Parmesan-Paprika Corn on the Cob (in the Instant Pot)

Parmesan Paprika Buttered Corn on the Cob (in the Instant Pot)

There’s nothing like biting into sweet, crunchy, and fresh corn on the cob. CostCo has shucked corn on the cob in the refrigerated section that is hard to resist. There are very few vegetables my  picky husband loves to eat and corn on the cob is top on his list. Continue reading

Berrytastic Faux Cobbler (aka Dump Cake)

Dump Cake Collage

My picky husband is a man of simple (food) tastes. I could spend the day baking homemade cakes and pastries and his taste buds wouldn’t be impressed. But dump some canned fruit, boxed cake mix, and butter in a baking dish and I have his undivided attention. It makes cooking for him simple and predictable but doesn’t lend itself for my need for creativity in the kitchen. But that’s what friends are for, right?

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Spicy Dried Anchovies (Myeolchi-bokkeum) with Rice (in the Instant Pot)

Spicy Dried Anchovies (Myeolchi-bokkeum)

Last week someone asked me if I felt more Korean or white. Caught off guard, I didn’t know how to respond. My mom is Korean and my father was a Texan with German/Irish descent. I still don’t know how to answer this question because the answer is “it depends”. Sometimes I feel more Korean when I’m eating delicious Korean food and hanging out with other full and half Koreans. And most of the times I don’t because I don’t speak the language and I’ve only visited the country once when I was eight. But I can relate to being a child from a Korean mother. Oh boy … the stories about my crazy Korean mother. Sometimes they love you so much it hurts.
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Improved Chocolicious Butterfinger Krispy Treats

I know I know … I just posted the Chocolicious Butterfinger Krispy Treats last week.  How could I already improve them? Well it just took a half cup of Reese’s peanut butter baking chips. My picky husband thought the Chocolicious Butterfinger Krispy Treats were perfect as is but then he tasted these improved ones. He was a happy man! And I just had to share with you. Continue reading

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes (in the Instant Pot)

Parmesan and Chives roasted potatoes (in the Instant Pot)

Oh my goodness these “roasted” potatoes are delicious! We love roasted potatoes but rarely make them during the summer. It’s just way too hot in Texas to use the oven. I’ve read that the Instant Pot makes amazing potatoes and slightly adapted Hip Pressure Cooking‘s recipe. Boy were they yummy! Continue reading

Chocolicious Butterfinger Krispy Treats

Butterfinger chocolate krispy treats

I don’t know about y’all but it is so hot here in Austin. They started counting the number of days we’ve already hit 100 degrees. And they emphasized that we haven’t even gotten to August yet. With the sweltering heat and humidity I’ve retired my oven for the remainder of the summer. I can’t wait to start baking in the fall but until then I’m making treats that don’t require the oven. Continue reading

Picky Husband Approved Baked Beans (in the Instant Pot)

Picky Husband Approved Baked Beans (in the Instant Pot)

They say the third time’s a charm but in my baked bean pursuit it would be more like the ninth or tenth time.  I knew I had a winner when my picky husband told me to not change a thing with this recipe. It’s a perfect balance of sweet and spicy with a just a hint of mustard. I pretty much won his heart by including three of my husband’s favorite things: jalapeno peppers, mustard, and BACON. Continue reading