Copycat of Original Tommy's Chili Recipe

American & European

  • 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 (Dairy-Free Yogurt)

    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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  • 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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