Wahoo! Chili in the Instant Pot

For many years, I was hung up on using a canned chili starter/bean combo with ground beef and crushed tomatoes to make chili.  Then, I tried Tastefully Simple Wahoo! Chili seasoning.  The first time I used it my hubby said that even though he always liked my chili it seemed to be especially good that day….

Chicken Taco Salad–Tastefully Simple and Instant Pot Style!

Remember the Easy Peasy Salsa Chicken?  The first day we had it, I served it on baked potatoes.  There was some leftover so I decided to use it by making taco salad.  Here’s how I did it.  I rinsed and briefly soaked a bag of black beans.  This webpage on the Instant Pot website is a good reference…

Tastefully Simple BBQ Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf in the Instant Pot

This one is a keeper, ladies and gentlemen!  Super yummy and juicy meatloaf!  I made this so I could have some cold meatloaf sandwiches with mayo for lunch for a few days.  But, that would require leftovers….maybe next time! This recipe I found on Pressure Cooking Today was my inspiration for this recipe.  I hadn’t really even…

Baked Beans in the Instant Pot

 It was another hot and humid day in Indiana last week.  I hate running my oven when it is so hot outside–it heats up my whole kitchen.  Instant Pot to the rescue again.  This is one of those, “should I write this?” kind of blogs.  But, as those who know me will testify, I’m a call-it-like-I-see…

Easy Peasy Salsa Chicken in the Instant Pot

Looking for easy?  It seriously doesn’t get much easier than this!  You don’t even need to thaw the chicken.  I keep large bags of frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the freezer to use for a variety of meals.  I simply took some out of the bag and plopped them in the pot to start….

Ham and the Beans in the Instant Pot

My normal procedure for making ham and beans is to soak the beans overnight then throw them in the slow cooker for the day with other stuff.  I’ve been reading how you can cook dry beans without the overnight soak in the Instant Pot so I thought I would give it a shot.  I rinsed and sorted…

Carol goes Crunchy–Yogurt in the Instant Pot

I have a confession–I was skeered of making yogurt.  I kept seeing posts on the Facebook Instant Pot Community that made it seem complicated and touchy.  Maybe it was just beginner’s luck, but I didn’t have any problem at all–it was super simple!  I used This Old Gal’s methods but I improvised some.  I sterilized my pot by putting…

New York Style Cheesecake in the Instant Pot

Another disclaimer needed here.  My mother makes the world’s best New York style cheesecake!  It doesn’t need any topping (unless you are a fan of whipped cream on cheesecake as some of my family is!)  It is just fantastic all by itself.  So, it is with limited expectations that I tested this recipe from This Old…

Carol’s Salisbury Steaks in the Instant Pot

So, last night, I gave the hard-working magic pot the night off and made my favorite summer main dish–BLTs!   This also gives me a day to catch up with blogging.  The night before I made Salisbury Steaks and wanted to share that with you.  When I was looking for a recipe for this, I…

Tastefully Simple Beef Stroganoff in the Instant Pot

As a Tastefully Simple consultant, I have been directing freezer meal workshops for a few years now.  I LOVE these parties!  I have met some of the most amazing people–some of whom I now consider dear friends!  At these parties, the host brings together friends and family members in their home and we spend a few…

Instant Pot on Sale!

The same Instant Pot I have (except without the ability to make yogurt) is on sale TODAY only on Amazon’s Deal of the Day!  Get the pot while it’s HOT! Click here for the deal!

Peanut Butter Cheesecake in the Instant Pot

Still working on the “must try” list of recipes for the Instant Pot.  Various types of cheesecake are routinely recommended by the participants in the Instant Pot Facebook Community.  I have a bit of a thing for peanut butter.  Perhaps bordering on obsession?  I really, really, really like peanut butter!  So, it is only fitting that the…