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  • Instant Pot Corned Beef Hash Recipe

    March 18, 2019Van

    The best part of any Saint Patrick’s Day celebration is the hangover. Not the alcohol induced kind, but the delicious leftovers from the traditional corned beef dinner! Our family surely enjoys the thick slices of well seasoned brisket and mashed potatoes on the 17th don’t get me wrong, but they also know the day after…

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  • Nutella Icebox Cake Recipe (No Bake 3-Ingredient Cake)

    March 14, 2019Van

    This is the EASIEST cake recipe you will ever make.  Three ingredients & about 15 minutes of prep time will give you this scrumptious  and visually stunning dessert that will impress the heck out of your guests.  The frosting is like Nutella chocolate mousse, the biscuits absorb the cream and become soft like cake –…

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  • Traditional King Cake Recipe

    March 5, 2019Van

    The best way to start any diet is to binge on delicious treats in the name of celebration.  Ask anybody from New Orleans and they’ll happily agree.  Nothing symbolizes the city of New Orleans, Mardi Gras, and the Southern “zest for life” more so than this delicious cake. Beginning each January, the fine folks of…

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  • Instant Pot Clam Chowder Recipe

    February 21, 2019Van

    Clam Chowder is one of those foods that brings back so many memories for me. It reminds me of walking down Cannery Row in Monterey, CA where each restaurant fights for the claim to “Worlds Best Clam Chowder.” It’s the perfect food to enjoy in that cold, cloudy, coastal climate with the waves crashing on…

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  • Cookies ‘n Cream Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops Recipe (No-Bake)

    February 14, 2019Van

    It’s been quite a long time since I made cake pops – I was obsessed with them for a while about 8 years ago when I got Bakerella’s Cake Pop Book (purchase here) – she has so many amazing and creative cake pop recipes in her book. I wanted to make something cute and delicious…

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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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  • Brown Butter and Vanilla Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

    February 14, 2019Van

    I’ve been making rice krispie treats since I was a kid, it’s one of the easiest treats to make. I’ve adjusted the classic recipe slightly – I brown the butter and add vanilla extract to give the rice krispie treats a richer & bolder flavor. It was Valentine’s Day, so I drizzled on some melted…

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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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