1. Today marks exactly TWO WEEKS until The Pretty Dish is released! Eeeeep! You can still get your free recipe book if you preorder today! It would mean the world to me.
2. This yogurt queso is a thing and it’s a thing I want in my face ASAP.
3. Finally had an Instant Pot success! I made nom nom paleo’s kalua pork and it was pretty good. Still not sold on the IP though and sort of bummed.
4. Speaking of crazy kitchen appliances, are you moving on to the air fryer trend? I actually have one because I used it to make these lobster fondue fries for Crate and Barrel two years ago. I’ve only used it once or twice since though. Going to need a separate room to hold all of my kitchen junk.
5. If you’ve made the incredible chocolate chunk shortbread, this is so funny: how I ruined instagram’s favorite cookie.
6. Newest TV obsession: Ugly Delicious on Netflix. It’s so good!
7. Did you watch the Oscars?! Some of my favorite dresses included Jennifer Garner (omg, that color), Viola Davis (have I ever NOT liked what she has worn?), Lupita Nyong’o (that gold though), Gina Rodriguez (prob theee favorite), Allison Janney (because I’m just obsessed with her), Jennifer Lawrence (didn’t like it so much on TV, but in the pictures it looks so amazing!) and Nicole Kidman (it was SO her, right?). Okay I’m done.
8. Someday perhaps I will live in a world where the word “favorite” actually applies to one thing for me? Probably never.
9. I love board games, so I want to know your favorite! Tell me, tell me. And don’t you think we should just bring back Mall Madness?
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I can’t get on the Instapot train either. Glad I’m not the only one. I love my crock pot and will use it until it dies. I actually have the one my dad bought me in college that’s got a handle missing but is going strong 16 years later, ouch, dating myself. Got a new, bigger one when I got married with a timer and still feels so fancy!
I’m so sad you didn’t love the kalua pork more! One more thing you NEED to try is Pinch of Yum’s Korean Beef IP Tacos. There is still hope for your IP love, haha :) I may have already commented with it, but it’s absolutely the best one I’ve found so far.
Sequence is a really fun board game! I can never get my husband to play because I always win!
I tried the nom nom paleo’s kahlua pork recently too (without using the IP), and I thought it was kind of bland.
I already have Ugly Delicious bookmarked on Netflix. Can’t wait to watch it!
I’m quite a bore when it comes to board games. I love the classic Monopoly and Scrabble. Catan is fun too.
I love the Instant Pot and my air fryer! I use the IP for Mississippi roasts, Crack Chicken, various soups, ribs, crab legs….so much stuff! Hopefully you’ll find a few winning recipes soon!
Scattergories is my favorite board game!
My favorite board games are Settlers of Catan and Power Grid! So much fun once you get the hang of them!
you haaaave to play Catan!! it’s best in groups of 4 or more and SO much fun. also my bf makes serious fun of me because i say i’m ‘literally obsessed’ with about 26 things a day and he insists that i need to work on my obsessions…
One of our new favorite board games is El Dorado! It’s a quick one to learn and a lot of fun!!
It’s just my husband and I for now so we are always on the lookout for games we can play with two people or more. Carcassonne is our new favorite! It’s easy to learn, strategic, and the games go by quick so you don’t get too bored of it. We play at least a few times a week together!
Favorite games are Sorry and Watch Yo Mouth!
I tried Skinnytaste’s chicken taco chili in the instant pot – and it was done in about 15 minutes and turned out great!
I am debating on if I need an air fryer now…haven’t gotten on the IP train. I just read on Foodie Crush a recipe for the air fryer for panko buttermilk chicken that sounded really good.
Board games: Ticket to Ride and Alhambra are favorites! Though I haven’t played in ages…because I have an eight month old and want to sleep when she does 😂
Ugly Delicious has been so, so GOOD! Every episode is better than the last. CodeNames is super fun…perfect for 4-6 people. Check it out! They also have a kid’s version and Disney version…so fun!
Oh my gosh! I loved Mall Madness.
Favorite games (not necessarily board games): Telestrations, Game of Things, Quirkle, Mad Gab!
My favorite is currently: Whoonu where you rank random cards the group provides for you to point values according to your preferences. I just re-discovered Outburst which I loved as a kid and might have to get for long car trips! I just got What the Meme and can’t wait to play!
If you like Indian food you NEEEEED to try some recipes from My Heart Beets in the instant pot. Seriously AMAZING. I love heavily seasoned dishes and hers are some of the few that I never have to add extra seasoning too.
OMG mall madness was just the best! We have to bring that back for sure!
Settlers of Catan! An all-time favorite! And we recently went on a women’s trip and were playing the card game “superfights.” It’s hilarious!
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OMG I love that you mentioned Mall Madness – hello, throwback. My all-time favorite board game = CANDY LAND. That’s my perfect world.
I’m still searching for IP recipes too (just got mine for this past Christmas). Besides the nomnom paleo Kalua pork recipe, the other stand out IP recipe for me was this shrimp paella recipe: http://www.healthstartsinthekitchen.com/recipe/5-minute-pressure-cooker-shrimp-scampi-paella/
Also got an air fryer this past Christmas..I honestly haven’t made much in it yet other than pre-frozen packaged fries/sweet potato fries. I need to try making more with it but I just haven the gotten around to it, so it just sits…on a shelf in my dining room. I was just thinking today I need a cabinet or something to hold my less frequently used appliances like this.
My favorite board games growing up (that don’t get enough recognition): Mouse Trap and (even more rare because they don’t make it anymore) Grape Escape! My sister and I still reminisce about these two games.
We got an Instant Pot for Christmas and I adore it! I’m in love. I’m very curious about an air fryer and I’ve heard nothing but amazing things, but I also have no where to put kitchen junk anymore, so I don’t know what to do… :)
Would you mind sharing why you like the IP? What’s better about it than a slowcooker. I get that it cooks things faster, but I don’t really understand why that makes it better than a pressure cooker (which I don’t use).
Yes, absolutely! That’s really it though – it does what a slow-cooker does, but in a fraction of the time. You can make a large roast, potatoes and everything, and it cooks in 45 minutes… sooo tender and wonderful. We have a beef stew recipe that’s ready in 30 minutes flat. Tastes like it’s cooked all day. I love my slow-cooker, but I don’t always think ahead, and if we end up in the mood for something like beef stew or BBQ pork or whatever, but we haven’t planned for that, we can still make it in about the same amount of time that we’d make a regular weeknight dinner. Does that make sense?
Anymore, we kinda throw anything in it. Not in the mood to cook? We just toss everything in the IP with a sauce or dressing and some seasonings, and it’s ready in 30ish. I hope that helps a little. I fought the idea of it, and I didn’t want anything replacing my slow-cooker, but I really love my IP.
So with you on the instant pot. I loved that blog post about those cookies! My 6 year old just got the board game Shaboom. It is so fun for all of us! And not like we are just playing a little kid game. I recommend it! Seriously Jennifer Garner’s dress!!!
Ticket to Ride is one of our favorite board games! So much fun!
My mom got my three year old son a game called Count Your Chickens. He LOVES it — it’s easy to understand, and it’s a collaborative game. You play against the game ,rather than against each other. It’s really cute.
“It turns out I’ve spent my life ignorantly munching on subpar cookies with soft edges and congregated chips. How embarrassing!” Hilarious, good read!
OMG. Mall Madness is the GOAT.
We used to play Life and Clue on CDs on our old PC (I’m counting these as board games)…ya know, the ones where we still had to use our main phone line to connect to the Internet. Quintessential part of my childhood. I don’t even know if anyone else had this experience besides my family. But those were definitely a fave.
We love our air fryer. Here’s the thing though, it’s just a mini countertop convection oven IMO. I enjoy the shortened cooking times and think it will come in handy this summer to not heat up the whole kitchen with an oven, but we could totally survive on Earth without it.
Gina Rodriguez was everythingggggg!
Yes! I burned through Ugly Delicious in two days. The little skits at the beginning of the episodes absolutely slay me.
My family loves to play Jungle Speed though it’s more of a card game. With my 3 year old we’ve been playing The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game and she’s in love. She wants to play it even more than Go Fish.
Mall Madness was a favorite game with my sister and I. We would play that and Mousetrap. Such fun times in the 90’s. We love playing the game “Guess Who” with our little kids now.
I have also been underwhelmed by the InstaPot.
Why – would you mind sharing? I’m trying to figure out if I get a new crockpot or instapot.
I typically plan my family’s meals out & if I am going to make something in the crockpot or slow cook, I allot the time to do that. I like the idea of cooking short ribs in less than an hour but, in practice, they just didn’t have the same depth of flavor that is provided in cooking them low & slow. (Although they were still incredibly tender) I think if you are more of a fly by the seat of your pants cook & always short on time, you would love it. Just my opinion for what it is worth. Hope it helps.
I would love to hear your thoughts on the instant pot. My MIL recently sent me a surprise gift of a new crockpot that sears/sautes (but alas, doesn’t do the laundry. . . still waiting on that one). I don’t use my crockpot much (not sure why). So I’m trying to figure out, do I return the new slow cooker and get an instant pot instead? I was honestly thinking of ditching the slow cooker altogether, but it’s convenient for potlucks, etc.
that article about the cookies is like one of the funniest things i have ever read. i was laughing out loud, literally, through the whole thing.
I’m a board game freak so I love lots but I’ve found a lot of crowd favorites from forcing the obsession on others: Ticket to Ride is super easy to learn and everyone loves it. Its not complicated so once your kids are a bit older, they could play it too. As for party games, Codenames is the hands-down favorite. It’s not a board game but a quick, clever word game with teams. Bonus: it’s cheap and the box is small so we bring it everywhere and it always gets good reviews.
Also, thank you for not being obsessed with the Instapot as I see so many rave reviews and just can’t buy into the concept yet.
I LOVED MALL MADNESS! (it was brought back when I was a preteen so not the orig but still)
I want an air fryer but have the same issue! So many gadgets, so little cupboard room. I am loving my Magic Bullet lately though! Tons of smoothies & the most whipped eggs of all time.
Not quiteee a board game, but Scattergoriea is so fun!!
OMG! I am so glad we aren’t the only people who love Ticket to Ride. It’s so fun. Also a fun nerdy game — Jambo. It is a two player game, which we love. Makes wednesday night a game night. Just add margaritas.
We also love Trailer Park Wars and What do you Meme.