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Instant Pot French Onion Soup

Monday, November 25, 2019 Food

Instant Pot French Onion Soup! French onion soup comfort food at its finest. Rich flavored broth with caramelized onions, topped with crusty, cheese-covered bread is sure to warm anyone on a cold winter’s night. Make this delicious soup in half the time by using your Instant Pot!

French onion soup is a bistro classic for a reason—the combination of deeply savory, onion-packed broth and a cheesy browned crouton makes for a satisfying, comforting dish.

As the crouton sits in the broth, it becomes soft enough to break apart with a spoon, giving you cheesy, bready goodness in every bite.

This pressure cooker version comes together in just over an hour ” if you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can  make on Stovetop”.

What’s great is, it will stay hot on your pressure cooker’s warming setti...

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HUBBY’S HEARTY TURKEY SAUSAGE SOUP

Monday, March 18, 2019 Food  No comments

This soup my beautiful wife came up with after we always ordered a similar soup from a restaurant. At first she made it just like the original recipe or what she thought it could be. Through many changes this recipe is the best one to date. In order to share this we had to measure out the ingredients because she doesn’t cook by measurements. So you can add or subtract ingredients to your desires. Once you make it you can change it to make it the way you like it. She has made it with potatoes instead of beans, Chicken broth instead of Beef.  It really is just a basic recipe that can be changed in accordance to your own personal preferences. So break out the dutch oven and get started !  

She calls this recipe the Hubby’s Hearty Turkey Sausage soup...

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Comfort Food and WinterTime

Monday, March 4, 2019 Food  No comments

I’m not much on winter time but it is a great time to make some good comfort food. Cold weather and comfort and winter go together like salt and pepper. So I had a brain storm and went for it. I decided to make a dish with a pork roast I had thawed out. I decided on making a soup and I believe I done well. That is one thing about winter time we love comfort food when its cold out. Cold Weather, Food and Winter  just go together.

Ingredients for Pork Roast

Project Smoke – Santa Fe Coffee Rub

Project Smoke – Kansas City Smoke Rub

Grill Mates – Apple Rub

Course Sea Salt

Black Pepper

I seasoned the roast and then put it on the grill. I am posting a video below

Ingredients to add after smoking the roast

Celery – 1 and a half cups chopped

Baby Carrots – 1 and a half cups chopped

Green Onion...

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Items Every New Cook Needs

Monday, December 10, 2018 Food

Nothing is more frustrating than deciding you’re going to be all chef-like and cook a great dinner, then walk the aisles of a crowded grocery store for all the random ingredients you need for one recipe, only to find you actually don’t own a cast iron skillet. Thankfully, it’s the holidays, meaning this is the time to ask for new kitchen stuff, especially if you’re just now deciding to adult. Below, I have compiled a must-have list of go-to tools every amateur, cook needs in his or her arsenal.

Citrus Press,  on Amazon

When a recipe calls for fresh lime or lemon juice, this squeezer is a total dream. Just slice the fruit in half, then place it cut-side down into the well that matches the size of your fruit, and squeeze the handles together...

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Yummy Roasted Sweet Potato Soup

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Food

Roasted sweet potato soup! With shallots, cumin, thyme, and stock. Swirl in a little sour cream or yogurt and serve with some crusty bread. It’s a light meal on its own, or serve it alongside roast chicken or a hearty salad!

There’s been a lone sweet potato sitting in my pantry for the last couple of weeks. Every time I would open the pantry door, there it would be, looking back at me.

I have a habit of buying perishables with the noblest of intentions, only to forget them in the sea of everyday distractions, until their good for nothing but compost.

EASY SWEET POTATO SOUP

The distinguishing elements of the original recipe were sweet potato, red onion, and cumin...

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How To Make Pressure Cooker Taco Soup

Sunday, November 11, 2018 Food

WHAT IS TACO SOUP?

Taco soup is lighter than chili, but still hearty enough to serve as a meal in itself. It’s spicy, brothy, and full of ground beef, beans, and corn.

When you serve it with toppings of crushed tortilla chips, chopped onions, sour cream, and fresh cilantro, you get the flavors of a crispy taco in every bite.

EASY TACO SOUP IN THE PRESSURE COOKER

I prefer to use my 6-quart Instant Pot pressure cooker to make this soup (and for just about everything else!), since it will cook the soup fast, and also keep it warm for up to 10 hours if I need to make dinner earlier in the day. It really is the best of both worlds. 

How to Make Taco Soup in Instant Pot How to Make Taco Soup in Instant Pot

HOW TO MAKE TACO SOUP

To make the soup, you’ll start by cooking the onions and beef together for a few minutes...

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Chestnut Italian sausage risotto

Saturday, November 3, 2018 Food

This risotto really captures the quintessential flavours  of Autumnal Italy 

This risotto really captures the quintessential flavors  of Autumnal Italy

Italians love chestnuts and there are different varieties throughout the country.

They can be roasted, boiled, puréed and candied, and added to soups, salads, pasta, risottos and desserts.

They’re a popular street food; roasted chestnuts are sold from pushcarts in autumn.

Here the chestnuts add depth and a sweet nuttiness, which complements the herby Italian sausages perfectly.

Serves 4

  • 3tbsp olive oil
  • 3 coarse, Italian-style sausages (about 200g/7oz), skins removed
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 celery stick, finely chopped
  • 2tbsp chopped fresh thyme, plus extra sprigs to garnish
  • 300g (10½oz) arborio or carnaroli rice
  • 6tbsp brandy
  • 1.2ltr (2pt) hot vegetable stock
  • 100g (3½oz) cooked, peeled chestnu...
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Pressure Cooker Green Pork Pozole

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Food

The pressure cooker seriously cuts the prep time on Green Pork Pozole! Made with tomatillos, cilantro, pumpkin seeds, and jalapeños, this soup is Mexican comfort food at its best.

Pozole, a Mexican dish somewhere between a soup and a stew, is light enough to enjoy in a cup at lunchtime, yet hearty enough to make a meal out of a big bowl for dinner.

I especially love the green variety, with its mix of pork and bright, zippy ingredients. Cilantro, pumpkin seeds, jalapen?os, and tomatillos add layers of flavor and a beautiful green color, too. Hominy adds heartiness (and I love its chewy texture), and each bowl has a generous amount of bite-sized, tender pieces of pork.

I like to make pozole in the pressure cooker because it’s a lot faster than on the stovetop...

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