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PicOfTheWeek: Potatoes on the Side

It’s Memorial Day, and I’m getting ready to grill my steaks. I know it’s a stereotype, but when it comes to steak, I’m a meat and potatoes kind of guy. That’s where my Instant Pot comes in – it’s ready and waiting to make the side dish while I’m out back with my grill. Recipe: Pressure Cooker Baby Potatoes with Butter and Parsley

PicOfTheWeek: A Pot Full of Wings

Picture from my recipe testing – how long does it take to cook whole chicken wings? (As opposed to all my other recipes, which use wings cut into the wingette and drumette.) Recipes Pressure Cooker Buffalo Chicken Wings Pressure Cooker Asian Zing Wings (from Frozen) Pressure Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Drumsticks 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: Ditali vs Tubetti

I saw Molisana Italian Imported Food on a trip through Broadview Heights, and had to stop to check them out. I’m glad I did – they have an amazing variety of dried pasta. I grabbed my tiny favorite, Ditalini, and the even smaller Tubetti. Small pastas like Ditalini and Orzo are one of my pressure cooker thickening tricks. A sealed pressure cooker doesn’t let sauces evaporate and thicken up. If fits the recipe, I add a half-cup of a small pasta after pressure cooking. Pastas soak up a remarkable amount of liquid, giving the sauce a nice, thick body. Recipes with mini pasta: Pressure Cooker Pasta and Bean Soup (Pasta e Fagioli, aka Pasta Fazool) Instant Pot Pasta con Ceci (Pasta with Chickpeas) Instant Pot Minestrone What do you think? Questions? Other ideas? Leave them in the comments section below. Related Posts My list of 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 …

Baby potatoes in a steamer basket in an Instant Pot

PicOfTheWeek: Baby Potatoes

I bought a whole New York Strip Loin at my local grocery store yesterday – hey, it was Acme Meat Sale day, I had to load up. What do I have with my steak? Potatoes, of course. (I hope my plan to grill the steaks holds up – 30+mph winds are blowing right now. The wind is supposed to settle down around suppertime. Wish me luck…) Recipe: Pressure Cooker Baby Potatoes with Butter and Parsley What do you think? Questions? Other ideas? Leave them in the comments section below. Related Posts 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: Now That’s a Wok

My daughter’s birthday lunch was Dim Sum at Li Wah in Cleveland’s Asia Plaza. Afterwards, wandering through the cooking equipment at the back of the Park To Shop Asian market, I found this beauty – a massive carbon steel wok for $29.95. I almost bought it…much to the dismay of the rest of the family.

PicOfTheWeek: Ready for the Super Bowl Party

Here’s the chilies I’m making for the Super Bowl: Top: Big Batch of Quick Chili in an 8-Quart Instant Pot Bottom: Pork Chili with Beans for a Crowd Not pictured: An Instant Pot of Texas Red (I forgot the photos…got caught up in the cooking. Bad blogger! Bad!) What do you think? Questions? Other ideas? Leave them in the comments section below. Related Posts My 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.

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.