Cheese of the month club: delivery #1 – Stilton

For Christmas my hubs got me 3 months of a “cheese of the month club”. He’s the best, right?! I will be getting 3 kinds of cheese with each delivery (about 1.5 lbs each time). Luckily, he was able to schedule them every other month – because 1.5 lbs is kind of a lot of…

Crockpot Tomato Soup (seriously easy)

I love easy recipes. I love them more when they are delicious. And, I love them even more when I can proudly say that I’ve created the recipe myself after tweaking & refining it many times. This tomato bisque/soup is great for weeknights because the hardest thing you need to do to prep it is…

Bourbon Chicken & Quinoa

While this recipe is not an Instant Pot recipe, I use the Instant Pot to make the rice/quinoa that we eat with it. This is a recipe even my toddler will eat! And she can, because (unfortunately) this does not actually have any bourbon in it. But, after dinner, and bath time, and bed time…

Instant Pot: Edamame and Mushroom Brown Rice

So, we have a toddler. Cooking is hard. Updating this blog is even harder. But, I do like doing it, so even if I only get one or two posts in a year, so be it. So here goes. We are looking to spice up some sides and try to find some things that are…

Brownies for a Bum Day

Since we were basically home-bound again this weekend due to sickness (omg, this winter needs to end and everyone needs to get healthy- NOW), I figured I would do some baking to make everyone smile – or at least so I could stuff my face with brownies and drown my sorrows. I wanted to use…

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

If you’re confused by that title, so was I. I had no idea that it was even possible to make sweetened condensed milk at home. But this stuff admittedly does taste better than the canned stuff. I found the recipe in a recent issue of Fine Cooking and I was intrigued. I am a big…

Candied Jalapenos & Jalapeno Poppers

This year’s garden harvest wasn’t our best mostly because we had a beautiful baby at the end of June and the garden didn’t quite get the attention it needed. However, the jalapeno plants seemed to do really, really well. All the sudden, I found myself with all sorts of jalapeno peppers and more waiting to…

NY Strip Steak – @ home, on a weeknight

I’d been wanting to use the Joule sous vide to make some steaks at home. Making steaks at home is not something we usually do. I can probably count one one hand the number of times I’ve cooked a steak in the last 3 years. Up till now, steak has always been one of those…

Chicken Tikka in the Pressure Cooker

While I was preparing tonight’s dinner I found myself using not one but TWO pressure cookers at the same time! Why does one need two pressure cookers? Well that’s the life of a KitchenGadgetJunkie. I’ve had my Fagor Rapid Express cooker for a while now and I use it pretty frequently. Then I learned of…

Sous Vide Eggs

Obviously, by the name of this site, I really like kitchen gadgets! I got quite a few for Christmas and I wanted to get a good handle on how I like them before I start posting about them here. One of the gadgets I got was a Joule Sous Vide by ChefSteps. This is a…