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Thursday, April 5, 2018

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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Monday, December 4, 2017

My thoughts on the Instant Pot Duo60 6 Qt 7-in-1

I bought my vey first Instant Pot for Black Friday. I got the 6 quart Duo, and wasn't quite sure about it, but knew my friends all loved their IPs.  I was thrilled when mine arrived.  It was all together and I couldn't wait to get going.  

I checked the seal, and it was good and seated correctly.  I checked the valves and they were clear (always do the checks).  I then did the water test where I pressurized a little water to make sure it worked and pressurized properly.  Once that passed with flying colors, I was ready to jump in. 


I'm not one to generally start off all crazy.  I joined several groups to study up while waiting for my IP to arrive.  Everyone seemed to start with hard boiled eggs.  I, however, wanted to make a meal.  So, I really did just jump in and start off all crazy!  I started making applesauce.  Something easy, but my kids love it!  I was able to fit 12 peeled and chunked apples into my 6 quart.  It turned out AMAZING!  I let the pressure release naturally and when I opened the cooker and stirred it the apples just stirred into the most perfect sauce.  A little bit of chunks, and so good and smooth!

For dinner I decided to make Indian Vegetable Rice and Indian Butter Chicken.  I did 4 cups of rice in my pot, removed it and kept it warm in the oven. Then was able to fit 10 whole chicken thighs in the 6 quart and could have fit 1-2 more, but I didn't need them.  That meal was absolutely amazing!  The rice being cooked into the IP wasn't really a time saver, however the flavor infused into the rice was beyond what I get on the stovetop or in my rice cooker. 

I finished up the day (yes, still on day 1) with a Salad Caramel Cheesecake.  It was so easy.  I used a silicon Instant Pot cheesecake pan I had bought and put the crust in it.  Then added in the filling.  I put my cheesecake on the trivet with a couple cups of water under.  I let it cook for 35 min at high pressure and let the pressure release naturally.  The cheesecake crust was a little soggy when it came out, but the cake itself was a perfect jiggly consistency.  I covered it and put it in the fridge overnight.  

The next day I removed the springform pan and the crust had hardened up.  The texture was perfect!  It was the first baked cheesecake I had ever made successfully.  

Day 2 I made penne pasta and meatballs for my kids for lunch.  I was nervous because I hate over cooked pasta.  At 6 minutes it was a perfect al dente.  I'm so happy with the dump and go ability!

I also made homemade Dulce De Leche with sweetened condensed milk for the topping for my cheesecake.  I didn't can it in the IP, as it's not approved for that.  I did use my canning jars though, that way I could see it when done.  I used one jar for the cheesecake, and the other two went in my fridge for use with raw apples for dip.  

This is my very favorite kitchen appliance ever.  I plan on getting another soon, as it's not enough for a family of 12.  However, it is a huge time saver.  I also love that I can set it and walk away.  I don't have to baby sit my stove like with my stovetop pressure cookers.  I was called away for an hour while the chicken thighs were cooking.  When it was done it just went to stay warm and waited for me.  

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Brent's Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies - Holiday Cookies

My husband likes a flat and crispy, yet still chewy, chocolate chip cookie.  He came up with this recipe, and it's become a favorite in our house.

Brent's Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

1 stick butter; softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 egg
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup walnuts; chopped
1/2 cup Gheridelli semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven 350°

Whip butter until light and fluffy.  Add in brown sugar and whip until mixed and light. 

Mix flour, salt, and baking soda together. 
Slowly add to sugar mixture. 

Add egg and vanilla extract.  Mix until combined. 

Fold in walnuts and chocolate chips. 

Drop onto greased cookie sheet (a silpat baking mat is recommended) by tablespoon. You want a lot of space between the cookies.  You can get 8-10 per batch. 

Bake 10 minutes, or until golden brown. 

Let them sit 3-4 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.  Otherwise they will smash into itself and fall apart if moved when too hot. 

**These are also really good if you add 1/4-1/2 cup shredded coconut to the mixture.**

Friday, November 3, 2017

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Grow Your Own Avocado Tree

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Gifts for Kids - Holiday Gift Guide 2017

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Enkeeo Balance Bike

As a mother with lots of small children, one thing we need to teach each one of them is how to ride a bike. Learning to balance on one of these amazing contraptions is probably the hardest part of learning to ride.  

I have seen balance bikes for a while, and when I had the opportunity for my kids to try one from Enkeeo I jumped at the chance.  My 3, 4, and 6 year old children were thrilled, and weeks later they are still loving this bike.  

Putting it together was actually pretty easy.  Although I might have had to take part of the frame back off because I put it on upside down.  Don't ask.  I was distracted with kids all around "helping".  Anyway, it came with all the tools needed, and within about 15 minutes I had it ready to go!

The frame is a great quality metal.  The grips are comfortable for my kids.  I also love that the tires are a firmer foam feel, so they don't need aired up.  They are solid all the way through.  

This is perfect for small children to learn to balance before actually getting on a bicycle.  It's a bicycle, but without the peddles.  My kids actually ride it around in the house right now due to the cold weather. I'm shocked and amazed at how fast they picked up in this.  My 6 Year old son is about ready to move to a real bike.  I'm excited to see how much better they get as they keep playing on it.  

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