• Lemony Garbanzo Kale Salad with Tuna

    July 1, 2019
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    Light, lemony, packed with protein and nutritious kale, this is a main-dish salad that satisfies for dinner or lunch the next day, if you have leftovers.

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    Lamb Meatballs in the Instant Pot

    June 24, 2019
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    Flavorful Lamb Meatballs use the Instant Pot to good effect — the Indian spices are toasted, the meatballs are pressure cooked, and then they get a final sear in the same pot. Serve as an appetizer or a main dish, with cucumber raita or a coconut cilantro chutney.

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    Merlot Sangria (from The Black Trumpet Restaurant)

    June 11, 2019
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    Fresh, fruity and fun, Sangria made from a bottle of merlot and some fresh fruit is the adult beverage for summer.

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    Skillet Esquites (Mexican Street Corn Salad)

    June 9, 2019
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    Esquites: Warm, tangy, sweet, spicy Mexican-inspired corn salad is a Mexican street snack usually sold in a cup. Holy moly it’s good!

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    Succulents for Beginners (To Get You Started)

    May 25, 2019
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    Succulents are all the rage, and once you try your hand at them, you’ll be hooked. Get started in Southern California with these easy varieties.

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    Blue Ribbon No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

    May 24, 2019
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    Who can say no to a peanut butter graham cracker crust topped with milk chocolate? Not me, and no one from the County Fair in the novel “Kitchens of the Great Midwest,” either. Blue Ribbon No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars for the win!

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    Pollo en Crema (Chicken in Cream)

    May 5, 2019
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    Pollo en Crema: Simple, homey, lightly spicy and deeply comforting, this saucy chicken dish is perfect over hot cooked rice, quinoa or wide egg noodles.

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    Guava Lemonade

    April 26, 2019
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    Guava Lemonade takes a classic beverage and amps it up with another tropical idea thanks to guava syrup, which supplies both flavor and sweetness. Use still water or sparkling water — your choice. And be sure to serve it in tall, pretty glasses!

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    Cheesy Poblano Frittata in the Instant Pot

    April 25, 2019
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    Southwestern-ish Cheesy Poblano Frittata, made easily in the Instant Pot, is one of those meals that can rock breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. It’s gluten-free, vegetarian, and shockingly delicious, flavored with cumin and peppers, cilantro and of course a good cheddar cheese!

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    Brown Sugar Shortbread

    April 24, 2019
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    Brown Sugar Shortbread is a simple 3-ingredient shortbread that tastes lightly of caramel from the brown sugar, and will find a place on any cookie platter. It makes a wonderful gift.

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    Soy-Brined Hard-Boiled Eggs

    April 21, 2019
    Soy-Brined Hard-Boiled Eggs take the ho-hum out of classic HBs and will be your new go-to for brunch. Brine them in a seasoned soy sauce mixture, which adds salt, a sweet note, a tang from vinegar and a touch of intrigue from aromatics.

    Soy-Brined Hard-Boiled Eggs take the ho-hum out of classic HBs and will be your new go-to for brunch. Brine them in a seasoned soy sauce mixture, which adds salt, a sweet note, a tang from vinegar and a touch of intrigue from aromatics.

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    Cheesy Fondue Puff Pastry Spirals

    April 10, 2019
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    Cheesy Fondue Spirals bring all the wonderful flavor of a classic fondue to a crispy 3-bite appetizer. These will be your new go-to nibble for parties, potlucks and brunches.

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    Green Pasta Puttanesca

    March 8, 2019
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    Change up what you think you know about Pasta Puttanesca by eliminating the tomato sauce and creating a green version! Green Pasta Puttanesca is light on the pasta and amped up with plenty of flavorful healthy greens, for about 210 calories per serving.

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    3-Ingredient Chili Cheese Peppers Casserole {Lower-carb version}

    February 4, 2019
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    3-ingredient Chili Cheese Peppers Casserole: Colored bell peppers take center stage in this easy casserole that features the comforting flavors of chili and cheese. Make it easy by using your favorite canned chili, and garnish with your favorites like avocado and salsa.

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    Sore Throat Slushy

    February 1, 2019
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    A cooling, soothing, cooling, citrusy slushy that will tame a sore throat, offer extra Vitamin C for an impending cold, and make everything better. This is good for what ails you.

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    Ridiculously Good Turkey Spanakopita Burgers

    January 22, 2019
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    Ridiculously Good Turkey Spanakopita Burgers are the best burger you’ll ever eat. They’re full of classic Greek ingredients like feta, Kalamata olives and healthy spinach that keep them moist and elevate ho-hum ground turkey to juicy, satisfying, burger perfection.

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    Make Your Own Wrapping Paper

    January 16, 2019
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    It’s easy to make your own wrapping paper with a few hints of what to use that you probably already have on hand. Don’t run out to buy it…make it!

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    Instant Pot Simple Sloppy Joes {Low-carb and family-friendly}

    January 14, 2019
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    Few meals comfort like a slightly sweet, slightly tangy, very meaty Sloppy Joe served on a soft, toasted oniony bun. This easy version shaves some cooking time by using the Instant Pot. The aromatics and meat saute in the pot, and then the sauce pressure cooks for a mere 5 minutes before it’s ready for prime time — either lunch or dinner.

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    Instant Pot and Pressure Cooker Cookbooks {for Holiday Gifts}

    December 20, 2018
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    A plethora of Instant Pot cookbooks out just in time for gift-giving make a nice present for any home cook. And for those who don’t have one, how about an Instant Pot AND a couple of these cookbooks?

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