Soups & Stews

Instant Pot Chicken Stock, overhead of finished stock in stock pot, ready to cool. Instant Pot Chicken Stock

Instant Pot Chicken Stock

Posted on Mar 28, 2019
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Instant Pot chicken stock, or bone broth, is so easy and fast in the pressure cooker, yielding a flavorful, gelatin-rich stock in half the time as traditional methods. I got an Instant Pot two years ago and by far, I use it most for making stock.  I’m the kind of person who starts to panic …

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French Onion Soup

Posted on Feb 9, 2019
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Classic French onion soup, inspired by Julia Child and tweaked just a tad, with loads of caramelized onions simmered in beef broth and wine and then topped with bread croutons and gooey, melted Gruyère cheese. I’ve been wanting to try making French onion soup at home for years, and I finally did.  Not sure what …

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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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Homemade Turkey Stock, in quart mason jar Homemade Turkey Stock

Homemade Turkey Stock

Posted on Nov 12, 2018
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Homemade Turkey Stock, essential for Thanksgiving dinner ~ to add to the roasting pan, for gravy, to moisten stuffing and for leftover recipes the next day.  It’s the power horse ingredient for the big day! When I was a kid, my dad always had a pot simmering on the stove at the holidays with turkey …

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side view closeup of soup in bowl. 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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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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Close up of squash soup in bowl garnished with cream and pumpkin seeds. Autumn Squash Purée

Autumn Squash Purée

Posted on Oct 27, 2017
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Autumn Squash Purée ~ roasted butternut and acorn squash soup, a warm and comforting purée for fall and the cooler weather. Pretty fancy name for, well, squash soup.  Doesn’t Autumn Squash Purée sound so much more appetizing?  I know my kids, and winter squash anything is not gonna fly with them.  But I keep making …

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Roasted Fresh Tomato Bisque

Roasted Fresh Tomato Bisque

Posted on Oct 17, 2017
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Tomato bisque made with roasted fresh seasonal tomatoes, finished off with a little cream and garden basil.  The perfect summer tomato soup! I have had a bounty of fresh tomatoes all summer long, and into fall, from our local farm stand.  I’ve put up pints of tomato sauce and quarts for the freezer.  But guys, …

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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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Summer miestrone in bowl with spoon Summer Minestrone

Summer Minestrone

Posted on Aug 7, 2017
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Summer Minestrone soup, with fresh seasonal tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini and corn.  It’s summer in full swing here in Missouri which means hot, hot, hot.  Why on earth did I want to make soup last week?  Because the markets are full of fresh, local produce.  Corn, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes and more.  I was thinking why not …

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