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24 Insanely Delicious Instant Pot Recipes

24 Insanely Delicious Instant Pot Recipes

 

instant pot recipes

 

Instant Pots are the latest kitchen crazy.  They make getting food to the table fast and easy.  Especially for parents with busy schedules or kids in sports.  You can prepare ahead and set your Instant Pot and come home to a delicious meal ready to serve. Some are new to me.  I never knew I could make meatloaf or a cake in the Instant Pot!  Check out this awesome list of 24 recipes.  Print your favorites to save for busy days.

  1. Moo Goo Gai Pan (Gluten-Free Pressure Cooker).
  2. Barbecue Pulled Pork (Must Have Mom).
  3. Sloppy Joe’s (I Don’t Have Time For That).
  4. Corned Beef Cabbage (Savory Tooth).
  5. Pot Roast (Pressure Cook Recipes).
  6. Mashed Potatoes (Confessions of a Cooking Diva).
  7. Pork Chops (Craft Create Cook).
  8. Chili With Canned Beans (Mashed Up Mom).
  9. Artichoke & Dip (Savory Tooth).
  10. Honey Sesame Chicken (Thrifty Jinxy).
  11. Italian Wedding Soup (Gluten-Free Pressure Cooker).
  12. Lemon & Garlic Chicken (Must Have Mom).
  13. Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps (Glue Sticks & Gumdrops).
  14. Sweet Potatoes (Craft Create Cook).
  15. Meatloaf (Awe Filled Homemaker).
  16. Ham & Potato Soup (Mashed Up Mom).
  17. Salsa Chicken Tacos (Aileen Cooks).
  18. Sausage Cacciatore (This Worthy Life).

    Plus Some Desserts

  19. Banana Bread (This Mama Loves).
  20. Cheesecake (This Mama Loves).
  21. Elderberry Gummies (Awe Filled Homemaker).
  22. Yogurt (Pressure Cook Recipes).
  23. Blueberry Jam (The Frugal Navy Wife).
  24. Flourless Orange Chocolate Cake (I Don’t Have Time For That).

Disclosure: I received one or more products for review purposes only. Despite the free item, my opinions remain 100% Honest and my own.This post may contain affiliate links, if clicked I may receive compensation. If a giveaway is being held: No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received. Giveaways on this blog are in no way affiliated with Facebook or any other social media networks.

New York Strip Steaks with Basil-Arugula Pesto Recipe

New York Strip Steaks with Basil-Arugula Pesto Recipe

 

This is a delicious recipe to make for your family!  Perfect on the barbecue.  Especially with the heat wave we have going.  Just one of over 125 recipes from Weber’s Greatest Hits by Jamie Purviance.  From grilled pineapple to twice-baked potatoes and lots of recipes with chicken, beef, pork and lamb.  Weber even has an awesome Bluetooth meat thermometer from iGrill2.  Make sure your food is cooked all the way through and to the right temperatures.  It comes with two Pro Meat Probes and can read temperatures from -58 to 716 degrees Fahrenheit.

This bright green pesto wanders a little from tradition by swapping out some of the basil for peppery arugula and substituting walnuts for pine nuts. The result
is a sauce with more savory oomph than usual. For the best flavor and color, make the pesto the day you serve it.
PREP TIME
15 MINUTES
GRILLING TIME
6 TO 8 MINUTES
SERVES 6
PESTO
11/2 cups loosely packed
baby arugula
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons roughly chopped toasted walnuts
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1 garlic clove
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 New York strip steaks, each 8 to 10 ounces and about 1 inch
thick, trimmed of excess fat
Extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. In a food processor combine the arugula, basil, walnuts, lemon zest, and garlic and pulse until coarsely chopped. With the machine running, gradually add the oil and process until well blended. Season the pesto with salt and pepper and set aside.
2.Lightly brush the steaks on both sides with oil and then season on both sides with salt and pepper. Let the steaks stand at room temperature for 15 to 30 minutes before grilling.
3. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over high heat (45 0° to 550 °F).
4.Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the steaks over direct high heat , with the lid closed, until cooked to your desired doneness, 6 to 8 minutes for medium rare, turning once. Remove the steaks from the grill and let rest for 3 to 5 minutes.
5.Top each steak with a generous dollop of the pesto and serve warm.
©2017 Weber-Stephen Products LLC. Recipe from Weber’s Greatest Hits ™ by Jamie Purviance. Us

DIY Mini Bath Bombs

DIY Mini Bath Bombs

I have found over the years some products made for babies that are still great to use as an adult.  Call it life-hacks, if you will.  With my busy schedule of taxi-mom, taking the kids to homeschool classes, music lessons, sports practices and more I often feel like I live in my car (and the front seat on my is my office).  One product I am able to find at my neighborhood Walmart that I love to have is Johnson’s® Baby Bedtime Baby Lotion.  It works great for dry skin, smells great and is hypoallergenic.  I don’t have to worry about perfumy lotions that might bother others around me and I can keep it in my car or a travel-sized one in my purse.

I have sensitive skin and some lotions bother my skin or bother my allergies.  The Bedtime Baby Lotion has been a product I have been using for almost 17 years now on my kids and my own skin without any problems.

At my local Walmart I was able to find the Bedtime Baby Lotion and a large variety of other Johnson & Johnson products in the baby section.  I like buying from a reliable company that is there to meet an assortment of baby needs, from bath to bedtime.  Speaking of bedtime, the lotion is also great to help sleep.  Yes, it is for babies but who says adults can’t use it too, right?  The lavender in it is a calming aroma and the lotion leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth. I like that I can go to Walmart and know exactly where to look for the lotion.  I was able to grab it and a few small items and check out in less than 10 minutes.

Now I can use it for my own DIY Mini Bath Bombs.  Great for a relaxing bath and nice way to end the day.


To make a bath bomb simply use these ingredients (whole thing is printable too).

1 cup baking soda.

½ cup citric acid.

½ cup Epson salt.

1 teaspoon water.

3 Tablespoons of Johnson’s® Baby Bedtime Lotion.

Small amount of red and blue food coloring (to make the bath bombs purple.

 

Get two small bowls.  In one bowl mix the dry ingredients.  In the second bowl mix the wet ingredients.  Add in the food coloring to the wet ingredients and mix well.  Slowly add in the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well.  

Add the mix into molds.  You can purchase bath bomb molds online but I used my mini-muffin tin for perfect small ones.

Let dry for 24 hours, remove and store in an airtight container.

 

“I have been compensated by Johnson’s® Baby for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.”

 

 

19 Low-Carb Cauliflower Recipes

19 Low-Carb Cauliflower Recipes

 

Fantastic recipes for people on a low-carb diet.  Wanting to not have all the calories.  Want more veggies in your meals.  Or avoiding flour.  Who knew Cauliflower could be made like a bread?  I certainly didn’t.  I first learned about it with pizza crusts from Cauliflower.  They sent me a few types of pizzes (margherita and three cheese) plus a pizza crust to make our own.  I was VERY hesitant to try them.  I’d seen cauliflower recipes online.  A few times.  But honestly, it sounds weird.  Sorta gross.  I’ll eat cauliflower raw but am not a huge fan of it.  It has to have dip, lots of dip.  So, I was hesitant to try a cauliflower pizza.  Now.. I’m hooked.  Very thin crust (not sure it it can be made in a thick crust) but taste just like a regular pizza.  Not kidding.  So I’ve been researching online for cauliflower recipes to expand and found some from other sites to share.  I’ll be making these too since my kids liked the cauliflower pizza too!  My daughter even made one with tofu chunks on it.

low carb cauliflower recipes

 

  1. Cauliflower Pizza Crust (Cha Ching Queen).
  2. Cauliflower Rice (The Holy Mess).
  3. French Onion Meatball & Smashed Cauliflower (Small Town Woman).
  4. Cauliflower Curry ‘Wurst’ (Mom Nom’s).
  5. Cheesy Cauliflower Leek Quiche (Dukes & Duchesses).
  6. Cauliflower Pizza Bites (It’s Cheat Day Every Day).
  7. Cauliflower Au Gratin With Ham (Mashup Mom).
  8. Three Cheese Fast Baked Cauliflower (Farm Fresh Feasts).
  9. Fried Cauliflower Rice & Shrimp (The Fit Blog).
  10. Cauliflower Bread Sticks (To Simply Inspire).
  11. Loaded Mashed Cauliflower Recipe (The Baking Fairy).
  12. Cauliflower Quesadillas (Wholesome Yum).
  13. Three Cheese Cauliflower Pizza (Recipe This).
  14. Cauliflower Salad With Mustard Vinaigrette (Small Town Woman).
  15. Cauliflower Waffle Rolls (Mashup Mom).
  16. Vegan Calli-Fil-A Sandwiches (The Baking Fairy).
  17. Cauliflower Pot Pies (It’s Cheat Day Every Day).
  18. Roasted Cauliflower Soup (Dukes & Duchesses).
  19. Cauliflower Tots (To Simply Inspire).


If you have cauliflower recipe idea please share them!  Comment below with your cauliflower ideas.

Disclosure: I received one or more products for review purposes only. Despite the free item, my opinions remain 100% Honest and my own.This post may contain affiliate links, if clicked I may receive compensation. If a giveaway is being held: No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received. Giveaways on this blog are in no way affiliated with Facebook or any other social media networks.

3 Ingredient Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe

3 Ingredient Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe

 Vanilla extract is used for many things, mostly baking, but isn’t cheap.  Especially for high-quality extract.  I’ve noticed a lot of store bought extract also has other random ingredients that aren’t necessary and a large amount of them are watered down.  So, I researched it and decided to make my own.  It isn’t super cheap to make but I made it very concentrated so when I bake I’ll use about 1/4 the amount a recipe would call for.  I received the Everclear alcohol for a blog review.  Got the bottles from using collecting old ones and cleaning them (tall glass jars are the best ones) and ordered the vanilla beans online.  There isn’t much to making it but once made you have to wait a while before you can use it.  One recipe I read said 3-4 weeks.  Another said 2-3 months.  So I guess I’ll play it by ear.  Also you can use all sorts of alcohol for making vanilla extract.  Just make sure it is 80 proof or higher.  The Everclear is 95% so I’m hoping to have very flavorful extract.

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First get your ingredients: Alcohol, tall glass jars and vanilla beans.  You’ll also need a cutting board and knife.  Make sure the jars are clean.  You can order some on Amazon too.  The whole process should take about 15 minutes to make the extract.

Vanilla Extract Ingredients

Once you have all the ingredients you’ll want to split the vanilla beans down the middle (I assume this is so they can absorb the alcohol better). I also cut mine shorter so that each end is an open cut.  You need 7-8 beans per 8 ounces of alcohol.  For the whole bottle of Everclear (about 25 oz) I used 21 beans.

Next put 7-8 vanilla beans into each jar and top with alcohol.  Make sure the beans are fully covered (that is why I cut mine smaller too).  I used a liquid measuring cup with a spout to measure for each bottle and then pour into the narrow top.  A funnel can be used too.

I made three jars out of this.  I left a tiny bit of room at the top of each so they can mix better when I shake them.  Can’t wait to try out some recipes once it is ready!
homemade vanilla extract Lots of vanilla beans floating in the alcohol.  This needs to be stored in a cool, dark place for 1-3 months but you need to take it out and shake it daily.  Don’t put it in a cabinet and forget about it.  I’ve also heard that once the extract is used up in a bottle that the vanilla beans can be reused.  Not sure how well this will work, but a thought to try it.  

3 Ingredient Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe

Ingredients

  • 20 vanilla beans.
  • 1 bottle Everclear alcohol or other 80% proof alcohol.
  • Optional: add water to dilute mixture.
  • Tools:
  • Empty Jars.
  • Funnel or liquid measuring cup.
  • Knife and cutting board.

Instructions

  1. Cut vanilla beans down the middle, cutting them in 1/2.
  2. Put 7-8 of them in tall glass jars.
  3. Fill jar with alcohol.
  4. Store in cool dark place for 1-3 months.
  5. Shake daily.
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Disclosure: I received one or more products for review purposes only. Despite the free item, my opinions remain 100% Honest and my own.This post may contain affiliate links, if clicked I may receive compensation. If a giveaway is being held: No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received. Giveaways on this blog are in no way affiliated with Facebook or any other social media networks.

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