Copycat of Original Tommy's Chili Recipe

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  • Instant Pot “KFC” Fried Chicken Japanese Rice Cooker Recipe Hack

    October 10, 2020Van

    If you’re a foodie, you might already know about this Japanese “KFC” Fried Chicken Rice Cooker Hack that went viral last December. You simply cook rice with broth and your left over fried chicken in your rice cooker – it was super popular in Japan (where KFC still makes good fried chicken), then everyone all over…

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  • Unexpected Cheddar Broccoli Soup Recipe

    October 8, 2020Van

    Trader Joe’s Unexpected Cheddar is one of my favorite cheeses – it tastes like a combo of an aged cheddar and Parmesan – it has a creamy, slightly crumbly texture. If you don’t live near Trader Joe’s, look for Montamoré Cheddar by Sartori at your local markets – it’s the same cheese.  This broccoli cheese soup…

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  • Brioche Custard French Toast Recipe

    September 23, 2020Van

    The most delicious French Toast you’ll ever have, made with slices of Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Brioche Twist and custard flavored with Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter.

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  • Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Joe-Joe’s IceBox Cake Recipe (No-Bake)

    September 22, 2020Van

    A super simple and easy no-bake icebox cake made using Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Joe-Joe’s and Pumpkin Butter. I used a 6 inch springform pan so it would have a “cake” look, but you can also make this in a pie dish.

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  • Mastro’s Warm Butter Cake Recipe

    September 17, 2020Van

    I drained my bank account so you don’t have to – I lived 5 minutes from Mastro’s Steakhouse so it was a little too easy to pick one of these warm butter cakes for “research”, after tax and tip, you’re looking at $25+ for 1 small cake! There’s a reason why almost everyone that visits…

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  • Instant Pot Coconut Cheesecake Recipe

    September 2, 2020Van

    My husband loves coconut, so I decided to make him a coconut cheesecake – it was perfect timing that it happens to be World Coconut Day! This Coconut Cheesecake is perfectly creamy, the toasted coconut flakes give it a nice textural variance and to boost the coconut flavor even more, I used coconut cookies for…

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  • Hatch Green Chile Cornbread Cupcakes with Honey Buttercream Recipe

    August 30, 2020Van

    I love Santa Fe. Everything about the city is magical. On my first trip there almost a decade ago I ventured into a tiny cupcake shop called “Dream Cakes” near the plaza. One particular cupcake caught my eye—green chili and cornbread cupcake. What!??? All of the traditional flavors of New Mexico married together in an…

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  • Oven Roasted Hatch Chiles Recipe

    August 29, 2020Van

    When it’s hatch chile season, our family finds countless ways to use these delicious green chiles. We always start off by roasting them, then they are use on burgers, omelettes, salsa, and even in cupcakes.

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  • Chipotle Bitchin’ Sauce Recipe – Vegan Almond Dip

    August 20, 2020Van

    This is my copycat of Chipotle Bitchin’ Sauce. Years ago before Bitchin’ Sauce went national, I used to pick this up all the time from Vista Farmer’s Market in San Diego County. I was so surprised to see it last week at my local Costco, they’ve really gone huge now, and for good reason –…

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  • GIANT State Fair Cream Puffs Recipe

    August 10, 2020Van

    If you’re reminiscing about the delicious Giant Cream Puffs that are famous at the Wisconsin State Fair, this is the recipe for you! They are well worth the effort, the pastry is perfect puffed and crisp, the whipped cream is thick, creamy and piped mile high for one of the best treats you will ever…

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