Mini Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecakes

Rich and comforting raspberry and chocolate mini cheesecake
Mini Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Mini Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecakes I have been pondering these Mini Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecakes ever since I bought the raspberry powder I used to make my Raspberry Dream Cheesecake. Natural raspberry and chocolate flavors are an amazing decadent combination, and are so rich and comforting. Raspberry Powder I bought raspberry powder online, and I love theRead more

Pressure Cooker Lentil and Sausage Soup

Lentil and Sausage Soup, cooked in an electric pressure cooker

  Comfort in a Bowl There is something comforting about a nice bowl of soup, especially one packed full of vegetables and protein (lentils and other legumes have a lot of protein). Lentil and Sausage Soup has been a favorite in our household for while, and we had long ago made our changes (mainly theRead more

Pressure Cooker Mini Citrus Cheesecakes

Citrus Mini Cheesecakes cooked in a pressure cooker
Pressure cooked (Instant Pot used) mini citrus flavored cheesecakes

Cheesecakes Under Pressure I was gifted an 8 quart Instant Pot DUO yesterday, to add to my pressure cooker collection. The first thing I made (after completing my water test of course), was to run a full batch of my mini cheesecakes through it. This is the same recipe I use for my Mini CitrusRead more

Pistachio Love Cheesecake

Slice of Pistachio Love Cheesecake

  Pistachio Love As I mentioned in my Mini Pistachio Cheesecake recipe (same base recipe, different cookware and cooking times), pistachios are my favorite nut, and my pistachio cheesecake showcases them beautifully. The dry roasted shelled pistachios provide that amazing pistachio flavor, a little saltiness, and great texture. You’ll find these delicious little nuts in the crust,Read more

Raspberry Dream Cheesecake

Raspberry Dream I wanted a raspberry cheesecake. Not just any raspberry cheesecake, but one with natural raspberry flavor throughout the cheesecake. I think I accomplished that. Last minute, I decided to also make a white chocolate and raspberry glaze, along with homemade whipped cream and fresh raspberries. This helps bringing out the raspberry’s flavor andRead more

Pressure Cooker Red Beans and Rice

Pressure Cooking Beans The Instant Pot (as well as the GoWise USA) electric pressure cooker does an amazing job at cooking the dried beans, without having to pre-soak or cook all day and made me really enjoy Red Beans and Rice more than I already did. Fresh herbs really brighten up the flavors, while theRead more

Mini Very Chocolate Cheesecakes

  Mini Very Chocolate Cheesecake, Top View Very Chocolate When I decided to make a chocolate cheesecake,  I decided to put chocolate in every part of the cheesecake. Yes, that is chocolate in every layer of this cheesecake. The result is chocolate graham cracker crusts (with walnuts for texture), a chocolate cheesecake base, a chocolateRead more

Pressure Cooker Corned Beef and Vegetables

I originally made corned beef recipe for my co-workers for lunch (in a medical office break room), and it’s been in my regular rotation at home ever since. And something that makes my heart happy, I literally saw a grown man jump for joy when I mentioned I was making this today. Pressure Cooking OnceRead more

Mini Mint and Chocolate Cheesecakes

   Mint and Chocolate My son is in love with mint and chocolate, as well as some other people in my life, and have been asked to make this cheesecake flavor for a while. I have to admit, I was a bit nervous about making mint the star in a cheesecake, but I did it!Read more

Italian Sausage Potato Kale Soup (CopyCat Recipe for Zuppa Toscana)

Bowl of Comfort and Kale My favorite way to enjoy kale has to be in this soup. The Italian sausage, bacon, potato, and kale all work so well together with the chicken stock and cream to create a very comforting combination. Even with all the comforting ingredients, and it’s simplicity, this Italian Sausage Potato KaleRead more