Instant Pot versus Oven–experiments in meatloaf

I’ve tried meatloaf in the magic pot before–and loved it!  You can read all about that here: Tastefully Simple BBQ Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf in the Instant Pot.  But that was a different recipe than I normally make.  My husband wanted me to try our family favorite meatloaf recipe in the Instant Pot.  I thought I would take…

Dog Food in the Instant Pot

I am owned by 3 wiener dogs named Lily, Dolly and Hershey.  They are my constant companions.  I have one dog with egg product allergies and one with a tendency to bladder stones.  This leads to very expensive and sometimes hard-to-find dog food.  It occurred to me when the egg allergy was finally diagnosed, many…

Hard “boiled” eggs in the Instant Pot

The first thing I made in my magic pot was hard cooked eggs.  My husband pronounced the Instant Pot worth the price after he realized this would mean much more frequent hard boiled eggs for him!  We buy eggs fresh from the chickens from our neighbors and they are just SUPER hard to peel no matter what…

Tuscan Chicken in Instant Pot–Tastefully Simple Style

Once again the Instant Pot Community on Facebook inspired me to try a recipe.  I’ve seen nothing by raves for this this recipe for Tuscan Chicken on This Old Gal’s site.  Seriously, if you have a pressure cooker, you need to be following her–she is the BOMB!  Of course I needed to adapt the recipe to Tastefully Simple ingredients.  I’m…

Mini Omelets in the Instant Pot

This isn’t a recipe so much as just a show-and-tell.  I was doing some experimenting with these adorable little Silicone baking cups making mini-omelets for supper and for storing for quick breakfast sandwiches.  I made a variety of them using beaten eggs, cheese, Tastefully Simple Bacon Bacon, Onion Onion and some leftover meat and vegetables.  I used steamer basket and placed the…

Spaghetti Squash in the Instant Pot

I have been blessed with an abundance of spaghetti squash in my garden this year.  I absolutely LOVE the stuff!  I love it topped with meaty red sauce.  I love it with butter and Parmesan cheese and butter.  I love it cold or hot!  What I don’t love about it is how hard it is…

Savory Pulled Pork in the Instant Pot

This started out to be a recipe for pork barbecue but ended when I got to the pulled pork because it was SO good!  And so very simple! Here are the players.  This is an almost 7 pound boneless pork shoulder.  All I did here was open it and put it whole in the Instant Pot….

Banana Bread in the Instant Pot?

This is one of those posts where I’m just going to share my experience and direct you to the recipe I used.  Honestly, I had some bananas that needed used and I had been seeing recipes for bread in the Instant Pot.  It just doesn’t seem like a pressure cooker would be the best appliance for…

Fantastic Beef Stew in the Instant Pot

The nights have suddenly gotten cooler and made me start thinking about soups and stews and all the yummy comfort foods that go with Fall.  We still have quite a few roasts in our freezer from the last steer we had butchered but we were in the mood for some stew.  Here we go! I…

Oreo Cheesecake in the Instant Pot

What?  Another cheesecake, you say?  Why, yes, yes it is!  It took me 2 trips to the store because the first package of cookies got eaten before I made the cheesecake!  Should have put a sign on it–Trespassers get no cheesecake!  I found this recipe on My Baking Addiction’s blog.  Awesome blog if you like…

Boneless Turkey Roast in the Instant Pot

What’s your favorite part of Thanksgiving?  I think I would have to say my favorite is leftover cold roast turkey with mayo and salt on a sandwich.  Just thinking about it makes me hungry!  It’s a tradition at our house to have a boneless turkey breast roast on Christmas Day for the same reason.  But…

Roast Beef Sliders with the Instant Pot

I’m sure you have all tried the Hawaiian bread, ham and cheese sliders recipe that has ruled the online recipe world for several years.  It is a family favorite around here as well.  A big part of my love for that recipe is because of the rolls.  I LOVE Hawaiian sweet rolls!  They just make…