last month i worked on a really fun series of 4 cooking “mini shows” on my instagram stories. samsung let me have creative control with the recipes and styling of the videos and allowed me to keep everything natural (which i am so grateful for!) it’s amazing when a brand believes in you to showcase their products in a way that feels authentic. we started off with the Family Hub refrigerator in our kitchen which is awesome. i love how spacious it is, using the features on the screen and that we turned the bottom right side into a wine fridge! next we installed the FlexDuo Range and it’s divided in half so that you can cook on two different temperatures or take the shelf out (for larger items like a turkey!) and cook with just one temp. it makes entertaining easier to be able to time and cook different dishes appropriately. i also love using the griddle on the top for all sorts of dishes!

i gotta admit that i was pretty nervous to take this new hobby of mine to another level of vulnerability by putting myself out there, but it pushed me in a really good way. it’s really rewarding to learn a new skill, make mistakes, do trial and error, see improvement and most of all find a new passion! i hope you all enjoyed it if you happened to see it, and you can see a ton of my cooking stories on my instastories highlights if you missed them.

here’s a little recap of what i made!


the first weekend i did breakfast two ways. one was a baked eggs hash cooked in a cast iron that is great for a big group, and the other was a fancy toast recipe that is easy and delicious. we talked about how to poach an egg, how to garnish etc. i loveeee cooking eggs so i had to start with those!

in each episode i included 5-10 kitchen tool links that i used in the recipes or just love using in my own kitchen. should i link more here?


the second week i made one of my favorite meals when entertaining. quick and simple carnitas tacos in the slow cooker! it feeds a ton of people for very cheap, it’s interactive and they taste amazing.

for the third week i wanted to showcase the farmer’s market since it’s become a big part of my weekend life. i put together a big steak salad with seasonal fruits and also did a step by step of a simple salad dressing you can make in a few minutes.

and for the finale! i had just traveled to peru and was inspired by the food and drinks we experienced on the trip. i wanted to recreate some of the dishes we loved, so we brought back some ingredients from the market, bought a peruvian cookbook and had a blast making this lunch.

i learn more about cooking everyday and i still have SO much to learn. it’s been a cool new journey for me and i can honestly see it as a big part of my future. just not sure how yet? my goal with these little shows is to push myself to stay inspired, to keep experimenting, and hopefully to inspire YOU to do the same. and if nothing else, it’s kinda relaxing to watch someone make food, so there’s that! thanks for your support, love ya! – bri

(and thank you Samsung for partnering with me on this project! hope there’s more to come!)


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    very good. Thank you for sharing!

    These all look amazing!!


    Amanda says:

    Bri, I love your cooking on Instagram – I often click through your pinned stories trying to find something to make. I think it feels especially approachable since your cooking hobby is recent and I feel like I’ve been there from the beginning. Thank you!

    Rie O. says:

    I just so love your food styling, gorgeous, really highlights the ingredients & the dishware compliments the food so perfectly.

    Congrats on the Samsung partnership, well deserved!

    Mary says:

    These are so pretty to watch, could you post the recipe for the carnitas ?
    I can’t find it on your insta ! My stomach says thank you 😉

    Mary says:

    They are so pretty to watch, could you post the recipe for the carnitas ?
    I can’t find it on your insta ! My stomach says thank you 😉

    Been loving all these recipes lately…can’t wait to try some myself! 🙂



    Amira says:

    Hey where can I find the recepie for the poach egg toast from week 1? 🙂

    Michellei says:

    I thought the recipes would be saved but I can’t find the carnitas recipe on Instagram 🙁 I totally bought pork shoulder and got so excited to make it! Do you have the video saved somewhere else? Or a link? I feel like a crazy person stalking this recipe but it looked so damn good!

    happy wheels says:

    Good article, I would love to read this article. It contains a lot of useful information. The food you make is very tasty.

    Nice article. Nice salad. Thanks for sharing.

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