Instant Pot Potato Salad Remix

This is an Instant Pot conversion of a recipe I’ve been using my whole adult life. A 90s girl at heart, this is the remix of that recipe. The celery seed in this recipe gives great flavor, without the crunch that makes kids cringe! All of the flavor, none of the effort.

Fun with Gardein™

I can’t claim to be Vegan. We have a household of meat-eaters (including myself) but I do make concerted efforts to eat as little meat as possible, while adding more meatless meals into our rotation. At this stage in my life, I crave it less and less, so it would not be a big leap…

Instant Pot Red Beans & Rice

This dish is such a winner that it made it into our monthly rotation (and also by R’s request). Using the quick-soak method, what seems like a meal you’d save for a Sunday, you can pull off any weeknight. Omit the ham & sausage and use vegetable broth to make it vegan! Don’t you just…

Porchetta with Broccoli Rabe Sandwiches (Instant Pot)

A Philly favorite! I used to get these every year at the Italian Festival in Wilmington, DE, but they are most famously known in Philly at Tony Luke’s. Also known locally as a “porkette with greens”. Enjoy!

Instant Pot Penne with Spicy Sausage and Greens

This is one of those date-night pantry meals. You know, when you want to stay in by the fire and cook whatever you have on hand. This never disappoints and is one of R’s most requested. The picture doesn’t show just how creamy the broth gets. You’ll be happy you stayed in, because damn Skippy,…

Instant Pot Chicken and Flat Dumplings

2-3 chicken breasts 1 medium onion – quartered 3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 lemon slices 2-3 TB Better than Bouillon (chicken flavor) 1 bay leaf salt/pepper 1 TB of Herbes de Provence 1 tsp poultry seasoning 8-10 cups water, depending on size of chicken 1 bag of frozen mixed vegetables (green beans, corn, carrots) Dumplings:…

Acts of Love

He makes me… Breakfast in bed (probiotic included)   Scallion Pancakes with Sriracha dots (just because)   Sunday breakfast   Healthy tuna melts Most of all, he makes me the happiest wife.

Arroz con Gandules (Rice with Pigeon Peas)

After years of frustrating, obsessive experimentation, this recipe has reached perfection. It’s not just the ingredients, but also the tools used that make it all come together.  My favorite Latin side dish. Add chicken or ham bits to make it a meal!  Take the extra time to make the sofrito and freeze it in ice…

Sun Noodle turns your kitchen into a ramen shop.

  Mail order ramen? With no ramen shops in our town, and no Sun Noodle Ramen Kits around, our only road to ramen this fabulous is good old fashioned mail delivery. Thanks, Amazon!   These kits come comes with 2 servings! They are packed tight with noodles, which can look deceiving by its size. But…

Ramen Spree in NYC

We love to make the most of our weekends alone together. This weekend, we decided to hop on a train to New York City and satisfy our ramen craving. Ramen is scarce in these parts. I’ve said on so many occasions (probably while I was shivering in these freezing temps) that we need a ramen…

Alinea Experience

Her:  It all started when he surprised me with tickets to Alinea for my birthday. We had been learning more and more about Grant Achatz – his struggles and accomplishments. Alinea seemed to us, to be outside the realm of anything we experienced before, and knew we wanted to try it together. As good as…

Tasting Menu – For Kids!

We are always trying to get our kids to expand their palatal horizons. You might think, being raised by such curious and culinarily daring parents, that they wouldn’t be so discriminating. Alas, they are 10. And it takes a lot of adding flavors, textures, cultures, etc. to get a better understanding of the foods they…