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Pressure Cooker Guinness Corned Beef with Cabbage, Potatoes & Carrots

All of the amazing flavors as my infamous crock pot Guinness corned beef done in just 93 minutes all thanks to the wonders of the pressure cooker!  Hands down the BEST Corned Beef  with Cabbage, Potatoes and Carrots recipe ever!

My Guinness Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe is one of the most iconic corned beef recipes on the web. Since posting it 4 years ago it’s been liked/tweeted/pinned/shared millions upon millions of times. Simply put, it’s amazing and it’s easy.  No browning, no nothing – just dump it in and walk away.  The only part where you actually had to do work on that is if you wanted to make the Guinness Reduction sauce. For this pressure cooker recipe I didn’t make the sauce only because I was exhausted from working on the flooring with Mr. Fantabulous.  But what I did do was save the liquid and put it in the fridge. I’m actually going to make another corned beef and use that liquid (once I reduce it) as almost a Guinness bbq sauce and make pulled Guinness corned beef.

Genius, huh? LOL

93 minutes to serious deliciousness!

Pressure Cooker Mexican Stuffed Peppers

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HuntsHasHeart #CollectiveBias

No longer do you have to slave over a hot oven for hours to get seriously delicious stuffed peppers!  All you need is a pressure cooker and 10 minutes!  These Pressure Cooker Mexican Stuffed Peppers are easy, heart healthy and delicious!

Growing up stuffed peppers were a staple in my house.  Since we had a huge garden Mom would grow rows upon rows of peppers – green ones, never the good kind like red, orange or yellow. (I hate green ones). It’s a personal thing – to me they taste more bitter or it could simply just be my inner 7-year old acting up because I hated them then so I must hate them now.  Anyway, we’d pick our peppers (and now I’m literally citing ‘peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers’ over and over in my head.. nice – and you’re welcome for it being stuck in your head now too). Yeah.. as I was saying, we’d pick the peppers and Mom would set at the kitchen table with 3-4 large roasters set up ready to do their magic.  She would stuff pepper after pepper after pepper.  There was one point she had so many we couldn’t give them away! Now where Mom’s Stuffed Peppers and mine differ is I love adding tomatoes into mine. They add such a rich flavor to filling plus seriously, all those healthy benefits are a huge bonus for me!  Tomatoes fit into my lifestyle perfectly – I want deliciousness and healthy!

Tomatoes are heart healthy. Tomatoes are low in calories, high in fiber, and have many nutrients that are good for your overall health, including: lycopene, folate, potassium and vitamins A, B, C, and E. So what’s that all mean? Lycopene is a natural occurring chemical that gives the tomatoes their red color. It’s a powerful antioxidant that, studies have shown, can help prevent cells from being damage. Additionally it’s been shown that it can help lower cholesterol.

Grab your pressure cookers and let’s get cooking!

Cucumber Cups with Creamy Chicken Whip

Easy, Healthy, Lo-Carb and Seriously Delicious are what these Cucumber Cups with Creamy Chicken Whip are all about! Cream cheese, chicken and spices whipped to a light mousse pipped into a cucumber cup.  Um HELLO!  YOU CAN EAT THE BOWL! 

*WARNING  – this post is deep and emotional* Wow, the end of January already.  I’ll be glad when this month is over because this month has sucked for me royally. The only thing that has been keeping me going is all of the healthy and delicious foods I’ve been whipping up.  With my sister’s recent passing I did something for the first time in my life – I went to food for comfort.  Food for comfort, not comfort food.  Big difference.  To me comfort foods make you feel all snuggly and hugged from the inside. They remind you of a memory, something that made you feel safe, loved, secure.

Yeah, no, food was nothing like that. I was (am still) so devastated that I literally was empty; numb. It’s like you are so sad that you can’t even cry if that makes sense. Mr. Fantabulous did everything perfect (and still does) to help me through the initial days after she passed to even now however I still felt … empty. I would just wander around the house, tissues in hand not really looking or focusing on one thing.  Even though not once did he ask for anything I would go out to the kitchen, cook/bake but it was like *I* was just going through the motions.  I had no appetite yet somehow all I did was eat.. non-stop.  So desperate to “feel” something other than sadness and pain.

…and that’s where food came into play. Food tastes good. It provides a type of satisfaction that is almost euphoric at times; it made me feel something other than pain. If it wasn’t nailed down or frozen solid I ate it. I did this for honestly about a day and that night I was sick as a dog. My body isn’t used to that.  That night I didn’t sleep much (from being so sad and from being so sick  – god my poor stomach) and started to think about what I had done.

So the next morning as I was making him his breakfast I started to reach for the jar of peanut butter and wheat bread (even though I literally ate a yogurt and protein shake like 10 minutes prior). I wasn’t hungry but it was like something my head triggered a “food = no more sadness” thought however this time I caught myself.  So I figured if I was going to eat (because honestly I cared but not really) I’d at least make healthy stuff that wouldn’t make me gain 50 pounds overnight or make me sick as a dog. Plus you know me, I firmly believe that eating healthy does not mean you have to sacrifice flavor.
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German Chocolate Energy Bites

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These German Chocolate Energy Bites are the perfect poppable treat when you need a boost of energy and need to satisfy those dessert cravings!  Plus they’re no bake!

Let’s face it, we’re busy people. Work, soccer practice, the gym, football games, late meetings, dog groomers, family, friends, last minute bake-sales, dance class, surprise guests… it’s always something. And with that we tend to lean towards convenience when it comes to food or worse, we skip a meal. Now I’ve shared with you numerous times why breakfast is the most important meal of the day so I’m not going to rehash that. Instead I want to talk with you about some options where you’re super limited on time. That’s where Carnation Breakfast Essentials® and Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Light Start™ packets come into play. With them having multiple options and flavors, there’s zero excuse why you can’t have breakfast on the go!

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Carnation Breakfast Essentials® offers not only a ready-to-drink bottle but a bunch of flavors as well as a lighter version too! Plus the most important feature..the taste! Let’s be real, I’m a foodie. And this stuff is awesome! Plus I love the fact that it’s so adaptable to recipes as well! Anyone who knows me knows I work a lot…A LOT. It’s a choice I make because I want to make TKW more evolved. However I still need to eat. And since you know I will never do a drive-thru or eat crap food, I cook and bake everything. It’s funny as when the whole internet exploded with the craze of protein balls/energy bites my first thought was “um, this isn’t new… I did this for years” however truth be told the early adaptations eons ago didn’t taste that good. I never thought of making them taste like “real food” let alone cake! Wha?!

You’re going to LOVE this recipe! It’s a must-make no bake!

Creamy Tuna Pepper Canapes

This post is being sponsored by Daisey Fresh featuring their incredible 100% Natural & Organic fridge filters.  All opinions of these ABSOLUTELY AMAZING filters are mine.

Hey TKW Family!  I have a great no cook/no bake ridiculously easy recipe that honestly could not have been possible without the amazing filters from my friends at Daisey Fresh!  How so do you ask?  Lemme tell you!  So I’ve been using these filters in my fruit and veggie drawers in my fridge for about 2 months now. First off, they are super adorable and you can’t miss seeing them in the drawers. They are neon green and so soft/flexible which is great as I don’t to worry about breaking if it I throw my head of broccoli in the drawer. And more importantly is the filter packets are 100% natural and safe! So if I rip it open by accident I don’t have to freak out or throw away my foods!

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So for the longest time I was buying this big bag of baby bell peppers only the thing was we weren’t eating them fast enough. Which meant I was breaking one of my golden rules – I was wasting food as I always ended up throwing about half of them away. Sin, I know! See bell peppers (not the green ones though as I don’t like them), is a new love for me. For years I wouldn’t eat them until I discovered roasted red peppers. WHA??? Where had these things been my whole life??? And since that I was a total bell pepper convert!

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Seriously you NEED these Daisey Fresh Filters in your life and in your fridge!

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