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Mississippi Pot Roast Pitas – Power Pressure XL

February 22, 2018

2 pounds chuck roast or cross rib roast

2 T. butter

1/2 cup water

1 T. Better Than Bouillon Beef Base

1/2 cup pepperoncini juice

5 pepperocinis, cut in small pieces

1 tsp. onion powder

1 tsp. garlic granules

1/4 tsp. thyme

1/4 tsp. pepper

pitas

Monterey Jack cheese

Grilled onions and mushrooms

Cucumber sauce (Tzatziki sauce)

 

Prepare meat by cutting out the big pieces of fat.

Heat 2 T. of butter in a skillet and brown each side of meat for 5 minutes, without moving it. After it is browned, remove to a plate.

Deglaze the skillet with the water.

Add the Better Than Bouillon and dissolve it in the water.

Add in the pepperocini juice.

Add all of this to the pot.

NOTE:  All of this can be done in the pot, but with the amount of meat and the small bottom surface of the pot, it would take too long to brown all the meat.  I just thought it was faster to do it all in a skillet.

Add the roast back into the pot.

Add the chopped pepperocinis.

Sprinkle the seasonings over all.

Cover the pot. Make sure that the valve is closed.

Set time to 60 minutes.

After the 60 minutes is up, let the pot sit for another 15-20 minutes so the pressure can naturally release.  If there is still pressure in the pot after 20 minutes, open the valve.

Remove the roast and shred with 2 forks and then return to the pot.  Stir it in with the juices.  NOTE:  There is a lot of juice.  When serving, remove meat to a serving dish, shaking off the juice.

If desired, grilled onions and mushrooms.

Serve on pitas or in pita pockets with Monterey Jack cheese, grilled onions and mushrooms. Top with Cucumber sauce.

Recipe Source:  Revised from 365 Days of Crock Pot

 

 

 

Honey Lime Salmon

February 6, 2018

2-4 salmon fillets

seasoned salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup butter, melted

2 limes (juice of one, slices for one)

2 T. honey

1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic

2 T. cilantro, roughly chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line your baking dish with foil.  Spray with cooking spray.

Lay sliced lime on the bottom of the baking dish.

Season one side of salmon, lay on limes and season the other side with salt and pepper.

Stir together butter, lime juice, honey and garlic.  Pour mixture over salmon.

Fold sides of the foil up over the salmon.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t cover the salmon completely.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon.

Open up the foil and broil for an additional 5 minutes.

Sprinkle cilantro over the top.

Note: I served this with rice and broccoli.  The lime butter tasted fantastic on both!

Recipe Source: revised from Creme De La Crumb found on Pinterest

 

Creamy Italian Chicken – Power Pressure XL

January 20, 2018

Total cooking time: 20 minutes

1 – 8 oz. block of cream cheese, softened

1 – 7 oz. package Good Seasonings Italian salad dressing dry mix

1/2 cup water

1/4 tsp. garlic granules

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Add cream cheese, Italian dressing, garlic and water in pot and whisk until smooth.

Add chicken to the pot.  Mix so the chicken is covered with sauce.

Close the lid and press the Meat/Chicken button.

Once the pressure cooker beeps, quick release the steam.

This tastes delicious served over rice.

Recipe Source: Revised from Power Pressure Cooker XL Cookboook – 5 Ingredients

Chicken Stew – Power Pressure XL

December 31, 2017

This recipe could also be made in the Crock Pot.

1/4 cup onion, chopped and sauteed

1 can cream mushroom soup

2 cans cream chicken soup

1 cup chicken broth

1 tsp. celery salt

1 tsp. seasoned salt

4 chicken breasts, cubed

1 tsp. organic seasoning (Costco)

4 chicken breasts, cubed

1 cup carrots, chopped

1 cup celery, chopped

1 cup mushrooms, sliced

3 cups potatoes, cubed

Saute onion in small fry pan or pressure pot.

Add soups, broth and seasonings to pot. Mix well and taste. Season accordingly.

Add chopped vegetables and chicken.  Mix all together.

Set pressure time for 4 mins on High.

Allow for Full Natural Pressure Release. (This took about 30 minutes)

Total time approximately 4-45 minutes.

Tastes great with Pillsbury Grand Flaky Biscuits.

 

 

Clay Sugar Bear

October 26, 2015

This little clay bear really works!  Soak the bear in water for about 10 minutes and push it down into your brown sugar.  It helps keep your brown sugar moist.

These clay animals can be purchased at most kitchen stores.

Milk Chocolate Banana Brownies

October 19, 2014

1 Milk Chocolate Banana Brownies (1)

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a 9 inch square baking pan.

1  3/4 cups (11.5 oz package) Milk Chocolate Chips, divided

Microwave 1 cup chocolate chips in a small, uncovered, microwave safe bowl for 45 seconds.  Stir.  If necessary, microwave an additional 10 – 15 second intervals, stirring until smooth.  Cool to room temperature.

 

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup whole-wheat flour

3/4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

Combine flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.

1 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

Beat brown sugar and butter until creamy.

2 large eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well.

Beat in melted chocolate.

Gradually beat in flour mixture.

2 medium ripe bananas

Stir in bananas and remaining 3/4 cup of chocolate chips.

Spread into prepared baking pan.

Bake for 40 – 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.

Cut into bars.

 

FULL RECIPE WITHOUT PICTURES —

MILK CHOCOLATE BANANA BROWNIES

1  3/4 cups (11.5 oz package) Milk Chocolate Chips, divided

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup whole-wheat flour

3/4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

2 large eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

2 medium ripe bananas

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a 9 inch square baking pan.

Microwave 1 cup chocolate chips in a small, uncovered, microwave safe bowl for 45 seconds.  Stir.  If necessary, microwave an additional 10 – 15 second intervals, stirring until smooth.  Cool to room temperature.

Combine flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.

Beat brown sugar and butter until creamy.

Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well.

Beat in melted chocolate.

Gradually beat in flour mixture.

Stir in bananas and remaining 3/4 cup of chocolate chips.

Spread into prepared baking pan.

Bake for 40 – 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.

Cut into bars.

Zebra Bars

October 12, 2014

1 Zebra Bars (1)

Very tasty, rich brownies.  Easy to make since the bottom layer is made with a cake mix.

1 Zebra Bars (2)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Bottom Layer:

1 chocolate cake mix

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 egg

1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Mix dry cake mix, butter and 1 egg.

Add nuts, if desired.

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NOTE: The mix will be very thick.

Spread into a greased 9 x 13 pan.

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Top Layer:

1 pound powdered sugar

8 oz. cream cheese

2 eggs

Beat powdered sugar, cream cheese and remaining 2 eggs.

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Spread over bottom layer.

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Bake 40-50 minutes or until golden brown.

1 cup milk chocolate chips. 

Remove from oven and sprinkle milk e ships over the top.  As they melt, spread them over the top.

1 Zebra Bars (9)

Cool completely and cut into squares.

 

FULL RECIPE WITHOUT PICTURES —

ZEBRA BARS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Bottom Layer:

1 chocolate cake mix

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 egg

1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Mix dry cake mix, butter and 1 egg.

Add nuts, if desired.

NOTE: The mix will be very thick.

Spread into a greased 9 x 13 pan.

Top Layer:

1 pound powdered sugar

8 oz. cream cheese

2 eggs

Beat powdered sugar, cream cheese and remaining 2 eggs.

Spread over bottom layer.

Bake 40-50 minutes or until golden brown.

1 cup milk chocolate chips. 

Remove from oven and sprinkle milk e ships over the top.  As they melt, spread them over the top.

Cool completely and cut into squares.