Have I mentioned my pressure cooker? When we first bought it, I was scared to death. It gets ridiculously hot. Steam shoots up 3 feet into the air. It’s under pressure, meaning, it could explode at any minute. But it doesn’t. And it probably won’t. Once you get over that, it’s pretty amazing. It gets dinner (or lunch) done in a fraction of the time and energy it would normally take. How can you go wrong, really. Making a perfect and flavorful risotto is only 10 minutes away.
Today on the blog, we’re doing a tomato basil rendition. I am all over anything tomato basil this summer. Go get yourself some market fresh tomatoes (the absolute BEST) and whip this up.
This one comes from my husband, who hates (and I mean hates) the term ‘cowboy caviar’, but loves to make and eat it. I have to admit, I’m not too fond of it myself. The name, that is. But what else do you call the iconic chip dip made up of beans and corn? This recipe is a little bit pico de gallo, a little bit bean salad, but all good. And apparently cowboys think it’s something fancy.
I love making fried rice. It’s so easy, versatile, and flavorful. We made this chorizo version last night for dinner and then ate the rest of it this morning for breakfast. I’m a firm believer that when topped with the perfect fried egg, anything can be breakfast. Or at the very least, more delicious than it was already.