Monday, March 13, 2017

I'm Jumping on the Instant Pot Bandwagon

Hello again!
It's been a while. An ongoing family health issue has kept me busy. I haven't had much time to do this fun thing; sharing my kitchen gadgets and recipes with you.
I'm hoping to get more time to continue sharing kitchen gadgets & recipes that may inspire you to have fun in the kitchen and get cooking!

Recently I found a group of wonderful folks online willing to share their trials and errors with this somewhat new gadget: the electric pressure cooker. I have a Cuisinart, but they inspired to to try the Instant Pot brand. These have been around for a while, but recently have caught on like wildfire.

Humorously, it has been called a cult, call it a group, call it a community. Whatever you call it, it is a gathering of like minded individuals with varying levels of IP skill that own this trending kitchen gadget: the Instant Pot, a/k/a IP.

I will be posting recipes (giving credit and providing links), reviews, and accessories for the Instant Pot. Many Instant Pot fans have begun using more than one, sometimes three! They use them to make multiple dishes for one meal (protein, veggie, dessert). Many have them have their IP's in their workplace, campers, or RV's. I've seen a video of a female truck driver who was using her Instant Pot on her truck (with an electrical converter/adapter). It's amazing how creative these cooks are!

This kitchen gadget has stolen the hearts of many a man and woman by making their cooking experiences fast, fun & delicious!

I'm looking forward to sharing some of my successes and failures with the Instant Pot in my upcoming blogs.  If you curious about learning more about what recipes and other Instant Pot tidbits, I recommend you hop on over to the Instant Pot Community group on Facebook. They are a great group of helpful, creative people willing to share their Instant Pot experiences with you. 

The Instant Pot comes in various sizes and models that boast different features. If you order once now, you'll have it in time to make a delicious corned beef and cabbage dinner for St. Patty's Day.
I haven't tried it yet, but here is one recipe: http://www.familyfreshmeals.com/2017/03/instant-pot-corned-beef-and-cabbage.html  If you make it, let me know in the "Comments" section. 

I have this one: 6 qt.



and this one: 6 qt.


If you scroll way down to the very bottom of either of the Amazon links, you will find the Instant Pot comparison chart.

An accessory that others have found helpful in making amazing cheesecake, lasagna, cakes, breads, tortilla pie, etc.
3/ x 2 inch Fat Daddio Round Aluminum Cheesecake pan with removable bottom (springform, some say, sometimes leak).