Sunday, 19 November 2017

Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup


 
I love this pumpkin soup, it is simple clean with fresh flavors that will please everyone at your Thanksgiving Table!!

  Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup

Start your Thanksgiving off with this yummy soup! It is over the top delicious! And so simple to make! It looks elegant and is an appealing addition to any holiday meal.


1 c. leeks, white part chopped
1/2 c. carrots, chopped
1/2 c. celery, chopped
4 T. unsalted butter/ Olive oil
1 lb pumpkin puree fresh or canned
4 c. homemade chicken stock or a very good canned one
salt and pepper
1 c. half and half (fat free okay)


Garnish- parsley, popcorn, Balsamic syrup, roasted pumpkin seeds or pepita's.





 

In the Instant Pot, saute leeks, carrots and celery in 4 tablespoons of butter or olive oil until soft.

Add pumpkin puree, broth, salt and pepper. Put on "manual" pressure for 4 minutes. 




I use a immersion blender at this point to puree right in the IP, however you can transfer to the food processor or blender. Return to IP and add half and half. Simmer on saute, stirring for a minute or two to heat through.


Serve in bowls and garnish with 3 or 5 (odd number) popcorn kernels floating on top, or garnish with fresh parsley, few roasted pumpkin seeds or pepitas. I like a little Balsamic syrup as a garnish or cream too!



For more Thanksgiving recipes and ideas go to Thanksgiving round up! 
Left overs? I got you covered! Go to Master Recipe List and scroll down to Thanksgiving left overs!

Have a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! 

 
 

Friday, 17 November 2017

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce- JJ's favorite




Thanksgiving! That time of year when we give thanks. I have such wonderful memories of Thanksgiving, the cousins coming out to the country to ride horses, jump around in the hay barn and swing on a big rope swing hung in a large Maple Tree by the creek.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Instant Pot Hamburger Stroganoff




I have fond memories of a delicious "Hamburger Stroganoff" that was served at school lunch time when I was growing up. My neighbor, Dee Merlini, mother to two of my best friends was head cook at the school and gave me the recipe when I got older. I used to cook this for a quick dinner when I was working in my twenties.....delish! Then.....somehow that recipe went by the wayside and I started using sliced steak in my stroganoff.  The other day, I was thinking and remembered that delicious stroganoff of long ago.....I decided to revamp the recipe for the "Instant Pot" and for my grandchildren's dinner! Delish!

Friday, 3 November 2017

Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast





Mississippi resident Robin Chapman is the star behind the Mississippi Roast, a slow-cooking dish with surprisingly simple ingredients that was one of the most popular recipes on the Internet a couple years ago.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff


Glamping and the Instant Pot! I love this IP!

I made this delicious Beef Stroganoff in the IP the other night, and guess what ......Instead of two pots (one for the beef/sauce and one for the noodles) I used one pot. I would say timing for actual cooking is about the same, but, clean up much faster!

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Barley Soup



I revised an old family favorite for the Instant Pot and cut 2 hours off the time to deliciousness!

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!