Instant Pot Hawaiian Kalua Pork

I was introduced to Kiawe Liquid Smoke, a distinct Hawaiian Liquid Smoke that is used in Hawaii to make Kalua pork. I’ve made Kalua pork a dozen times (recipe on my blog) but never used this specific liquid smoke so I got some and took my Kalua Pork to the next level! I also used... Continue Reading →

Super Micheladas

One of my favorite things to order and I look forward to it every time I go to a Mexican Restraunt is Super Micheladas! I love the grilled/seared shrimp-rimmed goblets to go with the ice-cold refreshing beer. I love it so much that I decided to get special schooner-style goblets to make my own Micheladas... Continue Reading →

Beef Cheeks Barbacoa

Barbacoa is one of my favorite Mexican dishes of all time. This dish always reminds me of my college roommate Ben and forever thankful his mom hooked it up with the Barbacoa recipe years ago. This has been my go-to barbacoa recipe for years. I took this aromatic and amazing barbacoa to the next level... Continue Reading →

Tofu Katsu Curry

Tofu Katsu Curry is the perfect vegetarian meal for Meatless Monday. It is packed with so many amazing textures and delicious and robust curry flavors. The crunch from tofu Katsu definitely takes it to the next level. If you don’t have time to make Katsu, you can just make the curry quickly and eat it... Continue Reading →

Barbecued Branzino Spring Rolls

I love the flaky, mild, and naturally sweet taste of branzino fish and order it every time I see it at restaurants. I was so excited to see it at Costco recently and picked it up and made spring rolls with it. For all my friends observing Lent, this is the perfect Friday meal for... Continue Reading →

Corned Beef Hash

I was excited for leftover corned beef so I can make Corned Beef Hash with it. I chopped leftover corned beef, potatoes, and carrots into bite sized pieces and made this quick and delicious one pot meal for this awesome #nolimitcookingleftovermakeover. I don’t think corned beef hash usually has carrots in it, but it worked... Continue Reading →

Lucky Charms Treats

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!! For St. Patrick’s Day, my youngest daughter Taylor made some delicious homemade ooey, gooey, AND chewy Lucky Charms Treats to celebrate with our family. We got some Limited Edition Lucky Charms and love that green color. Taylor did such an amazing job, I asked her to help me put the Reel... Continue Reading →

XO Fried Rice

I alway love checking out new ingredients to use in my cooking. I was super excited to use XO sauce and made umami packed chicken fried rice with it. The XO fried rice is loaded with chicken, Chinese sausage, asparagus, and mixed veggies. Fried rice is always a great way to get the girls to... Continue Reading →

Gà Muối ớt Chiên (Fried Salted Chicken)

Gà muối ớt chiên, fried salt, and chili chicken is the perfect protein to serve for Vietnamese family-style meals which include steamed jasmine rice, canh (Vietnamese soups), and/or stir-fried veggies. So quick, simple, and flavor-packed.My mom made something very similar with pork belly, but chicken is the healthier option and still packed with so much... Continue Reading →

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