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Instant Pot – Mashed Potatoes

These potatoes were a hit with my kiddos, especially my middle! She even said they “almost as good as nana’s” LOL! hey I’ll take that 😉

Start with Peeling the potatoes, we don’t mind a little skin, so having them perfectly peeled isn’t a big deal for our family. However, it is for some, so do as you’d like. Cut into slices (don’t have to be thin), put in pot and cover with water (as much water as it takes to cover them). Set value to seal and cook high pressure for 8-10 minutes. Drain potatoes and return to pot. Then add remaining ingredients and mash ’em up!

  1. 6-7 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced
  2. salt and pepper to taste
  3. 1 stick of butter ( I like a lot of butter, so I use 1/2 when I mash and the other 1/2 when they were all mashed up, ready to serve and melting into yumminess in the middle)
  4. 1/4 cup milk
  5. 1/4 cup sour cream
  6. water (as much as it takes to fully cover the potatoes in the pot)

This was a really simply, cheap recipe and tasted outstanding! I will defiantly make these again! all in all these took about 20 minutes from start to finish.

Mix ’em up
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Apple Cinnamon Pork Roast

Happy Monday friends!!

This pork roast recipe has “fall” all over it! Apples and Cinnamon add the perfect flavor!

Apple-cinnamon Pork RoastThis recipe was found on Parenting.com. They have a few, great recipes on this site, that I have tried! They have a great foody section and if you have time you should check it out: Recipes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 – 3 pound boneless pork-loin roast
  • teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • tablespoon vegetable oil
  • medium sweet onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1/2 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • Jonagold or McIntosh apples, cored and thinly sliced
  • tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • bag (16 ounces) coleslaw mix

Make It

1.If the roast wont fit in your 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, trim it and save the pieces for stir-fry later in the week. Then sprinkle the roast with thyme, salt, and pepper. In a large skillet, brown meat on all sides in hot oil.

2.Layer the onion on the bottom of your slow cooker. Place roast on top and pour on the apple cider- we prefer cider because it has a bit more fiber. Cover and cook on high for 2 to 2-1/2 hours. Toss apples with lemon juice and cinnamon. Add them and the coleslaw mix to your slow cooker. Cover and heat 10 minutes more.

3.Remove the roast and place it on a platter. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the vegetables and apple slices to the platter. Drizzle any remaining cooking juices over meat and vegetables.

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Have a Marvelous Monday and blessed week!

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TUNA SALAD 🍴

So total honesty friends – I did not care so much for this recipe :/ It was missing something, I don’t know if it needed salt, more onions or of course more mayo is always a good option… I maybe should have tried that.

But I researched a few other Tuna Salad recipes and here are a few add-in options that others had suggested: cream of mushroom soup, milk, bread crumbs and of course more cheese is always a good option 🙂

However, I’m still going to share this recipe because even though it maybe wasn’t great the first time, doesn’t mean it won’t turn out good the 2nd time. And just because I don’t like it, doesn’t mean you won’t😏

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. elbow macaroni
  • 3 cans of tuna (5oz.)
  • 3 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tbsp. celery seed
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Directions:

  1. Cook macaroni, drain, rinse with cold water, and let cool completly.
  2. Boil your eggs, if you haven’t already.
  3. In a bowl, mix mayo, relish, celery seed, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  4. Stir in the Tuna.
  5. Pour Mayo mixture over the cool pasta. Mix well.
  6. Add chopped eggs, onions and peas.
  7. Stir well and cool in fridge for a couple hours.
  8. Then enjoy for lunch or add as a side your burger cookout

Blessings! 😊

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Summer Strawberry Pie

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Let me be honest, I LOVE sweets!!! 😋but I don’t care for fruit pies too much, except strawberry and maybe apple. So when a coworker shared this strawberry pie 🥧 recipe years and years ago, I was stoked about how easy it was AND how good it was!!

So I know this is one recipe I had to share!

Ingredients:

1. Pie Shell:

  • Buy an already made pie shell, I like the frozen ones 👍🏻 but if you know how to make and roll out your own pie dough more power to you….and I’m jealous!
  • 2. Strawberries
  • so I’m terrible, I don’t really know how many strawberries I use 😬, but I slice up and just fill the baked pie crust to the rim.
  • 3. For the Glaze:
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 T of corn starch
  • Mix strawberries, water and sugar first. Then add the cornstarch.
  • Put over the stove at medium high heat, stirring constantly, until it is thick and clear.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Pour over strawberries in crust and chill for a few hours in the fridge.
  • Then grab some cool whip and enjoy friends 🙂
  • *one side note – the last few times I made this it came out sloppy, but it still tasted amazing! Just had to use a bowl instead 😉
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    Family Meatloaf

    Good afternoon, everyone! hope you’re having a wonderful Monday!

    This is a recipe (again from my mom) that I make pretty often, just because the whole family likes it and I love the leftovers for lunch! this also is nice to make the night before and pop in when you get home from work…if you get home on time :/

    Meatloaf Ingredients:

    • 2 lbs of ground beef (raw)
    • 3/4 cup of milk
    • 1 1/2 cup of croutons (I use the Italian one to add a little zest)
    • dash of pepper
    • 1 small onion
    • 2 beaten eggs

    Topping:

    • 1/4 cup of ketchup
    • 3 tablespoon brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoon mustard

    Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix all the meatloaf ingredients in a large bowl. If you have your kiddos helping – this is a fun time for them to help, just make sure they wash their hands real well! before mixing and after 🙂

    Put in a greased loaf pan.

    Mix topping ingredients and pour over top of meatloaf and bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 30 min  – 1 hour 45 minutes. (I do put the loaf pan on a cookie sheet lined with foil, because I’ve had it spill out before and I hate cleaning an oven).

    Tonight I am making corn on the cob with this, can’t wait to eat!!!

    hope you enjoy! Have a blessed evening!

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    Broccoli & Bacon Salad

    Hello beautiful people! 

    Have you ever had a time that you have to bring something to a potluck and have no idea what to bring?! So you jump on Pinterest for a few minutes or hour 🤨 get all these elaborate, awesome ideas and then can’t decide which one to do! I think that I want to do something fancy and impress everyone, but then again I don’t have much time, money or much in the house for that matter.

    So this salad recipe is pretty simple (and looks fancy) and is a surprising favorite to many! And I think it is even pretty healthy too 🤔

    I first tried it at a work potluck and was just trying it to be “polite” to the person who brought it and ended up loving it!

    Now I bring it often and it is pretty simple to throw together! Of course, I did some tweaks to the recipe to make it even easier.

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    Ingredients:

    1. 3 tsp sugar
    2. 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
    3. 2 tbsp. white vinegar
    4. 3-4 cups of Broccoli
      1. I use steamed broccoli I can put in the microwave and then quickly chop it up.
    5. 4-5 pieces of cooked bacon
      1. I cook bacon pretty often so I usually have some in the fridge. However, if I don’t I have used bacon bits before too (1/2 cup).
    6. 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
    7. 1/2 cup of raisins
    8. 1/2 cup of red onion (finely chopped)
    • Mix the sugar, mayo and vinegar, together with a wisk.
    • In a separate bowl, mix everything else.
    • Take the sugar mix and pour over the broccoli mixture.
    • Chill in refrigerator.

    Bring to your next potluck Or add as a side to lunch or dinner.

    Enjoy friends 😊