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A plate of cookies and a glass with candy canes in front of a Christmas tree with streaky lights

Merry Christmas 2018

Merry Christmas, everyone! Happy holidays to you and yours, and thank you for following along on my cooking adventures in 2018. (The “beams of Christmas lights” is a trick I learned from Tony & Chelsea Northrup’s YouTube channel. Thanks, Chelsea!) Enjoyed this post? Want to help out DadCooksDinner? Subscribe to DadCooksDinner via email and share this post with your friends. Want to contribute directly? Donate to my Tip Jar, or buy something from Amazon.com through the links on this site. Thank you.

PicOfTheWeek: Whisking Cheesecake

Working on a cheesecake recipe this week, and my wife is simultaneously making Christmas cookies. She has first dibs on the stand mixer, so I am hand-whisking my cheesecake. And, let me tell you, hand-whisking to remove all the lumps from cream cheese is a lot of work… Cheesecake recipes Here are a few recipes to keep you entertained until I get this one posted: Instant Pot Caramel Apple Cheesecake Pressure Cooker Strawberry Cheesecake Pressure Cooker Oreo Cheesecake

PicOfTheWeek: Hard Boiled

A batch of Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs so I can work on my traditional Deviled Eggs recipe. I think I’ve got the flavors down, so it should be coming this week. (If you can’t wait, here is my Wasabi deviled eggs recipe.) What do you think? Questions? Other ideas? Leave them in the comments section below. Related Posts Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs, or Is the 5-5-5 method a myth?Instant Pot Wasabi Deviled EggsMy other Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Recipes Enjoyed this post? Want to help out DadCooksDinner? Subscribe to DadCooksDinner via email and share this post with your friends. Want to contribute directly? Donate to my Tip Jar, or buy something from Amazon.com through the links on this site. Thank you.

PicOfTheWeek: Frozen Assets Noodle Soup

Did you follow my advice and make a big batch of Turkey Broth after Thanksgiving? I did, and I’ve got a freezer full of broth, just in case I need something…like a batch of Turkey Noodle Soup. (Not shown: last night’s roasted chicken breasts. Soup is great for using up leftovers.) Recipe: Pressure Cooker Day-After-Thanksgiving Turkey Carcass Soup Note: Skip to step 2 (“Sauté the aromatics”), and enjoy!

PicOfTheWeek: Stocking Up

T-Day is on the way, and I’m taking stock. [Ahem. Sorry.] The turkeys are thawing in the fridge, and I’m spending Sunday making a batch of chicken stock – the essential ingredient for gravy (and a pretty important one for stuffing, too.) Related Posts Pressure Cooker Chicken Stock Pressure Cooker Browned Chicken Broth Pressure Cooker Vegetable Broth Enjoyed this post? Want to help out DadCooksDinner? Subscribe to DadCooksDinner via email and share this post with your friends. Want to contribute directly? Donate to my Tip Jar, or buy something from Amazon.com through the links on this site. Thank you.

PicOfTheWeek: Beans!

Beans ready for a quick soak. I’m quick-soaking the beans – pressure cooking for 1 minute, then letting them sit for 1 hour – to speed up the cooking time. These beans are the base for a minestrone soup, and the rest of the ingredients will overcook if I try to cook unsoaked beans. (Minestrone recipe coming soon…)

PicOfTheWeek: Little Chickens on the Rotisserie

We had the family over for a party celebrating a big round number milestone for DadCooksDinner. (More on that coming Tuesday.) I went back to a classic recipe and made Rotisserie Cornish Game Hens with a Spanish Smoked Paprika spice rub. (Unfortunately, I didn’t keep an eye on the charcoal – I was too busy enjoying the party – and I didn’t add more coals when the fire burned down. Dinner was late as I tried to limp it to the finish line with a 200°F grill temp. Sigh.) Recipes Rotisserie Cornish Game Hens Rotisserie Chicken with Spanish Smoked Paprika Rub My other Rotisserie Recipes My Rotisserie Cookbooks Enjoyed this post? Want to help out DadCooksDinner? Subscribe to DadCooksDinner via email and share this post with your friends. Want to contribute directly? Donate to my Tip Jar, or buy something from Amazon.com through the links on this site. Thank you.

Bag of Happy Rice - Risotto Feliz - From Riceria Ferron in Italy

PicOfTheWeek: Happy Rice!

Happy Rice! From Italy! One of the leftovers from my trip to Riseria Ferron in the Veneto is the bag of Risotto Felice. I couldn’t pass up the bag with the happy grain of rice “for the kids!” Because what do kids love more than rice with dried vegetables already mixed in? It was great – but the kids wouldn’t touch it. “Ew. What’s all that stuff in there?”