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Simple Gooey Caramel Pie

I have had a food crush on O’Charley’s Gooey Caramel Pie since I tried my first bite a LONG time ago. Several years ago I discovered it was super simple to replicate at home.  All it takes is 3 hours or so of boiling cans of sweetened condensed milk in a large pot of water,…

Mexican Chicken Soup in Instant Pot

This is a tasty and easy soup that cooks all in one pot!  It takes about 5 minutes to assemble in the Instant Pot and then you can walk away until it’s done.  It took about 45-55 minutes from start to finish and I used frozen chicken breasts (no need to thaw.)  Pair it with some tortilla…

Creamy Caramel Cheesecake in the Instant Pot

I’m still in the middle of my cheesecake love affair with this magic pot!  There is just something about the texture you get from pressure cooking in the steamy environment that makes a perfect creamy texture.  Today I got my inspiration from this recipe I found on Cookies and Cups. I placed 1.5 sleeves of Ritz…

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….