Chinese BBQ – Char Siu

Chinese BBQ … ok, you guys remember those little sticky rib thingies that was served with a pu-pu platter?  I realize I’m going back a long time ago.  I’m gonna guess if you’re under 35 you probably don’t remember Chinese restaurants used to have actual food that was served to you instead of buffet style. …

Rajma or kidney bean stew - Instant Pot vegetarian dish that is so simple and satisfying. You'll never miss the meat! It's a true dump and go meal. No browning, wilting, sauteing, just put it all in the pot and go!

Kidney Bean Dal – Rajma

Ramja? Kidney bean dal?  Never heard of it?  Me either.  But that’s what I was served for supper one night by Management.  It was so good I wanted to share it with you.   What is it rajma? According to my sources, rajma or kidney bean dal is a popular stew in North India.  Rajma is…

Instant Pot Rigatoni & Sausage - Fast and delicious with fresh herbs, veg and Italian sausage!

Instant Pot Rigatoni and Sausage

Rigatoni and sausage and pasta and meatballs …. what’s the diff oh bearded one? Well, for one, one has spicy Italian sausage and the other has meatballs. (duh)  Two, this rigatoni and sausage is a little more “grown up”.   Pasta and meatballs in the pressure cooker is perfect for when you want a REALLY fast meal…

Instant Pot Mongolian Beef - Easy, delicious and healthy in minutes!

Instant Pot Mongolian Beef

Mongolian beef – in your Instant Pot … I’m gonna show you how it’s done. My first thought about this was about a year ago when I made something very similar in a pan.  Then … Well, honestly, I just forgot about it.  The old man brain doesn’t work like it used to.   But when…

Smoky Pimiento Cheese - Not your everyday pimiento cheese. Nope. We used smoked cheeses, a dash of chipotle powder, and sun dried tomatoes for extra smokey goodness!

Smoky Pimiento Cheese

Smoky pimiento cheese – pimiento cheese with a twist.  Yes, it’s delicious, but it’s not your mom’s pimiento cheese.  Nope.  At least not my mom’s.   But before I tell you about this one, I’ll tell you about mom’s, since you mentioned it.  Ok, maybe I mentioned it.   I love my mom’s pimiento cheese.  It’s one…