Chicken Parmesan Instant Pot Conversion Recipe
Chicken Parmesan Instant Pot Conversion Recipe
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veggies are some of the easiest things to make in the Instant pot! And when you do them right, they come out fresh and delicious!
Making baby food has been a favorite thing for me to do in the Instant Pot. And David loves it!
Well, here we are, it’s October already!?!?!
We’ve started school here at the love house. William is officially a kindergartner. We love our charter, Visions In Education! And the resources available to us are incredible!
William began taking piano in August. He seems to really have a good understanding of the instrument and music and really likes it!
We’ve even participated in a science class with a group of other charter students and went on a field trip to a friend’s farm!
We really like all of the curriculum we’ve chosen for this year and I hope to write a blog post about all of that soon!
James has challenged me as we balance still giving him the attention he needs while being distracted with hours of school work and the baby!
Oh the baby! David is 7 months of cuteness already! He’s crawling, pulling himself up on the couch, enjoys trying new foods all the time, and except for teething pain, he is always joyful!
Even though he is the easiest baby of them all, and super peaceful, Adding a third child to the mix has proven to be a huge game changer. A lot of things just became a whole lot more complicated. I love this calling and mission field, I’m also exhausted! 🙂
Fall time means Awana Bible club has started up again….
We all love it!
We have had a great fall season so far and looking forward to the Holidays coming up so quickly!
As for Loveandscribbles. I am working hard to revamp a lot of the site and even have some awesome organization tools for the recipes I’ve been sharing recently! It will take a while to get it all redone, but I’m excited to share all of the changes with you soon!
And we plan to share holiday deals with you as they come up! Black Friday weekend is less than 6 weeks away! I’m hoping for a killer Instant Pot deal again but we shall see!! So make sure you like us on facebook to see all the deals we share!
I hope you are enjoying Fall too!
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Sugar free sweetened condensed Milk and Fudge!
Sugar free sweetened condensed milk and sugar-free fudge! Yep, It’s real and it’s so good!
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Don’t be intimidated about the idea of making your own sweetened condensed milk! I looked through a few recipes and tips and I’ve made this three times now and it comes out perfectly every time!
First, I’d like to point out that the ingredient list is crazy simple!
Just three ingredients for delicious sweetened condensed milk!
And for fudge all you add to the condensed milk is sugar-free chocolate chips!
Side note about sweetener: I haven’t said much about my sugar-free choices but I really love this combination of sweeteners,
they are natural and allow for no rise in your blood sugars!
My favorite Stevia is from Trim Healthy Mama, although you can also find many good choices of Stevia on Amazon or the grocery store. (Pyure is my favorite store brand these days)
and the others I order in bulk from Amazon! (click the linked names of each sweetener product for a direct link to the amazon product! ;))
The most helpful trick I have come across for making the sweetened condensed milk is using a large shallow pan. Like a large frying pan!
This makes the milk condense so much faster and gives you a beautiful thick and creamy product in about 20 minutes.
Start by putting 2 cups of cream, 2 TBSP of unsalted butter, and 1/3 a cup of sweetener ( may need to convert the amount of sweetener if you are using something different, my blend is some what of a super sweet blend. )
Stir until dissolved and bring to a boil on medium to high heat.
Once boiling, simmer, stirring occasionally until condensed by about half and thick and bubbly. Should be about 15-20 minutes.
This will make about a cup to a cup and a half! seriously LOOK at how creamy and thick this is?? (one note of caution…. no matter how badly you want to, Do Not lick the spoon and taste this right out of the hot pan.. you may or may not burn your tongue and regret it for the next two days! ?) But trust me, its soooo yummy!
Now to make fudge!!!
I love to make fudge right away while the milk is still hot. The chocolate chips melt right away and I can stick it in the freezer!
It’s a one to one ratio… so a cup of condensed milk and a cup of chocolate chips makes a full batch.
But if you are being weird and don’t want to eat the whole dish. (I guess it could happen?!) You could always make just half a cup and half a cup… or whatever you want!
You can also make it later by mixing the chocolate chips with the condensed milk and microwave in small increments, stirring in between each time until fully melted and blended together! Chill until hardened.
And then do your best to not stand at the counter ( or fridge) and eat the entire thing.. I’m not totally sure why that isn’t a good idea.. but we are supposed to resist the urge to do so.. I know, weird! I just might have done this ( ok I didn’t eat the WHOLE thing) with a tub of peanut butter and a spoon… and I’m not going to say it was a bad idea! 🙂
Also, My friend Tiffani and I are dreaming all kinds of deliciousness like coconut flakes and nuts for the next time. And there will definitely be a next time!
I hope you try this recipe out and I hope you enjoy every sugar-free bite!
~ Deanna Grace
We haven’t been on very many vacations as a family since we started having kids. In fact up until this trip the only ones we’ve gone on all together included extended family! So, for the first time just the 5 of us packed up and headed out of town! Living on a budget means we needed to figure out how to have a family vacation for less, so here’s what we did!
Sidenote: after this first experience as the mom on vacation I really think we should come up with a new word for it. Because the role of “vacationing mom” is a lot of work and certainly doesn’t have the same calm, relaxing feelings as vacation without the family!
Anyways, it is totally worth all the work and we made wonderful memories! And actually I can’t wait to go again!
For this trip we went to Lake Tahoe! It was a nice break from the valley heat and I just love that beautiful lake surrounded by trees and mountains!
We started by searching for hotels. There are lots of travel sites that help you find a good deal. A few of our favorite to search through are…
Airbnb is fun because you can rent a whole house (or even just a room if that’s all you need) watch out for added fees though.
Booking.com Great Prices and NO booking fees!
Vacations Made Easy is nice because you can build a whole vacation package while booking your rooms!
There are soooo many sites to help plan a budget friendly trip. Travel zoo, Groupon, Living social, home away, and so many more, are all great!
* When looking through these sites be sure to look for any added taxes or fees. Also, to get more of a value for your money look for deals that include meal coupons, drink coupons and other extras!!
For this trip we chose Lakeside Inn and casino ( I liked that the rooms and the casino part were completely separate so our kids never even went through the gaming area!) It wasn’t fancy or anything but it was clean and we were able to get a room with two full size beds!
This trip we were trying to not leave to big of a mark on our budget, and this is how we managed to keep the cost really low:
For most vegetables I would cook them in the Instant pot on the manual setting (high pressure) for 0 minutes! Yep! zero minutes! This means that it will come to pressure and then immediately be done. And always do a quick release to stop the cooking right away! The only time I have it in the pot for any longer, is if it’s a little tougher veggie, but even then it’s usually just 1 or 2 minutes!
I’ll give a couple of examples:
First up let me show you these delicious, amazing brussels sprouts (No, I’m not even joking, they are my new favorite veggie)
I adapted this to start in the Instant Pot and then finish in a pan (but actually you could saute in the pot, not sure why I didn’t think about that until now). The original recipe comes from my beautiful friend Tiffani Swain.
There are a few ways to put your veggies in the pot.
1. Straight in the pot with the water.
2. On the trivet or in a steamer basket .
3. In a bowl with the water on top of the trivet. This is called Pot in pot (pip) cooking. If you don’t have a steamer basket this is a great option to easily remove all the sprouts after cooking.
Whichever way you choose, you’ll just need a cup of water and the brussel sprouts.
Trim off the ends and if they are pretty big, cut them in half.
Close the lid and seal. Set for 1 minute and you’ll be ready in no time.
You’ll need Garlic, Butter, salt and pepper, and Parmesan cheese to finish these beautiful veggies.
Have I posted about my awesome salt and pepper box?? I’m not joking when I say this is the first thing I bought for the new kitchen project. I had it sitting on my wish list for a while and as soon as we finished setting a budget and planning, I ordered it from amazon! 🙂 It’s my favorite and you can get one here!
Melt the butter and saute the garlic until fragrant. Add the steamed brussels to the pan and saute for several minutes, stirring frequently. Once done (I usually like a little crispy edges from the saute, but if in a hurry I just take them off after they are completely coated in the yummy butter. delish either way!) sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
It’s taken three times serving these, but finally my boys ate a couple of pieces with out much wining and had smiles too! ( I may or may not have bribed them with sugar-free soda, which is a huge treat around here 🙂 )
Corn On The Cob:
Prime Day is half way over (sad times) but it is still going strong!
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Check out some of these deals coming up! (I’ll be adding more products as they come up all afternoon/evening!)
I’m sharing a lot of deals over at my FACEBOOK PAGE all day and evening! Like us to keep in the know! 🙂
You can have a look here for all the Prime Day Deals. Or below for some of the deals that have caught my eye!
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Of course our favorite deals are anything Instant Pot related!
I am so excited about Instant Pot YOGURT!!!
Let me just pause right here and say, I never really expected to get into this kind of “everything” home-made kind of home making… and this project intimidated me a lot! but now that I’ve made it once, and wrote down some notes for next time, I am so beyond excited!
It is pretty fun to provide home-made goodies for my family, and it’s especially nice when you can find recipes and methods that have already been ironed out!
I wouldn’t have even attempted to make yogurt if it wasn’t for my amazing Instant Pot! Man, I love this thing! Best Christmas present ever! (Thanks Babe!) From applesauce, to a freezer full of dinners, making my lunches a breeze and now even making yogurt… The Instant Pot has been (dare I say it?) life-changing! If you aren’t familiar with this miracle appliance ? You can read my previous posts about it here.
I was nervous to take on yogurt. So, I’ve been looking into it for a while now and preparing myself for the task.
I started with buying just a few things