18 Cheap and Easy Crockpot Dinners

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I love a good crockpot meal. Anything that does all the work for me is A-OK in my book. Just prep your crockpot in the morning, and let it simmer away all day to develop those lovely complex flavors for a meal that seems extravagant but is surprisingly simple.

19 Vegan Recipes for Your Instant Pot

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Whether you just got your Instant Pot and aren't sure where to start, or you're in search of some new recipe inspiration, you've come to the right place. I've searched the internet for the best, and easiest, vegan recipes for your Instant Pot, and I have to say we have some real...

17 Cocktail Recipes to Try This Summer

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With the dog days of summer wearing on, now is the perfect time to add a few drinks to your summer cocktail arsenal. I've got 17 awesome recipes from Pinterest to share with you. Some are classic, while others have their own unique spins - all will (briefly) let you escape from...

20 of the Best Instant Pot Soup Recipes

Instant Pot Tomato Soup
Soup season is just around the corner, and I am already bookmarking tons of recipes for my Instant Pot. I am still convinced that thing is magic - a delicious and healthy homemade soup comes together in a few minutes, rather than simmering for hours and hours on your stove. These recipes...

16 Super Easy No-Bake Desserts

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Summer is here, my friends! Which means lots of cookouts, parties, and get-togethers, but also lots of heat. The last thing you want is to have a dessert in the oven for an hour or more while your guests sweat away at dinner. So here's a list of 16 scrumptious desserts that...

13 Delicious Recipes for Your Smoker

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As the days start to heat up, so do backyard grills across America. I can already smell the charcoal in the air. But what I really love is barbecue done low and slow, smoker style. It's the perfect way to level-up a backyard summer get together. So break out your smoker, fire 'er up, and get cooking!...

10 Easy Meal Prep Ideas for Breakfast and Lunch

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At the end of a long workday, I like to de-stress by making dinner. But unless there are leftovers, I rarely feel like preparing the next day's lunch. So when morning rolls around, I grab a banana for breakfast and throw together a quick lunch of the fruits, veggies, and snacks that are on hand. It can...

Smoked Tofu Burnt Ends – A Vegan BBQ Recipe

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Summer can be a tough time for meat-free foodies. While everyone else is enjoying smoked ribs and grilled dogs, you probably find yourself with a boring old veggie burger. If you're looking to mix things up, give these smoked tofu burnt ends a try. They are a great meat substitute, and I promise every bite will be full of...

How to Preserve Vegetables with Quick Pickling

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Pickled vegetables are a great way to add some crunch and acidity to just about anything you eat. And if you're a gardener, it's a super useful technique for preserving your vegetables. The best part is that it's dead simple and allows you to experiment with all sorts of different flavors.  Definitely give quick pickling a try if you...

Is the Instant Pot Overrated? My Review, Pros and Cons

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When I first saw the Instant Pot popping up everywhere a year or two ago, I brushed it off as a fad. It looked like another kitchen 'unitasker' that would just end up wasting space. But then it never went away, in fact it seemed to get more and more popular. So eventually I did my research, realized what Instant...