A Beginner’s Guide to Using an Instant Pot

The Instant Pot is still going strong. The popular multi-cooker launched in 2010 and has since captivated home cooks everywhere for its easy, efficient cooking prowess. If your partner finally picked up on the hints you’ve been dropping for years and b…

The Instant Pot is still going strong. The popular multi-cooker launched in 2010 and has since captivated home cooks everywhere for its easy, efficient cooking prowess. If your partner finally picked up on the hints you’ve been dropping for years and bought you an Instant Pot Duo Nova for your birthday, you may be thinking, “but...how does an Instant Pot work, anyway?” This multi-tasking tool can operate as a rice cooker, electric pressure cooker, air fryer, steamer, slow-cooker, yogurt maker, and sauté pan.

Setting Up Your Instant Pot

I hate instruction manuals. I get bored after the cover page, quickly skim the steps for setting up any new device, and assume that I’ll just figure it out as I go. Of course, that never works and I end up begging my fiancé or parents to read the booklet for me and tell me what I need to do. This is not a great way to set up your Instant Pot, or any other new gadget for that matter. You should take the time to read the instruction manual thoroughly before playing around with your new toy, especially when heat and high pressure steam are involved. But if you too want to immediately recycle the manual, here’s what you need to know about setting up your Instant Pot.

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Crock Pot Apple Pie (filling)

No oven needed for this delicious crock pot apple pie filling. A healthier option to the traditional old-fashioned apple pie,
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No oven needed for this delicious crock pot apple pie filling. A healthier option to the traditional old-fashioned apple pie,

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10 Trader Joe’s Slow Cooker Essentials

Now that fall has made its ceremonious return in the form of colorful leaves, flannel, and pumpkin spice lattes, it’s time to officially pack up those margarita glasses and dust off the ol’ slow cooker.

Comfort food is back, and nothing is more comfor…

Now that fall has made its ceremonious return in the form of colorful leaves, flannel, and pumpkin spice lattes, it’s time to officially pack up those margarita glasses and dust off the ol’ slow cooker.

Comfort food is back, and nothing is more comforting than the nourishing, filling flavors of slow cooking. We’re talking soups, stews, roasts, and chilis—anything that requires low and slow heat to meld flavors, tenderize meats, and present a hearty meal that will only get better as leftovers.

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Slow Cooker Apple Butter

This post is sponsored by Kroger. Apple butter reminds me of my childhood. My dad would make it every fall to go with his homemade bread. I decided to continue the tradition and make Homemade Apple Butter for our family. I asked my dad for his recipe a…

This post is sponsored by Kroger. Apple butter reminds me of my childhood. My dad would make it every fall to go with his homemade bread. I decided to continue the tradition and make Homemade Apple Butter for our family. I asked my dad for his recipe and he said he never measured anything, ha!…

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Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

With winter coming, no doubt you will love this easy, creamy, and rich chicken and dumplings in the crockpot. Set
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With winter coming, no doubt you will love this easy, creamy, and rich chicken and dumplings in the crockpot. Set

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We’ve Had 50 Blessed Years of Cooking With Crockpot

Crockpots have been a staple of American home cooking for decades. They’ve been there through the high school graduations, the Super Bowl victories and losses, the first day of school, Saturday mornings and Sunday nights. This beloved family-friendly s…

Crockpots have been a staple of American home cooking for decades. They’ve been there through the high school graduations, the Super Bowl victories and losses, the first day of school, Saturday mornings and Sunday nights. This beloved family-friendly slow cooker has been there with us through life’s biggest moments and now it’s our turn to celebrate it. The original slow-cooker brand is celebrating its 50th anniversary in a big way—with the launch of an all-new Design Series line featuring four new Crockpots in an array of modern hues.

"With the new Design Series—and our 50th anniversary—we wanted to celebrate our history and highlight Crockpot’s evolution, but not get too nostalgic. To do that, we focused on synthesis, bringing together past, present, and future. It’s about bringing the next generation of at-home cooks an iconic appliance but with a modern look they’ll love to cook meals in and make memories,” says Christine Robins, CEO of Home Appliances at Newell Brands, today’s manufacturer of Crockpot.

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Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

Slow cooker recipes are always nice to have in your back pocket. I love a good set it and forget it recipe. Josh and the boys absolutely love these Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches. They request them often and I don’t mind because they are eas…

Slow cooker recipes are always nice to have in your back pocket. I love a good set it and forget it recipe. Josh and the boys absolutely love these Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches. They request them often and I don’t mind because they are easy to make. There is only a little prep involved…

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Chocolate Peanut Clusters (Crockpot)

Chocolate peanut clusters, made in the crockpot, are THE perfect holiday recipe. This tasty edible gift is one of the
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Chocolate peanut clusters, made in the crockpot, are THE perfect holiday recipe. This tasty edible gift is one of the

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Slow Cooked Pepper Steak (Beef and Peppers)

Combine delicious strips of sirloin, flavored in garlic, to a slow cooker filled with bell peppers, onions, and a simple
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Combine delicious strips of sirloin, flavored in garlic, to a slow cooker filled with bell peppers, onions, and a simple

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