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Instant Pot Ragu

​ The most tender beef ragu you can make in just a fraction of the time! The beef simply melts in your mouth and the sauce is so hearty! Every time I hear the word ragu, I think of that blue jar with the yellow cap. Like the massive-Costco sized ones that would last for a […]

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Mexican Street Corn Nachos

Everyone’s favorite Mexican elote is made into the BEST nachos! Loaded with roasted corn, lime, chili powder and Mexican crema! These nachos have given me life this summer. It’s so hot outside that Butters and I have been waking up at 5am every single morning to go for a hike before it’s too hot for […]

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Italian Wedding Soup

​ Made with the most perfectly tender, juicy, chicken meatballs! So hearty and flavorful. Not to mention, it’s simple, quick and easy! I know. I really need to stop eating soup when it’s 100+ degrees outside. But I can’t help it. I can’t. I love soup 365 degrees out of the year, but I particularly […]

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Baked Garlic Herb Potato Wedges

​ The crispiest potato wedges ever! And it is completely BAKED!!! Served with the most amazing, garlicky-herb mixture! How wrong is it that this was my dinner for a few nights? And when I say few, I mean 4 nights. In a row. What? Carbs on carbs make for an excellent dinner. Especially when it […]

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Vegetable Potstickers

​ Meatless potstickers that taste even better than the meat-filled ones! PROMISE! And these taste 10000x better than the freezer-kind! When I first made these, we recipe tested three kinds of potstickers. A veggie one. A pork one. And a shrimp one. And I have to say. I actually liked the veggie one the best. […]

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Easy Instant Pot BBQ Ribs

​ The easiest and quickest BBQ ribs made right in your pressure cooker! So saucy, sticky, and tender, it just falls off-the-bone! I’ll be completely honest with you. We had to recipe test these ribs a minimum of 3 times to completely perfect them. So I came home with 2 racks of baby back ribs […]

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Mushroom Egg Galette


Mushroom Egg Galette is a comforting dish full of flavor and color perfect for any time of the day. Mushrooms are first sauteed with onion, garlic and thyme for extra flavor. The buttery crust is filled with gruyere cheese and topped with mushroom mixture, shaped into rustic galettes and baked until golden.

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Chocolate Pineapple Upside Down Cake


Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a delicious recipe that makes a perfect dessert for any occasion. This is not the classic recipe of pineapple upside down cake as I’ve wanted to pair pineapple with coconut and chocolate.The combination is absolutely irresistible.

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Mango Raspberry Mousse Cake


Mango Raspberry Mousse Cake is a light, elegant, flavorful dessert bursting of summer flavor. Raspberries and mango are making a heavenly match while the pistachio cake and crunch are bringing a great texture and color. The raspberry jelly on top is simply irresistible red and rich in flavor which makes it an elegant topping to any cake.

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Grilled Garlic Herb Zucchini

​ An easy peasy summertime staple! The zucchini comes out perfectly garlicky, fresh, and crisp-tender – so simple yet so good! I’ve had so many grilled goodies this season. Like this gorgeous flank steak platter, my favorite maple rosemary chicken, and the stickiest bbq pineapple chicken kabobs. But this grilled zucchini really takes the cake. I know. […]

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Summer Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Burrata

​ The quickest 25 min meal ever! This is so simple yet so amazingly good with fresh tomatoes, basil and burrata! I have never really liked the Summer season. It’s always too hot. You’re blinded if you ever forget your sunglasses. The AC breaks down and the repairman isn’t available. You forget sunscreen on your […]

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Shrimp Potstickers

​ Completely homemade, easy peasy freezer-friendly shrimp potstickers! Tastes just like your favorite take-out place, but even better! My mother was obsessed with all kinds of dumplings/potstickers. They could be pan-fried, boiled, steamed – it didn’t matter. She loved them all. So maybe that’s why I love them too. I mean, I’m basically having a […]

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8 Healthier Ground Chicken or Turkey Recipes

These recipes are a great alternative to ground beef recipes with less calories and fat! It’s cheaper, too! Whether you’re trying to change things up or consume less calories and fat, these ground chicken/turkey recipes are such a great alternative to ground beef recipes! From chicken meatball noodle soup to garlic ginger chicken potstickers, you […]

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Wonton Noodle Soup

​ Yes, you can now make your favorite takeout noodle soup at home with THE BEST homemade wontons! The wontons are also freezer-friendly! I know. There’s something seriously wrong with me. It’s 110 degrees outside. Yet, I’m making noodle soup at home. Dripping sweat everywhere. But guys, I had so many of these shrimp wontons […]

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Grilled Garlic Butter Shrimp

​ The lemon garlic butter sauce is simply perfect! Pair with a glass of wine and crusty bread for the best 30 min meal ever! Why does grilled food taste better? Is it because we grew up roasting marshmallows, and then picking off the charred off bits, which were clearly the best parts? Because that’s […]

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Apricot Frangipane Tart


Apricot Frangipane Tart is one of the most delicious tarts ever. Buttery flaky crust, almond filling topped with ripe sliced apricots, by far one of the best summer tarts. Apricots might be my favorite fruits for tarts as their flavor is enhanced when cooked and they bring an amazing flavor to any dessert.

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15 Easter Savory Dishes


Celebrate Easter with these delicious savory dishes that everybody will love. From appetizers to main or side dishes, this Easter collection have vegetarian and meat dishes as well. Check them out.

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15 Easter Dessert Recipes


Celebrate Easter with these delicious Easter sweet treats that everybody will love. A lot of flavors to choose, from chocolate to cinnamon, fruits, nuts and caramel. Check them out!

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Grilled Flank Steak and Vegetables

​ The BEST + EASIEST tender flank steak ever! Paired so perfectly with crisp-tender grilled corn, zucchini and tomatoes! Say hello to the best platter of your entire life. I mean, THE BEST, most amazing, grilled summer platter ever. With the most tender, melt-in-your-mouth flank steak made with the simplest seasonings – all you need […]

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BBQ Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

​ So saucy, so sticky, and just so darn good! The chicken is perfectly tender with chunks of fresh pineapple, pepper and onion! Happy July 4th! I hope all of you will spend your day sunbathing, barbecuing and eating lots and lots of hot dogs. We will be at a Dodger game, eating lots and […]

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Smoked Salmon Bagel Bar

​ How to set up the most perfect (yet easiest!) bagel bar! Perfect for brunches and get-togethers! Everyone will be so impressed! Say hello to this beauty. A breakfast bar full of fresh bagels, cream cheese and all the smoked salmon you could possibly want! No cooking required. No cooking skills required either. It’s a […]

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Perfect Instant Pot New York Cheesecake

Yes, you can make this in your pressure cooker! It’s so creamy, rich & smooth with NO CRACKS! It’s simply PERFECT! You know how people get worried of those not-very-cute cracks in cheesecakes? So we do that whole water bath situation in the oven? Well, guys. I have the perfect solution for you. It’s no fuss, […]

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Welcome to the New Damn Delicious Website!

To celebrate the newly revamped website, Butters and I are giving away 5 signed copies of my cookbook! Hi guys! Things look a little different around here, right? Well that’s because the newly redesigned Damn Delicious website is now live! This has been in the making for 6 whole months and I am so excited […]

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Garlic Butter Scallop Bowls

​ The butteriest, garlicky scallops ever! It just melts in your mouth! Served with the best cilantro lime rice + pico de gallo! Say hello to your summer diet of 2018. I’ve taken my favorite garlicky lemon butter scallops and turned them into the best summer bowl ever. Made with a simple yet completely homemade […]

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Maple Rosemary Grilled Chicken

​ Truly the best grilled chicken ever! It’s wonderfully sweet and savory with just so much flavor with the simplest marinade! Happy Monday! Butters and I have not moved off the couch since Saturday night. Because, guys, we just went to our very first So Cal Corgi Beach Day over the weekend! It was…EPIC. Legit epic. […]

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Instant Pot Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Now your eggs will come out absolutely perfect every time in the pressure cooker! All you need is 3-7 min! That’s it! How do you like your eggs? A soft boil, a medium boil, or a hard boil? I personally prefer a soft boil. I love a runny yolk. But, no matter what you prefer, […]

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Checkerboard Cookies


Checkerboard cookies are delicious buttery sugar cookies shaped in a checkerboard pattern. The cookies are made by alternating two color pieces of dough, shaped into a rectangular block. When chilled simply cut into slices and bake. It is that easy. The recipe is really not complicated and you can try different flavor combinations and colors each time.

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Summer Roasted Garlic Butter Corn

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Walmart. As always, I only partner with brands that I love and truly believe in, allowing me to create more quick and easy recipes to get us through the week without breaking the bank. All opinions expressed are my own. An absolute summer staple! The corn is perfectly sweet […]

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Summer Minestrone with Turkey Meatballs

​ A hearty soup with all of your favorite vegetables! It’s fresh, it’s warm and it’s so cozy even in the summertime! I know. Soup in the summertime? Have I gone mad? Well, yes, I’m always a little crazy, but I find that there’s something even more cozy about soup in the summertime. You know, […]

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10 Superfast Better-Than Takeout Recipes in Less than 30 Minutes

Skip the takeout, delivery, and drive-thru! Nothing beats homemade when it’s this quick! Have you ever ordered takeout, then think, shoot, I could’ve made this so much better? Well, it’s time to throw out all those takeout menus because these homemade recipes can get dinner on the table in 30 min or less. And it […]

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