Star-Spangled Berry Ambrosia Salad

Star-Spangled Berry Ambrosia Salad

Take your Independence Day celebration to a new level with this creamy, refreshing, and fresh take on traditional ambrosia salad. This is a somewhat lightened version. Instead of sour cream, it will have the slight tang and and creaminess of your homemade yogurt, and will look beautifully festive on your holiday table. Jump to Recipe [...]

Impossibly Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken

Impossibly Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken

I'm all about quick and easy, and last night’s chicken dinner fit the bill. Although my kids are all grown, I still appreciate not having to put a lot of time into cooking and dishes on weeknights, especially after a long work day. I popped this into the Instant Pot as soon as I got [...]

Instant Pot Party Potato Salad

Instant Pot Party Potato Salad

The Fourth of July is less than two weeks away, and it's never too early to begin party planning! I made this potato salad for a family birthday party this weekend, and it was a hit. Served freshly-made and warm, or well-chilled, this potato salad will feed a crowd as the perfect accompaniment to summertime [...]

Instant Pot Duo Sale

I noticed today that the Instant Pot Duo (think yogurt!) is now less than $60 on Amazon: https://amzn.to/31Dnb8c. This is almost $8 less than what I paid for mine during last year's Black Friday deal. I'm getting ready to make "boil method" yogurt this morning. Although I love the convenience of using ultra pasteurized milk, [...]

Emergency Spaghetti and Chicken Dinner

Emergency Spaghetti and Chicken Dinner

It's 7:30 pm, I'm starving, I really don't feel like putting much effort into cooking, but I want something good. So I grab up a frozen pound of boneless, skinless chicken thighs, a jar of spaghetti sauce, a pound of spaghetti, and just sort of wing it (see what I did there?). The chicken was [...]

Instant Pot Frozen Yogurt

Instant Pot Frozen Yogurt

Cool, creamy frozen yogurt for the lazy hot summer days ahead. I don't eat a lot of ice cream these days, but I do make tons of yogurt in my Instant Pot every week. I noticed my lonely little Cuisinart ice cream maker insert sitting in the freezer, where it's been chilling since my Christmas [...]

Instant Pot Carnitas

Instant Pot Carnitas

Jump to Recipe Savory shredded pork for tacos, tamales, burritos, or just to serve over rice. A squeeze of orange juice and orange peel adds just the right acidity to balance the fragrant, peppery Mexican spice blend. Experiment a little with the seasonings, as foods cooked in the Instant Pot tend to be a little [...]