This recipe is actually a mash up of two different ideas I’ve had floating around for a while. First off I’ve been wanting to do something with sticky bun topping. You know the one that’s a super addictive caramel pecan combination that tops the cousins to cinnamon rolls! And secondly, it’s pumpkin season, so I knew I wanted to make some type of easy to make pumpkin cake.
Otokomi Lake in Glacier National Park is a less traveled trail, often overlooked in favor of the classics. However I personally love this trail. So much so that I hesitated for over a year to even write about it. After all, it’s kind of nice to hike on less known and less travelled trails.
I first came across this idea on Pinterest and I knew I had to try it! There comes a point in the life of every towel when it’s just not smelling quite right. No matter how much Clorox for colors I’ve used, there was still an ‘off’ smell.
(My latest updated tips for this method are located at the end of the post.)
Don’t worry if you don’t have an Instant Pot because I have instructions below for this Healthy Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana to be made in the slow cooker, as well as the stove top! My first goal was to make this beloved soup a little healthier and allergy friendly by eliminating the heavy cream. I’ve also included recipe to notes for if you want to make this Whole 30 compliant as well.
Tyler loves apple pie, so it’s a flavor I like to work in as often as possible. So this year with the holidays coming up, I wanted make something around the apple pie concept that would be good for entertaining. The main goal was to keep it gluten free, paleo friendly, and easy to make!
Today marks the first ever Instant Pot recipe I’ve done! I do have to admit though, despite everyone saying the Instant Pot is the best thing since sliced bread – no wait… better than sliced bread, I remained unconvinced.
Instant soups were a big thing when I was growing up, and while I’m not sure they are anymore, everyone I know has memories surrounding them. Tyler tells me stories about him and his brother crushing up the noodles and sprinkling the seasoning packet over them before eating them dry.
And my favorite memory was the time my cousin and I had a race to see who could eat their instant soup the fastest. I won in under 45 seconds for an entire bowl of soup, (but let’s not think too hard about how unhealthy both the soup and the consumption time was!).
When it comes to side dishes, I like to keep my recipes quick and easy with maximum flavor! We mostly lean towards bowl food types of dishes for an ‘all in one’ approach. But sometimes it’s nice to make a side dish or two to go with a simple entrée.
I’ve heard these apple slice snacks called ‘apple doughnuts’, but in my opinion that’s taking things a little to far. Normally I have no problem with healthier versions, but just because these are doughnut shaped, doesn’t mean I can bring myself to use the term doughnut!