Copycat of Original Tommy's Chili Recipe

American & European

  • 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 week and after tasting it, I thought it would be wonderful for wings.  If you…

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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 measure anything out since you’ll use the full containers of the ingredients. This icebox cake is…

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  • Instant Pot French-Style Yogurt Recipe (Copycat of La Fermière Yogurt)

    June 21, 2021Van

    La Fermière’s Vanilla Yogurt is my favorite yogurt, the texture is super creamy and smooth. La Fermière is a family owned company that started in the South of France, they’ve started to expand to the U.S., but it’s still not widely available,  I get mine from Central Market in Austin, Tx – but no worries…

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  • Instant Pot Creamy Vanilla Cheesecake Recipe with Berries

    June 17, 2021Van

    I was pretty ecstatic when the Instant Pot Company contacted me for a partnership and asked me to test out their new Instant Pot Pro – I’ve had my Ultra model for years and it still works perfectly, but my first impression of the Pro model was WOW!  I love the way it looks, the all-black…

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  • Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

    June 9, 2021Van

    I loved rice krispie treats as a kid, it was always such a simple and delicious snack that anyone could make. I still enjoy them every once in a while, but nowadays I like to experiment with different flavors. This time, I made Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats using freeze dried strawberries, they add a little…

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  • Lemon Cheesecake Macaron Recipe

    June 6, 2021Van

    Lemon Cheesecake Macarons are one of my favorite flavors to make – the tartness from the lemon curd balances out the sweetness of the macaron shells really well.  The filling is also extremely quick to make, you just hand stir three ingredients: lemon curd, whipped cream cheese and lemon – these macarons are one of…

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  • White Rabbit Candy Macaron Recipe

    May 29, 2021Van

    White Rabbit Candies were one of my childhood favorites – they were chewy like caramels and tasted like sweetened condensed milk. I also love the beautiful graphic and packaging design – it’s so iconic! Sometime around 15+ years ago, these became hard as rock – they’re no longer soft and chewy – does anyone know…

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  • Easy Trader Joe’s Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

    May 27, 2021Van

    The perfect summer time dessert, delicious Blueberry Cobbler with a big scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream. I used frozen blueberries and Trader Joe’s Cake mix to make the crumble topping –  one of the easiest baked desserts you can make. The blueberries are a perfect balance of sweet & tart, the crumble topping is buttery…

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  • EASY Russian Buttercream Recipe – Sweetened Condensed Milk Frosting

    May 23, 2021Van

    I always thought American Buttercream was the easiest frosting to make, but Russian Buttercream is just as easy. The texture is similar to Swiss Meringue Buttercream, silk smooth and pipes like a dream. The flavor is more balanced since it’s not as sweet as American Buttercream, and it’s made with sweetened condensed milk, which also…

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  • KETO Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

    May 19, 2021Van

    This Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup is better than almost any standard broccoli cheese soup that you can get at restaurants.  It’s loaded with broccoli, sharp cheddar cheese and the texture is nice and creamy – it’s very satisfying! Xanthan Gum (0g net carbs) is used as the thickener instead of standard flour – a 1-cup…

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