RIP Glenn Bloody Cake Eyeballs

Bloody cake eyeball

Do you watch The Walking Dead? If you haven’t watched Sunday’s episode be prepared to cover your eyes. I literally covered my eyes the first 15 minutes or so of the show. I peeked just in time to see Glenn professing his undying love to Maggie. *sob* Sunday night is the only night I stay up past my bedtime so my husband and I can watch The Walking Dead semi-live (we DVR it to skip most of the commercials). I sacrifice an extra hour of sleep because by the time Monday morning rolls around everyone has already spoiled whatever big event/reveal occurred Sunday night.

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Lazy Mom’s Oreo Cake Balls

Fall Cake Balls

Cake balls or cake pops are a perfect party treat for kids. What kid (or kid-like adult) doesn’t like Oreos covered in chocolate and sprinkles? When I make treats for a large crowd I try to find ways to save time and energy. These treats are perfect for a parent short on time or too lazy to bake a cake to make traditional cake balls.

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¡Cuba! Recipes and Stories from the Cuban Kitchen and Black Beans (in the Instant Pot)

Black Beans in the Instant Pot

¡Cuba! Recipes and Stories from the Cuban Kitchen is a work of art. The photos evoke a feeling of warmth and love and makes you feel like you  are sitting in a kitchen of an authentic Cuban home. The photos are raw and gives you a glimpse of what it’s really like to visit a Cuban kitchen and the Cuban people.

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Reese’s Pieces Blondies


Do you like chewy treats with crispy tops and edges? Would you like these treats even more with peanut buttery Reese’s Pieces candies? Then these blondies are right up your alley. I’m not a huge peanut butter fan and I can’t get enough of these yummy treats.

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Caramel Pot de Crème (in the Instant Pot)


Have you ever made something and instantly regretted it after the first bite? I mean these luscious caramel pot de crèmes are decadent and unfortunately easily to make. I say unfortunate because you’ll want to make them frequently. Very frequently.  Continue reading

Spicy pulled pork (in the Instant Pot)


Years ago (I feel like I use this phrase more often now than I’m comfortable with) a co-worker made his famous “Spanish Beef Burritos” and they were delicious. He used chuck roast and slow cooked them on the stove top for hours. I took the flavors he used and substituted pork tenderloin for the chuck roast. The flavors translated well and I’ve been in leftover heaven all week. And instead of slow cooking them for hours I used my kitchen BFF, the Instant Pot. WOW!

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Korean BBQ Spareribs (in the Instant Pot)

Korean BBQ Spareribs (in the Instant Pot)

I’ve been testing ribs in my Instant Pot all month long while my picky husband tests his rib recipes in his Big Green Egg. I (kind of) feel bad that he spends all day out in the heat (and sometimes rain) to prepare his ribs. All the while I spend less than an hour (which includes watching How to Get Away with Murder while the Instant Pot does its magic) to make my delicious fall off the bone ribs.

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