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….

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…

Cake Balls For A Special Gift Treat

Cake Balls For A Special Gift Treat

I came across a book at the library two weeks ago called Cake Balls by Robin Ankeny and Charlotte Lyon. I decided to grab it and take it home with me. Cake balls or cake pops, whichever you call them, are something I’ve wanted to try making. The book itself is small and cute, but with gorgeous pictures of so many different varieties of cake balls. Inside the book, the authors give some history behind their business The Cake Ball Company. Then they go over what basic equipment you need to make…

Fast & Easy Barbecued Chicken Biscuits

Fast & Easy Barbecued Chicken Biscuits

Moms have a lot of stuff in their lives to manage. We take care of children, cook, clean, do laundry, and see that everyone makes to where they are scheduled to be. Some moms have to balance all this with a working career outside the home as well. But all of us have those days where we need to get a hot food on the table ASAP. This is when a recipe like Fast & Easy Barbecued Chicken Biscuits comes in handy. It uses some pre-packaged ingredients to speed up…

Easy Basic Bread Making for Beginners

Easy Basic Bread Making for Beginners

Bread making is a skill that is often absent from our general American culture. This is sad. No one should miss the experience of biting into a  slice of too-warm bread slathered in butter, because you couldn’t wait till it cooled. Or maybe a couple pieces. It’s best when it first comes fresh out of the oven, so why wait till later? Today, I have basic bread making broken down for those who may never have made bread before. Don’t be afraid of working with yeast. You can do it!…

Kids in the Kitchen Making Homemade Popsicles

Kids in the Kitchen Making Homemade Popsicles

This summer I kept seeing recipes for homemade popsicles, but I didn’t have a popsicle mold. Well, the other day I ran into Michael’s to get some glass bottles for my bathroom decor that I knew were on clearance. Of course when I am in the clearance aisle, there is no grab and go! I had to look around too. I noticed they also had a ton of popsicle molds on clearance also, and decided to get one. When I checked my receipt, I saw they had rung up for…