Cooking for Real Life - Easy Recipes

This is where I post my tried and true recipes that I find efficient, easy, and so good!

Instant Pot & Not Recipes

Okay, if you are like me, you want to provide your family with good wholesome food but you don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for it…. but you also don’t want to spend  hours in the kitchen.  I’m there.  Trust me.  I hate being stressed out at the idea of meal planning and then executing.  That’s why I have compiled these recipes!

I also do some canning and preserving of food that we have grown ourselves (in our composted horse manure!) as well as dehydrating.  My goal is always to utilize what we have and create really good meals.  I truly wish I would have started doing this many years ago, but life got in the way, go figure!

What I share here are experiences that I have personally had and shortcuts I have used (including the Instant Pot which was a total game changer!).  I like my kitchen to run very efficiently with as little stress as possible!  If that is you as well, these are the articles you will want to read!

Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

Making and Canning Pepper Jelly I say this all the time, there is nothing I can't stand more than when people make false claims online.  It's why I have an issue with many marketing techniques of today.  It's also why I started to blog my recipes. Nestled in my...

Split Pea and Ham Soup

Split Pea Soup in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker So I get a text from Dean yesterday morning that he was in the mood for split pea soup.  I've never made split pea soup.  I had it growing up, sure, but I've never made it.  So many people don't like the look of it,...

Instant Pot Potato Soup

Potato Soup Recipe Well, I was going to wait to do this recipe until colder weather; however, my potatoes just started to sprout!  This potato soup is super easy to make. Instant Pot Potato Soup 6 cups of Yukon gold potatoes chopped into 1/2-3/4 inch cubes 1 onion 3...

Quiche Anyone?

Quick Quiche Recipe I'm taking a break from the Instant Pot tonight.  No love loss there, we just have a lot of eggs from our backyard chickens that we need to use up some, and quiche for dinner is usually the answer.  Plus, I have some fresh ingredients in my...

The Best Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup Recipe - Instant Pot Pressure Cooker I love chicken soup in the winter, and you know I love my Instant Pots. I made my chicken soup a month or so ago using the Instant Pot and chicken breasts.  It was good, don't get me wrong, but I like it better...

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