New York Crumb Cake

New York crumb cake is a treat I grew up with and love with all my heart.  Like cherry cheesecake, I love, New York style things are hard to come by in Arizona.  I’ve tried tons of different recipes for crumb cake and finally settled on this one.  The key to the crumb cake is the topping.  SO.MUCH.TOPPING.  It could be compared one’s love of the top of a muffin or frosting on a cupcake.  In the event the cake sits around for a while and starts to get stale, I will dip it into coffee or tea.  There is never a crumb left of this cake.  Which could explain my own personal muffin top!

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Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

No overnight soaking required with these hearty, delicious steel cut oats! The instant pot does all that soaking work for you. This recipe for instant pot steel cut oats serves 6-8 and you can either refrigerate the leftovers for up to five days or freeze for up to 6 months. I like to make this batch on the weekend and then portion out half for breakfasts during the week and freeze the other half for later. You can switch up the toppings each time. No more boring oatmeal!

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Smoked Sausage and Rice Skillet

This is a super fast, super easy weeknight meal that uses only one pot.  I bought a smoked sausage ring at Sprouts that is all natural and has no nitrates and then adapted a recipe I saw in an ad for Hillshire Farms. You can use any kind of rice you like since you cook it separately and add it in to the skillet.  I used white rice since the kids prefer that but if it was just me, I’d use brown.  Your choice.  Unless you are using instant rice, the rice takes the longest to cook so put that on first before you start chopping any veggies.

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