Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Barley Soup


Instant Pot
Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup

1 lb. lean ground beef
6 c. beef broth  (Homemade or Swansons low sodium)
1 can (16 oz) diced tomatoes
2 medium yellow onions
1/2 small pack frozen peas or frozen corn
2 carrots, diced (or a mix of celery and carrots)
1/2 c. pearl barley
2 T. tomato paste
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Turn the instant pot on the saute mode, brown the meat. Drain...
Add beef broth, tomatoes and remaining ingredients.



Turn the Instant pot to "Soup" or "high Pressure" put the timer to 20 minutes, and turn the valve to closed.

When finished do a 10 minute natural release, then turn the valve to release all the pressure, (quick release).

Season to taste and enjoy!

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This soup freezes well. I have three containers in the motor coach freezer and 1 container in the refrigerator for quick lunches along the way. We like to stop at a rest stop, give the dogs a walk and have our lunch. We are on our way to the Valley of the Sun!



* I love to give this as a hostess gift. I pour the soup into a clear glass canning container with a hinged lid. Wrap a decorative ribbon around the closed lid and deliver!! The host's have a little something to eat the day after entertaining and cleaning up!!

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Instant Pot Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread


When the crisp Fall air descends upon us and the Autumnal days of September make their grand entrance, so does my loaf pans and pumpkin spices. The fireplace is burning and the pups are huddled in front of it. Moist and delicious with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves and drizzled with JJ's delicious Penuche Frosting. And using my favorite new small appliance, my instant pot! 

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Cheese and Potato Soup in the Instant Pot



 Fall and Winter I bring on the soup and stews! Nothing beats a crackling fire and a bowl of hot soup with a crusty piece of bread!

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Farmer's Breakfast Casserole



I made this Farmer's Breakfast Casserole the other morning for two of our children and their families, 10 people total! We met our family at a home we rented on the Oregon coast for a long week end. This Farmer's breakfast was so easy and scrumptious! It is perfect for the holiday brunch, a family get together or a brunch for the soccer team! You can do all the preparation the night before and pop it in the oven in the morning or just make it all in the morning, either way, it is perfectly delicious!

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Instant Pot Saurkraut and Kielbasa






 One of my favorite times of the year is Fall. The weather is perfect and all the colors I love are everywhere! Fall brings out the foods that warm our hearts and souls.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Instant Pot Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal




I turned the page and "POW" it's Fall!  It is time for Pumpkin Spice everything! It is time for Pumpkin Spice lattes, Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Muffins, Pumpkin PancakesPumpkin Ravioli's and Pumpkin Bread....which is what prompted me to make this delicious Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal.  I have a can of pumpkin puree and a carton of almond milk and a grandson who I am constantly trying out a new recipe on!

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Instant Pot Spaghetti Bolognese



This Instant Pot Spaghetti Bolognese is perfect if you have busy weeknights where you come home late and find a hungry mate and kiddo's!