Easter is right around the corner, y’all, and that means Easter Egg hunts, Easter baskets, church celebrations, and perhaps most importantly (*awaits lightning strike down from Heaven *), Cadbury eggs. Continue Reading
The Instant Pot strikes again! The more I use this thing, the more I love it. It’s very quickly becoming a staple in my weekly menu planning.
One thing I’m trying to get the hang of is the “pot-in-pot” method, where you cook two different things at the same time by putting one item in the bottom of the main pot, and then a second item on a trivet, in a smaller pot (or a makeshift aluminum foil “bowl”) above it.
Fewer dishes + faster cook time = 🎉🍾🙌 Continue Reading
All right y’all, get ready for the Instant Pot hype machine! The husband got me one of these electric pressure cookers for Christmas, because he knows he can pretend it’s a gift for me, when really it’s the gift of more home-cooked meals for himself. I’m okay with it.
I was really intimidated by this thing at first. It cooks differently from anything else I’ve ever used, there are all sorts of different modes and techniques and terminology, plus there was that whole concern that it might explode. Continue Reading
Here’s a secret about me: I never eat vegetables. Not never never, but definitely not as much as I should. And that means neither does the rest of my family, since I prepare most of their meals. But now that a tiny human is dependent on my cooking for his nutrients (NO PRESSURE), I guess I need to get in gear and level-up in adulting. Level 5: Vegetables.
So when this recipe caught my eye on Pinterest (ya know, because it had the word “burrito” in it), I figured I should give it a try. I’ve tweaked it to make it a little simpler, because I don’t know anyone who has time to get fancy with things like “rinsing rice in a fine mesh sieve” (um, what?), and it’s since become one of our family favorites—husband even requests it sometimes, which is unheard of for something without any meat in it.
And best of all: this is a one-pan meal, AKA THE BEST KIND OF MEAL THERE IS. Continue Reading
Good news: these brownies are about to change your life. Bad news: they’re also about to change your pants size.
Now, to be clear, these aren’t throw-together-at-naptime brownies–that’s what break & bakes are for. These are more like put-dad-on-baby-duty brownies. Or prepare-for-baby-to-make-a-huge-mess brownies.
But these are so worth it. There are basically three steps: 1. Make brownies. 2. Add Oreo truffle. 3. MORE CHOCOLATE. Continue Reading