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Classic Wild Rice Soup in the Instant Pot

This is THE wild rice soup to make - and hey, I'm a Minnesotan!! All the comfort in a fraction of the time! No cream soup in this!

So hey, here I am a Minnesota blogger and I have no Wild Rice Soup on my blog. Uff da. Well I do have a Wild Rice and Smoked Turkey Chowder (amazingly good and healthy!) but it’s just not the same as a Classic Wild Rice Soup, now is it? (As a quick aside, I will be posting recipes that aren’t Instant Pot and aren’t soup, it’s just been a crazy Holiday week, so if you don’t have an “IP” please bear with me!)

Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup
Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup

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Hawaiian Fried Rice

This easy dish is great for leftover ham!!

Do you need a fun, fresh take on a dish for your Holiday Ham leftovers? Something easy, fast and crave-worthy? You’re gonna want to try this Hawaiian Fried Rice. And you’re gonna look like a genius when you bring this to the table! 🙂

Hawaiian Fried Rice with Ham & Pineapple
Hawaiian Fried Rice with Ham & Pineapple

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Featherbed Eggs

Eggs cooked over a savory, custard soaked bread layered over ham - and that ham has such crispy edges!.

This dish was a new one on me…Featherbed Eggs. I mean, how could you not fall in love with a name like that? It makes me think of country inns with crisp white sheets, quilt draped beds. Cotton curtains blowing in a warm breeze. Comfort.

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Featherbed Eggs – eggs nestled into custard soaked bread all atop a layer of ham with crispy edges.

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15 Minute Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup - So quick and easy and really outstanding. Fresh Broccoli & Cream.

I love me a good Broccoli Cheese Soup. I love it even more when it’s made in minutes, piping hot and on the table in no time at all. And love it even better, when it’s made with Cheddar for that flavor punch.

Broccoli Cheese Soup Instant Pot Real Cream Real Cheese fast easy
Creamy dreamy Broccoli Cheese soup – 15 minute Instant Pot recipe.

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Italian Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf

Italian Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf: So good & you can put just about anything you want in it! Fresh Mozz makes it so ooey & good

Here’s a recipe that I made awhile back when I was at the folk’s but didn’t post before. Now that it’s December, I thought this Italian Stuffed Meatloaf would be a perfect “something” different for a winter weekend meal!

Italian Cheese Stuffed Meatloaaf
Italian Cheese Stuffed Meatloaaf

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Instant Pot Opelousas

Opelousas - a Southern Rice based dish, this one's made from leftover Ham and cooks up beautifully in the Instant Pot!

So you all know (if you follow me – and if you don’t, I’d love it if you would, here with email (on the right) or on facebook or twitter (on the left)) I cooked up a ham for Thanksgiving. And what a ham it was! The stunning and absolutely delish Biltmore House’s Tawny Baked Ham. It was just a half ham, but of course there were leftovers!

Instant Pot Opelousas
Instant Pot Opelousas

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Pork Tenderloin with a Caramelized Onion & Cranberry Compote

Pork Tenderloin that uses a bit of leftover cranberry sauce - amazing taste and quick, easy recipe

If you’re looking for a fun way to use up a bit of leftover Cranberry Sauce, this easy and fast Pork Tenderloin is it. Of course, you can make it anytime but it is perfect for after Thanksgiving when you *may* already have a little Cranberry Sauce on hand. Don’t we all usually have a little, or maybe even a lot? Pin this recipe for after the holiday!

Pork Tenderloin with Caramelized Onion &; Cranberry Compote
Pork Tenderloin with Caramelized Onion &; Cranberry Compote

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Smoked Sausage & White Bean Soup – Instant Pot or Stove-top

This down home & classic bean soup is fantastic stove-top or in the Instant Pot!

It could very well be that I’m in denial! I am astonished each time it snows! I do live in Minnesota, but really? Snow twice last week and again the other day. But snow to me = soup, so soup it is. Again. 🙂

Smoked Sausage & White Bean Soup, Instant Pot or Stove Top
Smoked Sausage & White Bean Soup, Instant Pot or Stove Top

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Instant Pot Pork Chop One Pot Meal

Instant Pot Pork Chops - the whole meal is cooked at once, then the potatoes mashed and the gravy made right in the instant pot.

I’ll tell you what, we went from a few lovely fall days to fall with a vengeance here in the Twin Cities. Windy, cold & blustery.

Instant Pot Braised Pork Chops Mashed Potatoes, Gravy & Carrots
Instant Pot Braised Pork Chops with all the Fixin’s

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Easy Rustic Tomato & Caramelized Onion Galette

This easy & rustic tomato galette is just the kind of thing that is so simple it's sophisticated. It takes minutes to assemble but you'll want to allow time to roast those tomatoes.

We’re finally getting some cool days and that means the tomatoes in our little garden will be slowing down. I snuck a few to make this very easy Rustic Tomato & Cararmelized Onion Galette.

Easy, Rustic Tomato & Caramelized Onion Galette
Easy, Rustic Tomato & Caramelized Onion Galette

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