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  • Air Fryer Vietnamese Sweet & Savory Umami Wings Recipe

    March 18, 2020Van

    These air fried Vietnamese Sweet & Savory Wings are sweet, sticky and garlicky – the secret ingredient, Red Boat Fish Sauce is an umami bomb for these wings!   Fry the garlic until they are light golden, don’t let them burn or they will taste bitter I use an Instant Omni Plus Oven (check current…

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  • Instant Pot Corned Beef Brisket Recipe

    March 14, 2020Van

    It’s time for one of the most underrated culinary events of the year—St Patrick’s Day! This Mid-March holiday typically involves parades and beer—but in my house we spend the day at home feasting on our favorite Irish American Dish—Corned Beef and cabbage. We go all out on the 17th. My husband spends the day teaching…

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  • Instant Pot Whole ShaBang! Shrimp Boil Recipe (Copycat of The Boiling Crab)

    March 6, 2020Van

    If you’ve never had a shrimp boil you’re not alone. Most of us never experienced this delight unless we were from the Gulf—primarily Southeastern Texas or Louisiana. It’s a right of passage in these parts. Balmy late spring afternoons are spent with friends and family eating copious amounts of shrimp, sausage, corn and crawfish—all washed…

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  • Instant Pot Garlic Noodles Recipe (Copycat of Crustacean / AnQi / Thang Long)

    March 5, 2020Van

    This is my copycat of the famous Garlic Noodles from the An family restaurants – their Vietnamese restaurants are some the most popular destinations for celebrities, foodies and lovers of Asian cuisine. If you’ve never heard of them, check out this cool Eater article that tells the story of their rise to success. Helene An,…

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  • EASY Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Wings Recipe

    February 28, 2020Van

    These air fried Lemon Pepper Wings are very easy to prep and turn out perfectly crisp. Toss them in a lemon butter sauce and sprinkle on some Lawry’s Lemon Pepper Seasoning and you’ll have wings better than the restaurants! I use an Instant Omni Plus Oven (check current price here), but this recipe should work…

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  • Ram-Don Recipe from Parasite Movie aka Jjapaguri with Steak

    February 15, 2020Van

    “What the hell is ‘ram-don’?” the housekeeper asks – one of the most memorable scenes from the Oscar Winning movie Parasite. It’s a dish made with Chapagetti + Neoguri noodles served with delicious sirloin steak cubes – “ram-don” is a dish Bong Joon-ho invented for the film, jjapaguri noodles “classed up” with Korean hanwoo sirloin,…

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  • Instant Pot Sous Vide Steak Recipe

    January 22, 2020Van

    Every once in a blue moon I make steak, I pick out a nice cut and I want it to turn out amazing. Luckily my Instant Pot Ultra has a sous vide function – it evenly cooks your steak to the perfect temp, so you only have to sear it in a cast iron pan…

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  • Instant Pot Red Wine Braised Short Ribs Recipe

    January 21, 2020Van

    This is one of the most delicious meals you can make in the Instant Pot. The short ribs are so flavorful and extra tender – pair it with Instant Pot garlic mashed potatoes (recipe here) and you can truly have a 5 Star dining experience at home with this meal. If you use your Instant…

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  • Air Fryer Spicy Buffalo Wings Recipe

    January 11, 2020Van

    Easy Air Fried Buffalo Wings made with no oil! The wings turn out light and crispy and the buffalo sauce is the perfect balance of savory, spicy and tangy.

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  • Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe (from Frank Lloyd Wright’s A Taste of Taliesin West Cookbook)

    January 9, 2020Van

    I’m a huge fan of architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright in particular. As a kid on trips up to Los Angeles I’d see his remaining structures and wonder who was behind these fantastic pieces of art. A few years back my husband surprised me with an impromptu trip to Taliesin West—Wright’s Home in Scottsdale Arizona. We…

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