Category Archives for "Recipes"

May 30, 2019

Got Mulberries? 3 Mulberry Recipe Ideas!

Around here one of the surest signs of summer is when one of the kids comes back into the house with a purple face and purple hands! That is when I know the mulberry tree is loaded with ripe fruit and summer has arrived! So here are my Mulberry Recipe Ideas.

Got mulberries then you need a mulberry recipe. We have muffins, parfait and smoothie.

Mulberry Recipe Ideas

I love that my kids will always have the memory of climbing into the mulberry tree and eating their fill of berries in the warm sunshine. I love eating them myself. Usually eating berries from the tree is about all we ever get to do with the berries. There have not been an abundance of berries in year’s past. But for some reason, the mulberry tree this year is loaded with berries. Big beautiful black mulberries! More than we could ever eat! So I tried to figure out what to do with all these berries. First I attempted to make jam. Let’s just say that did not turn out the way I expected. Moving on…everyone I talked to about mulberry recipes suggested that I make muffins. So I dug my favorite muffing recipe out and gave it a shot! Yes! Success!

Mulberry recipe, mulberries are perfect for muffins. This muffins recipe is a winner.

The muffins were moist and delicious with just the right amount of sweetness. In fact, they were so good I made 3 more batches and will freeze them for an easy breakfast all summer long!

Mulberry muffins that's moist and tasty.

I am sharing my favorite all time muffin recipe. You can make any variety of muffins starting with this basic recipe. For the mulberry recipe I reduced the amount of fruit to 1 cup. Mulberries are bigger than my typical add ins (blueberries or chocolate chips) amd they also have more seeds.

Mulberries you can make wonderful muffins that's moist and tasty. Made with flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and more.

Basic Muffin Recipe:

1 13/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar, depending on how sweet you like your muffins
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract

Mulberries are delicious by themselves or try one of these mulberry recipes

With Mulberries:

1 cup mulberries, remove stems, rinse, and sprinkle with a little sugar

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners

2. In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, slat, and nutmeg. In a second bowl whisk together the milk, butter, egg, and vanilla.

3. Add fruit or any other add ins to the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine with as few strokes as possible.

4. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each cup to 1/2 to 2/3 full.

5. Bake until golden brown, 15-20 min. Brush with melted butter and serve warm.

Yummy mulberry muffins that's moist and perfect back to school breakfast or after school treats.

More Mulberry Recipe Ideas

Make a mulberry yogurt parfait. Layer vanilla yogurt and mulberries and even granola if you like.

Easy mulberry yogurt parfait. Layer vanilla yogurt and mulberries and granola.

Make mulberry smoothies. Blend up mulberries, strawberries, and bananas with vanilla yogurt to make a quick healthy breakfast. Mulberries are full of antioxidants and vitamins.

Mulberry smoothie is great for breakfast. Just blend up mulberries, strawberries, and bananas with vanilla yogurt.

Got Mulberries? Now you know what to do with them!

Springform Pan set, MCIRCO Nonstick Leakproof 3pcs(4″/7″/9″) Cake Pan Bakeware Cheesecake Pan with 4pcs Egg Tart Mold (Set of 7pcs)

Elite Bakeware 5 Piece Nonstick Cake Pans Set

Nordic Ware Leak Proof Springform Pan

2 Pack Silicone Muffin Cupcake Baking Pan

Kootek 42 Pieces Cake Decorating Supplies Kit with 36 Icing Tips

Betty Crocker 3-in-1 Baking Rack

Rachael Ray Cucina Nonstick Bakeware 10-Piece Set

Other breakfast recipes to enjoy:

Homemade Egg McMuffin Recipe

Stir Fried Fruit Crepes

Cream Cheese Filled Monkey Bread

Pressure Cooker Weight Watchers Recipes

Being on a diet doesn’t mean you have to suffer by starving or eating tasteless food. You can still lose weight by eating in moderation and choosing the food you eat. Weight Watchers Recipes will help with your weight loss goals while still letting you enjoy great tasting food. If you’re busy and don’t have much time to cook I highly suggest you get a pressure cooker. It makes cooking delicious meals super quick and easy, and by cooking at home, you can save money and make sure that your ingredients are all healthy. To help you plan your meals I listed down my favorite 31 Pressure Cooker Weight Watchers Recipes that you can easily prepare at home.

Eat without guilt with these 31 Pressure Cooker Weight Watchers Recipes

31 Pressure Cooker Weight Watchers Recipes

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April 28, 2019

Low Calorie Tuna Cakes Recipe

Tasty low calorie tuna cakes recipe with green onions, bread crumbs, old bay seasoning and egg whites.

Who is excited that school is back in session!? I had a great time hanging out with my kids this summer, but I do love the structure and schedule of the school year. I am lucky because my daughter loves going to school and she loves her after school activities. So do I, but it doesn’t leave a lot of time some nights to cook a big meal that still tastes good and is good for you. So I was trying to think of a dinner idea that didn’t take long to make, was healthy, and something the whole family would love. So I headed to the grocery store for some inspiration. One of my favorite things to have for lunch at home is Bumble Bee® Tuna! I can either eat it right out of the can, in tuna salad, or on toast with pickles (I promise it’s SO good!) so I thought I could incorporate it into a healthy dinner. I remember when I was a kid, one of my favorite things my dad would make for me were salmon patties. While tasty, they are not the best for you. So that is where my idea for my Low Calorie Tuna Cakes! Would you like to learn how to make these easy tuna patties? Yay!

Here is my recipe for Low Calorie Healthy Tuna Cakes Recipe

You will need these for our healthy tuna cakes recipe

1 12 oz Can Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore in Water 
1/2 Cup Chopped Green Onions
1/2 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs or you can also use Gluten Free Bread Crumbs
2 Tsp Old Bay Seasoning
2 Egg Whites

Optional: Greek Yogurt and Sriracha for a sauce!

Optional: Lettuce Wraps

Bumble bee tuna for easy low calorie tuna recipe.

Step 1: Take your Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore in Water out of the can and fluff with a fork. I love using the Bumble Bee Tuna brand because Bumble Bee® Albacore products are an easy and delicious way to add a variety of nutrients to your diet including lean protein, healthy fat, and important vitamins and minerals.

Tasty low calorie tuna cakes recipe with green onions, bread crumbs, old bay seasoning and egg whites. Great for school or work lunch.

Step 2: Add in the rest of your ingredients. Mix with your hands to combine. This is a fun recipe to make with kids because you know they love to get messy!

Tasty low calorie fried tuna cakes recipe with green onions, bread crumbs, old bay seasoning and egg whites.

Step 3: Form patties with your hand, and cook them in a tsp of olive oil about 3 minutes on each side.

Tasty low calorie tuna cakes recipe with green onions, bread crumbs, old bay seasoning and egg whites. Serve with lettuce wrap.

Step 4: Serve on a lettuce leaf and top with an even mix of plain greek yogurt and sriracha mix. These Low Calorie Tuna Cakes are the perfect weeknight meal solution for anyone that loves flavor in their healthy meal! What’s your favorite way to eat Bumble Bee® Tuna?

Cooking that Counts: 1,200- to 1,500-Calorie Meal Plans to Lose Weight Deliciously

The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor

Better Homes and Gardens Calorie-Smart Meals

Williams-Sonoma Collection: Seafood

Cuisinart MCP-7N MultiClad Pro Stainless-Steel Cookware 7-Piece Cookware Set

Vremi 8 Piece Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Set

Paula Deen 12 Piece Riverbend Aluminum Nonstick Cookware Set

Gotham Steel 20 Piece All in One Kitchen Cookware

Paula Deen Signature Nonstick 15-Piece Porcelain Cookware Set

Love seafood? Try these seafood recipes

You have to try this simple instant pot pressure cooker salmon recipe. It's easy and so tasty. A healthy meal that your whole family will love.

Instant Pot Salmon Recipe

salmon recipe

Teriyaki Salmon Recipe with a Sriracha Glaze

Do you need a simple but tasty recipe for dinner that will only take you few minutes to make? Then save this healthy tilapia pressure cooker recipe!

Healthy Tilapia Recipes in the Pressure Cooker

Shrimp Pressure Cooker Recipe

How to cook mussels? I have a super easy mussels recipe for the pressure cooker that will make sure you and your family can enjoy a gourmet like meal at home that's cheap and quick to make.

Mussels Recipes in the Pressure Cooker XL

Simple Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs Recipe

As some of you might know from my previous posts, I LOVE my Instant potAnd after this simple Swedish meatballs recipe I am more in love than ever. Swedish Meatballs are a family favorite around here, and while the traditional recipes aren’t too hard, they require multiple pans and some time. But not any longer. Want to know how long it took me to make this? 15 minutes. No seriously, 15 minutes from start to finish. Can it get any cooler than that? I don’t think so. So grab your instant pot and let’s get started! Oh, do not forget my favorite instant pot dessert. Apples with ice cream.

You are going to love this simple recipe for making Swedish Meatballs in your Instant Pot. Using frozen meatballs, mushroom soup, broth, egg noodles and sour cream.

Simple Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs Recipe

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How to Cook a Ham in the Pressure Cooker

How to Cook a Ham in the Pressure Cooker

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.

Cooking ham in the oven can take 2 hours so I decided to make it in the pressure cooker. Learn how to cook a ham in the pressure cooker for just 10 minutes in this easy recipe tutorial.

It is actually very easy. You will need the following items.

    1. Precooked ham 6-7 lbs
    2. Packet it comes with for glaze (Or 1/2 cup of brown sugar 1/2 tbs of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp of nutmeg)
    3. Can of pinapple rings
    4. Water
    5. Foil
    6. Sling made with the foil or this thing is the best. The blue meatlifter. This is my favorite pressure cooker accessory pack.
    7. Water
    8. Pressure cooker – I use a Power Pressure Cooker XL

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)

Cooking ham in the oven can take 2 hours so I decided to make it in the pressure cooker. Learn how to cook a ham in the pressure cooker for just 10 minutes in this easy recipe tutorial.

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.

6. Then put down the trivet. If you do not have a trivet the sling made of foil or the silicon one will work. If you do not know how to make a sling. This is an excellent post How to Make A Sling

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

Cooking ham in the oven can take 2 hours so I decided to make it in the pressure cooker. Learn how to cook a ham in the pressure cooker for just 10 minutes in this easy recipe tutorial.

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.

Cooking ham in the oven can take 2 hours so I decided to make it in the pressure cooker. Learn how to cook a ham in the pressure cooker for just 10 minutes in this easy recipe tutorial.Ham Recipes:

Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches Recipe

Amish Ham Loaf Recipe

Leftover Ham and Cornbread Casserole Recipe

Sweet and Savory Ham Sandwich Recipe

Homemade Egg McMuffin Breakfast Recipe

Leftover Ham Recipes: Harvest Salad

Slow cooker ham

Easy Recipes Kids Can Make: Ham and Cheese Sushi Rolls

Recipes for Ham Roundup

Must Have Instant Pot Accessories

These are my favorite pressure cooker accessories. I find the one I use the most is the Silicone starter pack. I use it for every meal I make in the pressure cooker or outside of it.

This is the ultimate one stop shop Instant pot pack 

I use these all the time
Silicone starter pack

This is my go-to cookbook. I also love this one for my Pressure Cooker XL.

This is the pressure cooker I have.

Steamer

When I make eggs I use just my pot but people swear by this egg stand
and this one with the silicon molds that they also use to make egg omelets in.

I love my steamer basket

When I am trying to do an entire meal at once I love this
Stackable Basket


and everyone needs one of these make sure you look at the size of the unit before you buy this cake pan.

Steamer basket

Non-stick Springform Bundt 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

The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook: Fresh and Foolproof Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker

Dinner in an Instant: 75 Modern Recipes for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot®

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Cookbook: 550 Recipes for Any Budget. Simple And Quality Guide For Beginners And Advanced. Vegan Instant Pot Recipes.

Instant Pot® Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook: Easy Recipes for Fast & Healthy Meals

Weight Watchers Instant Pot Smart Points Cookbook: The Complete Weight Watchers Instant Pot Cookbook – with 60 Healthy & Delicious Instant Pot Cooker Recipes

Cook perfect meals using your pressure cooker by making sure you time them perfectly. Print our instant pot pressure cooker cook time cheat sheet.

Print Our Pressure Cooker Cook Time Cheat Sheet

Instant Pot Recipes

You have to try this simple instant pot pressure cooker salmon recipe. It's easy and so tasty. A healthy meal that your whole family will love.

Try my Instant Pot Salmon Recipe

instapot swedish meatballs

Simple Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs Recipe

You have to try this easy instant pot pressure cooker chicken cacciatore recipe! It's easy to make and so tasty. A healthy dinner recipe for the whole family.

Pressure Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Instant Pot Beef Roast Recipe

Instant Pot Beef Roast Recipe

Hearty Beef Stew Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Recipe

instapot baked apples recipe

Instant Pot Baked Apples Recipe

Fast and Easy Instapot Baked Potatoes Recipe

Instapot cinnamon applesauce

Easy Instant Pot Cinnamon Applesauce Recipe

Instapot Pot Roast Recipe

Instapot Pot Roast Recipe

Drool-worthy instant pot dessert recipes that you should try now!

Did you know that you can make desserts in your instant pot? See my list of drool-worthy Best Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Desserts

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

This easy one pot chicken pot pie recipe is pure comfort food. Everyone in the family will surely love it and best part is it's so easy to make in the pressure cooker.

Pressure Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

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How to Cook a Ham in the Pressure Cooker
 
Ingredients
  • precooked ham 6-7 lbs
  • Packet it comes with for glaze (Or ½ cup of brown sugar ½ tbs of cinnamon, ½ tsp of nutmeg)
  • Can of pinapple rings
  • Water
  • Foil
  • Water
Instructions
  1. Pour in the 1 cup of water (Whether you have potatoes or veggies or not.
  2. Place a large sheet of foil on your counter (It must be big enough to wrap your ham)
  3. 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.
  4. Mix the packet ingredients or the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg with ½ 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.
  5. Then put down the trivet. If you do not have a trivet the sling made of foil or the silicon one will work. If you do not know how to make a sling. This is an excellent post How to Make A Sling
  6. Place the foil wrapped ham on top of the sling
  7. Make sure the foil will contain the liquid you are about to add.
  8. Pour in the liquid mixture.
  9. Close the Foil
  10. Shut the Pressure cooker
  11. Turn it to 10 minutes for your pre cooked ham that is 6-7 lbs
  12. Let the pressure release when it is done
  13. Use your mits to take off the top
  14. unwrap your ham and let it cool