Saturday, March 17, 2018

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs - 5, 5, 5 Method

I've tried 2 ways of making hard boiled eggs in the instant pot. This way seemed to work better. One of the eggs came out of its shell completely in the instant pot! This is the 5, 5, 5 Method

1. Place the rack that came with your instant pot in the bottom of the pot.
2. Add 1 cup of water
3. Place the desired number of eggs in the instant pot
4. Set the instant pot to 5 minutes. 
5. Let the instant pot natural release for 5 minutes, then release any remaining steam.
6. Give your eggs a 5 minute ice bath. 

Your done! You now have easy to peel perfectly delicious hard boiled eggs.  

The other way I tried was to set the pressure to 5. When the timer went off, release the steam and your eggs are done. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Kristi Cordon Bleu (Kristi Original)

I made up this dinner last night and it really had a Chicken Cordon Bleu flavor without having to stuff a chicken. Here's what I did....

Frozen Chicken Breasts
Butter
Dried Up Bread or Crispy Toast
Thin Ham Slices (I used lunch meat)
Alfredo Sauce (I used bacon flavored in a jar)
Salt
Pepper
Garlic Pepper
Fiesta Party Mix (Tastefully Simple, We just used on the adult's chicken)

Preheat the oven to 425. Put the chicken on a cookie sheet and top with seasoning, crushed bread (you are making bread crumbs) and pats of butter. Cook for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, top with ham, and pour Alfredo sauce over the ham and chicken. Put back in the oven and cook for another 10-15 minutes.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Award Winning New Year's Eve Chili 2017 (Kristi Original)

This year my sister and I did a chili cook off for New Year's Eve. So fun and my chili won! I think the steak was the reason why. Here's the recipe.

Ingredients:
1 Can of Diced Tomatoes with Chilis
2 Lbs or 2 steaks cut into bite sized pieces (I used tenderized Top Round Steak)
1 Can of Jalapeño Beer (Vengeance Jalapeño Creme Ale by Jack Pine Brewery, I'd maybe change it to 1/2 a can)
1 Can Bush Red Chili Beans in Hot Chili Sauce
1 Can Bush Black Beans in Mild Chili Sauce
1 Can Bush Kidney Beans in Spicy Chili Sauce
1 Can Light Red Kidney Beans (Drained)
1 Can Green Giant Mexican Corn (Drained)
1 15oz Can Tomato Sauce
1 16oz Jar of Mild Pace Salsa
1/2 Onion Chopped
Ol West BBQ and Dipping Sauce (Dump or Drizzle, So maybe 1/3 Cup)
Garlic (Sprinkle)
Ginger (Sprinkle lightly)
Fiesta Party Mix - Tastefully Simple (Sprinkle)
Salt (Sprinkle)
Pepper (Sprinkle)
Cumin (Sprinkle)
1 Tbsp of Chili Powder

Instructions:
Dump everything into a crock pot and stir. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours or until the meat is done. 

Optional:
Top with Shredded Cheese. For added heat add diced jalapeño peppers. 



Friday, December 22, 2017

Spam Burgers - Minnesota State Fair


I can't believe I'm posting a recipe called 'Spam Burger'! But life has a funny way of surprising you. Last summer my family went to the MN State Fair. A thunderstorm rolled in and we didn't have a shelter. We ran to the first place we could find which happened to be right next to the 'Spam Burger' booth. Well we were hungry, so we gave it a try. It turns out my family loved it! So my husband worked to make this at home and here's what we came up with.....A family favorite!

Ingredients:
1 Can of Spam
1 Package of Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
Butter
Cheese Slices

Instructions:
1. Cut the Spam into slices for your sandwich, about 1/4 inch thick.
2. Fry the Spam in butter
3. Put the Spam on the Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, top with a cheese slice
4. Eat and Enjoy