Have I mentioned how much I love using my slow cooker!? I use it at least twice a week, and it makes dinner time go by so smoothly. It’s also great for making large meals without having to dirty up a bunch of pans! As some of you know, my husband is living a gluten free dairy free life so I try to make sure I make meals that he can eat and the kids will still love. This week I’m sharing one of my daughters favorite recipes, my Gluten Free Dairy Free Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef Recipe! This is SO easy to make, and when done is fork tender. You can serve it over rice, noodles, or as my daughter likes it, mashed potatoes! You can also make a big batch of this and freeze it for later!Continue reading
Ever just get that craving for something sweet late at night but you don’t want to spend the time making something (or eat so many calories late at night)? Me too! Some of you know that I love my Instapot, mostly for easy weeknight dinners, but as I have recently discovered it’s easy to make super awesome desserts in it too! My little family loves all things apples. Applesauce, apple slices, apple pie, all of it. So naturally I had to try out some Instant Pot Baked Apples! It’s the easy and fast way to make baked apples, and man-oh-man are they tasty. The best part? It takes 8 minutes to make 6 of them. (Yes, really).Continue reading
Does your family have different food allergies or sensitivities? Mine does, and it makes meal planning a bit difficult for me. My husband is allergic to gluten, and I have a kid who is allergic to dairy and another one that’s allergic to eggs. Honestly, it is quite hard to grocery shop and prepare meals because I have to be careful and make sure to consider the ingredients that I’m going to put in each recipe so that it will be safe for everyone to eat. Preparing individual meals for each is not an option because I don’t have the time and that will certainly be too expensive for our budget. So to make life easier, I made a list of Gluten Free Dairy Free Egg Free Recipes that I know my family will enjoy and that are easy for me to prepare especially during busy days.
One of my favorite things about spring is getting together with family to enjoy the nice weather, each others company, and some sweet treats. While watching the news over the weekend I saw that our local berry farm was open for business and it was time to go pick some fresh berries! If you have one of these types of farms in your area I highly suggest you check it out. Nothing compares to the taste of a fresh berry right off the vine, trust me! And one of my favorite things to make with fresh berries is Weight Watchers Mixed Berry Cobbler Cake.
This Weight Watcher Mixed Berry Cobbler Cake Recipe is as sweet as a traditional cobbler while being weight watchers friendly. Can’t beat that right!? Plus its only 3 ingredients so it’s super easy to make. My daughter (who is 6) made the one below all by herself. If you love this recipe make sure to check out more of our favorite Weight Watchers Dessert Recipes with Points Plus.
I wanted to start canning my own sandwich spreads for my kids to lessen the cost of store bought and to give them better quality food so with peach season in full swing I thought, What better than Peach Butter? It’s a lot less sugar,no preservatives , and none of the “other stuff added”. Besides, you cant just buy a jar of peach butter like you do apple butter..so here we go!
First, make sure you have all the materials necessary for this project. You don’t want to get to a step and ..oops..forgot to get this!
Note: This recipe is for a precooked ham. I buy those all the time to save time. They still take about 2 hours to cook in the oven. That is a long time that you need to plan for before eating dinner. I never have two hours unless it is the weekend but I often crave ham so I figured out how to cook a ham in the pressure cooker.
It is actually very easy. You will need the following items.
Optional Potatoes and herbs if you want to cook your meal together.
1. If you are cooking your potatoes with your ham. The put in the potatoes first.
2. Pour in the 1 cup of water (Whether you have potatoes or veggies or not.)
3. Place a large sheet of foil on your counter (It must be big enough to wrap your ham)
4. Put your ham in the foil. Do not wrap the top. You will leave it open to pour in your sugar and pineapple mixture once it is in the pressure cooker.
5. Mix the packet ingredients or the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg with 1/2 cup of the pineapple juice from the can of pineapple. You can use the pineapples later or put them on the ham in the pressure cooker. Our kids like their pineapples not cooked with their ham. I like mine cooked so I do half and half.
7. Place the foil wrapped ham on top of the sling
8. Make sure the foil will contain the liquid you are about to add.
9. Pour in the liquid mixture.
10. Close the Foil
11. Shut the Pressure cooker
12. Turn it to 10 minutes for your pre-cooked ham that is 6-7 lbs
13. Let the pressure release when it is done
14. Use your mitts to take off the top
15. Unwrap your ham and let it cool
I do this during the week so I can use the ham to make other recipes. These are some of my favorite recipes with ham.
Easy Recipes Kids Can Make: Ham and Cheese Sushi Rolls
This is the ultimate one stop shop Instant pot pack
I use these all the time
Silicone starter pack
This is the pressure cooker I have.
I love my steamer basket
When I am trying to do an entire meal at once I love this
and everyone needs one of these make sure you look at the size of the unit before you buy this cake pan.
This is the best storage option I love my Rubbermaid containers you can microwave them and refrigerator food in them. They do not stain!
For more instant pot recipes check out these cookbooks
Try my Instant Pot Salmon Recipe
Did you know that you can make desserts in your instant pot? See my list of drool-worthy Best Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Desserts