Friday, 18 August 2017

Instant Pot Monkey Bread

Weekend is here and everyone likes to have something special on a weekend morning! I made this delicious monkey bread for Wee Bear last weekend and shared it with my son and family! Everyone loved it! So quick!

Instant Pot Monkey Bread 

1 can Biscuits ( can use any type you like, I used Pillsbury Southern Grands) 
3/4 c. granulated sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
6 T butter
3/4 c. dark brown sugar, (you can use light brown too, I prefer the dark)

In a zip lock bag place the granulated sugar and cinnamon, give it a good shake.

Cut the biscuits into 4 pieces and put into the bag in batches...give them a good shake to coat them with the sugar. Divide the sugar coated pieces between two small non stick loaf pans, or spray your loaf pan with Pam.

Microwave the butter for 45-60 seconds with a paper towel over top to melt, or melt on cook top. Stir in the brown sugar. Divide and distribute the caramel mixture between the two loaf pans.

Cover the loaf pans with a piece of foil. 

Add 1 cup water to the Instant pot, put the trivet or rack in. I have a 6 quart instant pot and can just fit the two mini loaf pans in. 

Put on manual high pressure for 21 minutes and do a Natural Release for 5 minutes, then Quick Release.

Serve hot immediately! 

If you cannot serve immediately, you can heat up in the microwave for a few seconds.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Instant Pot Chorizo Clams

Everyone that know me, knows I love clams! Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I had the pleasure of eating clams on a regular basis. I considered myself very lucky, and still do! My Aunt Gail would have a annual clam fest every Summer. They would actually go out and dig the clams early in the morning on event day. It was amazing! I have a few recipes for clams, this one is Wee Bear's favorite, that I adjusted for the Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Strawberry Compote

 By popular demand! I am posting the strawberry compote request for my delicious New York Cheesecake! 

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Instant Pot New York Cheesecake

This delicious cheese cake is paired perfectly with Instant Pot Strawberry Compote! So creamy and delicious! Just 4 minutes cooking in the instant pot and 30 minute natural pressure release!

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Instant Pot Water Test

Have you purchased and used a "Instant Pot" yet?  Have you even heard of the "IP"? Well, let me enlighten you, if you are not part of this craze!

If you have been keeping up with Wee Bear and I, you know we purchased a motorhome, a 34 foot beauty we named "Aria"! We are planning to explore the United States with our son and family, and anyone else that is brave enough to come along! More on that later......and possibly a new blog in the makings....I have purchased and created the domain name "whereRVgoingtoday"! Stay tuned!

Okay, on to the "IP" ......I was outfitting Aria with her dishes, pots, pans, etc. and read about the "Instant Pot". I was interested, and read more. Basically, it is a programmable pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, egg cooker, warmer, saute and steamer all in one! This is perfect, as any RV owner knows, space is limited in the RV, no matter how big you are! I read reviews and ......well, I dove in! Reading about IP users making their favorite recipes and 5000 other delicious things they have been cooking in their Instant Pot. I have joined several IP groups on Facebook and read about their experiences. This weekend I made my first few dishes, New York Cheesecake with strawberry compote, Crispy Carnita's, Monkey Bread, Spanish rice.....and a few more. All this, after doing the "Water Test".

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Slider Bar Set Up!

Summer is in full swing! Wee Bear and I are having so much fun with our new adventure! Aria our new motorhome! She is a majestic beauty and is taking us to some new places on the bucket list!