• Dominate Dinner,  Food

    Korean Pulled Pork (Instant Pot)

    Have I mentioned lately how much I love pulled pork in the Instant Pot?!? Well if not, it’s the greatest. Truly. A few weeks ago I had a craving for Korean inspired pulled pork lettuce wraps. Determined to scratch this itch, I did a bit of research to figure out just what would give it that distinct Korean flavor, and I discovered it’s gochjung! Ever wondered what made Korean BBQ so good? This stuff! It’s made of fermented chilis and has the consistency of tomato paste. It’s packed with flavor, and a bit spicy, but my goodness, I cannot wait to cook more meat with it! I found mine at…

  • Dominate Dinner,  Food

    Instant Pot Pulled Pork

    This is one of my family’s favorite IP recipes! Each time I make it I’m amazed that I made this tender, delicious pulled pork in under an hour – it’s truly amazing! This takes less than 10 minutes to throw together, and then the Instant Pot does most the work! If you’re a BBQ fan, but don’t have time to smoke or slow roast a pork butt on a weeknight, this recipe is for you! Pulled Pork (Instant Pot)  3-4lb pork butt, cut into 3 to 4 inch pieces  ½ cup brown sugar 2 tsp salt 2 tsp onion powder 2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp pepper 1 tsp paprika ½ cup beef broth ½ cup BBQ sauce (all-natural is…

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    Instant Pot Shredded Mexican Chicken

    This easy meal quickly secured it’s way into my family’s dinner rotation list! It checks all the boxes: delicious, quick, relatively inexpensive and is made in one-pot! I mean, what else could you ask for out of a dinner?!? I’m just saying! It’s one of the recipes that secured my Instant Pot’s hall of fame status in my kitchen (that machine earns its keep!). Hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Shredded Mexican Chicken (Instant Pot)  3 chicken breasts 1 16-oz jar of salsa ½ cup chicken broth 1 half onion, diced ¼ cup chopped cilantro Juice of half a lemon 1 tsp salt 1 tsp chili powder ½ tsp cumin ½ tsp garlic powder ½ tsp onion powder  Place…

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    Tip #10 – Get Your Recipes Printed

    Recipes that are printed out are so much easier to follow! The internet is a great place for recipes, but once you find a good one – print it! Cooking with a printed recipe means no more phone or iPad going to sleep in the middle of the food prep! No more scrolling through a ridiculously long blog post and dealing with pop-up ads trying to get to your recipe! No more touching your device with messy hands! And recipes are easier to read since the font is typically bigger on the printed version. Keep all your print outs alphabetized in a 3 ring binder. You’ll thank yourself, promise.

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    Coconut Curry Chicken

    This is one of my favorite weeknight meals – it’s pretty easy, it’s pretty quick, and it’s a crowd-pleaser. All three of my kids like it. Berkley (by far the pickiest of my children) went as far as to call it “her favorite chicken”… and coming from the child who basically lives on scrambled eggs and cereal, whoa! This curry dish a nice change of pace when you just can’t make spaghetti or tacos again. I serve mine with edamame. Enjoy! Coconut Curry Chicken  3 tbsp canola oil 1 large sweet onion, julienned 2 tsp minced garlic 2 to 3 tbsp curry powder 2 lbs chicken tenderloins, sliced into 1/2” pieces  1 tsp salt 1 tsp…

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    Raspberry Scones

    It’s a low-key weekend in the Stembridge household, which means getting caught up on housework… and baking! And since telling you all about the yummy raspberry scones I just made is much for fun than housework, alas, here I am, and the housework can wait! I first made these scones for my daughter Berkley’s tea party birthday back in December. I was a scone newbie, and so I scoured Pinterest for what appeared to be a delicious – and beginner-appropriate – scone recipe. I lucked upon this recipe and it delivered on its promise to be easy and so good. I made these again for a brunch baby shower, and…

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    Mushroom Stroganoff

    We’ve been trying something new in the kitchen lately – adding some vegetarian dishes to the dinner rotation. And the craziest part of this menu modification is that it was my husband’s idea [gasp!]. The meat eater of all meat eaters actually suggested that we add some vegetarian meals to the line up (thank you Netflix and the documentary Cowspiracy).  While I love meat, I like to mix it up and so I saw this as an opportunity to try out some new recipes. Yay! So let me introduce you to Mushroom Stroganoff. This dish is ahh-mazing. I’ve always been a stroganoff fan, but mine had always had beef. I…

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    Simple Asian Peanut Noodles with Chicken

    This dish is so. stinking. good. I’ve been making it for almost a year and am ashamed that it’s taken me this long to write about it. When we learned early last year that my middle son’s allergies would be keeping dairy, egg and gluten off the menu, I started trying more Asian recipes because they were typically conducive to our restrictive diet. This one was by far the best. The base of this recipe is the noodles (without the chicken). I’ve made it in the past topped with roasted shrimp and grilled chicken, but it would also be awesome as a vegetarian meal too. Tonight was my first attempt at…

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    The Perfect One-Pot Pasta Side Dish

    I’m always on the hunt for a good easy homemade substitution for the foods I used to love. And when I come across a really great alternative, I’m super excited to share. This recipe takes the place of the box pasta that I’d make once or twice a week (Pasta Roni, Lipton’s Noodles or Knorr’s Pasta Sides). While you can’t make this for less than $2, it is a one-pot side in less than 15 minutes, and I assure you the flavor will blow the others away. Plus, it’s free of all the preservatives and MSG that make the box options a no-go for me these days. I found this recipe…

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    White Chicken Chili

    White chicken chili… yum, yum, yum! I’ve been making this chili for a couple of years and it continues to be a crowd pleaser. It’s a pretty simple recipe with no cream soups – just chicken stock and cream cheese to make it creamy. I made this yesterday because the cold and wet day had me craving something warm – it did the trick! And as I sit here eating the leftovers for lunch, I’m again warm and cozy and enjoying this yummy chili. White Chicken Chili 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large sweet onion, chopped 1 tsp minced garlic 3 cups shredded chicken (2-3 chicken breasts, boiled or about…