• This shrimp and chicken jambalaya made in an Instant Pot is a simple and unique take on the traditional, melt-in-your-mouth savory stew.

    Instant Pot Shrimp and Chicken Jambalaya

    This shrimp and chicken jambalaya made in an Instant Pot is a simple and unique take on the traditional, melt-in-your-mouth savory stew.  Having realized a bag of frozen raw shrimp in my freezer, along with a package of boneless, skinless chicken thighs nearing expiration in the fridge and some leftover steamed rice, I felt it was my duty to create a Chopped-style dinner last week. It was a weeknight, so in addition to having fun with a random assortment of ingredients, I was also faced with the time crunch of “after work” cooking mania. This is where the Instant Pot can be so very handy. I decided on a jambalaya-style stew.…

  • With crispy tofu glazed in a thick hoisin sauce, loads of veggies and noodles, and rich, creamy broth, this simple vegan ramen recipe from Chloe Flavor will be sure to have you wanting seconds!

    Vegan Ramen Bowl with Crispy Tofu

    With crispy tofu glazed in a thick hoisin sauce, loads of veggies and noodles, and rich, creamy broth, this simple vegan ramen recipe from Chloe Flavor will be sure to have you wanting seconds! This post has been sponsored by Nasoya®. Last month I received a copy of Chloe Flavor, the latest cookbook from Chef Chloe Coscarelli, in collaboration with Nasoya (all the tofu recipes in her new cook book use Nasoya tofu). As you well know, I’m not a vegetarian, but I have friends and family who are and we enjoy meatless recipes here from time-to-time, too. When the cook book arrived, it came with a challenge: choose a…

  • This Instant Pot white chicken chili is so simple to make and full of mouth-watering layers of flavor!

    Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

    This Instant Pot white chicken chili is so simple to make and full of mouth-watering layers of flavor! I’ve been on the lookout for an awesome white chicken chili recipe for some time now (years even!) and it wasn’t until earlier this year when I finally stumbled upon a winner. My book club came together to prep meals for one of the members in anticipation of of her second baby’s birth, and a recipe she selected as a family favorite was for white chicken chili. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links. If I’m remembering correctly, she found the recipe in a magazine…

  • I could enjoy soup any day of the week—it's such a comfort food, and there are so many different varieties and recipes from which to pick ... and devour. One of my favorites will always be potato soup, which is why I was excited to try Idahoan Steakhouse Soups!

    This Soup Makes Life Easier in Winter

    Thank you Idahoan® Steakhouse® Soups for sponsoring this post. Grab yourself a bowl and celebrate National Soup Month with me! I could enjoy soup any day of the week—it’s such a comfort food, and there are so many different varieties and recipes from which to pick … and devour. One of my favorites will always be potato soup, which is why I was excited to try Idahoan® Steakhouse® Soups during National Soup Month! We’re just coming out of a really cold snap this winter, and it’s just barely halfway over. And, when I say “really cold” I’m probably not doing the frigid air justice, as the high for weeks was…

  • This chicken and lentil soup is a hearty meal that'll warm you to the bone!

    Chicken and Lentil Soup in the Instant Pot

    This simple chicken and lentil soup made right in your Instant Pot is a hearty meal that’ll warm you to the bone! As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been on an Instant Pot kick lately. It’s been fun to play around with ingredients I’ve had in the fridge and pantry, particularly when they can create a hearty and simple soup. It’s the perfect kind of comfort food for fall and winter (or, honestly, any time of the year)! Chicken and Lentil Soup in the Instant Pot To get started, I coated three boneless skinless chicken thighs with salt, pepper and turmeric, and then I seared them in olive oil in my Instant Pot set…

  • This crumbled Italian sausage soup is easy to make, thanks to the Instant Pot, and so satisfying!

    Instant Pot Crumbled Italian Sausage Soup

    This crumbled Italian sausage soup is easy to make, thanks to the Instant Pot, and so satisfying — especially when you have a crazy week with a busy schedule! It was one of “those” days last week. The kind that feels a bit like a whirlwind, unseasonably chilly (not to mention drizzly) and also requires a quick turnaround for dinner. It was also very close to grocery shopping day, which means the options in fridge and pantry were limited. This is when I go into Chopped mode. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links. Ground Italian sausage in the freezer. A third…

  • This savory beef vegetable soup is so simple to make in your Instant Pot!

    Instant Pot Beef Vegetable Soup

    This savory Instant Pot® beef vegetable soup is so simple to make! You’d think by the number of recent Instant Pot recipes that I’ve become a little obsessed with the thing. The truth is, I haven’t reached obsession-level yet, but I have found it to be way more useful than I thought it would—even without having used some of the settings yet (um…homemade yogurt, anyone?). I’d say I use the Instant Pot (mine’s a 7-quart) on a weekly basis these days, for everything from chili to stew to soup to stock. That’s even more frequently than I used my slow cooker or my Dutch oven. I’d say it’s because the cooking time is cut down…

  • With only five ingredients and lots of deep savory flavor, this Instant Pot ham and bean soup will become a fast favorite!

    Instant Pot Ham and Bean Soup

    With only eight ingredients and lots of deep savory flavor, this simple Instant Pot ham and bean soup will become a fast favorite! I’ve been using my Instant Pot on a regular basis these days. It’s hard not to use it often when the pressure cooker gadget makes life so very easy. Take this ham and bean soup, for example. Sure. It could have simmered away stove top or in the slow cooker for hours. Instead, I finished work, threw eight inexpensive ingredients into the Instant Pot, set it to “Soup” and then forgot about it for forty-five minutes. And, as an added bonus, I used up the last of…