Pinto Beans (in the Instant Pot)

Growing up beans were a staple.  They are cheap, filling, and delicious. A big bowl of pinto beans and cornbread is a quick and easy meal. We’ve now made these beans every other week for the last few months. They are that good. My picky husband totally agrees.

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Lemon Basil Pasta Purses (in the Instant Pot)

We have a bottom freezer refrigerator and I swear it is useless. I try to organize it so that you can see everything but inevitably food gets pushed to the bottom to be forgotten. That’s where I found half a package of frozen pasta purses I purchased from CostCo over the summer. I assume it was from the summer since it had a June 2016 “best by” date. Heck it could have been from the spring.  Continue reading

Sweet Potatoes (in the Instant Pot)

I love sweet potatoes. They are versatile and make a perfect side or a delicious meal on its own. If you love sweet potatoes and have an Instant Pot you will never go back to baking them in the oven again. They are seriously easy and so delicious! I usually add a generous pat of butter and have it as a quick and filling lunch. How do you like your sweet potato? Continue reading

Citrus Pork (in the Instant Pot)

Citrus Pork in the Instant Pot

My picky husband and I have been feasting on citrus pork and black beans bowls (and tacos) the last two weeks. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved the citrus pork and even more surprised when my picky husband repeatedly requested it multiple times. I definitely found another quick and delicious weeknight meal to make in my Instant Pot. Continue reading

Sausage and Penne Pasta (in the Instant Pot)

Sausage and Penne Pasta (in the Instant Pot)

The holiday season is prime time to have a list of go to quick and easy meals for your family. Who wants to spend an hour in the kitchen stirring and babysitting pots when you have homework to help with, laundry to fold, cookies to bake, and presents to wrap?  I think that’s why the Instant Pot is so popular. You can feed your family home cooked meals with little time and effort. Continue reading

Cuban Inspired Ropa Vieja (in the Instant Pot)

Ropa Vieja with Jalapeno Stuffed Olives (in the Instant Pot)

It’s a wonderful feeling to serve a home cooked meal to my family during the week. I work full-time so I know the time constraint people have when they get home from work after a busy day. The Cuban inspired ropa vieja takes less than 15 minutes of prep time.  The Instant Pot works its magic while you enjoy the beautiful fall weather and hang out with your family.

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