How To Make The Perfect Pie Crust

how to make homemade pies from scratch starting with the crust

What is the first thing we say when asked:  “How’s the pie?”  We always comment on the crust:  “The crust just fell apart and was so flaky and tender.”  That is what every pie baker wants to hear.  And THAT is what scares many people away from making their own pie crust, and possibly their own pies. […]

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Tender Shortening Pie Crust Recipe

Here's how to make a tender pie crust from scratch using shortening.

Some of my favorite desserts and treats are homemade pies. What makes a great pie? A tender crust that melts in your mouth, but one that’s also strong enough to hold whatever delicious pie filling you put into it. That’s what this tender shortening pie crust does. I hope you try the recipe. Print Tender […]

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Flaky Pie Crust Recipe

Here's my favorite recipe for flaky pie crust.

Is there anything better than a flaky pie crust? If you’re in the mood to bake a pie, give this simple recipe a try. The key is minimal ingredients and as little handling as possible. I’ve tried to make the directions as clear as possible. Give it a try, but like with other “simple” recipes […]

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The Frugal Instant Pot Cookbook

My latest Kindle Cookbook - The Frugal Instant Pot Cookbook - Available on Amazon

A few short weeks ago I published a cookbook that’s become one of my most popular ones yet. It’s called the Frugal Instant Pot Cookbook and something I’ve been working on for quite some time. I’ve used my instant pot for the past two years. When it first arrived, I made room for it in […]

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Instant Pot Curry Chicken

Try this simple recipe for instant pot curry chicken. Great over rice.

I’m back with another family favorite as of late. This instant pot curry chicken dish comes together in a snap. It’s a great recipe if you’re new to instant pot and pressure cooking. There aren’t a lot of ingredients and no complicated instructions. It’s also a great introduction to using the saute function on your […]

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Teriyaki Noodles – Easy Recipe

A plate of homemade teriyaki noodles with spring onion, a quick and tasty side dish.

Let’s talk about teriyaki noodles. I’ve been obsessed  with this simple Asian-inspired recipe lately. It’s a delicious and filling side dish, but also works for lunch on it’s own. It’s great to make leftovers stretch. For example, if you have a little chicken or pork left over from dinner the night before, make a batch […]

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Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

Here's my favorite recipe for spaghetti and meat balls cooked right in the instant pot from start to finish. Meatballs are made from scratch.

I’m getting ready to make this for dinner and through you’d like my instant pot spaghetti and meatballs recipe. It’s another family favorite around here and I like that it cooks from start to finish in the instant pot. I make my meatballs from scratch, but if you’re in a hurry, you could toss some […]

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Instant Pot Creamy Chicken And Rice

This creamy chicken and rice dish cooks up quickly in the Instant Pot.

If you’re looking for an easy weekday meal, look no further than this Instant Pot creamy chicken and rice recipe. It cooks up quickly. Best of all, the only clean up is the Instant Pot insert. Make it with your favorite veggies. I’ve made it with carrot sticks as you can see in the images […]

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Instant Pot Mac and Cheese Recipe

Here's my favorite recipe for Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

We love a nice bowl of macaroni and cheese around here. It’s a favorite side dish and a must have on the holiday table. I initially started playing around with using the Instant Pot for this around the holidays. We cook a lot of different dishes for Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter. Usually every burner on […]

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Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers With Meat And Rice

Stuffed Bell Peppers with meat and rice cooked in the instant pot.

If you’re a long time reader of the blog, you know I’ve been working hard behind the scenes on a new cookbook full of frugal Instant Pot recipes. During the process I’ve been cooking up a storm. Today I thought I’d share my recipe for Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers. It’s a whole meal in a […]

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