Tapioca Pudding…revisited.


I’ve continued to be busy using my Instant Pot  7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker.  I have a recipe that I use in the crock pot for tapioca pudding.  It’s been good but in an effort to really get to know all the functions of the Instant Pot I decided to revisit my recipe and use the crock pot settings.  After all…what is the use of having 7 features if I’m not going to use them!!

I intended on showing you a picture of how good and delicious the tapioca pudding was but I am letting the picture speak for me.

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Deep Fried Jalapenos


In my Facebook feed I saw a recipe for Deep Fried Jalapenos.  Well I had a jar in the basement.  Our son and his wife had canned a bunch this summer from their garden and had given us a jar.  This sounded like the perfect recipe to use them…and it was.

I made the jalapenos first and Hubby and I both really liked them.

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Chicken and Wild Rice Soup


I told you earlier that I got an Instant Pot  7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker.  I’ve been trying to use it so that I get familiar with it and comfortable to use it with many recipes.  There is nothing worse than to have bought a kitchen appliance that you don’t use and it just ends up taking space.  I am bound and determined that I won’t let this happen with the Instant Pot so Tuesday when the winter storm rolled in, I dug through the cupboard to find some wild rice.  It had been awhile since I made Chicken and Wild Rice soup so I decided to tackle it in the Instant Pot.

This is a “Jo style” recipe….(Loosely translated, that means no real measurements)

I started out with five cups of water.  A hand full of white rice and and a box of wild rice.  I also put in three chicken breasts that were frozen.  I pushed multigrain and added ten more minutes.  I didn’t wanted to make sure the chicken would be easily shredded.

While that was cooking I prepared some veggies…onions, carrots, mushrooms and water chestnuts.


Once the timer went off I pulled out the chicken and shredded it.  I added chicken bullion, salt, pepper and a little garlic.  Then I added the chicken and the veggies into the pot and put the timer to soup. [Read more...]

More Boiling Beef?? REALLY??


After we butchered the pig shortly before Christmas Hubby cleaned out the freezer.  I was so happy as it’s a job I hate to do.  Hubby is really good at putting the older meat at the top of the freezer and the newer to the bottom.  That means that all the undesirable meat that I’ve been putting aside suddenly gets moved to the top..and I’m not allowed to ignore it anymore.  For me that meant LOTS and LOTS of liver and boiling beef got shuffled to the top of the freezer.

Hubby gets beef from his boss as part of his wages.  Often they will butcher a beef and split it.  His boss will get half.  We get the other half.  His family doesn’t like boiling beef and soup bone so we get it all.  I don’t mind…but honestly, I’ve been ignoring it all WAY to long.  So Sunday I pulled out a pack of boiling beef and put it in the Instant Pot  7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker  and ended up with this….


YUM!!  It’s a beefy-mushroom gravy over mashed potatoes.  It was so good…  It’s home hearty good comfort food.

I did it like this… [Read more...]