Appetizers

  • Instant Pot Teriyaki BBQ Beef Ribs Recipe

    April 20, 2018Van

    This recipe is inspired by one of my all time favorite restaurants— Matiki Island BBQ in Anaheim CA. Matiki is a Hawaiian Style BBQ restaurant that serves these amazing beef ribs grilled right over charcoal in the building! You can smell the smoke for miles—which always gets my appetite all worked up if I’m in…

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  • Candied Strawberries Recipe

    April 15, 2018Van

    I love these candied strawberries! They’re absolutely gorgeous and easy to make. Strawberries are already so delicious on their own, but you’ve never truly enjoyed a strawberry until you’ve cracked into this crunchy sugar glaze–It’s such a unique treat. You’ll have to make these at home because finding them in a shop will be next…

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  • Instant Pot Potato and Cheese Pierogies Recipe

    April 11, 2018Van

    This is the easiest and quickest recipe for homemade pierogies! I use a shortcut method of using store bought round wonton or gyoza wrappers, they are nice and thin so you don’t even have to boil them before sautéing the pierogies in butter.  I actually prefer these store bought wrappers over the traditional homemade wrappers…

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  • Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe

    March 28, 2018Van

    I’ve made hard boiled eggs in my Instant Pot so many times, I was using the 5-5-5 method that everyone talked about, but there was usually bursted eggs and sometimes a few of egg whites would be mushy. I started using the Low Pressure setting and I prefer it more, the egg shells still peel…

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  • Frozen Yogurt Bears Recipe

    March 13, 2018Van

    I make yogurt in my Instant Pot every week and I’m always trying to find fun ways to get my kids to eat it. I already had these gummy bear molds (link to ones I used here) from making Elderberry Gummy Bears so I thought my kids would enjoy having some Frozen Yogurt Bears. It’s…

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  • Vietnamese Chicken Curry Puffs Recipe

    March 8, 2018Van

    Vietnamese Curry is a dish near and dear to my heart. I love it and tend to make huge batches that could possibly last for days of leftovers. I was in need of something creative to do with my curry, so I combined my love of baking with curry. I invented these Vietnamese Curry Puffs…

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  • Instant Pot Whiskey Hoisin BBQ Ribs

    February 28, 2018Van

    Dennis’ Famous Whiskey Hoisin Ribs One of the perks to being married to my husband is enjoying the company of his Godparents. Visiting them at their home in beautiful Vancouver BC always leads to numerous culinary adventures—from the best fish and chips at Pajo’s in Steveston, to the amazing home cooked meals from Uncle Dennis.…

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  • Instant Pot Deviled Egg Bites Recipe

    February 3, 2018Van

    Everybody loves a good deviled egg. Especially at Super Bowl time. Its the perfect hand held party popper to start the game off—it also buys you some time in the kitchen preparing all the other Sunday goodies! But what if I told you that I have invented something even better than the good ol’ American…

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  • Instant Pot La Brea Bakery Chicken Chili Recipe

    January 30, 2018Van

    Long long ago, there was a restaurant located in my local Macy’s (South Coast Plaza) headed by three famous “Iron Chefs” that operated under the name “Signature Kitchen.” For a period of time this spot served the most deliciously amazing chicken chili. I would often go to the mall for the sole purpose of getting…

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  • Instant Pot Split Pea Soup Recipe – Copycat of Pea Soup Andersen’s

    January 5, 2018Van

    Whenever I’m taking a road trip through California a stop at Pea Soup Andersen’s in Buellton, CA is a must – they have been open since 1924—largely based on the quality of this hearty dish. After all, they’re not called “Pea Soup Andersen’s” for nothing! I love their pea soup so much, I get the…

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