Holiday Treats


Fruit Cake:

Fruit Cake-Self Reliant School

Pecan Fruit Cake-Jazmin Toney

3 Ingredient Holiday Fruit Cake-This Old Gal

Christmas Pudding:

Christmas Pudding-Feisty Tapas

Christmas Pudding-Every Nook & Cranny

Christmas Pudding-Hip Pressure Cooking

Nourishing Christmas Pudding-GNOWFGLINS

50 Minute Christmas Pudding-Happy Noodle TV

Alternative Christmas Pudding-Every Nook & Cranny

The Ultimate Vegan Christmas Pudding-A Virtual Vegan

BBC’s Good Food Easy Christmas Pudding-Hip Pressure Cooking


Eggnog Cheesecake-Instantly Delicious

Red Velvet Cheesecake-The Broke Baker

Eggnog Cheesecake-Simply Happy Foodie

Cherry Cordial Cheesecake Bites-This Old Gal

Cranberry Molasses Cheesecake-Kitschen Cat

Gingerbread Cheesecake for Two-Imagelicious

Peppermint Milkshake Cheesecake-This Old Gal

Cardamom & Ginger Cheesecake-And Then She Said

Holiday Spice Cheesecake -Gluten Free Slow Cooking

Grain Free Peppermint Cheesecake-Recipes to Nourish

White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cheesecake-Serena Lissy

White Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake-Give Peas a Chance

White Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake-Simply Happy Foodie

Holiday Spice Peppernuts Cheesecake (Pfeffernüsse)-This Old Gal


Chai Spiced Apple Cake-GNOWFGLINS

Rum Cake-You Are My Sunshine Bakeri

Red Velvet Lava Cakes-Instant Pot Recipes

Cranberry Upside Down Cake-Josie Smythe

Red Velvet Bundt Cake-Margin Making Mom

Holiday Orange Spice Cake-Fried Dandelions

White Chocolate Peppermint Lava Cake-TIDBITS

Vegan Pear & Cranberry Cake-Healthy Slow Cooking

Gingerbread Pumpkin Cake-Home Pressure Cooking

Spiced Pear & Cranberry Cake-Home Pressure Cooking

Bread Pudding/French Toast:

Orange Cranberry French Toast-This Old Gal

Gingerbread Bread Pudding-The Lean Green Bean

Cranberry Orange French Toast-Pressure Cooking Today

Bread Pudding with Bourbon Glaze-Pressure Luck Cooking


Candied Pecans-Keith Tant

Chocolate Covered Pecans-Keith Tant

Easy-To-Peel Chestnuts-GNOWFGLINS

Candied Cajun Trail Mix-Cotter Crunch

Candied Nuts-I Don’t Have Time For That


Red Velvet Creme Brulee-TIDBITS

Apple Cranberry Crisp-GNOWFGLINS

Peppermint Rice Pudding-My Heart Beets

Amaretto Mincemeat-Every Nook & Cranny

1-Minute Mulled Wine-Hip Pressure Cooking

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Holiday Gifts




Instant Pot Basics


Basic Instructions on using the Instant Pot:

-Plug in the pot (make sure cord is plugged securely into the pot)

-Put the inner liner in the pot (ALWAYS).

-Add your food with enough thin liquid to pressurize the pot.
(about 1 cup in a 6qt; about 2 cups in the 8qt pot)
*To do the “Water Test” just add 3 cups of water*

-Make sure the sealing ring is in the lid & properly seated.

-Put the lid on the pot.

-Make sure the steam release handle is in the Sealing position.
*The steam release is loose by design. It pops off easily for cleaning*
(The Ultra seals automatically-the release button will be Up)

-Press the Manual or Pressure Cook button.
(Manual was renamed Pressure Cook-they’re the same thing)

-Quickly (within 10 seconds after pressing your function button) use the
“+” and “-” buttons to adjust the cook time.
(For the Ultra use the knob for your settings-then press the Start button)
*For the “Water Test” 2-3 minutes is all you need*

-The pot will start heating up & building up pressure. As the pressure builds it will push the float valve up. You’ll see some steam coming out of the float valve hole, especially just before the float valve rises. Once the float valve rises the hole is sealed off. At this point your pot will still say “On” until it reaches full working pressure. This can take several minutes depending on what’s in the pot. Once it reaches full working pressure the counter will start counting down.

-When the time is up do either a Quick Release (QR) or a Natural Pressure Release (NPR).
*Be careful your hands & face aren’t over the steam release-it’s very HOT!*

–For a QR press Cancel & turn the steam release handle to Venting.
(with the Ultra you push the steam release button all the way down)

–For a NPR you do nothing. You leave the steam release handle in the Sealed position & wait for the pressure inside the pot to drop on it’s own.

–You can also do a 15 minute NPR. You leave the steam release in the Sealed position for 15 minutes then turn it to Venting to release any remaining pressure. *When the Keep Warm function is on the display will count up showing you how long it’s been since cooking has stopped. There will be an L before the time like this: L0:15*

When the pressure is down the float valve drops down & the lid will unlock.
At this point it is safe to remove the lid.
*NEVER FORCE THE LID OFF THE POT! It should turn easily when unlocked*


-Instant Pot Terminology:

Info for IP Beginners:

-Video Showing How to Put the Lid On:

-Info & Video on Pressure Release Methods:



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