Monthly Archives: July 2016

Potluck Recipes



Steamed Crab Legs-Jaqs

Shrimp Boil-Pressure Luck

Seafood Boil-Great Chow TV

Mussels Mariniere-Pressure Luck

Low Country Boil-What’s Cookin, Chicago?

Shrimp Low Country Boil-ePressureCooker

Steamed Alaskan Crab Legs-What’s Cookin, Chicago?


Burgers-Savory Tooth

Burgers-Melanie Cooks

Hamburgers-Simply Happy Foodie

Hamburgers-Home Pressure Cooking

Cheddar Ranch Burgers-Recipe Teacher

Easy Hamburgers-Meatloaf and Melodrama

Juicy Lucy Burgers-Pressure Cooker Convert

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatball Sliders-From Val’s Kitchen

Hot Dogs/Sausages:

Hot Dogs-The Typical Mom

Bacon Hot Dog Bites-by Pink

Beer Brats-Whole Lotta Yum

Italian Sausages-Melanie Cooks

New York Hot Dogs-This Old Gal

Chili Dog Sauce-Happy Belly Foodie

Hot Dogs in Bulk-Recipes That Crock

Easy Hot Dog Chili-Fresh Fit Kitchen

Instant Pot Hot Dogs-Jeffrey W Spencer

Cider Glazed Bratwurst-What’s Cookin Chicago?


Honey BBQ Chicken Wings-iSaveAtoZ

Honey Teriyaki Drumsticks-Skinnytaste

Pineapple Chicken-Sweet and Savory Meals

BBQ Jelly Drumsticks=The Kitchen Whisperer

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken-Peggy Under Pressure

Buffalo & Ranch Wings-Adventures of a Nurse

Polynesian Chicken Sandwich-Num’s The Word

Mango Pineapple Chicken-Pressure Cooker Meals

Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches-The Baker Upstairs

Honey BBQ Boneless Chicken Thighs-Kitchen Whisperer

Pork Ribs:

Memphis Style Ribs-Noshtastic

Coca Cola BBQ Ribs-Mama Cheaps

Carolina Style Ribs-Monday is Meatloaf

Watermelon Baby Back Ribs-This Old Gal

Pressure Cooker BBQ Ribs-Our Best Bites

Quick Apple BBQ Ribs-Skinny Me Recipes

Margarita Baby Back Ribs-Sparkles To Sprinkles

Easy BBQ Instant Pot Ribs-Pressure Cook Recipes

Country-Style BBQ Pork Ribs-Pressure Cooking Today


Kalua Pork-Rich Lum

Mexican Pork Carnitas-Skinnytaste

Teriyaki Pork-Sparkles To Sprinkles

Pineapple Pulled Pork-April Golightly

Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork-Nom Recipes

Pressure Cooker Kalua Pig-Nom Nom Paleo

Dr Pepper Pulled Pork-Adventures of a Nurse

Pressure Cooker Sweet Pork-Healthy Family Cookin

Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches-Pressure Cooking Today

Beef Ribs:

Cherry Pie Beef Ribs-Joanie Simon

BBQ Beef Ribs-Peggy Under Pressure

Korean Short Ribs-Wondermom Wannabe

Short Ribs Mexican Style-Dad Cooks Dinner

Bone-In Beef Short Ribs-Pressure Cooking Today

Hawaiian Teriyaki Beef Short Ribs-Hauren Store

Beef Back Ribs Texas BBQ Style-Dad Cooks Dinner

Sesame-Green Onion Short Ribs-Williams Sonoma

Asian-Style Boneless Short Ribs-Karen’t Kitchen Stories


Korean Beef-Cookies and Cups

French Dip Sandwiches-No. 2 Pencil

Cilantro Lime Shredded Beef-by Pink

Pulled Beef BBQ-Kitchen Stewardship

Chipotle Shredded Beef-Taste and Tell

Tavern Sandwiches-The Farmwife Cooks

Smokey Beef Brisket-Pressure Cooking Today

Sweet BBQ Meatballs-Pressure Cooking Today

Hobo Meals (Foil Packets)-Adventures of a Nurse

Taco Meat from Frozen Ground Beef-the Recipe Rebel

Potato Salad:

German Potato Salad-Kitschen Cat

Purple Potato Salad-Rebooted Mom

Sweet Potato Salad-These Wild Acres

Potato Salad with Carrots-This Old Gal

BLT Potato Salad-Pressure Cooking Today

Indian Potato Salad-Healthy Slow Cooking

Quick Potato Salad-Pressure Cooking Today

Fast Rustic Red Potato Salad-Frieda Loves Bread

Dill Pickle Potato Salad-Graceful Little Honey Bee

Fauxtato Salad (Cauliflower)-Predominantly Paleo

Vegan Potato Salad w/Green Beans-My Wife Can Cook

Pasta Salad:

Best Macaroni Salad-This Old Gal

Ultimate Macaroni Salad-Pressure Luck

Pasta, Cheese & Peas Salad-This Old Gal

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad-From Val’s Kitchen

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad w/Potato-Rich Lum

Amish Macaroni Salad-Pressure Cooking Today

Pesto Chicken Pasta Salad-Pressure Luck Cooking

Bacon & Ranch Pasta Salad-Adventures of a Nurse

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad-Pressure Cooker Convert

Asian Sesame Noodle Salad-What’s Cookin, Chicago?

Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad-Awefilled Homemaker


Simple Sesame Noodles-Kitschen Cat

Macaroni & Cheese-Dad Cooks Dinner

Ham & Penne Pasta-Julie’s Eats & Treats

Macaroni & Cheese -The Free Range Life

Parmesan Ranch Macaroni & Cheese-by Pink

Macaroni & Cheese w/Veggies-One Particular Kitchen

Creamy Garlic Veggies & Pasta-Adventures of a Nurse

Tomato Basil Parmesan Orzo-365 Days of Slow Cooking

Pasta with Portobello Mushrooms-The Cents’Able Shoppin

Macaroni in a Lemon Cream Sauce-Pressure Cooking Today

Baked Beans:

BBQ “Baked” Beans-Run Wiki

Baked Bean-Pressure Cook Recipes

Coca Cola Baked Beans-Kitschen Kat

Baked Beans-Love Bakes Good Cakes

Southern Baked Beans-The Foodie Eats

No Soak Baked Beans-The Typical Mom

Spicy Baked Beans-Lemon Lavender Love

Vegetarian Baked Beans-Instantly Delicious

Hawaiian Baked Beans-FatFree Vegan Kitchen

Secret Ingredient Baked Beans-Instant Pot Eats


Refried Beans-Our Best Bites

Mexican Bean Dip-Rebooted Mom

Mexican Bean Salad-Instant Pot Eats

Drunken Beans-Simply Happy Foodie

Vegan Pinto Beans-Plant Based Cooking

Chili Lime Black Beans-Oh Sweet Mercy

15 Bean Salad-365 Days of Slow Cooking

Mexican Black Beans-Healthy Family Cookin

Warm Cannellini Bean Salad-Hip Pressure Cooking


Mexican Rice-iSaveA2Z

Spanish Rice-Honest & Truly

Pineapple Lime Rice-Tatertots & Jello

Indian Vegetable Rice-Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Cilantro Lime Rice-Two Peas & Their Pod

Ham & Pineapple Rice-From Val’s Kitchen

Mexican Green Rice-Pressure Cooking Today

Coconut Lime Rice-Meg’s Everyday Indulgence

Festive Rice with Fruits & Nuts-Heat Oven to 350


Ratatouille-Instant Pot Eats

Corn on the Cob-This Old Gal

Buttery Green Beans-Fork To Spoon

Summer Beet Salad-What’s Cooking Chicago?

Corn on the Cob in Husks-Domestic Superhero

Garlic Lemon Broccoli-What Great Grandma Ate

Red Cabbage & Apple-Gluten Free Pressure Cooker

Carrots & Green Beans (in packets)-Instant Pot Eats

Indian Beetroot Salad w/Greek Yogurt-Two Sleevers


Iced Tea-Two Sleevers

Infused Water-TIDBITS

Ginger Ale-KETO Adapted

Texas Caviar-Two Sleevers

Pulled BBQ Jackfruit-Nora Cooks

Corn Bread-Pressure Cooking Today

Watermelon Rind BBQ Sauce-This Old Gal

Carrot Hot Dogs (Bunny Dogs)-This Old Gal

Wheat Berry Salad-365 Days of Slow Cooking

Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce-Instantly Delicious

Indian Curry Lamb Spareribs-Nom Nom Paleo

State Fair Turkey Drumsticks-Dad Cooks Dinner

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad-What’s Cookin Chicago?


Cherry Cobbler-FoodnService

Key Lime Pie-Pressure Cooking Today

Summer Berry Cake-Ministry of Curry

Lemon Yogurt Cake-Instantly Delicious

Tapioca Berry Parfait-The Veggie Queen

Mini Lemon Cheesecakes-Lynnae McCoy

Orange Cheesecake-Simply Happy Foodie

Cherry Kool Aid Cheesecake-Josie Smythe

Orange Soda Bundt Cake-The Rebel Chick

Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cake-by Pink

Pineapple Upside Down Cake-Kel Pederson

Strawberry Cheesecake-LiveLoveLaughFood

Lemon Mousse w/Mixed Berries-Food Thymes

Orange Dreamsicle Pie-From Arvada With Love

Summer Berry Bread Pudding-Ministry of Curry

Pineapple Angel Food Cake-Sparkles To Sprinkles

3 Layer 4th of July Cake-Instapottin with Poonam

Pina Colada Rice Pudding-Pressure Cooking Today

Meyer Lemon Cheesecake-Pressure Cooking Today

Red, White & Blue Cheesecake Singles-This Old Gal

Patriotic Low Carb Vanilla Mousse-My Life Cookbook


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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.

This image from the manual is really helpful for learning the parts:


Second Step…DO THE WATER TEST (aka: Initial Test Run).
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.


When the Water Test is done I recommend doing a Quick Release (QR).
This is one of the things that scares a lot of people, so it’s best to just go
ahead & do it to get over the fear. You can even repeat until comfortable.
*Make sure your hands & face aren’t over the steam release-it’s very HOT!*

Quick Release: When the cook time is up press Cancel & turn the
steam release handle to the Venting Position.
(with the Ultra you push the steam release button all the way down)
When the pressure drops the float valve (silver or red pin in the lid) will
drop down & unlock the lid. At this point you can safely remove the lid.
*NEVER FORCE THE LID OFF…it will come off easily when not pressurized*


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.
Check out the links below for more info & have fun learning!


Instant Pot Terminology

Instant Pot Basics (Step by Step)

Quick or Natural Pressure Release

Pressure Release: Natural vs Quick

Should I Cancel “Keep Warm” for a NPR?

Which Instant Pot Button to Use (1)

Which Instant Pot Buttons to Use (2)

Instant Pot Burn Message

Pot-in-Pot Cooking

Instant Pot Accessories

How to Get a Pan Out Of the Pressure Cooker

Instant Pot Help Videos

VIDEO: Instant Pot Water Test

Water Test: Step-by-Step & Video

VIDEO: How To Use an Instant Pot

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

VIDEO: I Just Got My Instant Pot. Now What?

Instant Pot: What to Expect for Newbies

7 Easy Steps for Instant Pot Setup

10 Common Mistakes You Can Avoid

17 Instant Pot Tips & FAQs

Instant Pot Instructional-pdf

Beginners Quick Start Guide

Which Instant Pot Model Is Right For You?

Instant Pot Products w/Specs & Manuals

Pressure Cooking Time Chart

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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