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Barbecue Ribs and the Magical Instant Pot Delay Button

After a long commute home tonight, we still wanted a home-cooked meal, and we needed to keep up our commitment to go to the gym. That little “Delay” button, completely unnoticed until today, came to the rescue. For ribs cooked in the Instant Pot, a delay of about an hour is sufficient to allow the

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Instant Pot Bacon Ranch Chicken Spread

This is salty, bacon-y, and really addictive. I tried the regular “crack chicken” recipe that uses dry Hidden Valley ranch dressing, but found it a little too salty for my taste. You can also mix your own dried herbs and less salt (recipe below). You can use this on rolls for a sandwich, or as

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Deconstructed Instant Pot Eggroll

This is one of the easiest Instant Pot recipes I’ve ever made. With a little experimentation, I’ve found the perfect combination of seasonings that make this taste just like egg roll filling, but without all of the fat and carbohydrate. This is also delicious over rice. This makes four lunch servings, just a little more

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Instant Pot Low-Carb Cheesecake Bites

Creamy, decadent, (almost) sugar-free, gluten-free, and low-carb cheesecake bites in a “just right” portion size. Makes one dozen cupcake-sized mini cheesecakes. OK, I admit it, I’m lazy sometimes when it comes to going to the store, especially on a cold, gray day like today. I need to make a dessert for friends tonight, and I’m

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Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

With 4-5 inches of snow predicted this weekend, a hot, filling chicken noodle soup seemed like the perfect thing. Ingredients 6 cups chicken broth 2 large chicken breasts 1 medium-sized carrot, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 1 medium potato, chopped 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced 2 Tablespoons minced garlic 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 bay

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