7 Things You Can Do With Your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

7 Things You Can Do  With Your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

What’s an Instant Pot? It’s the latest kitchen gadget that everyone is raving about! The Instant Pot pressure cooker does the job of 7 kitchen appliances all in one saving you space, money, and time. Are you debating about whether to get one? Not sure what your new gadget can really do? Here are 7 awesome things the Instant Pot can do:

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Slow Cooker Raspberry Crisp Recipe

Slow Cooker Raspberry Crisp

My slow cooker is one of my favorite things – it’s such a time saver and is wonderful for dinners on especially busy days, but I have to admit that I rarely think of using the slow cooker to make desserts. This slow cooker raspberry crisp recipe has changed that though because the delicious dessert was so easy to make and it can be made using your choice of pie filling – apple, cherry, or blueberry for example – whatever suits your mood!

Slow Cooker Raspberry Crisp Recipe

Grab a can of raspberry, or your favorite flavor pie filling and with just a few other simple ingredients – butter, flour, oats and brown sugar – you can throw together a tasty dessert for your family with very little effort.

Slow Cooker Raspberry Crisp Recipe

Pour the raspberry pie filling in the bottom of your slow cooker then layer the oats mixture on top and walk away for a couple hours. Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream and enjoy!

Slow Cooker Raspberry Crisp Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 can raspberry pie filling
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup cooking oats
  • ¾ softened stick butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • Whipped cream (optional)
Instructions
  1. Pour your can of raspberry pie filling into the bottom of your slow cooker
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, add your softened butter, oats, sugar, and flour, then mix well
  3. Pour your oats mixture on top of your raspberry pie filling and spread evenly
  4. Cook on low heat for about 2-3 hours or until your topping turns golden brown and your raspberries are bubbling
  5. Scoop into dessert dishes and top off with whipped cream and enjoy!

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Tasty Tuesday: Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Recipes

The slow cooker is one of my favorite kitchen appliances since it makes dinner time a breeze for our busy family.  It is so versatile and there are so many dishes you can make in it, everything from appetizers to dessert, and it’s fabulous to be able to throw in the ingredients in the morning and come home after work to a nice hot home cooked meal. These are just a few scrumptious recipes that you can whip up in your slow cooker!

1) Black Bean Enchiladas

The tortillas get soft and chewy during cooking, absorbing some of the salsa and providing the perfect vehicle for lots of oozy cheese in these Black Bean Enchiladas from The Kitchn.

2) Honey Sesame Chicken

My family absolutely loves Asian food and this Honey Sesame Chicken dish from Six Sisters Stuff is delicious. The honey gives it just the right amount of sweetness, not overly so, and you can even sprinkle more red pepper flakes on if you like it a little spicier.

3) Spinach Lasagna

This classic family favorite Spinach Lasagna from Unilever has all the flavor without slaving over a hot stove and it tastes even better the next day.

4) Spicy Barbecue Chicken

The kids all love drumsticks and its such an inexpensive meal and this Spicy Barbecue Chicken recipe from Skinny Ms has the right amount of spicy sweetness. Of course you could use thighs or a whole chicken if you’d prefer.

5) Sausage and Lentil Stew

This is the perfect time of year for homemade soups and stew and this hearty Sausage and Lentil Stew from Stephanie O’Dea has lots of meat and veggies in to make a nutritiously sound meal that the whole family will love.

6) Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

These Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes from The Recipe Critic are perfectly tender and packed with flavor.  All of the flavors combined with cheese and bacon create a delicious side dish for any meal.

7) Macaroni and Cheese

There’s just nothing like homemade macaroni and cheese and this slow cooker version from Moms With Crockpots is outstanding and so easy to make! Everybody loves this dish and it takes so little effort that I love it too.

I highly recommend Plan to Eat for a great place to store all your favorite recipes! Check it out with a free trial and see how easy it is to add recipes from the Internet, plan meals for your family and even print out a handy grocery list.

Scrumptious Slow Cooker Ham with Chek Cola

Slow Cooker Ham with Chek Cola

Every time the holiday sales come around on ham I like to buy several and stock up the freezer. My family asks me to make them pretty often and I love when they do because I have a super simple recipe that I use and the ham always comes out tasting wonderful. Since the hams are pre-cooked and just have to be warmed up, usually in the oven for several hours, they often come out pretty dry and can be tasteless if you’re not basting from time to time while they’re cooking.

Slow Cooker Ham with Chek Cola

My super simple (and until now secret) method is to use the slow cooker and a can of soda. In the past I’d use a major name brand cola but I was recently challenged by the good people at Winn Dixie to use their Chek sodas in recipe so this time around I used Chek Cola and the ham was every bit as scrumptious! All you have to do is put your frozen ham, right out of the freezer, in the slow cooker in the morning, pour a can (or 12 ounces from a 2 liter bottle like I did) over the top of the ham put the lid on and cook on low heat for 6 to 8 hours. The best part is that you can just walk away or go to work and not worry about dinner, it will be ready when you are and when you cook the ham this way the sugars from the cola not only add some flavor, the cola also keeps it nice and juicy and the meat will be falling off the bone when you’re ready to serve dinner.

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Of course there are so many more flavors of Check soda available, the private label soda brand is only available at Winn Dixie or BI-LO and is available in 26 different flavors including strawberry, peach, grape, and orange pineapple in addition to traditional favorites like cola, diet cola and root beer. There are also mixer flavors available like club soda, tonic, diet tonic, seltzer and ginger ale.

Now you can discover your favorite flavor of Chek soda and enter to win Chek soda for a year, free groceries and more!

Disclosure – I received sample products and a gift card from Winn Dixie to share this recipe and post. All opinions are my own.

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This is a great deal on a Wolfgang Puck 6 qt Gourmet Versa Cooker with Dual Heat Elements.  The very versatile slow cooker and skillet in one regularly retails for $119.99 but you can grab it now for just $39.99 plus free shipping!  The dual heating elements and included divider allow you to cook two foods at the same time.  The package includes:

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  • Tempered glass lid
  • Plastic storage lid
  • Wire rack
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  • Use & Care Manual with recipes
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    Crock-Pot 6.5 Quart Slow Cooker Reg $100 Now $40 Shipped!

    This is a fabulous deal on a NEW Crock-Pot SCVC651-F 6.5-Quart Oval Slow Cooker – it’s regularly priced at $99.99 but you can grab it today for just $39.99 plus FREE shipping!  I have this model and I love it.  The size is great for my family of seven, or for making extra to put away in the freezer, and the shape of it is perfect for whole chickens or large roasts.  The digital timer is wonderful and the best part is that you can remove the stoneware pot and clean it in the dishwasher.

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    Wolfgang Puck 6QT Roaster/Slow Cooker/Skillet $39 Shipped!

    This Wolfgang Puck Combination 6 QT Roaster, Slow Cooker and Skillet retails for $89.99 but you can grab this overstock sale for only $39 with FREE shipping.  I love kitchen gadgets and appliances but I don’t love how much room they all take up so I especially like the fact that this one serves three purposes in one and is the perfect size.