Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Instant Pot Summer Chicken Vegetable Soup


A healthy light dinner or a lovely light lunch!


Instant Pot Summer Vegetable Soup  

1 lb chicken breast cut into small pieces
1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes 
4 carrots peeled and diced
3 cloves minced garlic
1/2 cup barley, can sub rice, farro or quinoa
6 cups chicken broth
2 T olive oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp celery salt
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 zucchini, diced
2 cup frozen corn

Put the chicken, tomatoes, carrots, garlic, barley, chicken broth, garlic salt, celery salt, salt and  pepper into the instant pot. Lock on the lid and set to high pressure for 20 minutes. Do a "Quick Release" 





  Add the zucchini and corn, lock on the lid and set to high pressure for 5 minutes. Do a Quick Release.

Adjust the seasoning. 

I topped my soup with Parmesan cheese and a chiffonade of basil. Delish! 


I made this soup for a friend who was under the weather, he loved it! I included some crusty bread, and everyone's favorite  




                 JJ's Extreme Chocolate Chip Cookies! Heaven!______



Summer is about to begin, we are headed to our home in the Pacific Northwest today, meeting two of our children and families for a long weekend over the Memorial Day holiday. Fun times ahead!


Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Instant Pot Salmon with dill


The warm weather is here in the southwest! I like to lighten my meals up with fish, clams and chicken on warm days. With Mother's Day around the corner, this would be perfect for your beautiful Mother!

Thursday, 3 May 2018

No guilt Instant Pot Chocolate Applesauce cake


I am a self professed chocoholic and pretty much....everyone that knows me......knows! So, when I came across a version of applesauce cake with chocolate, I was skeptical. 

Friday, 27 April 2018

Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken


I love to make this one dish meal.....my kids had this at least once a week when growing up! Yes, you can buy in the store, but, nothing tastes and smells better than freshly roasted chicken.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Instant Pot Chicken Lentil Soup




If you are looking for a delicious soul warming soup, this is it! I made this a few weeks ago for the family, it was gone in minutes!

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Easter Wrap up!


  A fun cake to make with the kid's! this one takes a little time, but is worth it! Find complete instructions on this link Surprise Bunny Cake!


Monday, 19 March 2018

World Peace Cookies



The World Peace Cookie lives up to its name: If everyone had one, peace would reign o’er the planet. I’m convinced of this.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Instant Pot Butter Chicken-Murgh Makhani


This creamy, fragrant tomato stew is a staple of Indian restaurant cooking, but it is traditionally labor intensive to make, requiring the meat to marinate overnight and simmer for as much as an hour. We have had this many times 

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Instant Pot Pasta Carbonara

 
Carbonara– is there a more simple meal that feels quite so utterly indulgent? I think not. It lifts bacon and eggs to their highest's heights and celebrates all that is wonderful about the comfort of carbs, the indulgence of a bit of fat and the sweet saltiness of cured (and preferably smoked) pancetta.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Instant Pot Shepards Pie


One of my favorite Irish foods is Shepard's Pie. It cooks up so quickly in the Instant Pot and I finish it in the oven. I like making individuals, but, you can make it in a oven proof medium size dish. Or completely in the instant pot.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Instant Pot Split Pea Soup


Split pea soup is never going to win the "Winter soup Olympics". The signature hue of mushy pea green will never be prized as fashionable by anyone but me. When I told Wee Bear I was making split pea soup, he said,"Why"? If you know

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Chicken Pot Pie Braid


Chicken Pot Pie Braid is all the classic flavors of a traditional pot pie, however it is enveloped in a delicious and easy pastry that will knock your guests socks off!

Friday, 9 February 2018

Instant Pot Chocolate Creme Brule'

 

What can be better than silky smooth creme brulee with rich chocolate? Creme brule' is so easy to make. Much easier than a cake or cookies, you don't even need to get out the mixer, everything stirs right together. You don't even need to water-bath this version! Make in the instant pot...in a instant!

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Chocolate Budino


What is a Budino?

Budino is a sweet Italian dish, usually rich and creamy like a custard or pudding, only better! The word originally referred to a type of medieval sausage, similar to English pudding. Budino is the Italian word for custard or pudding.

Monday, 29 January 2018

Super Bowl Round up 2018!

Whether you're a diehard New England Patriots or Philadelphia Eagles fan or you're just there for the food and commercials, this glorious game day roundup scores big time. No matter what you're craving — from a delicious Wingfest to Instant Pot Halftime Chili — these SUPERBOWL recipes will keep your crew satisfied from kickoff to MVP pick!  

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Instant Pot Winter Minestrone Soup


There are so many recipes for Minestrone soup, because there are so many different vegetables that you can use. This recipe is merely a guide, feel free to add or subtract ingredients ....and use what you have in the refrigerator. 

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Instant Pot Hard boiled Eggs


Instant Pot perfectly cooked, easy to peel eggs! Simple technique to perfect eggs!


Saturday, 20 January 2018

Instant Pot Asian Style Flankin Short Ribs




Although short ribs used to be seen as a less desirable cut of beef, they've risen in popularity, causing prices to also increase for this cut that used to be fairly inexpensive. So if you're now spending more for short ribs, it makes sense to get to know the two popular ways that they're cut, flanken and English style. Once you know the differences in appearance and how they should be cooked, you can buy the right cut for your recipe! 

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Instant Pot Disneyland Beef Stew




When you think of food at Disneyland, you might think of the Mickey Mouse ice cream, the hot dogs, the turkey legs or the pretzels, but, the real fans of the "Happiest Place on Earth" know that one of the real food stars is the Louisiana beef stew at New Orleans Square's French Market restaurant. And real cooking detectives know that you can totally recreate the dish at home in your Instant Pot!! Would you like in on this secret?

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Instant Pot Halftime Chili


This delicious chili was a winner in the Bon Appetit recipes sweepstakes, a reader poll conducted in honor of their 50th anniversary. I have adapted this yummy recipe to the Instant Pot! 

Monday, 1 January 2018

Anti Inflammatory Pineapple Pain Relief



I want to start off the New Year with a healthy drink that has changed my life in the last month. Sparing you the details, I have arthritis in my neck. Basically, it affected my quality of life having been a very active person. After a lot of different tests, physical therapy, chiropractor, acupuncture, manipulations on and on.....a friend and fellow hiker gave me this recipe. He told me that he has been on this for one year. Prior to using this juice he could not open a jar! His testimonial was when he went on holiday to Australia for a month and was not able to juice, his arthritis came back. The original recipe comes from a woman with MS, who was able to relieve her symptoms.