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  • Instant Pot Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Recipe

    February 14, 2019Van

    The Instant Pot is perfect as a double boiler for melting chocolate and keeping it at the perfect consistency for dipping. These delicious chocolate dipped strawberries are so easy to make. I used Ghirardelli Chocolate Melting Wafers because there’s no need to temper it – just melt & dip!

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  • Coconut Whipped Cream Recipe

    February 1, 2019Van

    This Coconut Whipped Cream is rich, creamy and slightly sweet – it’s an awesome vegan replacement for standard whipped cream. It’s great with waffles (especially Pandan Waffles), fruit, desserts – it’s thicker than standard whipped cream so it would also be great as frosting for cupcakes or cakes.

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  • 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,…

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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 attraction in the park, but it’s also conveniently close to the best treat in the…

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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 cream and chocolate syrup. I used a Chef’sChoice Five-of-Hearts Waffle Maker (purchase here).

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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 you can imagine. This year in the middle of my Christmas Baking Frenzy I had…

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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 are just a few reasons why hummus is a crucial part of the Mediterranean Longevity…

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  • Instant Pot Snickers Cheesecake Recipe

    October 17, 2018Van

    You can’t go wrong with a classic NY Cheesecake (recipe here). It may be the perfect dessert—everybody seems to like it yet it’s hard to find a really good slice. But what if I told you I not only have the BEST cheesecake recipe of all time, but I’ve one-upped it!??? Now that Halloween is…

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  • Triple Chocolate Skull Cake Recipe for Nordic Ware Skull Cake Pan

    October 13, 2018Van

    The best gift anyone can give you is inspiration! I usually make my own birthday cakes and today I was planning on making a standard rosette cake. My husband surprised me in the morning with the amazing Nordic Ware Haunted Skull Cake Pan (purchase here) so I was determined to use it to make my…

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  • Instant Pot Pumpkin Flan Cake Recipe

    October 10, 2018Van

    My family loves it when I make Chocolate Flan Cake (recipe here), so I created an alternate version for my favorite season, Pumpkin Flan Cake. It’s creamy flan on top of a moist pumpkin cake with a caramel topping – absolutely delicious. When you put the cake together, you place the pumpkin cake batter on…

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