Instant Pot – A Must Have Kitchen Appliance

One of my favorite ways to save money and eat like a Queen, is using my Instant Pot electric pressure cooker. This is and my VitaMix are kitchen appliances that I truly love. I wouldn’t know what to do without them.

So… pressure cooker… if you are like me, those 2 words send visions of bravery (for using it) and fear (of explosiions) into your head. But pressure cookers ahve come a lont way (even stove top ones) and this electric pressure cooker is extremely safe. Not to mention, it’s a true set it and forget it appliance. If you love crockpots but hate the fact they take all day, then the Instant Pot is just for you.

Check out the Instant Pot here on Amazon. Read the reviews, you will see how wonderful the IP really is.

Easy, cheap buttermilk substitute – 5 minutes and you are set

I have several recipes that call for buttermilk. But I never have it on hand.  I have several recipes that call for buttermilk. But I don’t want to go buy a quart of buttermilk if I only need a cup.

Here is an easy way (so easy) to make a buttermilk substitute at home.

Stir 1 cup of milk and 1 Tbsp vinegar (you could also use lemon juice) together. Let stand for 5 minutes. Walla! You are ready to go.