Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

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Did you know that adding fruit like pineapple to a meat recipe does more than add a sweet flavor to the meal? Fruit’s acidic nature actually helps tenderize the meat even further. By combining pineapple with chicken in this Hawaiian-style Instant Pot recipe, you’ll get super tender, super delicious results.  I’m not a huge fan of fruit with meat, but even this recipe, with the sweet and spicy combination made… Read More »Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

Blueberry Instant Pot Cheesecake (Lightened Up!)

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July is National Blueberry Day and today (July 30) is National Cheesecake Day so I thought, hey, let’s surprise the hubby with his favorite dessert. I’m not a cheesecake fan but he loves nothing better than a rich slice of New York-style cheesecake. Add some fresh blueberries and he’s in heaven.   I remember picking blueberries when I was growing up – my family would go and pick for hours. My mom… Read More »Blueberry Instant Pot Cheesecake (Lightened Up!)

Stove Tops vs. Pressure Cookers: Which Are Better For Cooking?

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For most people, one of the primary struggles of eating healthier is that cooking can be such a chore sometimes. Rather than spend time over the stove or the oven crafting the perfect recipe, it’s so much easier to go out to eat or order in.  Fortunately, with modern appliances, it’s become relatively effortless to make a gourmet meal that you can share with everyone. Devices like the Instant Pot allow you to save… Read More »Stove Tops vs. Pressure Cookers: Which Are Better For Cooking?

Instant Pot Dog Treats

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I admit it, I’m a crazy dog mom. I adore my pups so, so much. Aren’t they the cutest? Lila, our coonhound we rescued as a puppy, is almost four and the prettiest megaphone you’ll ever hear. She’s a LOUD howler but we still love her to pieces. Talon, a lab mutt mix, just turned one and we call him our ‘cartoon dog’ – everything you imagine a goofy cartoon pup doing,… Read More »Instant Pot Dog Treats

The Veggie Steam Test: How Will Instant Pot Stack Up?

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Moment of honesty here…I absolutely LOVE my Black & Decker electric steamer/rice cooker. I grew up with an identical steamer that was used very frequently in our home, and I insisted on adding to our wedding gift registry and thankfully, we were gifted the beloved appliance.  It is going on 17 years old though, and starting to show signs that it’s about to kick the proverbial bucket. I’ve been thinking for… Read More »The Veggie Steam Test: How Will Instant Pot Stack Up?

Easy Back To School Instant Pot Egg Bites

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Back to school season – the time of year most kids dread and parents celebrate (for the most part).  Back to school season – school supply shopping, new clothes for the first day, and deciding whether to eat cafeteria lunch or pack a lunch. Back to school season – that time where parents have to get their act in gear to figure out fast, filling and nutritious breakfasts for their kiddos… Read More »Easy Back To School Instant Pot Egg Bites

Happy National Potato Day!

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Potatoes…the options are endless when it comes to adding the common spud to your dinner menu. Potatoes…one of the few foods that can easily make an appearance at any meal or snack. Potatoes… plentiful vegetable that often gets a bad rap when it comes to health. We’d like to celebrate National Potato Day with a little information on why potatoes serve as such a staple in our diets, the best… Read More »Happy National Potato Day!

National Applesauce Cake Day!

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Today is National Applesauce Cake Day! Traditionally, cakes and other desserts were reserved for the most special of occasions – that’s why birthday cakes are such a big deal. Nowadays, we’ve come to expect dessert more often than not after meals. Ideally, we would keep to tradition and treat desserts like the special treat they are meant to be. But if you’re craving a little something sweet, remember that moderation… Read More »National Applesauce Cake Day!

How to get the Most out of Your Instant Pot

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Have you heard about Instant Pot? Chance are you have, as it seems to be all the craze lately. There is good reason for its quick rise in popularity: it is a fantastic time-saving kitchen hero! If you are ready to jump on the bandwagon, or if you are already familiar with Instant Pot, here are some great tips and tricks for you to get the most out of this awesome product.… Read More »How to get the Most out of Your Instant Pot

The Pros and Cons of Using a Pressure Cooker

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The pressure cooker is one of those old-timey cooking systems that fell out of popularity due to so many Americans eating out or using slow cookers for everything. However, it’s making a huge comeback. The reason is that a pressure cooker actually produces much tastier food than a slow cooker. Slow cookers often stay on all day and by the time you get home from work, all the flavor has… Read More »The Pros and Cons of Using a Pressure Cooker