Beef, Butternut Squash, and Barley Soup

I love my Instant Pot. I also have to admit that stovetop pressure cookers scare the crap out of me though. My mom used to cook soup in a stovetop pressure cooker when I was a kid because it would quickly make the most deliciously tender meat, but the sound would always freak me out…

Deconstructed Egg Rolls

Can we talk for a minute about how much I love egg rolls? Or any Asian dumpling, tart, or bun that comes delivered on a dim sum cart? Yeah, trying to be low carb while loving these things so much isn’t exactly easy. I could probably go for dim sum every weekend and be happy,…

Cassava Flour Waffles

Hi. It’s been a while. Like a long while. I’m not going to go into this long thing about why I’ve been neglecting this blog (again), but I will say that I’m trying to get over my post paralysis that’s triggered by self doubt. I always want to revamp this site because it’s never what…

Crockpot Apple Butter

I’ve been promising to get this recipe posted for what feels like ages. I should have just posted it immediately after making a batch for gifts for the holidays, but I kept forgetting the adjustments I made to a found recipe until now. So those of you that got a jar of Snarfy’s Deluxe Apple…

Fake Kentucky Hot Browns

I say they’re fake because I starting looking into what the real deal might be after seeing one of those recipe videos that are all the rage on Facebook right now. According to Wikipedia, a Kentucky Hot Brown (or Hot Brown) “…is an open-faced hot sandwich of turkey and bacon, covered in Mornay sauce…” and…

Pulled Pork Burritos

Why didn’t I think to do this sooner? There are so many food trucks that exist in the world that are already converting things into burritos, like Chicken Tikka Masala burritos and Sisig burritosĀ so why not use up all this extra pulled pork we had laying around by turning it into burrito-y goodness? I rolled…

Updates, Things, M A G I C…

It’s been a long time… yeah yeah yeah. I always have an explanation but I’m tired of it feeling like excuses. We all get busy, we all neglect things that we would rather be doing but can’t do because of these things called “Responsibilities” or whatever… But I was also considering moving the site for…

Sloppy Mo’s (’cause it’s mo’ betta than Joe’s)

Who doesn’t love Sloppy Joes? I always used to wonder why people would use packets or cans of sloppy joe sauce growing up because I learned how to make them from scratch thanks for a cookbook for children that I once had. The ingredients were so easy, I couldn’t figure out why anyone would want…

Chicken and Dumplings

The weather is getting cooler, right? Maybe not in California exactly, but we can have wishful thoughts. Fortunately it is getting cooler in the evening, so at least dinner can still be all nice and warm and comforting and autumny. Chicken and Dumplings 1 whole chicken, washed and cut into quarters water 3 onions, cut…

Avocado Truffles

Sometimes I get an incredible craving for chocolate, but when you’re trying to watch what you’re eating, it’s not exactly in your best interest to pig out on the stuff. I came across this recipe somewhere and lost the original, so unfortunately I can’t link it up like I normally would. There are a lot…

Chopped Thai Salad with Coconut-Curry Dressing

Um, yes. This. So much yes. Make it. I was looking at recipe collections one day for some ideas. I feel like I’ve been in a little bit of dry streak with my recipe game, so I needed to try some new stuff that fits the diet and makes me think outside the box a…

Hawaiian Sweet Potatoes

These have nothing to do with being Hawaiian except that it’s in the vein of calling things with pineapple “Hawaiian” – like I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure what we call a Hawaiian pizza (canadian bacon/ham with pineapple) isn’t actually from Hawaii. Y’know, just saying and all. Like how German Chocolate Cake isn’t…