Instant Pot Tortellini Soup

My Instant Pot Tortellini Soup is full of flavor, beautiful bright veggies, plump tortellini, and is a little bit creamy. It’s one of our favorite soups come soup season, and with the Instant Pot, it’s ready in a flash. If you don’t own an Instant Pot, I’ve included steps for making it in a crockpot.

Apple Carrot + Ginger Juice

Making your own juice doesn’t have to be complicated or hard. It’s fun to experiment and see what flavor combinations work and to incorporate fresh produce into your diet. This is one of our go-to juices. It’s packed with vitamin c, is naturally sweet, and has a little spice to it.

Best of 2019 + 2020 Goals

Happy 2020! When I reflected on 2019, I realized what a great year it was. I really enjoyed reflecting on the year behind me and setting goals for the year ahead. Thank you for being a part of my adventure and sharing it all with me!

Almond Cranberry Coffee Cake

This Almond Cranberry Coffee Cake is bursting with flavor. The almond meal, extract, and toasted almond on top give the gave a deliciously sweet and nutty flavor. The sweet and toasty almond flavor perfectly compliments the juicy, tartness of fresh cranberries.

Instant Pot Cran Apple Butter

We went apple picking and came home with about 6 pounds of apples. What to do with all that fresh, sweet goodness? Tart it up with some fresh cranberry and make Instant Pot Cran Apple Butter, of course! This recipe is so easy, mildly tart, not too sweet, and full of warm fall spices. It’s perfect on… well… everything!

2019 Holiday Gift Guide: 80 Gift Ideas Under $50

Let’s be honest… gift-giving is fun, but it can be so difficult. And so expensive! So instead of giving you the typical “list for him/her” with items that might cost a small fortune, I have broken this list down into several categories and kept things pretty affordable. There is a ton of room for crossover in these categories, so make sure to browse them all, and don’t forget to leave a comment letting me know what you got or are adding to your own shopping or wishlist!

Brown Butter Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are one of my all-time favorite candies, and putting them in cookie form and including browned butter? Oh man. If someone stole one of these cookies from the cookie jar, it was probably me… and it was definitely more than one.

Stroganoff: A Comfort Food Classic

I grew up on stroganoff made from Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup. I loved it, but I never knew stroganoff could be more flavorful and have more complexity to it. This recipe, with its creaminess, depth of flavor, slight heat, and hearty thick-cut mushrooms and steak chunks, is a regular in our weeknight dinner rotation.

San Pedro Square Market and Japantown Food Guide

Something I love about going back to San Jose is revisiting some of my favorite places and discovering new ones. During our trip this summer, we did just that. We ate our way through some of our favorites places at San Pedro Square Market and visited the best little spots in Japantown, and today I’m sharing my food guide with you.

Cherry Amaretto Cheesecake

My Amaretto Cherry Cheesecake might seem intimidating, but it’s more simple than you might think, and the flavor combination is a real showstopper. The main thing to remember when making this recipe is that patience makes perfect cheesecake!