INSTAPOT Rice Pudding

I personally don’t like rice pudding but Chris loves it so I decided to try making it in the Instapot.  I remembered reading somewhere that Arborio rice is the best type of rice to use for rice pudding so I grabbed a bag of it when I was grocery shopping last and made a batch of it for Chris.  He said it is the best rice pudding I have made for him so far!

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Roast Beef Dip (au jus)

Let me start by saying I GOT AN INSTAPOT lol!!!! And I have been having a whole lot of fun playing with/getting used to it!  Something as simple as making boiled eggs is so much faster in it… yes, I did boil eggs just to see lol!  The next few posts are mostly going to be Instapot recipes…. sorry!

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Cajun BBQ Pork Tenderloin

I still had 2 of the pork tenderloin I bought in the freezer from when they were on sale a week or so ago. The first 2 I used to make my “Canadian Sausages” from but wanted to do something different with these two.  I ended up making a slightly spicy, delicious Cajon pork tenderloin!

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Crocheted Owl Lovey Blanket

I am very embarrassed to say that I started this blanket while Kim was still pregnant and just finished it the other day!!! I can’t believe it took me this long but I told myself the other day that I can’t get started on the things I want to make for Christmas until I get rid of my WIP’s!  This is one of a few more that I need to get done before I can start… and with their only being 4 months until Christmas… I had better get my butt in gear!!!

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Chocolate Ganache Tart with Salt and Caramel Topping

This week was mine and Chris’ 10th wedding anniversary.  This of course warranted a special dessert for that night.  I knew I had a few boxes of dark chocolate Baker’s chocolate so I asked Dillon to stop to get me some whipping cream and made this delicious, creamy, chocolate dessert to celebrate!

This is a surprisingly easy but rich tasting, special occasion dessert!

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Salt & Vinegar Potatoes

When Chris and I were watching Amazing Race Canada the other night they were in P.E.I. One of the challenges was to unscramble the words of a menu.  Salt & vinegar French fries was one of the scrambled words.  The fries sounded interesting but I wondered what they would taste like as roasted potatoes… I have to say…. they were absolutely delicious!

I read different versions of the French fries recipe and came up with this recipe for roasted salt and vinegar potatoes!

I was surprised by how much the vinegar flavour came through after roasting the potatoes.  They ended up being very flavourful with a crispy outside and soft inside… definitely one of those kitchen “experiments” I will be making over and over again!

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Crock Pot Pulled Pork

When Dillon took me grocery shopping last Friday one of the stores we shopped at had pork roasts on sale for $1.00/pound.  A great deal, so I bought 3 of them. I fully intend to use at least one of them for another homemade sausage and decided one night this week to make some pulled pork in the crock pot for “the boys” for dinner!  I served it on toasted buns with Salt & Vinegar potatoes…. which I will post another day!

It made enough with only 2 people eating it to freeze some for another day! It is always nice to have a quick meal in the freezer to pull out when you don’t really feel like cooking or you are just really busy!

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Pumpkin Muffins

Am I jumping ahead to fall recipes too early?  Probably… but it’s pumpkin!  And who says we can only eat pumpkin treats in fall or winter?  Not me, so when I was walking through the grocery store with Dillon on Friday and saw a can of pumpkin puree, I just had to grab it and make something pumpkin!

Years and years…. and years ago… I won a baking contest with this recipe.  I made it as a loaf cake for the contest but the flavour is the same!

These muffins are lightly spiced, soft and delicious!

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“Mud” Cookies

Even though these don’t have a very appetizing name… just picture chocolate and peanut butter… yes, more peanut butter… covered rice crispy cereal tossed in icing sugar when set!  A quick easy way to get your chocolate, chocolate/peanut butter fix!

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