Balsamic Pork Chops with Figs {Instant Pot or Stove Top}

Balsamic Pork Chops with Figs {Instant Pot or Stove Top}

Pork chops, for me, have rarely been a success, which would explain why Dave was less than pleased when he first saw the chops for this recipe in the fridge. So, since I brine chicken breasts frequently, I decided to try a quick brine for the pork in this recipe and...

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Instant Pot Easy Chicken Wings {BBQ or Buffalo Style}

On Mother's Day, my family surprised me with an Instant Pot and have been experimenting and loving this new toy sooo much! I can't wait to share lots of tasty recipes with you (I've got a great list started!) that will have instructions for the Instant Pot or any...

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Watermelon Granita with Black Lava Salt

When you think about Foods of Summer, watermelon is possibly at the very top of the list. You don't think of having a barbecue party without including ice cold slices of juicy watermelon. And when I think of chilling that watermelon, I always picture a large, bright...

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I'm not an expert at preparing the perfect steak like my husband Dave is, who gets them just right every time. But there are a couple cuts of steak that I feel pretty confident getting right and flank steak is one of them. Flank steak is a lean, flavorful cut of...

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