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Sugar Free Cheesecake Recipe

Are you ready? We are going to make Sugar Free Cheesecake, in our Instant Pot! Oh yeah!


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This cheesecake is so creamy and even Mr. Love said he wouldn’t have known it was sugar-free if I hadn’t told him! 🙂

And this guy LOVES it too… we may or may not have had this for breakfast a couple times this week 🙂

For this recipe you’ll need:

the “magic” Instant Pot ( I have a 6 qrt and 8 qrt DUO)

a 7 ” spring form pan

mixing bowl with hand mixer or a stand mixer. Of course if you want a workout you could just use a mixing bowl and whisk/spoon and get to stirring 🙂

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No Bake Pecan Crust

want a crust for your Instant Pot cheesecake that doesn’t need an oven? During the summer we try really hard to NEVER turn on the oven.. and that’s where this No Bake Pecan Crust shines!

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Chicken Parmesan – Instant pot conversion

Chicken Parmesan Instant Pot Conversion Recipe

 

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Chicken Parmesan - Instant Pot Conversion
In our continued effort to convert all of our favorite recipes to be made in our magic Instant Pot we have Chicken Parmesan Instant pot version
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  1. Set IP to saute Throw in chopped onion and mushrooms. Saute until onions are translucent and mushrooms are tender.
  2. Meanwhile take flour, garlic powder, basil, oregano, and parsley and mix in a gallon size baggie! ( can you tell I hate dishes? but you can always do this in a shallow dish too.)
  3. place the chicken into the baggie and gently shake until chicken is coated.
  4. Now here is where I would like to tell you to just brown the chicken in the Instant Pot.. however when I try to do this, it never ends well.. the coating sticks to the bottom and then begins to burn... I find it's just easier to get a frying pan out and brown the chicken a couple minutes each side.
  5. While chicken is browning on the stove you can start adding the parmesan cheese, crushed garlic, marinara sauce, chicken broth, and red wine to the IP. Mix it up and add just a pinch of pepper and salt, remember you can always add more later.
  6. transfer the chicken to the IP and cover it with the sauce.
  7. secure the lid and make sure the valve is set to seal. Set to manual for 11 minutes. While this comes to pressure (took about 10 minutes) and cooks, you can prepare some noodles and bread.. or whatever you want to serve with it.
  8. When cooking is done, let it Naturally Pressure Release (NPR) for 5 - 10 minutes. Smother it in mozzarella cheese and more Parmesan before serving. Serve with Pasta and bread!
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Smothered Beef Burritos – Instant Pot Conversion

Today I am excited to share with you another family favorite recipe!

Smothered Beef Burritos now converted to the Instant Pot!

instant pot burritos

I’ve been really trying to convert some of our old  crock pot recipes to be prepared in the Instant Pot. We have a lot of crock pot recipes, I use to grab my crock pot 2-3 times a week. and Now thanks to the Instant Pot I haven’t touched a crock pot in about a year and a half!

 

So, we have really been missing this Smothered Beef burritos recipe and I’m so excited that it is now ready in under 30 minutes instead of 4-6 hours!!!

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throw away my instant pot

Should I Throw away my Instant Pot?

Perhaps you have heard the news and now you are asking yourself,

” Should I throw away my Instant Pot?”

Recently it became big news that some products from Instant Pot have been recalled. There has been a lot of confusion surrounding this recall and I’ve even heard of some people suggesting that everyone should throw their pot away!

Please DONT! 🙂 The recall is real, but most likely does not affect you at all. And here’s why:

Instant Pot (the company that makes the very popular pressure cookers) has quite a few different products under their brand name. The product that was recalled was NOT any of their pressure cooker models.

It was a mulit cooker called the Gem and it is only sold at walmart stores. It’s sort of like Instant pots version of a fancy crock pot, if you will. With the Gem you can do things like steam rice, roast, and slow cook but does not pressure cook! Anyways, I don’t know a lot about it… mostly because with the many pressure cooker options offered by Instant pot, I don’t see a need to have one.

But, if you happen to have the Gem Mulit cooker.. then yes it was recalled ( you still shouldn’t throw it away, you can take it back to walmart)
You can see the official recall notice from consumer reports here.


Instant Pot Gem Recall Details
The recall: 104,000 Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicookers. Affected batch codes include 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734, and 1746. The batch code is printed on a silver label on the bottom of the multi-cooker.

If you own an Instant Pot pressure cooker like many of us do…. please please keep cooking!!! Of course, if you really don’t want it, you can send it to me…but there isn’t any reason why you shouldn’t use it and LOVE it!

If you are one of the many that owns a instant pot but don’t know what to do with it.. you can check out some of my posts and recipes here:

 

I’d love to help you fall in love with this “magic” appliance like I have ( I have 2 now!) What have you tried in your Instant Pot pressure cooker lately?

Instant Pot accessories

So, you have an Instant Pot now! Yay!!

So you are either super excited and ready to make anything and everything OR you feel a bit intimidated and wondering why you insisted on following this instant pot fad…

well, either way, This post is for you! You don’t NEED accessories to make a lot of things in the Instant Pot but there are some super handy and fun accessories to help from anything from basic meals to fancy desserts!!

Also, if you are new to the Instant Pot, I hope you’ll explore this blog a bit to help you feel more comfortable (or just give you some good ideas to try) like my recipe search engines (most of them are Instant Pot ones) or this very first  review from when I got my first Instant Pot!!!

 

So here is a list of some awesome accessories:

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Instant Pot liner – A second stainless steel liner can be really useful!

Here’s a 6 qrt stainless, 6 qrt ceramic, 8 qrt ceramic

Spring Form Pan – cheese cakes, brownies, lasagna

Steamer basket – veggies (makes pulling them out even easier)

Also these ikea steamers fit 3 in at once!!!  These are cheaper at Ikea if you have one near you!!

Extra sealing rings – the colored options make it possible to have a designated savory//sweet ring. to avoid cross contamination and smells. Genuine IP rings

  • Be advised, using sealing rings that aren’t from Instant Pot will make your warranty void.

glass lid – use whenever not cooking under pressure – popcorn, saute’ setting etc.

silicone lid– great for when you want to transfer your whole liner into the fridge, like when you are making yogurt.

Red Instant Pot Mitts and oven gloves – ever need to grab your liner or the bowl you have inside the liner (pip cooking) when it’s still hot? yeah me too.. these save your fingers!!!

ramekins – personal cheesecakes ( you can use mason jars too!)

Stackable steamers – great for doing your whole meal at once!!

Egg mold – like the popular Starbucks egg bites but at home!

cover If you want to keep it on the counter but covered! 🙂

 

I will be adding to this list as time goes on.

 

  • I do have a LOT of accessories for my Instant pots.. but I have not personally tried all of these.. by the description I believe all these to fit and work well in the IP. Happy shopping!

 

Don’t have an Instant Pot yet?  Jump on the party train and get one today!! 🙂

 

freezer meal prep

Freezer Cooking Made Simple A Year later

Freezer Cooking Made Simple

– My Review of Once A Month meals – 1 year later.

 

I’ve been using my Once A Month Meals membership to stock our freezer for a year now!! And still absolutely LOVE it!


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I started looking into a membership when I was new to the Instant Pot and wanted to find more ways to use it, You can read my first review here!

But, you don’t even need an Instant Pot to take advantage of the amazing resources from Once A Month Meals

 

Here’s a list of the cook types for the cooking day and the serving day:

freezer cooking prep list

once a month meals cooking

 

 

 

 

Now, every month I make 20-30 dinners for our freezer. Plus, some lunches and breakfasts too!

Once A Month Meals has been adding new features, tons of new recipes, and special menus so membership just keeps getting better!

Here is just a few of their new menus:

Winter Real Food Freezer Menu

Winter Gluten Free Dairy Free Menu

Instant Pot Winter (Whole 30 Compliant) Easy Assembly Menu

Paleo Freezer Meal ( Whole 30 Compliant) volume 13

Fall Instant Pot Easy Assembly Mini Menu

 

You can check out all of these amazing menu options:

 

freezer cooking made simple

 

 

 

 

I know I’ve said this before, But the resources available to you as a member with Once  A Month Meals are outstanding!  In fact I do not hesitate to say that I would have never attempted freezer cooking for a whole month with out them!

You get these awesome customizable Menus that have been masterly crafted to consider time, effort, cost etc. (you select how many servings each meal makes too!)

You can easily swap recipes that do not appeal to you or even just build your own menu from the many recipes listed.

You get a detailed Grocery Shopping List (we are talking down to the ounces people!!)

The Prep list takes all the guessing out of what to do with all those groceries once you are home. And then the Cooking Day Instructions give you a step by step guide to stock your freezer!

Labels are at the ready for your bags or containers before you stick them in the freezer ( these labels even have the serving day instructions right on them!)

The Thaw Sheet is so handy ( I keep mine in my household planner binder) for deciding what to pull out of the freezer each night! Only have 30 minutes to get dinner on the table?? well, then grab these Enchilada Meatballs, and have dinner from freezer to table in 20 minutes!!!

And Recipe Cards for every recipe in your menu.

 

Seriously, Once A Month Meals has CHANGED how I do dinner! In fact I have stopped in the middle of writing this post to plop in our dinner from the freezer and in just about 1 hours time, our dinner is almost ready and I’ll pack away this computer and we can sit down to eat… just like that!

We are having Granny’s Italian beef tonight with mashed potatoes!

 

 

I just bought these baggy openers from Amazon.. They are super handy!!

Amazon baggie holder freezer cooking made simple

Here are some great tools for prepping and freezer your meals:

Those 64 oz containers are the perfect size to freeze meals for the Instant Pot…  So the food fits perfectly inside the liner of your Pot.

And don’t forget to use Wal-Mart’s free grocery Pick up to get your groceries for the month! Here’s $10 off your first order and my review of the free service, we actually use it weekly!

Have you ever prepared freezer meals before? What’s the most intimidating part of the process for you?

 

Chicken, Rice and Broccoli – Instant Pot Conversion

One of my favorite oven dinners is Creamy  Chicken, Rice and Broccoli.

So, I set out to convert it to the IP. The Result was an amazing dinner done under 30 minutes (and that’s with frozen chicken)

creamy chicken, rice, and broccoli


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I used my 8 qrt DUO, and started out with 1 cup of water in the bottom of the pot, and then the trivet. ( I just happen to like chicken when it isn’t sitting in the liquid, but either way works.)

This particular day I used Bone-in chicken thighs. But you can use Chicken Breast too. And if you want to save yourself a step, just buy boneless.

Then I added a second trivet on top of the chicken. and the bowl of rice.  If you don’t have a second trivet you can put the bowl directly on top of the chicken.

In the bowl I put 1 cup of Uncle Ben’s brown rice. and 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth, Plus a slab of butter. Then placed the bowl on top of everything.  This method is called Pot in Pot cooking ( or PIP)

creamy chicken and rice in the instant pot

Set the lid, and make sure valve is set to seal. Then select Manual (or pressure cook) button and adjust to 23 minutes.

Make sure it is on high pressure.

creamy chicken in the instant pot

The Pot came up to pressure surprisingly quick. And then when the 23 minutes was done, I let it naturally pressure release (NPR) for 5-10 minutes.  While I waited, I cheated a little bit and steamed my broccoli in the microwave. I could have waited and removed the chicken and rice and stuck the broccoli in the IP (If you want to do this, just select 0 minutes on the manual setting)

After releasing the remaining pressure, I set the bowl of rice aside. and took out the chicken. reserved the liquid for anything I need chicken broth for this week, and took the chicken off the bones.

I dumped in two cans of Cream of Mushroom soup and a splash of milk and dumped everything back in the pot to stir.

Instant pot chicken and rice

A sprinkle of pepper and paprika and dinner is done! (You don’t need salt if you are using the canned cream of mushroom soup)

I really love brown rice cooked like this in IP. It comes out fluffy and soft every time!

instant pot chicken, rice

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Creamy Chicken, Rice, & Broccoli - Instant Pot version
This is a favorite meal of ours.. normally done in the oven. But I wanted to make a quick IP version. The result was delish!!!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes (including time to come to pressure
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Instant pot
Keyword recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes (including time to come to pressure
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  1. Place 1 cup water in bottom of Instant Pot ( I'm using my 8 qrt DUO)
  2. Place chicken pieces on top of trivet.
  3. prepare pyrex bowl for rice. (or whatever oven safe bowl you have that fits) Add 1 cup rice, 1 1/2 cup chicken broth, slab of butter. Place bowl on top of chicken or if you have another trivet.
  4. Secure lid and check valve is set to seal. Select Pressure cook ( Manual) high pressure for 23 mimutes.
  5. Let Naturally Release Pressure (NPR) for 5-10 minutes. Release remaining pressure.
  6. Meanwhile, Steam broccoli in Microwave ( Or if you want to do everything in IP, Remove rice bowl, chicken and chicken and throw in the broccoli, set for 0 minutes)
  7. Reserve the chicken broth for another recipe.
  8. Mix in Cream of Mushroom soup and milk. stir in Rice, Chicken and Broccoli.
  9. Sprinkle with Pepper and Paprika. Serve!
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Full blog instructions and pictures can be found here: http://www.loveandscribbles.com/chicken-rice-broccoli-instant-pot-conversion/

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