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!
For the last three summers, Cathy and I have jumped into the world of canning. We started off small, just doing applesauce and sliced peaches. Last year we experimented with peach salsa. It was fabulous! We have also canned pickles, peach jam, blueberry jam, apple butter, apple pie filling and apple jelly in the past. It is so delightful to have these goodies in the middle of winter!
Last weekend, I went to purchase the peaches for our peach salsa. I originally wanted to use the little orchard right down the road. However, we had terenchal rain on Saturday and they are closed Sunday. So, off to Carter’s Mountain I went. My intentions were to make it an adventure day for my boys and take them peach picking. Wouldn’t you know it, they both fell asleep in the car on the ride there! I opted to not wake them and went to check out the pre-picked fruit. I told one of the workers that I needed peaches for canning. She told me the best deal would be getting the bruised and very ripe peaches. Since I was canning that day, these peaches were perfect! I ended up getting a half bushel for $5.00!
We used garlic, tomatoes and jalapenos from Cathy’s garden. I bought red bell pepper, cilantro and red onions for about $4.00. We ended up with 19 half pint jars of salsa and 5 half pints of freezer peach jam for $9.00! Plus we had enough sliced peaches left over for each of us to make a cobbler.
You guys, I got the coolest kitchen gadget over the weekend. It’s got the convenience of a slowcooker, with the quickness of a pressure cooker. You know I’m talking about my Instant Pot! This thing is amazing, and much easier to use than I thought it was going to be. So now in under an hour I can make all sorts of yummy meals for my family. Today I wanted to share with you the first Instapot Recipe I tried. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family did!Continue reading
I love a good salad. Unfortunately, some of my family members can’t have gluten, and some can’t have dairy. That’s why this Gluten Free Dairy Free Chicken Salad Recipe is a winner in my books! It’s gluten-free and dairy-free without lacking in flavor. It’s so creamy and so tasty. This easy chicken salad recipe is perfect for sandwiches, wraps or with lettuce. I usually make some to-go and we eat it while watching soccer games.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Ingredients for this Gluten Free Dairy Free Chicken Salad Recipe
2 Organic Chicken Breasts
1/2 White Onion (Chopped)
16 Cherry Tomatoes (Diced)
1 tbsp. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
½ Cup Spectrum Canola Mayonnaise
1 tsp. Turmeric
1 tbsp. Dill
4 tbsp. Bread & Butter Pickles (Chopped)
Do you go into a store and look for the cheapest meat? I do. I even go on the days they mark everything down. I am not ashamed that I am a saver. You can even see how we live on the 30,000 a year following the simple principles of paying the least amount of money for the things you need. I find that chickens are relatively cheap and I know I can easily make a dinner that will feed my family of five. I have several wonderful easy pressure cooker chicken recipes.
This one is no exception it is a Dairy free Gluten Free Pressure Cooker Whole Chicken Recipe
You will need both a Pressure Cooker and a Whole Chicken you can also use an
Instant pot and a whole chicken. The recipe will work in either they both use pressure to cook one is just a brand name. This is what you will do to pressure cooker whole chicken with vegetables.
You will gather these ingredients. You can leave out some of the veggies if you want and add others to suit your taste.
I am cheap. I admit it. I am a hoarder of turkey, ham, and chicken. When I see it on sale I buy it. I can’t help it. I just love to cook big meals for my family it makes me feel great but I hate to pay retail. That brings me to my turkey breast story. I figured out in November you can get Turkey for a lot less. The day after Thanksgiving they mark them down even further. The breasts are so easy to find. What I didn’t know is can you cook a turkey breast in a pressure cooker?
I figured you could since I can cook a whole chicken soup in a pressure cooker. What I wasn’t sure of was how long would it take. I did, however, find out because I needed to make dinner. I intended to cook the turkey breast the normal way in the oven. The problem was my 8 pound Turkey breast was going to take 3.5 hours in the oven. I didn’t have time for that so I decided to try the pressure cooker. I was pleased with my pressure cooker turkey breast recipe. I will tell you the skin doesn’t get crispy like it does in the oven. I was so pressed for time I didn’t throw mine in the oven but I could have on broil for 10-15 minute to crisp it up.
How long does a frozen turkey breast take to cook in a pressure cooker?
This is how long you cook a turkey breast in the pressure cooker. I cooked an 8 lb turkey breast for 50 minutes in my pressure cooker.