American & European

  • Chocolate Mousse Recipe (Eggless)

    February 14, 2018Van

    This chocolate mousse recipe is very quick and easy to make. The hint of coffee really enhances the chocolate flavor. It’s fluffy, creamy and decadent – the ultimate treat. The chocolate you use makes a huge difference in flavor, so pick out a good quality chocolate. It’s great for parties or as a special treat…

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  • Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie Recipe

    February 8, 2018Van

    I make yogurt every week in my Instant Pot, I started making these smoothies to change things up a bit and it’s perfect for a quick breakfast. They’re also a big hit with my kids, I love that I can give them a drink that’s nutritious, packed with vitamins and probiotics. I make them ahead…

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  • EASY Instant Pot Yogurt Recipe – No-Boil Method

    February 7, 2018Van

    My love of yogurt has lead to me making it obsessively for the past twenty years. I’ve made every kind of yogurt under the sun; and what I’ve discovered here is by far the EASIEST and quickest method. You can use Fairlife brand Ultra Pasteurized milk, so you don’t have to heat it up before…

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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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  • French Style Potted Yogurt Recipe, No-Boil Method – Copycat of La Fermière Yogurt

    December 29, 2017Van

    This French Potted Yogurt is the most decadent yogurt, it’s thick, creamy and smooth. This recipe uses ultra-pasteurized half and half, so there is no need to boil it before incubating. Each serving is individually cultured in the glass “pots” to preserve the thick creamy texture.  If you’re a fan of La Fermière Yogurt that comes…

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  • Instant Pot Egg Bites Recipe, Copycat of Starbucks Bacon & Gruyere Sous Vide Egg Bites

    December 26, 2017Van

    The hype for Starbucks Egg Bites is real! I reverse engineered this recipe by looking at their list of ingredients for the Bacon & Gruyere Egg Bites and experimented with timing and proportions. This is the closest I’ve come to the original Starbucks ones, my husband says they are even better than Starbucks! If you…

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  • Matcha Cheesecake Cups, No-Bake Recipe

    December 21, 2017Van

    Imagine finding the perfect cheesecake recipe—fluffy, creamy, tangy, and rich… This Matcha Cheesecake is made with a foolproof no-bake technique guaranteed to impress your most discerning foodie friends. I served them in mini dessert cups, but you could also use a 6 or 7 inch springform pan if you wanted to make a standard cheesecake.…

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  • No-bake Cheesecake Cups

    December 21, 2017Van

    Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts! I love thick and dense NY style cheesecakes and I love the light fluffy version of no-bake cheesecakes. My no-bake recipe is fool proof and very easy to put together. I made a few different flavors for a party in mini dessert cups and they were a huge…

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