I have very specific feelings when it comes to onion rings. If they are the kind of onion rings that are thickly sliced and batter-coated – you know the kind where sometimes the onion part slides out and the batter coating is left standing intact – I’m not even tempted. But if they are the kind that are thin and lightly covered with a crunchy cornmeal coating…well then, I am powerless and must Eat Them All. Which is why I only make these every once in a blue moon…they are that kind of good. Ready for light and crunchy sweet cornmeal onion rings? Let’s make them!
I truly thought my beef barley soup work was done forever with my beloved slow cooker version that I have been making for years and years. That, however, was before I got my mitts on my Instant Pot, and after having made glorious beef stew and scrumptious barbecue, visions of an Instant Pot version of beef barley soup started dancing in my head.
And I realized that while some days it would be fine to let my beef barley soup cook all day in the slow cooker, there were going to be days when I wanted my soup and I wanted it NOW. Or at least, within the hour. And so I present my newest beef barley soup crush: Instant Pot Beef Barley Soup. Let’s make it!
The Southern husband feels about barbecue the way I feel about bacon, and since he is currently residing with me up in the North, far far away from our favorite bbq joint, I take every opportunity to work on my barbecue skills. So it was inevitable that one of the first recipes I came up with for our spanking new Instant Pot was this one for Instant Pot Beef Barbecue. It turns what is usually an all day cooking affair into a quick couple of hours, with most of those hours just letting the barbecue cook into tender, sweet yet spicy deliciousness.
Ready to barbecue up your Instant Pot? Let’s make it!
I had a brief and intense fling with cauliflower during my brief and intense fling with the Atkins diet…the one that says you can have all the bacon that you want, so long as you don’t even THINK about eating one single solitary carbohydrate. Somewhere along the line I realized that pureed cauliflower tasted remarkably close to potatoes, which were forbidden.
Atkins and I had to break up quickly due to my inability to live without pasta, but one of the best things it gave me was a love for all things cauliflower…which in turn has lead to this scrumptious roasted cauliflower soup. Ready to get more delicious cauliflower into your life? Let’s make it!
I do love me some chicken and dumplings in all kinds of ways – the classic version, the soup version – you name it, if it has “chicken” and “dumpling” in the title I am THERE. So you know that this was one of the very first recipes I needed to adapt for my Instant Pot, because the only thing better than chicken and dumplings is a recipe that makes chicken and dumplings in a super speedy way. Ready to get this comfort food favorite on the table lightning-fast? Let’s make it!
This simple little recipe for sweet wine chicken and rice was born out of our strict “No Ingredient Left Behind” rule (more on that later) and it will have you thinking in a whole new way about chicken and rice. It’s amazing how the addition of just a couple of different ingredients – in this case sweet white wine, sweet onions and a little tarragon – can take an ordinary recipe to whole new heights. Ready to ooh-la-la your chicken? Let’s make it!