Monthly Archives: July 2016

Potluck Recipes



Shrimp Boil

Shrimp Low Country Boil

Juicy Lucy Burgers

Sloppy Joes

Instant Pot Hot Dogs

New York Hot Dogs

Coney Island Chili

Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

Honey BBQ Boneless Chicken Thighs

Honey Teriyaki Drumsticks

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

Shredded BBQ Chicken

Easy BBQ Instant Pot Ribs

Pressure Cooker BBQ Ribs

Quick Apple BBQ Ribs

Country-Style BBQ Pork Ribs

Pressure Cooker Kalua Pig

Mexican Pork Carnitas

Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

Pressure Cooker Sweet Pork

BBQ Beef Ribs

Cherry Pie Beef Ribs

Bone-In Beef Short Ribs

Hawaiian Teriyaki Beef Short Ribs

Chipotle Shredded Beef

Korean Beef

Sweet BBQ Meatballs


Deviled Eggs

Corn Bread

Chili (with Beans)

Chili (without Beans)

Spicy Baked Beans

Vegan Baked Beans

Vegetarian Baked Beans

Mexican Pinto Beans

Vegan Pinto Beans

Mexican Black Beans

Quick Potato Salad

BLT Potato Salad

Potato Salad with Carrots

Mexican Rice

Mexican Green Rice

Macaroni & Cheese (1)

Macaroni & Cheese (2)

Macaroni & Cheese w/Veggies

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Bacon & Ranch Pasta Salad

Pasta, Cheese & Peas Salad

Corn on the Cob

Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage

Collard Greens with Bacon

Southern Style Green Beans & Bacon

Beet & Caper Salad


Key Lime Pie

Meyer Lemon Cheesecake

Red, White & Blue Cheesecake Singles

Red, White & Blue Cobbler

Pina Colada Rice Pudding

Paleo Banana Bread

Mini Zucchini Cakes

Bourbon Banana Bundt Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake


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Info for IP Beginners


So, you bought an Instant Pot…now what!?

Don’t be afraid of it…it’s not going to explode!
Electric pressure cookers are much safer to use than the old
stovetop cookers that you probably heard horror stories about.
The Instant Pot has 10 Proven Safety Mechanisms.

I know it sounds boring, but please do it anyway.
Taking the time to learn the basics will prevent frustration later on.
You don’t have to memorize everything, but at least give it a quick read.
If you run into a problem later you’ll remember that the manual addressed
that issue and then you can go back & read it more thoroughly.
Some manuals may not show the design change for the Anti-Block Shield.
Please see photo below that shows the 2 different types of shields:


Second Step…do the “Initial Test Run” (aka: “Water Test”).
It will give you a better understanding of how the Instant Pot works
& will help to ease any fear you might have about using it.


Now you’re ready to cook!
You can start with something easy like hard boiled eggs,
or you can jump right in with a more complicated recipe.
Start with what you’re comfortable with & progress from there.
Either way, it’s best to start with recipes written specifically for
the Instant Pot until you fully understand how to use it.

Cook times can be tricky when starting out. It’s best to err on the side of
under cooking. If not done when you open the pot just close it back up &
add a little more time. Keep notes for the next time you cook that recipe.

Don’t get frustrated if something doesn’t come out perfect.
With a little practice you’ll have your favorite dishes perfected.
Have fun learning!


Instant Pot Help Videos

VIDEO: “How To” for Beginners

VIDEO: Instant Pot Water Test

Water Test: Step-by-Step & Video

VIDEO: Closing the Instant Pot Lid

VIDEO: Cleaning the Instant Pot Lid

VIDEO: Attaching the Condensation Cup

VIDEO: Removing the Oval Anti-Block Shield

VIDEO: Removing the Round Anti-Block Shield

VIDEO: Natural Release vs Quick Release

Instant Pot Instructional-pdf

Beginners Quick Start Guide

Questions After Your Purchase

Instant Pot Specifications & Manuals

New Features Instant Pot Duo Version 2

Pressure Cooking Time Chart

Instant Pot Terminology

Which Instant Pot Button to Use (1)

Which Instant Pot Buttons to Use (2)

Quick or Natural Pressure Release

Should I Cancel “Keep Warm” for a NPR?

How to Get a Pan Out Of the Pressure Cooker

Pot-in-Pot Cooking

Instant Pot Accessories

Pressure Cooker Cookbooks

60 EASY Pressure Cooker Recipes

Pressure Cooker One Pot Meals

Instant Pot Recipes & Info

Instant Pot Community on Facebook


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