Fall Off the Bone Wings in the Instant Pot

Fall Off the Bone Wings in the Instant Pot | Mini Van Dreams

Do you want fall off the bone wings in less than 15 minutes?  Amazingly juicy, tender, saucy… great for dipping in ranch dressing?  Then, grab your Instant Pot and get to cooking!  Chicken wings were the first thing I ever made in my Instant Pot – talk about jumping in feet first!

I had never used a pressure cooker before.  The only time I was ever around one was at my grandma’s house – and I lifted the lid to see what was inside.  Steam.  Hot steam.  Pressure cookers have come a long way since then… and if you don’t have one yet, you definitely need to buy one!  And yes, they are much safer now.  Ready to make some finger lickin’ wings?   {Read more}

No Bake Oatmeal Power Balls

No Bake Oatmeal Power Balls | Mini Van Dreams

I think these No Bake Oatmeal Power Balls are my new go-to snack!  So delicious and, if you eat them frozen, they are a perfect snack for that afternoon sweet tooth!  Plus, they are a cinch to make since they do not require cooking and very minimal effort – in fact, the twins helped make this batch!  Just pick out your favorite trail mix (raisins are a yummy addition!) and grab your food processor and let’s get to power-balling!

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Carnitas with a Twist

Carnitas with a Twist | Mini Van Dreams

A couple of weeks ago, I was cleaning out my recipe box and came across a handwritten recipe for carnitas.  I am not sure who gave it to me or where it came from.  But, I had a frozen pork loin in the freezer and thought “what the heck!”  It was a rather odd mix of ingredients, as you will see… I threw everything in the Crockpot and hoped for the best.  Oh my.  Best.  Carnitas.  Ever.  So moist and delicious… we ate them as soft tacos with homemade pico and then made rice bowls with them a few days later.  They are even delicious just on a bun!  Enjoy!

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Black and Bleu Quesadillas

Black and Bleu Quesadillas via Mini Van Dreams #recipes #easyrecipes #quickrecipes

Today’s Black and Bleu Quesadillas is one of those recipes that when you try it you think, “Why didn’t I ever think of that?”  I can’t take all the credit though, I was flipping through a cookbook and came across a black and bleu salad with roast beef and bleu cheese.  For some reason it stuck in my head and I decided to morph it into a quesadilla.  So, here it is.  And you are going to love it…

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