Note: Many of these recipes are either directly from other sites (credited where I can find them), or are my own modifications on things I found on the web.
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Rice PilafBy Ken CechuraOriginal Recipe posted here: https://lifemadesimplebakes.com/perfect-rice-pilaf/
Creamed Corn SouffleBy Ken CechuraThis comes from a number of different sources, with my own spin put on it.... one such source:
https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/18906/awesome-and-easy-creamy-corn-casserole/Instant Pot Strawberry Wine…ish? – a frugal application of strawberriesBy Ken CechuraOK, so I'm not a wine connoisseur by any means. I tried this in the interest of being frugal. My lovely wife enjoys having some fresh strawberries in the evening. Usually, I will cut the caps off, and core them before slicing them in half and putting them in a container for the next several days. At some point, I realized that the caps still have quite a bit of salvageable "meat" on them, so the last time I did this, I kept an additional 2 lbs or so of strawberry shards, which are "mine". A little internet browsing, and I decided to try and brew them into something adult, just because I could.
1/2 hour of prep, 1 day of soaking, 1.5-2 days of cooking, and 8 days of waiting.
and free strawberry jam as a side effect!
Instant Pot Wine from grape juice: https://foodnservice.com/instant-pot-wine/
Home-made strawberry juice: https://diethood.com/homemade-strawberry-juice/Sweet Onion AppetizerBy Ken CechuraThis comes from a copy of 'Southern Living" (Issue unknown)... something I'm pretty sure my mother in law printed out or copied and left in my kitchen. It was worth a shot, and ended up being well worth the minimal effort!!Copycat Chicken Dinner House Salad (& Dressing)By Ken CechuraSimple oil and vinegar dressing (And salad) with my own twist.corn in butter sauceBy Ken CechuraOriginal: https://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/copycat-green-giant-niblets-corn-in-butter-sauce-26306Creamy Garlic Mashed PotatoesBy Ken CechuraSpanish RiceBy Ken CechuraFairly authentic spanish rice. Source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/27072/mexican-rice-ii/SalsaBy Ken CechuraBasic Mild Salsa - Similar to more mild resaurant salsas
Some basic measurement conversions – I will admit, some of my recipes call for 1/4 cup of one thing, then 4 tbsp of another…. i’ll work on that. In the meantime, this will help!