Restaurant style Mexican Rice is my favorite side dish with Mexican food and it's so easy in the Instant Pot!

Restaurant Style Mexican Rice – Instant Pot

No matter where you are, you hit up a Mexican restaurant and you get that red rice as a side. Some are better than others, but still it’s always there. And I don’t know about you, but sometimes I want that restaurant style Mexican rice at home, you know, when I’m making wet burritos, or lengua tacos, or carnitas. I typically make a version of Mexican rice on the stove, but have been trying to come up with the most perfect, restaurant-like version in the Instant Pot. Because let me tell you, on the stove it takes a bit of…

Cider vinaigrette glazed beets in your Instant Pot makes for a quick, nutritious side dish! Plus, it's covered with cheese, so yeah, nuff said.

Cider Vinaigrette Glazed Beets

Beets …. love em or hate em? If you’re on the hate team, these cider vinaigrette glazed beets may just turn your hate into love. I’m serious this time. I know I said it before about salisbury steak, but honestly, the hate felt for salisbury steak is not even close to the hate some feel for beets. And made in the Instant Pot? Fugettaboutit. Pressuring the beets is pure bliss. No peeling. Yes, you heard me right, no peeling! Just wash, trim and put them in the pot. When they’re done, the skins slide right off. Slick as greased owl…

Fried cabbage - cruciferous goodness.

Fried Cabbage

Fried cabbage is one of those cheap, homey things that’s just … well it’s just makes you feel good.¬† Satisfied. Like you’re in your grandmother’s kitchen. At least for me it does. My wife calls this smothered cabbage. You might too, but whatever you call it, it’s delicious. It’s the perfect side dish for…well anything, but I typically like to make this when I make cube steak or beef tips or something homestyle, you know? But, I have been known to eat it over rice with a fried egg on top for breakfast. Just one thing before we get down…

Delicious, creamy homestyle creamed corn - So easy and so quick you'll never open another can again!

Homestyle Creamed Corn

IT’S CORN TIME! Specifically creamed corn time! And I love me some homestyle creamed corn. It’s so … creamy and sweet and savory. It just so happens the neighboring county to me, Baldwin County, grows the best corn ever. Big, beautiful Silver Queen corn and now is the time – the time to stuff lots of corn in your cornhole. (????!!!!!) Piehole. It also happens to be summertime. I think we can all feel that. But that means gatherings … of all sorts. And you know also that when you gather you gotta bring a dish. But you don’t want…

Instant Pot macaroni and cheese - 4 minutes to cheesy, creamy goodness!

Instant Pot Mac & Cheese

Instant pot mac & cheese will make you want to slap your  grandmammy and throw away the 96 boxes of macaroni and cheese in your pantry. It only takes 4 minutes. 4 minutes! You know it takes you more than 4 minutes to cook that boxed stuff. The boxed stuff is cheaper and I get that. But this is just better – that’s all, it’s just better.  It’s cheesier, it’s creamier, and it’s free of preservatives and lord knows what. Oh and 4 minutes! Did I mention that? Um, yea, but it bears repeating. I’ve heard lots of chatter about people…