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Instant Pot Collard Greens

Posted on Feb 14, 2019
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Instant Pot Collard Greens, easy southern/soul food style collards in under an hour, with smoky ham and seasoned pot liquor for sopping up with corn bread, of course! When I think of collard greens, I think of the times I’ve had them as one of the quintessential sides in a soul food restaurant.  I never …

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Instant Pot Black Eyed Pea Soup Instant Pot Black Eyed Pea Soup

Instant Pot Black Eyed Pea Soup

Posted on Jan 24, 2019
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Instant Pot Black Eyed Pea Soup, with ham, andouille sausage and collard greens.  No need to presoak the peas, they cook in under 30 minutes in the pressure cooker.  The perfect soup to ring in the New Year and a favorite soup to make all winter long. Happy New Year, three weeks late, but the sentiment …

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Instant Pot Blackberry Jalapeño BBQ Meatballs Instant Pot Blackberry Jalapeño BBQ Meatballs

Instant Pot Blackberry Jalapeño BBQ Meatballs

Posted on Dec 19, 2018
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Instant Pot Blackberry Jalapeño BBQ Meatballs, an easy sweet and spicy cocktail meatball appetizer for holiday parties or game day. I brought a jar of blackberry-jalapeño conserves home this summer because someone told me it makes great BBQ meatballs.  You know, the sweet and spicy sticky ones often found on the party buffet table.   So …

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Herb Butter Instant Pot Turkey Breast, partially carved showing slices and herb crust Herb Butter Instant Pot Turkey Breast

Herb Butter Instant Pot Turkey Breast

Posted on Nov 14, 2018
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Easy herb butter Instant Pot turkey breast for Thanksgiving.  Bone-in turkey breast rubbed with a garlic-herb butter that cooks up juicy and moist in no time in the pressure cooker, with gravy in minutes, all in the Instant Pot.  Free up the oven for everybody’s favorite part of Thanksgiving ~ the sides! My dilemma every …

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Easy Pot Roast with Tomatoes and Garlic, close up sliced over orzo with sauce and garlic. Easy Pot Roast with Tomatoes and Garlic

Easy Pot Roast with Tomatoes and Garlic

Posted on Oct 31, 2018
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Easy Pot Roast with Tomatoes and Garlic, just three ingredients for the best pot roast ever ~ in the Instant Pot, slow cooker or braised in the oven.    Few things make me happier than cooking something with a few ingredients that turns out beyond all expectations, just really spectacular.  That’s how I feel about …

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Instant Pot Ham and White Bean Soup Instant Pot Ham and White Bean Soup 

Instant Pot Ham and White Bean Soup

Posted on Apr 14, 2018
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Smoky ham and white bean soup made easy in the Instant Pot, no need to presoak the beans. I think my favorite thing to make in my Instant Pot so far, has been soup.  I’ve made a lot of soups and my pressure cooker is my go-to for making chicken stock (or bone broth, if …

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Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, in bowl with forkful of spaghetti Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Posted on Dec 4, 2017
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Instant Pot Spaghetti with meat sauce, all in one pot. Use ground beef or turkey, your favorite marinara sauce and dinner is on the table in 30 minutes. Oh, how I’ve had fun learning the ins and outs of pressure cooking the past few months, and spaghetti has become a weeknight favorite around here.  It’s …

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Split Pea and Lentil Soup

Split Pea and Lentil Soup

Posted on Nov 2, 2017
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  I’m not sure why I wanted to make this Split Pea and Lentil Soup last week, but I’m glad I did.  Maybe I got a taste for it when the hot, humid streak finally ended and we had a taste of some fall weather.  I used to make this years ago and then I …

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Instant Pot Pho Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup)

Posted on Oct 9, 2017
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Instant Pot Pho Ga, classic Vietnamese chicken noodle soup made easy in the pressure cooker.  Authentic tasting pho at home, as good as your favorite Vietnamese restaurant.  One of my favorite things ever, of all time, is Vietnamese pho ~ pronounced “fuh”, not “fo”.  I could eat a steaming bowl of this Vietnamese noodle soup …

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Country Green Beans, Potatoes and Ham in the Instant Pot

Country Green Beans, Potatoes and Ham in the Instant Pot

Posted on Sep 13, 2017
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Country-style green beans in the pressure cooker with potatoes and smoky ham.  Slow cooked flavor in under an hour in the Instant Pot. These tender green beans, potatoes and ham in a wickedly delicious broth are to die for good and perfect for Sunday supper. Boy, did August get away from me and the blog, …

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