Instant Pot Red Beans & Rice

This dish is such a winner that it made it into our monthly rotation (and also by R’s request). Using the quick-soak method, what seems like a meal you’d save for a Sunday, you can pull off any weeknight. Omit the ham & sausage and use vegetable broth to make it vegan! Don’t you just…

Instant Pot Potato Salad Remix

This is an Instant Pot conversion of a recipe I’ve been using my whole adult life. A 90s girl at heart, this is the remix of that recipe. The celery seed in this recipe gives great flavor, without the crunch that makes kids cringe! All of the flavor, none of the effort.

Instant Pot Massaman Curry (V)

Massaman Curry is a favorite when we head into town for some Thai food. I stumbled upon a slow cooker recipe for this dish, and just knew I could convert it to the IP and make it vegan… and it worked beautifully! Everything should be cut on the chunkier side to avoid a mushy result….

Porchetta with Broccoli Rabe Sandwiches (Instant Pot)

A Philly favorite! I used to get these every year at the Italian Festival in Wilmington, DE, but they are most famously known in Philly at Tony Luke’s. Also known locally as a “porkette with greens”. Enjoy!

Instant Pot Penne with Spicy Sausage and Greens

This is one of those date-night pantry meals. You know, when you want to stay in by the fire and cook whatever you have on hand. This never disappoints and is one of R’s most requested. The picture doesn’t show just how creamy the broth gets. You’ll be happy you stayed in, because damn Skippy,…

Instant Pot Chicken and Flat Dumplings

2-3 chicken breasts 1 medium onion – quartered 3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 lemon slices 2-3 TB Better than Bouillon (chicken flavor) 1 bay leaf salt/pepper 1 TB of Herbes de Provence 1 tsp poultry seasoning 8-10 cups water, depending on size of chicken 1 bag of frozen mixed vegetables (green beans, corn, carrots) Dumplings:…

Arroz con Gandules (Rice with Pigeon Peas)

After years of frustrating, obsessive experimentation, this recipe has reached perfection. It’s not just the ingredients, but also the tools used that make it all come together.  My favorite Latin side dish. Add chicken or ham bits to make it a meal!  Take the extra time to make the sofrito and freeze it in ice…