Jen’s Broccoli Soup in the Instant Pot

Broccoli Soup. This is my favorite thing to make in the Instant Pot. The original recipe was from The Healthy Meal Prep Instant Pot cookbook. I loved the concept, but it was unseasoned and light on produce. My version tastes a lot like that mall restaurant we all used to know and love, Olga’s. If you know that name, you were probably a teenager in the 80s, too! LOL!

I’ve made two batches in a row a few times so I can fill a few Mason jars to find in the fridge later. So good! Continue reading “Jen’s Broccoli Soup in the Instant Pot”

Jen’s Spinach Artichoke Dip Crustless Quiche recipe

Mmmm. Spinach artichoke dip. Mmmm. Quiche. Now you can have it all! LOL! Breakfast, you’re set! Dinner? You could do a little side salad and berries and oranges. Continue reading “Jen’s Spinach Artichoke Dip Crustless Quiche recipe”

Jen’s Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips

#DavidChang #UglyDelicious #SeanBrock #Heritage

Heritage CoverAbout two years ago, I was watching David Chang’s Ugly Delicious, and he had Sean Brock on, making Nashville Hot Chicken. Brock finished his off with vinegar powder. Mind blown. My husband and I looked at each other, and I ordered a copy of his book, Heritage, on the spot. That book deserves its own post, but if you grab a copy, be sure to make his fried chicken skins. I mean, chicharrones are awesome, but come on! And make the Southern Screwdriver!

That vinegar powder is a fabulous ingredient. I was reviewing a dehydrator book the other day and the author had garlicky kale chips in it. Great, but I wanted salt and vinegar chips. The vinegar powder is perfect for this! Continue reading “Jen’s Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips”

Books for lit lovers, dog people, mythology fans, and wine enthusiasts!

#MargaretAtwood #TheTestaments #SalmanRushdie #Quichotte #VincentMusi #TheYearOfTheDogs #ElizabethSchneider #WineForNormalPeople #StephenFry #Mythos

I usually just tell you about the cream of the crop cookbooks I review, but there were a few other books that came across my desk in the past year that are outstanding and totally giftable for the right person. Truly special pieces.

Need a gift for a lit lover, dog person, mythology fan, or wine enthusiast? I’ve got you!

Continue reading “Books for lit lovers, dog people, mythology fans, and wine enthusiasts!”

Bibliophile and Wonders – two book lover’s books!

#bibliophile #janemount #wonders #rhondarubinstein #californiaacademyofsciences #chroniclebooks #lisahaineswright #beloitcollege

Okay, I am a massive bibliophile. I review all sorts of books, but usually just talk to you about cookbooks. Two nonfiction books came across my desk recently that are just too wonderful to keep to myself, though. Well, to borrow phrasing from one of my blogging friends, one is tangentially related to my blog. The first is for book lovers, and the second is for nature/animal/photography lovers. Both have fabulous gifting potential. Thanks to Chronicle Books for letting me use their photos. Continue reading “Bibliophile and Wonders – two book lover’s books!”