American & European

  • Oui Vanilla French Style Yogurt Copycat Recipe

    March 16, 2018Van

    Oui Yogurt is the new “French Style” yogurt made by Yoplait—and I must say…they did a fantastic job with this recipe.  In a move to get away from their previous life as a maker of “yogurt” filled with questionable ingredients, Yoplait put a lot of effort into developing an authentic yogurt filled with just the…

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  • Frozen Yogurt Bears Recipe

    March 13, 2018Van

    I make yogurt in my Instant Pot every week and I’m always trying to find fun ways to get my kids to eat it. I already had these gummy bear molds (link to ones I used here) from making Elderberry Gummy Bears so I thought my kids would enjoy having some Frozen Yogurt Bears. It’s…

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  • The Best Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

    March 10, 2018Van

    If you’ve been looking for the best chocolate cupcake recipe, you’ve found it! This method is based on the classic Hershey’s chocolate cake recipe that’s been around for almost a century – the texture of the cupcakes are moist from the unique technique of mixing in boiling hot coffee. The cacao or cocoa powder you…

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  • The Best Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe (American Buttercream)

    March 10, 2018Van

    This is the best recipe for Classic American Buttercream, it’s fluffy, creamy, buttery and decadent. This frosting pairs well with almost every flavor cake or cupcakes. It’s easy and fast to make and the flavor is so superior to store bought frosting, there’s no reason to ever buy it again. It’s beautiful to frost with,…

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  • Coconut Yogurt Recipe for the Instant Pot

    March 4, 2018Van

    My dear friend Roxanne requested a Coconut Yogurt recipe so I developed this for her. Unlike dairy milk, coconut milk doesn’t ever firm up on it’s own when you culture it, it needs thickeners to make it more similar to the texture of traditional yogurt. You have two options for coconut yogurt, you can make…

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  • Lemon Syllabub Recipe

    March 2, 2018Van

    Lemon Syllabub—it may sound like a Pokemon character—-but it’s actually a delicious English Dessert dating back to the 16th Century! And YES its still delicious! It even made an appearance on one of my favorite shows, Downton Abbey. The original version of this dessert was a drink made with cream that was curdled with wine…

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  • Instant Pot Whiskey Hoisin BBQ Ribs

    February 28, 2018Van

    Dennis’ Famous Whiskey Hoisin Ribs One of the perks to being married to my husband is enjoying the company of his Godparents. Visiting them at their home in beautiful Vancouver BC always leads to numerous culinary adventures—from the best fish and chips at Pajo’s in Steveston, to the amazing home cooked meals from Uncle Dennis.…

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  • The BEST Instant Pot New York CHEESECAKE Recipe

    February 22, 2018Van

    Cheesecake is a deceptively simple dessert.  There’s nowhere to hide with a plain cheesecake—it’s all about the marriage of flavor and texture. That creamy, rich filling over a deliciously crisp cookie crust is the perfect combination in my book.  I’ve had cheesecake all over the U.S. but, most cheesecakes were mediocre!  Even the widely accepted…

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  • 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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