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What's Cookin? Pressure Cooker Mac and Cheese

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Made this yesterday for the first time for Ezra for Lunch – not sure if I’ll make pasta any other way. Was so easy and no boil over lol


Mac and Cheese:
Ingredients: Pasta Water Pinch of Salt Jar of Cheese Sauce  Shredded Cheese
Directions: 1) Place as much Pasta as you want into the pot and add enough water so its close to but NOT covering the pasta 2) Put on top and make sure the steamer is Sealed 3) Cook on manual for half the time in instructions on the box/bag 4) Release steam as soon as its done 5) Most of the water should be absorbed but it not let it sit for a bit then add sauce and shredded cheese 6) Serve as is or throw into a baking dish top with extra cheese and bread crumbs and bake at 350 for about 10-15 minutes then broil the top

What's Cookin? Pressure Cooker Potato Chowder

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Cold Season is going around and nothing beats it like a warm bowl of comfort food. This Chowder is basically a loaded baked potato in a cup/mug/bowl  Serve in a bread bowl or with a side of bread
Potato Chowder

Ingredients: 5-6 Potatoes peeled and diced
Small Bag of Frozen Veggies 3 cups chicken broth 1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 tbsp flour
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup Parmesan
TOPPINGS: Bacon – cheddar cheese – sour cream - etc


Directions: 1) Place first 8 ingredients into the pot
2) Put on top and make sure the steamer is Sealed
3) Cook on manual for 15 minutes
4) Release steam as soon as its done and remove top
5) Pressure the Saut̩ Button then mix in flour Рcream Рand parm
6) Cook and stir until desired thickness then serve with optional toppings

What's Cookin? Pressure Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

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The Pressure Cooker from my Aunt was one of the best gifts we have ever gotten. The fact that it can get dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes is just crazy!! I also love that it doubles or triples as a rice cooker AND slow cooker as well. Seriously AMAZING.

For dinner the other night I used it twice (first to make rice) then this yummy chicken and still had dinner cooked in less than and hour AND before Eddie was home from work . . . WIN WIN

Pressure Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

Ingredients:
1 pack of chicken tenders (or 2-3 chicken breast cut into strips)
Soyaki Marinade
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 tsp ginger powder
5 cloves of garlic chopped
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
a few shakes of black pepper and red pepper flakes

Directions:
1) Marinate Chicken Tenders in Soyaki Marinade and place in fridge until ready to cook
2) Remove chicken from marinade and place in pressure cooker
3) Mix up remaining ingredients and pour on top of chicken
4) Cook on Manual for 5 minutes
5) Release Steam - O…

What's Cookin? Loft House Sugar Cookies

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WOW! I can't even remember the last time I made homemade Cookies - so for Valentines I decided to do something special and made some cookies from scratch INCLUDING the frosting!!

All Super easy too btw and DELICIOUS :)

Homemade Loft House Sugar Cookies
FOR THE COOKIES
Ingredients:
2 Sticks of butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Directions
1) Beat together butter and sugar --- Add in egg and extracts --- Add in flour, baking powder and salt (1 cup at a time)
2) Form Dough into a Ball then cool in fridge for at least 1 hour
3) Pre Heat Over to 350 Degrees
4) Cut Dough into 1 inch squares then roll into balls and smoosh
5) Cook about 10 at a time on a cookie sheet for about 9 minutes or until tops are set


FOR THE FROSTING Ingredients:
1 Stick of butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
splash of Vanilla
a few drops of food coloring (if you want)

Directions
Beat together butter and sugar --- Add in vanilla and food color…

What's Cookin? Stuffed Crust Pan Pizza

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I have made a TON of homemade pizza. On a Pizza Stone - stuffed crust - whole wheat - gluten free - pan pizza, etc

Lately I have been combining a few different styles together in a Stuffed Crust Pan Pizza. I coat the pan in Garlic Butter, Stuff the Crust, then heavily sprinkle on some Parmesan Cheese . . . soooooooooo good

Stuffed Crust Pan Pizza
Ingredients: 
Pizza Crust (use my homemade crust recipe found here)
Garlic Butter (we use Chef Shamy's)
String Cheese
Red Sauce
Mozzarella
Pizza Toppings

Directions
1) Pre Heat Oven to 515 degrees
2) Melt a few spoonfuls of garlic butter and pour into a cast iron pan (you want enough butter to cover the bottom of the pan)
3) Roll out pizza dough and place into pan so its dripping over the edge
4) Add String Cheese to the edge of the pan and cover with the over hanging dough
5) Add Sauce - Cheese - and Toppings
6) Bake for 15 minutes

What's Cookin? Corn Bread Muffins

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Eddie needed Corn Bread for a work Charity Event so we cooked up these Corn Bread Muffins and they were a hit!

We made a test Batch for Easter and they got Rave Reviews so we quadrupled it to feed 60 - on Easter we also served it with a honey butter I've included the recipe for too :)

Corn Bread Muffins

Ingredients:
1 cup flour
1 cup cornmeal
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup oil
1 egg

Directions:
1) Pre Heat oven to 400 degrees
2) Throw everything in a bowl and mix together
3) Line Muffin Tin with liners and fill 1/2 to 3/4 way full
4) Bake for 15 minutes
Serve on their own or with Honey Butter (1 stick butter + 3-4 big squeezes of honey mashed together with a fork)

Makes 16-17 Muffins

Spicy Tortilla Soup

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We do Mexican Food A LOT!!! The fridge was full of leftovers and I wanted to do something different with them and when I came across this recipe for Tortilla Soup I knew it would be perfect - its a pressure cooker recipe but with a few tweeks we made it for the stove top and used all the leftovers in the fridge :)


Spicy Tortilla Soup


Ingredients 
2 cans Chicken Broth + 1 can water
1/4 cup Flour
2 Tbsp Tomato Sauce
2 Tbsp Paprika
1 Tbsp Cumin
2 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Garlic Power
1 tsp Cayenne
1/2 tsp Salt
Shredded Chicken Breast
Cooked Ground Beef
Can of Beans
Can of Corn
Chopped Jalapenos

Directions
1) Over Medium Heat combine Broth, Water, Flour, and Spices until well mixed
2) Add Remaining Ingredients and Bring to a Boil
3) Serve Topped with Avocado and Tortilla Chips