Brining Beans Traditional or Instant Pot Methods

I know I’ve been posting a few “basic” recipes lately (hiya hard-boiled eggs) but I’m fixin’ (sorry) to cook up a big old pot of my Cheer’s Boston Baked Beans & thought this would be the perfect time to talk about Brining Beans Traditional or Instant Pot Methods. You’ll see I’ve been hoarding pics of…

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Homemade Pop Tarts

I don’t know what possessed me to make Homemade Pop Tarts the other day. Hausfrau gone wild? Seriously, I never really liked pop tarts. Oh, I like the idea of them, a jammy filling nestled between two sheets of flakey, buttery pastry but the commercial variety just never did it for me.

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New York Strip Steak with Southwestern Rub

Sometimes you just gotta have a steak. Like for Father’s day. And why not go big and bold on the flavors, like a New York Strip Steak with Southwestern Rub? Just a little something to give that steak a bit of a spark.

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Foil Pouch Potatoes Peppers Onions

I’m always looking for a simple, easy side dish when we’re grilling something and these Foil Pouch Potatoes Peppers Onions go with just about anything. Burgers, chicken, pork chops, steak.

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Zesty Pickled Brussels Sprouts

Sometimes I get a little carried away at the store with my favorite veggies. I buy a big bag of them, and before I know it, I realized they need to be cooked A.S.A.P. Hello Brussels, I’m talking about you! And that’s how my Zesty Pickled Brussels Sprouts were born.

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Yucatan Pork Stew Instant Pot or Not

Here’s a new to me soup that you might like, too. Yucatan Pork Stew Instant Pot or Not. You might be familiar with Taco Soup or Sopa de Lima. They’re kind of relatives & share some of the same qualities as this Yucatan Pork Stew Instant Pot or Not.

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Competition Barbecue Spare Ribs Smoked, Oven, Instant Pot

If there’s one thing I love every now and then, it’s a really good spare rib. A good bark, great flavor, juicy, tender and a NOT fall off the bone rib! See, ribs should have a sweet spot where they have a beautiful “bite” but don’t slide off the bone and slap you on the…

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Cheers Boston Baked Beans Instant Pot or Not

One of the most frugal sides you can make for any casual gathering is Boston Baked Beans. Best of all, one of the most delicious sides you can make is Boston Baked Beans. Isn’t it nice when the universe aligns like that? Especially when the Boston Baked Beans are from the Bull & Finch, Cheers…

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Warm Spinach Chicken Mandarin Salad

So has anybody had their DNA done? I gave my Dad a test for his birthday and the results were a mix of expected and surprising. Kind of like this Warm Spinach Chicken Mandarin Salad. See DNA kind of boggles my mind, but once I thought of it like I think about food it makes…

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Grilled & Barbecued Recipes

I thought I’d gather up some of the favorite summery grilled recipes on my site, just to have them in one place. I hope you’ll find some inspiration here, and look for more to come! I think it’s gonna be one hot summer. If you just got an email with a rather strange and unfinished…

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Old Fashioned Tuna Macaroni Salad

So over the long weekend, temps way up in the 90’s (oh why is the weather so craaaazy this year?) I somehow got the idea that I wanted some of that Old Fashioned Tuna Macaroni Salad. You know the one I mean, all cool, creamy deliciousness with a few crunchy veggies and that tuna that somehow melds…

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Best Basic Hard Boiled Eggs

When I was at my daughter’s not too long ago, I completely forgot how to boil an egg. And then this week, the same. I swear I’ve lost my memory and can’t find it. But you see, I’ve been making most of my hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot lately and since I hate googling up…

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