Instant Pot Chicken Roti

I love, love love caribbean food. The layers of flavor are incredible.  I’ve been on a caribbean kick lately. I’ve made everything from Jamaican Beef Patties, to Coconut Curry  Pumpkin soup. So this Instant Pot Chicken Roti was soon to come. Continue reading “Instant Pot Chicken Roti”

Southern Style Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

The rain outside provided the perfect excuse for some serious comfort food. My son loves chicken soup, so on this rainy day I made him one of my favorite chicken soup from childhood Chicken and Dumplings. What better than a warm delicious soup on a cold rainy day. This Southern Style Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings really hits the spot. Continue reading “Southern Style Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings”

Silicon Cooking Mat: Kitchen Gadget

I’m not a gadget person. If you are short on space, It’s even more important not to crowd your kitchen with gadgets. Of course, my silicon cooking mat is a necessity. Especially, for making the comfort dish I love with a couple of fewer calories. I guess that’s why it’s called a Silicone Non-stick Healthy Cooking Mat.

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Bourbon Pecan Pie

It’s the time of year when people begin asking “what are you making for Thanksgiving?” “What type of pie are you having?” Pumpkin? Sweet potato? Well my friend threw out pecan pie. Well, that was a new one for me. But you know me, I’m always up for a sweet challenge. So I’m sharing my Bourbon Pecan Pie recipe. Hope you like it.

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Tuscan White Bean and Pancetta Saute

What is Tuscan? I’ve always wanted to know what that meant when Chefs said it. And after a bit of research and lots of cooking, I realized that Tuscan just means delicious and simple. The Tuscans are called the bean eaters so this dish is wholly appropriate. They utilize herbs and just a few simple ingredients to make their dishes. And isn’t that the best food? Something that is simple, rustic and hearty? Something that reminds you of home without all the anxiety and effort?  I think that’s why I like this Tuscan White Bean and Pancetta sauté. It’s effortless, enjoyable and extremely tasty. It’s savory and filling. Which of course, is a necessity in comfort food. Because sometimes it’s not just the feeling you get from the food but the enjoyment of making it.

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Lemon Palmiers

It’s sumer and I’ve had my eye on a delicious pastry, a palmier. It’s a French pastry that can be adapted to either sweet or savory flavors. Not the typical sweet comfort I look for, but in the summer you don’t always want something super sweet. It was probably best since I decided to make them with my little and he really doesn’t need anything really sweet ever (energy for days). Although theses will be a little sweet, some of the sweetness with be cut by the lemon I’ll add. Lemon palmiers here we  come.

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Nutella Belgian Waffles

Waffles… Who doesn’t like a good waffle. Though most of the dishes on this blog are the foods that comfort me and make me happy. This one is for my little. Whether waffles or pancakes, mini me is a fan of carbs and fruit in the morning. I asked him why he likes waffles so much?  He said because it’s yummy. Well duh!! What’s wrong with me. So thank goodness for those wonderful people from Sweden who created this dish, so that we could have this type of “yummy.”

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Crêpes with Nutella Cannoli Filling

We recently got a crêpe place in the mall. I’ve loved crêpes ever since my weekend in Canada in college. Of course, I was excited but it soon wore off. One long weekend the International Club planned a trip up to Quebec and I think I had a crêpe at every place that would sell it to me. I’ve eaten more crepes in Quebec in three days than I have in the United States over the course of a few decades. Of course, these crêpes with Nutella and cannoli filling are my favorite so far.

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