Chicken & Bacon Pressure Cooker Green Beans

Chicken & Bacon Pressure Cooker Green Beans

Once of the things I’ve looked forward to trying in my instant pot is fresh green beans from our garden this summer.  While we do have green beans planted, they aren’t nearly at the stage of giving us actual produce. Anyone who has raised green beans knows how delicious fresh ones can be. In our family, and others as well I’m sure, tossing in some onion and bacon ups that delicious factor. However, one thing to note about cooking fresh green beans. It can take a while to cook them, unlike…

Pressure-Cooked Cheesy Sausage and Quinoa

Pressure-Cooked Cheesy Sausage and Quinoa

Cheesy sausage and quinoa is an easy protein-packed dinner I recently made in my trusty instant pot. I would say the inspiration for this dish came alot from a soup I’ve made in the past. That Cheeseburger Soup is a delicious recipe I’ve made on my stove top or in a slow cooker. I get that recipe from a cookbook called The Joy of Sharing, which is a collection of recipes from people associated with the Bald Eagle Boys Camp. It was printed and copyrighted in 2007 by Morris Press Cookbooks. *This…

Pressure Cooked Chicken Corn Noodle Soup

Pressure Cooked Chicken Corn Noodle Soup

Recently one of my children was sick, so I thought it was a good opportunity to try making pressure cooked chicken corn noodle soup in my instant pot. Previously, I’ve made chicken corn noodle soup from scratch on the stove top. I think originally I looked up some recipes online to get started, and I’m sure I got the idea to use thyme to flavor it from one or more of those.  But now I can basically throw most of it together from memory. It’s not something I make often, but…

A Pressure Cooker Recipe for Every Meal

A Pressure Cooker Recipe for Every Meal

Today I’m bringing you a round-up list, with a pressure cooker recipe for every meal! Or maybe more than one! Most of the recipes I’m including I have actually tried myself. The Instant Pot(an electric pressure cooker) is a fun tool to use in your kitchen, but alot of people find it intimidating. But listen to me, I have a stove-top pressure cooker as well. I like the instant pot way better! It’s gotten a ton more use in my kitchen than my stove-top pressure cooker ever has. So check out…

Pressure Cooker Taco Chicken Wings

Pressure Cooker Taco Chicken Wings

So I’m bringing you another tasty chicken wing recipe that I cooked in my instant pot! This one was so delicious! You’ve got to try Pressure Cooker Taco Chicken Wings! I cooked them very similarly to the ones I made in Seafood Spiced Pressure Cooker Chicken Wings. But I used a completely different flavor profile. My husband says he likes both, but I actually preferred this one. *This post contains affiliate links/ads so I may receive compensation if you choose to click on them and make a purchase. But it won’t affect your cost….

Our Second Year Raising Our Own Pork

Our Second Year Raising Our Own Pork

Raising our own pork turned out pretty successfully for us the first time that we tried it. So back in September we purchased two feeder pigs again. It was a little later than we had intended to start raising them, but it just hadn’t suited to start sooner. We started out well, purchasing the two pigs for $84 vs. the $130 they had cost us last time. They were also a little bigger in size. Unfortunately though, one of them started not thriving and my husband noticed him coughing soon…

Seafood Spiced Pressure Cooker Chicken Wings

Seafood Spiced Pressure Cooker Chicken Wings

This week I made chicken wings in my instant pot for the first time. My husband thoroughly enjoyed these seafood spiced pressure cooker chicken wings. I’ve been brainstorming to create some new recipes for the instant pot. I’d seen other pressure cooker wing recipes, and I decided to try to come up with a unique twist for mine. I hit on the idea of using Old Bay seasoning. If you are from Maryland, you probably know exactly what Old Bay is.  Steamed crabs, Old Bay seasoning, and a cold beer are a common…

Some Basic Instant Pot Information

Some Basic Instant Pot Information

The Instant Pot seems to be the “it” item in kitchen appliances right now. But not everyone knows what an instant pot actually is.  In fact, there are some common questions that come up when telling someone about this popular gadget. People want to know, “What is an instant pot?” And the other question is, “What can it do?” I just acquired an instant pot very recently myself, and am still learning about it. But the best way to gain knowledge, at least according to my preceptor when I was…

Tips for Hosting A Cookie Baking Party

Tips for Hosting A Cookie Baking Party

Have you ever wanted to host a cookie baking party? Do you feel a little intimidated by the thought of how to manage the logistics of it all? You don’t have to be. Hosting a cookie baking party can be a fun holiday tradition for you and your friends or family. Plus, you don’t have to mix and bake a bazillion kinds of cookies all by yourself this way. Today, I’ve got some tips for you to help you plan and organize your cookie baking event. *This post contains affiliate…

Holiday Spice Popcorn For Christmas

Holiday Spice Popcorn For Christmas

Holiday Spice Popcorn will delight your taste-buds. Imagine the sweetness of white chocolate, followed by the spices of cinnamon and nutmeg, and combined with the satisfying crunch of popcorn. I took the ordinary caramel popcorn recipe I use, and raised it to another level. I had been considering this idea for a little while, using a cinnamon roll as inspiration. But the spices I used didn’t quite turn out to taste like a cinnamon roll. My husband says it tastes like a cross between a cinnamon roll and gingerbread. Plus there are…