• New Orleans Drago's Grilled Oysters Recipe

    New Orleans Drago’s Charbroiled Oysters Recipe

    July 23, 2021Van

    The most delicious dish from my recent trip to New Orleans was the charbroiled oysters!  It truly lives up to the claim that it’s “the best single bite of food in New Orleans”  This amazing oyster dish is very unique to New Orleans, it was invented by Tommy Cvitanovich in 1993 at one the most famous restaurants in New Orleans: Drago’s Seafood.  It became so popular, they’re now served all over the city, Acme Oyster House and Felix’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar are two other restaurants famous for charbroiled oysters. This recipe is adapted from Tommy Cvitanovich’s original recipe. The key to replicating Drago’s amazing flavor requires a very hot grill. Load it with lump charcoal and be prepared for fiery flare ups when that delicious butter drips…

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  • Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles Recipe

    July 21, 2021Van

    Homemade popsicles made with fresh watermelon and kiwi – how cute are they??? Even though these have much less sugar compared to store bought popsicles, the flavor is fantastic, the perfect summertime treat! Watch my 30-second Instagram recipe video here.…

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  • Disneyland’s Tiki Room Pineapple Dole Whip Float Recipe

    July 19, 2021Van

    Today is national Dole Whip Day (🥳 yes this really a thing) I only found out about it on Instagram a few hours ago, luckily I’m crazy over Dole Whips so I already had the stuff to make a Pineapple…

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  • Pesto Shrimp Pasta Recipe

    July 18, 2021Van

    There’s just nothing that comes in a jar that can beat the flavor of homemade pesto… This recipe for Pesto Shrimp Pasta is quick and easy to make, toss spaghetti in delicious pesto, then top it with grilled shrimp and…

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  • Trader Joe’s Wedge Salad Recipe

    July 17, 2021Van

    A classic Wedge Salad recipe using a few ingredients from Trader Joe’s – this homemade version rivals any steakhouse wedge salad. My favorite one was from Morton’s Steakhouse because their blue cheese dressing was amazing, Trader Joe’s Chunky Blue Cheese…

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  • Everything But The Bagel Pasta Chips Recipe

    July 14, 2021Van

    Pasta Chips have been around for a while, but they’ve gotten really popular lately on TikTok – you make them by tossing cooked pasta with oil and seasoning, then air fry or bake them until they’re golden brown, the texture…

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  • Watermelon Soft Serve Recipe (Dominique Ansel’s What-A-Melon)

    July 8, 2021Van

    One of my favorite summer treats I’ve ever made!  Watermelon Soft Serve in a Watermelon Slice + Dark Chocolate Watermelon Seeds, this is inspired by Dominique Ansel’s genius creation: What-A-Melon – it was introduced at Dominique Ansel Bakery Tokyo in 2017, but now…

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  • Air Fryer Peri-Peri Sauce Chicken Wings Recipe

    July 3, 2021Van

    My new favorite wings, Peri-Peri Sauce Chicken Wings! Peri-Peri Sauce is a rich and spicy South African sauce made with African Bird’s Eye Chili – it’s a tangy, slightly creamy hot sauce.  I just picked this up from Trader Joe’s last…

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  • Trader Joe’s No-Bake Lemon Cake Recipe

    June 28, 2021Van

    With so many people experiencing a heat wave right now, this is the perfect dessert to make!  No-Bake Lemon Cake – one of the easiest cakes you will ever make, only 5 ingredients needed and you don’t even have to…

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  • Trader Joe’s Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken Recipe

    June 27, 2021Van

    Huli Huli Chicken originated in Hawaii in 1955 when Ernest Morgado roasted a big batch of chicken for a farmer’s group.  It was marinated in his unique version of teriyaki sauce and cooked over an open charcoal pit – “huli” means…

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