, it’s served in the smallest cup in the world! I was determined to make it at home, so I picked up the gumbo recipe from Disneyland City Hall a few years ago and have been making it ever since. I wanted to save a little time so I’ve converted the recipe for the Instant Pot. Brown Roux for Gumbo

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  • Disneyland Café Orleans Mickey Beignets Recipe

    January 11, 2019Van

    No trip to Disneyland is complete without a few family traditions. As soon as we get through the turnstiles it’s straight to The Haunted Mansion in New Orleans Square. Not only do I think this is quite frankly the best…

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  • Classic Waffle Recipe

    January 5, 2019Van

    This classic waffle recipe makes waffles that are crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Perfect for breakfast or brunch – serve it with your favorite berries and whipped cream or turn it into dessert by adding ice…

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  • Matcha White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

    December 24, 2018Van

    Matcha is one of my favorite flavors. In the summer I make ice blended matcha tea in my Vitamix. In the winter I break out my “ceremonial whisk” and prepare the meanest and greenest cup of hot frothy matcha tea…

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  • Banh Xeo Recipe (Vietnamese Crispy Savory Crepes)

    December 7, 2018Van

    Bánh Xèo is a dish destined to please any picky eater. Lets face it, we all have that one friend or family member who’s not known for their “adventurous appetite”. Sad but true. I propose Banh Xeo to the rescue.…

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  • Vietnamese Egg Coffee Recipe (Cà Phê Trứng)

    December 4, 2018Van

    This is a unique coffee recipe, usually only found in Vietnam. A bartender working at the Sofitel Hotel in Hanoi created this drink in 1946 – this delicious invention came from the shortage of milk and cream in Vietnam, very…

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  • Spirited Away No-Face Macarons Recipe (カオナシ kaonashi)

    December 3, 2018Van

    I love to make desserts that have a “wow” factor when given as gifts during the Christmas Season. Often I challenge myself to bake a special batch of cookies that travel well enough to ship to all my family and…

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  • Instant Pot Chicken Pho Recipe (Phở Gà)

    December 3, 2018Van

    This Vietnamese chicken noodle soup is the ultimate comfort food.  The broth is fragrant and delicious, it’s no wonder that it’s growing in popularity worldwide. There’s no need to go out to a restaurant to get this when you can…

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  • Instant Pot Vietnamese Coffee Flan Recipe (Bánh Flan Cà Phê)

    November 29, 2018Van

    This recipe combines two delicacies brought to Vietnam by Europeans; Flan and Coffee. Believe it or not, the region of Vietnam was not the coffee producing powerhouse it is today. The French introduced coffee to Vietnam sometime in the 1850s…and…

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  • Quick Instant Pot Hummus Recipe (No-Soak)

    November 27, 2018Van

    Very few “superfoods” taste as great as hummus. Even my kids will clamor at the table waiting for a bowl of this creamy delight. Each ingredient packs a major dose of health benefits. Protein, healthy fats, fiber and vitamin C…

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