• Pressure cooker ribs on a baking sheet after being pulled from under the broiler.

    How to Make Pressure Cooker Ribs

    These pressure cooker ribs are full of flavor and simple to make, even on a weeknight. Cook and serve these Hatfield® Marinated Pork Ribs in less than an hour—perfect for back to school or any other time of the year! This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FALLInLoveWithHatfield #MakeEasyMoreInteresting #SimplyHatfield #CollectiveBias   We’re no strangers to busy weeknights and harried dinners over here. I work full-time and with the kids back in school, everyone’s pace has exponentially increased. Long weekends like Labor Day are coveted—a chance to unwind, put our feet up, binge some TV and just relax. And ……

  • Make and store homemade tomato sauce a different, simpler and quicker way with your Instant Pot!

    Homemade Instant Pot Tomato Sauce

    Make and store homemade tomato sauce a different, simpler and quicker way with your Instant Pot! The 2018 tomato harvest proved to be a great one. As of September, I hadn’t seen an end in sight with either the tomatoes growing in my parents’ high tunnel or the plants I had growing in my container gardens.   The year before, the bounty lasted until October and I remember wondering if the last few would ripen before the first frost. (They did.) As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links. You can only eat so many tomatoes on salads and sandwiches, or chopped up and…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • There's hardly anything better than Italian meatballs on the table in a half hour, and having dinner taken care of for later in the week, too!

    Quick Instant Pot Italian Meatballs and Sauce

    There’s hardly anything better than Italian meatballs on the table in a half hour, and having dinner taken care of for later in the week, too! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carando®. All opinions are entirely my own. I’ve really grown to love my Instant Pot®, and it finds its way into the cooking rotation at least once a week. Sometimes more frequently, if I’m making stock or something similar. When it comes to weeknight comfort food, pasta is nearly always a go-to and spaghetti with meatballs is a favorite. Though, I’ll admit, making homemade meatballs during the week feels like a daunting task.…

  • 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…