Healthy Stuffed Peppers

Healthy Stuffed Peppers

stuffed pepper

I hope you are hungry and you want a  healthy stuffed pepper because I have a treat for you. These are so good my kids ask me to make them. I know it is hard to believe but when you make them not only will you look like a gourmet cook but you will fall in love with stuffed peppers.

It gets even better not only can you make stuffed pepper in your oven. I will tell you how to make stuffed peppers in the Pressure Cooker.

These healthy stuffed peppers make a great quick dinner or a Freezer meal in a jiffy. I loved that I was able to use Jimmy Deans Sausage Crumbles. They really sped up my prep time and increased the flavor factor to an out of control “YUM!” Jimmy Dean was kind enough to send me free products coupons which were a good thing because I made several batches to freeze for those nights when I want something healthy and hearty but I do not want to actually “cook”. I am a pop it in the oven kind of gal. These also look amazing when you have a party and serve them. I am spoiling my secret sharing how easy they are to make especially since Jimmy Dean cooked the meat and that is usually the hardest and most time-consuming part.

You will need the following ingredients for your very own quick, healthy, and easy to prepare meals. Yes, you can freeze this just put it together and do not cook it until you are ready to eat it.

healthy stuffed peppers

jimmy dean ingredients (1 of 1)


1 bag of Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles or sausage

2 cups of Spanish rice (cook it according to directions on the box, can, or bag)

5 Bell Peppers with the seeds removed

Salsa ( I used Peach Salsa)

Olive Oil

Cheddar Cheese or a Mexican blend

fresh cilantro


healthy stuffed peppers

Cut the pepper and remove the top

stuffed pepper

Remove the seeds from the pepper

spanish ricerice

Add the Spanish rice that you cooked per the recipe on the box, bag, or can

jimmy dean sausage

Now add in the Jimmy Dean Sausage crumbles…..  and pretend you cooked for hours..

salsa in peppers

I add in a mango salsa but your favorite salsa will do nicely

sausage stuffed peppers

Another layer of our secret ingredient the Jimmy Dean pork sausage crumbles

rice stuffed peppers

Another layer of the Spanish rice

water into baked stuffed peppers

Add another layer of salsa and then fill your dish up 50% of the way with water. This will help keep the peppers tender. I put in a tablespoon of olive oil into the water.

baked stuffed peppers

Bake for 20 minutes and then bake the cheese until it is melted.

peppers final


It is hard to imagine these tasty ingredients created this gourmet meal in minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat the peppers with olive oil and pour in some water into the pan to keep them moist then roast in a baking dish about 20-25 minutes just until cooked thru. Remove the peppers from the oven and allow to cool until you can handle them.

If you chose to freeze them do so before cooking, then you will then need to do the above instructions, but you will have to cook them for an additional 10 minutes.

*Remove from the oven and top with fresh cilantro

This is how you make stuffed peppers in the Pressure Cooker.

Pressure Cooker Stuffed Peppers Recipe

*** Use your stuffed pepper recipe and follow these cooking instructions.

Place 1 cup of water in the bottom of your pressure cooker make sure that your pan is in there. I know a lot of people forget that part and ruin their unit. Then place a steamer or ramekins in the pressure cooker.

You will then place your stuff peppers in the Pressure cooker.

If your pepper is stuffed with precooked meat, then you will cook them for just 5 minutes.

If your stuffed pepper has uncooked hamburger meat in it, then you will need to cook your peppers for 15 minutes with a 10-minute natural release. Natural release means to open the vent and let your stuffed peppers sit in the pot.

I found that the ramekins help the peppers keep their shape.

These are a couple of my must-have accessories for your pressure cooker.



Set of everything you need for a pressure cooker

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Now that you have two ways to make healthy stuffed peppers. You will need to know What Goes Good With Stuffed Peppers


How To Cook a Pork Loin in a Pressure Cooker

How To Cook a Pork Loin in a Pressure Cooker

Are you a sport’s parent? I am and I can tell you every night I struggle with getting dinner on the table or in the car so my kids have healthy meals to eat. I have found that my Pressure Cooker XL has become my best friend because I can make meals in under an hour that are real meals, not just sandwiches.

I get asked a lot of questions about cooking in my pressure cooker xl the biggest one is.

How do you cook a pork loin in a power pressure cooker XL?

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March 15, 2018

5 Things You Can’t Leave Northern Ireland Without Doing

Things To Do In Northern Ireland

Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap darn I need to put that pencil down. I can’t think of a single thing my mind is filled with dreams. I have to finish my packing list or empty the laundry that has cascaded down the basket. I again pick up my pencil only to start tapping it on my lips. Grr? Why, can’t I concentrate? Focus I tell myself. Who could focus on work when you know in just a few days you will leave for what could be the best trip of your life?

Donegal is the coolest place on the planet according to National Geographic Travellers ‘The Cool List 2017’. It was also voted ‘Ireland’s Hidden Gem’ by Independent Travel readers. It is no wonder I can’t get anything done on my list other than googling things to do in Northern Ireland. It seems the more I try to stay on task the quicker my hands move over the keys. I type things like where to sleep in Donegal?

What are the best hotels in Donegal?

Then I type what are the best restaurants in Ireland?

I practice saying it Donegal DUN-i-gawl in my best Irish voice which is hardly something I would use if I was trying to make friends. I was so excited to travel to Donegal so I put my pencil away since clearly it was impeding my list creation capabilities and I began to type.

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Superior Source Vitamins Giveaway

“March to Health” by giving your body some vitamins boost. We can’t always get or get enough vitamins and minerals from the foods we eat so we need to take vitamins to supplement or body. Superior Source is our family’s choice! They have over 180 vitamins for the entire family. All of Superior Source instant dissolve vitamins are GMO-Free, Sugar-Free with NO Fillers, Binders, Preservatives or Dyes! And here’s a good news because all of you can get FREE VITAMINS! Plus, we’re also giving away $95 worth of Superior Source Vitamins.

We need to make sure our whole family’s health is in tip top shape. It’s important to make sure to have a healthy diet and we give our body a boost of vitamins. Superior Source is my choice of vitamins for my family. I highly recommend you check out Superior Source Vitamins. They have a wide variety of vitamins for adults and even for kids, best part is you can get FREE products below! The Microlingual® tablets from Superior Source are perfect for kids because they dissolve fast.

This is a great reminder for us to focus our attention on family time to spend time together doing healthy and active pursuits. Let’s all eat better, exercise more and make the health of our family a priority every day!

Start giving some time for yourself. Being healthy is a combination of getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods, exercising daily (here’s a printable daily fitness goal), relaxing and taking some vitamins and supplements to boost your body’s defenses.

Superior Source Vitamins.

Superior Source Vitamins

Superior Source Vitamins has many great vitamins to choose from for supplementation! Being healthy inside is just as important as outside, and a great way to get the inside of our bodies healthy is to give it good vitamins to promote energy, heart health, bone health, etc.

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Homemade Body Scrubs You’ll Love

There was a time when my feet walked through sand whose grains were as fine as silk. There was a time I wore heels that were tall, delicate, and the envy of all. There were times when I would sneak into the spa and enjoy body scrubs from head to toe. There were times when I could read a book without pictures. That was before all this happened.

It started 14 years ago, the decline of my me time. It began in a Chinese restaurant of all places. I had just had a cup of tea saying a spot of tea in a Chinese restaurant doesn’t sound correct. I had just ordered, and then I had to go to the ladies room. I excused myself. I began to cry. I am not sure why I was crying. The tea had appeared and my day was going well. I was having lunch with the love of my life, my husband but I couldn’t stop crying. I knew then and there what was wrong but I needed to see for sure.

I rushed to the store, and I grabbed the test. I took the test and just like I did in school. I passed with flying colors or in this case a red line. We were having a baby. I can’t describe how happy I was, but I can tell you it was better news than thinking I lost my mind. I mean who cries over tea at a Chinese restaurant. That was the day my life changed. I began to live for my child. I gave up the fancy things in life so he could have a perfect life but I never gave up my desire to be pampered. I just had to make it fit in my budget.

That is how I came to make body scrubs. These are some Homemade Body Scrubs You’ll Love!

Pamper yourself by having a spa in your home. Check out these homemade body scrub recipes you'll love.

Easy Homemade Body Scrub Recipes

Manuka Oil Lemon Salt Scrub Recipe

1 Cup Fine Pacific Sea Salt
4 Tbsp Coconut Oil
A few drops of Manuka Honey Oil in Almond Oil
1 Tsp Lemon Juice

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1. Add 1 cup Pacific Sea Salt to your bowl.
2. Slowly add in your coconut oil and stir until wet.
3. Add Manuka Honey Oil.
4. Add lemon and stir.
5. Store in container with lid.

This is also a favorite recipe you can make using the Fine Pacific Sea Salt
Homemade Body Scrub inspired by my trip to the Inn and Spa at Loretto, Santa Fe.

Homemade Vanilla Peppermint Scrub

Homemade Vanilla Peppermint Body Scrub Recipe

Energizing Sugar and Coffee Homemade Body Scrub

Energizing Sugar and Coffee Homemade Body Scrub

Homemade Body Scrub Sugar and Sage

Homemade Body Scrub Sugar and Sage

Once you buy the Manuka Honey Oil in Almond Oil you can use it in other ways.

PRI Manuka Oil from New Zealand is very gentle and can be used straight from the bottle for its antibacterial properties. It is a natural antiseptic suitable for the whole family (and pets) to use. It also has a wide range of antifungal activity. The difference from its Australian cousin Tea Tree Oil is that is has a pleasant aroma and will not burn or irritate the skin. Therapeutic Action Manuka Oil has been shown to be effective when used as an: antibacterial agent, antifungal and as an anti-inflammatory.

Manuka Oil has been shown to aid as an external application for treatment of: Abrasions — skin, abscess, acne, bed sores, blisters, boils, burns, carbuncles, cold sores, cracked skin, dandruff, dermatitis, ears and body-pierced infections, eczema, nail and fungal infections, insect bites, lice, ringworm, rhinitis skin-oily, sun burn, tinea, tonsillitis.

Suspended in an almond oil base, this highly purified essential oil has a unique floral note and high levels of active compounds to use for sore joints and inflammation. It is often used as a massage oil for lower back pain in pregnant women.

What Homemade Body Scrubs You’ll Love is your favorite?

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Chili Recipe For the Pressure Cooker

Chili Recipe For the Pressure Cooker

It is that time of year when you need a meal and you need it fast.  So, warm, comfort food is on the menu. Chili can be easily made in your slow cooker which we listed below and you can also make a Chili Recipe For the Pressure Cooker and then served three different ways. Make a big pot of chili and warm up with this homey soup after being out in the snow. Then, use the leftovers to make nachos and chili dogs for the big game.  You can even make Chili cheese dog casserole recipe.

Once you’ve eaten the chili as a soup, take the lid off the slow cooker and leave it on “low”. The chili will cook down and thicken as the liquid evaporates. Use the thick chili as a topping for hot dogs and to make your own nachos. Chili dog toppings to have on hand are spicy mustard, chopped onions, warm sauerkraut, sweet pickle relish, coleslaw, and of course, ketchup.

Making your own nachos is easy; just think layers. On the serving platter, spread tortilla chips evenly. Next, goes your thick, warm chili. Then, shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, asiago, a mix…your choice). Top the cheese with finely, shredded iceberg lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sliced black olives, jalapeno slices, dollops of sour cream, and freshly chopped cilantro. This will make a beautiful presentation and guests will gobble it up!

The recipe is the same for both chili recipes, however, the cooking instructions and times will differ.

 Easy Chili Recipes 

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