• Winter Spiced Steel Cut Oats

    I am ALL about oatmeal, especially steel cut oats.  I literally can eat them morning, noon and night…and these Winter Spiced Oats are perfect for a chilly morning by the fire.       all about the spices… I love all the warm spices… think chai tea spices.  For this oatmeal I wanted it to be flavorful enough where I didn’t have to add in a lot of sugar to make it yummy.  So the spice fun began. The spice blend I landed on (after several attempts) is cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, cardamon.  You could also use pumpkin pie spice with additional cloves and cinnamon if you wanted.   You could also…

  • Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas

    Black Eyed Peas are a must every New Years Day & this should be your go to recipe.  This year I decided to try a new recipe & let me tell you it is so, so good and all made in the Instant Pot. Black Eyed Pea tradition… Every year my parents would make black eyed peas for New Years Day with cornbread, this is my favorite cornbread recipe.  My mom would always use the leftover ham from Christmas which made the black eyed peas AMAZING!  For this recipe I used ham and smoked sausage.  I mean why not make them even better. What is your New Year’s Day tradition?…

  • Instant Pot Pulled Pork Verde

    I am obsessed with this Instant Pot Salsa Verde Pulled Pork… truly OBSESSED!!  LIKE REALLY OBSESSED! Pulled Pork Love! I love me some good pulled pork, but when you add in a little heat from some salsa and green chilies it takes it to a whole new level.  This pork is cooked in a delicious mixture of salsa, chilies, stock and spices.  Once it all cooks down it becomes this amazing concentrated spicy sauce that takes this pork to the next level. Broil it a bit… In the idea of a carnita I pulled the pot from the broth and broiled it for just a bit to give it some…

  • Instant Pot KETO Chili

    I am still in disbelief that Thanksgiving is already over and it is time to jump into full Christmas mode, I feel like it was just yesterday that I was thinking about my summer plans.  As busy as the Holiday season can be you still have to cook dinner for all your peeps and this Instant Pot KETO Chili is the perfect dinner that everyone is sure to LOVE! Quick and Easy I love the Instant Pot for so many reasons, but one of my favorite reasons is because everything goes into the pot all together.  Not only does this add to the overall flavor but you only have 1…

  • Instant Pot Beef Enchilada Soup

    Happy October!  Fall is in full swing, at least that is what I hear.  This Instant Pot Beef enchilada Soup is the perfect Fall dish…even though it is 86 and humid here I am pretending it is fall outside my window. Instant Pot Time If you know me you know I am a big fan of my Instant Pot.  You can cook just about anything in there from breakfast, like this Oatmeal, to amazing pasta dishes like this Chicken Alfredo dish to Cheesecake.  I have to tell you though this soup is one of my most favorite dishes I have made in my Instant Pot. This soup was ready in…

  • Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo

    It is no secret that I am a BIG, BIG fan of my Instant Pot.  I use it at least once a week and I have yet to be disappointed.   Especially as we move into school days and fall my Instant Pot will be my go to kitchen tool … especially for this quick and easy Chicken Alfredo. Done in no time Start to finish you can have dinner on the table in under 45 minutes and everyone is sure to love it.  It all starts with browning the chicken and then you add in the pasta with he liquid and before you know it you have a complete…

  • Instant Pot Whole Chicken

    Are you a fan of the rotisserie chickens from the grocery store?  I am.  I usually get one or two a week and use them in everything from chicken salad to enchiladas to a wrap.  As much as I love buying them at the store I love this Instant Pot Chicken even more. I can use whatever seasoning I want, even the salt free Traders Joe’s seasoning.  Trust me it is AMAZING! Options…. Options… and more Options The beauty of making your own whole chicken, instead of depending on the grocery store, you can create your own flavor.  Recently my dad spent sometime in the hospital and it was determined…

  • Instant Pot Mongolian Beef

    You know I am a big fan of my Instant Pot and I am an even bigger fan now!!  This Mongolian Beef recipe has made me an even bigger fan than I was before!! All in the Instant Pot One of my most favorite parts of the Instant Pot (IP) is that fact that everything can be done in the IP.  You can saute, brown and cook all in one pot…I LOVE IT!! For this dish the flavors really do come all together.  They build on each other as you add the ingredients.  Again with everything being done in the same pot it just makes it so much better. The…

  • Instant Pot Broccoli & Cheese Risotto

    Risotto, broccoli and cheese….can it get any better?   Well risotto is one of my favorite dishes.  Cheesy broccoli and rice is a favorite side…so why not combine the two?   Hello Instant Pot… It is no secret that I love my Instant Pot.  I have used it everything from my new favorite Oatmeal to this Salted Caramel Cheesecake and everything in between.   Anytime I can break out my handy kitchen tool I jump at the chance.    Not too long a go I was scrolling through Pinterest and came across a couple of risotto recipes all made in the instant pot.  Now I am not going to lie…

  • Instant Pot Creamy Chicken, Broccoli & Rice

    What is your favorite casserole?  Are you a Enchilada Casserole fan?  Maybe a Chicken Poppyseed Casserole fan? Or the classic Chicken n Rice?   Whatever your favorite is, I think I may have a new one for you, and it is all made in the Instant Pot making it super easy!! Broccoli Love I love the traditional Broccoli, Chicken and Rice casserole but for this recipe I wanted to add a little extra something.  I decided to roast the broccoli.  I am a big, big fan of broccoli, but especially roasted broccoli.  I love the little charred ends.  They just add so much flavor.   If you do not want…