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Instant Pot DessertsYou might be surprised by the range of Instant Pot desserts you can cook in this amazing multicooker: puddings, poached fruit, compotes, sorbet, yogurt, bars, cookies, cakes, pies, crepes, and even sticky rice!

Add to that by definition the pressure cooking process makes Instant Pot dessert recipes healthier for you – and let’s not forget the fact that you’re often left with only one pot to clean… […]

Instant Pot Side DishesThe following Instant Pot side dishes benefit of the inherent properties of this amazing cooker to produce flavor-packed and nutrient-rich, healthy dinner sides you can be proud to serve your family.

Many home cooks love their Instant Pot so much that they have more than one and use them all the time. And they LOVE having only one pot to wash! […]

Instant Pot Pork RecipesWhether you’re cooking boneless pork chops, a pot roast or carnitas, the Instant Pot pressure cooking process produces super tasty, healthier results in a fraction of the time.

Try the following Instant Pot pork recipes, and addiction is almost guaranteed! Our Pulled Pork Carnitas alone offer a world of possibilities… […]

Christmas cookiesChristmas cookies are a perfect foil for you to add a note of Holiday spirit to any gathering, whether family, co-workers or school event.

Some of our Christmas cookie recipes are on the laborious side (think cookie decorations), while others make good last-minute options for seasonal gifts or party contributions.

Either way, this is the time of year when an electric mixer with paddle attachment can prove invaluable in saving time and maintaining your sanity. 🙂 […]

Christmas dessertsChristmas desserts always hold a special place in our hearts. Whether young or old, no matter how stuffed after all the feasting, we all look forward to this last course.

While the following Christmas dessert recipes are guaranteed to bring smiles all around, saving some elbow grease will help maintain your festive spirit.

Our first Christmas cake recipe will bring back a note of nostalgia to any holiday table. With its classic shape, topped with classic buttercream icing and decorated with edible retro light bulbs, this bright and festive cake is also moist and delicious. […]

Decadent Fall Desserts Beckoning...If you’ve found yourself looking for more robust fall desserts lately, rest assured that you’re definitely not alone.

Don’t know about you, but when days get shorter and cool temperatures are nipping at the heels, I start fixating on more satisfying, warm food – including richer desserts.

That’s when my faithful electric cake mixer truly shines in the kitchen. Here are a few easy fall dessert recipes that will make a good place starting point. […]

Easy Summer Meals“Oh baby, it’s hot outside… and I don’t feel like cooking!!!” Not to worry, you’re not the only one looking for easy summer meals that require little energy yet taste wonderful.

Nothing says summer like grilled foods, but if you’re not up to firing up the barbecue or if it’s raining, simply plug in your electric grill and go. No one will tell the difference…:) […]

How to make a panini at homeLearn how to make a panini sandwich, and you will probably never want to eat an ordinary sandwich again.

There’s just something about the crunchiness of the bread combined with oozing melted cheese and grilled veggies piled on top of a warm bed of thin-cut meats that just can’t be beat.

Paninis are perfect for a satisfying lunch or a quick mid-week dinner! […]

Grilled Panini SandwichesMaking grilled cheese or any type of panini sandwich is sooo much simpler if you use a grill sandwich maker. But if you don’t have a dedicated panini press, you can use a grill pan coupled with a heavy cast iron skillet as a press for very similar results.

Paninis are one of my favorite quick lunch or light dinner options, but what I love most about them is that there are literally no limits to sandwich recipes you can come up with.

Simply let your imagination run loose and combine flavors that go well together. Between breads, cheeses, meats, vegetables and condiments, you will never run out of options. Here a few panini ideas to get you started. […]

Summer Salad IdeasHere are a few summer salad ideas you can take inspiration from when it just gets too hot to cook. Summer is short, so there’s no time to lose if you are going to take advantage of the abundance of fresh produce available.

Without further ado, let’s start with the perfect hot weather combination: fruit and salad greens.

Nothing like fresh fruit to provide a little sweetness and brighten up mundane salad ingredients. […]

Easy Homemade SoupsEnjoy the following easy homemade soup recipes and reap the benefits of fresh garden produce whether you grew it yourself or bought from your farmers’ market. Blended soups have to be one of the quickest and tastiest way to put healthy lunches or dinner starters on the table.

With a regular blender, remember to allow the soup to cool first before blending, or simply use a hot soup blender like the Vitamix in order to speed up the process and eliminate any stovetop cooking altogether. […]

Summer Dinner RecipesIt’s always a good idea to have a collection of good summer dinner recipes on hand for when the heat takes its toll and you don’t want to be slaving in the kitchen.

Whether planning on a simple dinner for two or entertaining a crowd, you want mouth-watering dishes that feature fresh summer fare and taste scrumptious.

All the better if they are simple to make or even allow for shortcuts, like a little cheating with store-bought ready-made ingredients to help save a step or two… […]

Refreshing Drinks for SummerThere’s nothing like a bevy of refreshing drinks to put the pep back in your step on a hot summer day.

If you’re entertaining, consider adding a little extra flair to dinner or even a backyard party: offer a selection of good summer drinks and watch the invigorating effects on your guests.

Playing host or hostess doesn’t have to break the bank either. Keep your drinks non alcoholic, or just add a little splash of alcohol. Better yet, play with herbal and fruity flavor pairings and create your own delightful combos. […]

Super Bowl Menu IdeasWho says you can’t hold a good party once the Holidays are over? And Super Bowl Sunday seems perfectly timed to celebrate. The trick is to plan ahead and get as much done as possible as early as you can.

First on the list is deciding what food you are going to be serving. Do you want a formal dinner with everyone gathered around the table, or a more casual seating arrangement? […]

Super Bowl Party Desserts

Chocolate Macaroons

Ingredients:
1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 egg whites
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1½ cups sweetened flaked coconut […]

Super Bowl Dips & Treats

Mango Guacamole

Ingredients:
1/3 cup red onion, chopped
4 tablespoons lime juice
1 small jalapeño pepper (2 for added heat)
4 avocados, peeled and pitted
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 large mango, peeled, seeded and chopped […]

Super Bowl Meals

White Bean Soup

Ingredients (serves 8):
1 pound Great Northern beans
2 quarts water
2½ pounds ham hocks or shanks
2 teaspoons dried rosemary
1 cup yellow onions, diced
1 cup celery, chopped […]

Super Bowl DrinksThough beer first comes to mind when you think of game day drinks, you might want to get a little more fancy for a special occasion. The following Super Bowl drinks are sure not to let you down!

Cajun Lemonade

Ingredients (1 serving)
1 1/2 ounce vodka or light rum
1/2 ounce PIMM’S No. 1
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup […]

Healthy Winter Meals Made EasyGetting healthy winter meals on the table in time becomes increasingly challenging as days get shorter and shorter, and we struggle to accomplish more with shrinking energy. And with temperatures dropping, grilling outside is not attractive…

Heavier meals are also on the menu in order to help maintain body temperature and keep energy flowing. But cooking hearty food traditionally requires a considerable amount of elbow grease and plenty of cleanup. […]

Cranberry Tequila Margaritas

Cranberry Tequila MargaritasTraditionally considered a warm weather drink, margaritas have gained in popularity and are now enjoyed all year long. This holiday-friendly version simply requires a fun garnish to complement its appropriately seasonal splash of color.

Yield: 1 margarita
Total Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:
3 oz tequila […]