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Instant Pot Recipes to Make Your Mouth Water!

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Have you jumped on the Instant Pot cooking trend yet? It is a must-have appliance in my home.  I use it daily because I often forget to pull my meat out to defrost in the morning, or I just need a meal that I can throw into the pot and get some of my endless to-do list tasks done.  I LOVE my Instant Pot and can’t imagine life without it. It’s fast and the cleanup is unbeatable!

Interested in buying or learning more about an Instant Pot? Click here

Today we are sharing with you some of our FAVORITE EASY recipes as well as a FREE DOWNLOADABLE beginners guide to get you cooking with your Instant Pot!

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Here are some of the Basics of the Instant Pot:

  • Make sure you have the vent set to sealing when you want to pressure cook.  If it isn’t closed, your pot can’t come to pressure and cook your food.  The knob moves back and forth between sealing and venting.
  • There are two different kinds of pressure releases. You use the knob for venting for pressure release.
    • Natural Pressure Release (NPR or NR) and Quick Pressure Release (QPR or QR).  When you do a natural pressure release, you let the pressure come down by itself after the pot has finished cooking the food.
    • A Quick Pressure Release is a little more daunting. There is a vent seal on the top of the pot that needs to be turned in order for the steam to release quickly.  As the vent is turned, steam instantly pours out and can make a startling sound. Never fear!  It’s normal and you will get used to it as you use your Instant Pot more.
  • The amount of time it takes for you pot to come to pressure depends on the amount of liquid. More liquid=more time.
  • You know that your pot has come to pressure when the pin (floater) is up and the countdown starts on the display.
  • There are many safety features built into electric pressure cookers so don’t be scared! They aren’t like the old stovetop ones. You can’t open it until the pressure pin goes down and there is also a feature that stops the pot if it senses burning inside as well.
  • Be careful with dairy and flour! These ingredients bubble up and can scorch easily and can make a huge mess! Add it at the end when all of the actual pressure cooking is done.

You can download your Beginners Guide here

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Side Dishes in the Instant Pot

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Bacon Ranch Potatoes in Pressure Cooker from Sweet and Savory by Shinee

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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs from Cooking with Curls

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How to Make Perfect Instant Pot Eggs: Soft, Medium & Hard Boiled! from The Kitchen Magpie

Instant Pot Cream of Mushroom Soup from Pressure Luck

Main Dishes in the Instant Pot

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Pressure Cooker Mongolian Beef from Pressure Cooking Today

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Instant Pot Easy Sweet Pork from Six Sisters’ Stuff

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Pressure Cooker Chicken Tacos from Skip to my Lou

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Instant Pot Beef Stew (One Pot Pressure Cooker) + Video from Life Made Sweeter

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Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice Casserole from Simply Recipes

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Instant Pot {Pressure Cooker} Hamburger Stroganoff from Julie’s Eats and Treats

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Creamy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese from Family Fresh Meals

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Balsamic Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin from Eating on a Dime

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Instant Pot Crispy Mojo Pork Shoulder with Spicy Slaw from Zen Belly

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Instant Pot Old Fashioned Pot Roast from Bread Booze Bacon

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Instant Pot Spaghetti from Cooking Classy

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Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff from This Old Gal

 

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Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo from Nature Moms Blog

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Slow Cooker Cheesesteak Sandwiches (Instant Pot too) from Lauren Greutman

 

Desserts in the Instant Pot

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Instant Pot Oreo Cheesecake from My Baking Addiction

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Instant Pot Cheesecake from Amy + Jack Pressure Cook Recipes

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake from isaveA2Z

Are you ready to buy your own Instant Pot?

Happy Instant Potting!

What recipe is your favorite?

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Christmas, Holidays, Recipes

20 FUN CHRISTMAS COOKIE RECIPES  YOU NEED TO TRY THIS YEAR!

It’s that time of year when our sweet tooth seems to awaken and cries, “Satisfy me!” Not only do we love cookies for ourselves and our families, but they are a great gifts to give neighbors, coworkers, and friends. We have compiled a list of 20 of the best mouth watering cookies we can’t wait to eat this holiday season! These cookies look adorable, taste delicious, and are sure to be a hit on your cookie platters this holiday season! Enjoy baking this year! 🙂 Merry Christmas!

20 Fun Christmas Cookie Recipes You Need to Try This Year

 

Melting Snowman Sugar Cookies, “My Frugal Adventures

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My Favorite Gingerbread by, “Wanna Come With?”

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Incredible Holiday Oreo Recipes, “Kids Activities.com”

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Christmas Cookie Sticks,

“Creations by Kara; Feeding your Creative Side”

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Snowflake Sugar Cookies, “What Should I Make For…”

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Four Christmas Cookies from one Basic Dough,

“The Gunny Sack”

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Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies, “A Whimsical Charisma”

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Blizzard Cookies, “Sugar Spun Run”

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Candy Cane Cookies, “Home Cooking Memories”

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Hot Chocolate Cookies, “Averie Cooks”

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Snickerdoodle Cookies, “Six Sisters’ Stuff”

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Christmas Tree Peanut Butter Blossoms, “The Java Cupcake”

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Christmas Wreath Cookies, “Dinner at the Zoo”

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Twix Cookies, “Mandy’s Recipe Box”

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Chocolate Croissant Cookies, “Spicy Southern Kitchen”

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World’s Best Sugar Cookie (I Bake, I Don’t Decorate),

“Guilty Chocoholic Mama”

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Funfetti Shortbread Bites,

“Cooking Classy with a Sprinkle of Fancy”

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Christmas Lights Cookies, “Fire Flies and Mud Pies”

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Rugelach Cookies, “The Kitchn”

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Hanging Gingerbread Cookies, “Food, Folks, and Fun”

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Recipes

Grandma Betty’s Secret Potato Salad Recipe

As #1 would say life over here has been cray cray with school starting, early morning football practices, late night football practices and games, baseball practices, and trying to squeeze in family time in the middle of all that! Throw in midnight feedings twice a night and I am running on a prayer and Diet Coke!

 

I wanted to bring you one last summer favorite that my family loves for your last BBQ before the weather changes and it becomes fall/ winter. Growing up Grandma Betty was known for a few things: her apple pie, her caramel corn, and her potato salad! We loved when she would bring it down and we could all enjoy it! Well… After years of practicing I am happy to report I have finally mastered it and I am sharing the recipe with you today!

 

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Recipes

Chicken Corn Chowder

We are coming into my favorite season: kid’s football games, cooler weather, cute shirts with cardigans, and warm dishes for dinner, which means it is soup season! Chicken Corn Chowder is one of my families favorite recipes and we are sharing it with all of you today!

Chicken Corn Chowder

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: around 40 minutes

This makes enough soup for my family of 2 adult, and 4 kids with leftovers

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