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Instant Pot Eggnog – Perfectly Pasteurized

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Instant Pot Eggnog – Perfectly Pasteurized

Christmastime is my favorite time of the year for sure. And one of the reasons is because of all the treats that are associated with this season. I specifically look forward to eggnog. But I’ve never actually made it until now! So I did a TON of research figuring out what method I’d like to try and what flavors I wanted to use. Well, the method I wanted to use didn’t exist, so I made one for myself.. and YOU! And this Instant Pot eggnog is nothing less than amazing.

 

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Why Use The Instant Pot for Eggnog?

A while ago, I (unsuccessfully) used the “keep warm” setting to sous vide a steak. It was overcooked, but I discovered something. The hold temp for “keep warm” is 160 degrees. So when I found out the food safe temperature for pasteurizing eggnog is 160, it seemed like a perfect match. And it is, except for one thing. When I just added the eggnog to the pot, the hotspots caused some of the egg to scramble. So I needed a barrier from the heat… A water bath! So this Instant Pot eggnog is perfectly pasteurized, with a method that will ensure that you don’t overheat the eggs – which is the biggest challenge when doing this on the stovetop. It’s pretty awesome.

 

The Process

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Place trivet in pot, along with 5 cups of water. Turn on sauté setting…

 

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…and bring to a boil.

 

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Add eggs to blender.

 

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Blend until fully broken up into a homogenous mixture, about 15 seconds.

 

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Add sugar…

 

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…blend until fully incorporated.

 

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Finally, add milk, cream, vanilla, nutmeg, and salt. Blend for about 30 seconds, until all combined.

 

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Pour eggnog into a large pyrex dish (1.75 quart).

 

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Place pyrex dish on top of trivet. Water should come up about halfway on the sides.

 

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Whisk eggnog frequently while water comes back up to a boil.

 

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Once the eggnog reaches 150 degrees, switch Instant Pot to “keep warm” setting.

 

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Continue mixing frequently until the eggnog reaches 160 degrees. Then transfer to an airtight container and chill overnight.

 

And this is the AMAZING Result…

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Instant Pot Eggnog

Perfectly pasteurized eggnog made simple.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 253 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Instructions

  1. Place trivet in pot, along with 5 cups of water. Turn on sauté setting and bring to a boil.

  2. Add eggs to blender. Blend until fully broken up into a homogenous mixture, about 15 seconds. Add sugar and blend until fully incorporated. Finally, add milk, cream, vanilla, nutmeg, and salt. Blend for about 30 seconds, until all combined.

  3. Pour eggnog into a large pyrex dish (1.75 quart). Place pyrex dish on top of trivet. Water should come up about halfway on the sides. Whisk eggnog frequently while water comes back up to a boil.

  4. Once the eggnog reaches 150 degrees, switch Instant Pot to “keep warm” setting. Continue mixing frequently until the eggnog reaches 160 degrees. Then transfer to an airtight container and chill overnight.

Recipe Notes

If you prefer a boozy eggnog, add 1 cup of bourbon and mix well just before chilling overnight. DO NOT heat the alcohol up or it will lose all its goodness!

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Eggnog
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 169mg 56%
Sodium 144mg 6%
Potassium 148mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Sugars 19g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 14.3%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 10.7%
Iron 3.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Vegan Sushi Recipe – Made Easy Using the Sushezi!

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Vegan Sushi Recipe

Made Easy Using the Sushezi!

There are few foods in life I enjoy as much as sushi rolls. I have been know to put down a few dozen pieces in a single sitting. Recently, I was asked to bring an assortment of sushi rolls to a dinner party. And of all the rolls I brought, who would’ve thought that this vegan sushi recipe would be my favorite… Hands down!

Do I really need a Sushezi to make this recipe?

Short answer: No. You can roll these by hand and still have an incredibly delicious sushi roll, but believe me- once you try making sushi using a Sushezi, you’ll never go back.

I received a Sushezi last Christmas from my mother-in-law and it has changed our lives. My sushi before tasted good, but did not look impressive at all. Well, now my rolls are perfect ever single time!

The Tool:

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Why This Recipe Works So Well

My favorite part of any recipe is the acidity. I can look at the ingredients list of any recipe and tell whether or not I’m going to like it. The secret to well-balanced food is acidity. And sadly, it’s often overlooked. Acidity in food is simply adding either vinegar or citrus juice. It makes your taste buds come alive! It makes them pop! Food without acidity is flat.

That being said… the secret ingredient to this vegan sushi recipe is the KIMCHI! Might sound scary, or even be scary on it’s own. But when playing a supporting role, it actually becomes the star! And while kimchi is not technically an acid component, it pretty much acts as one in this roll. Plus there’s lots of vinegar in the rice, lol.

 

The Process

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These are the veggies we chose (which really worked great) but you really can choose any that you prefer.

 

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Prepare veggies according to ingredient list. The goal is to have them all about the same diameter. They will roll much easier if they are closer to the same size.

 

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Add 1/4 tsp. of oil to each side of the Sushezi and spread out to coat evenly. (I used a paper towel.)

 

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Add 1/2 cup packed rice to each side. The key to making this work is to make sure there’s enough rice to fill both sides. Then pack it down.

 

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Use the rod/plunger to form a trench in both sides of rice.

 

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Add veggies to each side, pressing them down into the trench. Place the rod in the end of the Sushezi and line up the grooves. Then carefully (and somewhat quickly) bring together both sides and lock both latches.

 

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Place the cap on the end of the tube and lock it. Twist the rod in a clockwise motion to pack the inside rice roll.

 

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Remove cap from end and push rod through. Try to make sure the roll comes out where you want it to land, just in case it’s sticky and difficult to move.

 

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Wrap the nori around the roll. Use water as an adhesive to help it seal, on the inside and outside. Then, with a very sharp knife, carefully slice roll into 12 pieces.

 

Here is you AMAZING reward…

Our Best Vegan Sushi Recipe Yet!

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Vegan Sushi

Delicious vegan sushi made easy with the Sushezi!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Rolling 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 rolls
Calories 323 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 2 cups short-grain Japanese rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 avocado thinly sliced
  • 1 seedless cucumber thinly sliced, core removed
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 3 asparagus blanched, halved lengthwise
  • 3 green onions halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup kimchi diced
  • 2 oz. extra firm teriyaki tofu thinly sliced
  • 6 large nori sheets

Instructions

Rice

  1. In a fine mesh strainer - Rinse rice under running water for about 2 minutes, Then let dry for a few minutes.

  2. Add rice and water to Instant Pot (or rice cooker) and use rice setting - low pressure for 12 minutes. Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to naturally release - about 10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl - combine white wine vinegar, rice wine vinegar, salt, and sugar. Microwave for 1 minute, then stir until completely dissolved.

  4. Transfer rice to glass dish. Then using a wooden spoon, gently add vinegar mixture and mix well to combine.

  5. Let cool, the use in your favorite rolls.

Rolls

  1. Prepare veggies according to ingredient list. The goal is to have them all about the same diameter. They will roll much easier if they are closer to the same size.

  2. Add 1/4 tsp. of oil to each side of the Sushezi and spread out to coat evenly. (I used a paper towel.)

  3. Add 1/2 cup packed rice to each side. The key to making this work is to make sure there’s enough rice to fill both sides. Then pack it down.

  4. Use the rod/plunger to form a trench in both sides of rice.

  5. Add veggies to each side, pressing them down into the trench. Place the rod in the end of the Sushezi and line up the grooves. Then carefully (and somewhat quickly) bring together both sides and lock both latches.

  6. Place the cap on the end of the tube and lock it. Twist the rod in a clockwise motion to pack the inside rice roll.

  7. Remove cap from end and push rod through. Try to make sure the roll comes out where you want it to land, just in case it’s sticky and difficult to move.

  8. Wrap the nori around the roll. Use water as an adhesive to help it seal, on the inside and outside. Then, with a very sharp knife, carefully slice roll into 12 pieces.

Recipe Notes

Whenever handling the rice, make sure your hands are very wet.

Also, when slicing the rolls, clean your knife with water after every slice. It's a lot of work, but it will slice beautifully.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Sushi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 323 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Sodium 499mg 21%
Potassium 422mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 61g 20%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 7g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 53.4%
Vitamin C 40.3%
Calcium 4.3%
Iron 7.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Pressure Cooker Bone Broth – 2 Recipes for Chicken and Beef

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Pressure Cooker Bone Broth

2 Recipes for Chicken and Beef

Now I know this is not an everyday thing. But trust me… when you have the time, there is no other single better way to take your cooking to the next level than making your own stock. There are a few reasons why I find making pressure cooker bone broth so much better than on the stovetop. First, you will reduce your cook time by more than half. And secondly, none of your stock will evaporate in a pressure cooker, so you get more in the end!

 

The Process

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Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Place beef bones on a baking sheet and cook for 45 minutes.

 

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Meanwhile – add all other ingredients (except wine and water) to a large mixing bowl.

 

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Once bones have roasted, transfer ingredients from mixing bowl to roasting tray and continue baking for another 20 minutes.

 

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After 20 minutes, remove from oven.

 

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Immediately add wine to baking sheet and scrape up any bits stuck to tray.

 

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Transfer all ingredients to pressure cooker.

 

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Add water, lock lid, and set timer for 90 minutes at high pressure. Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure and remove lid.

 

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Skim off as much fat as you can.

 

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Then pour contents through a colander lined with cheesecloth (or fine mesh strainer) and into a large pot to let cool. Discard all cooked ingredients.

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Save the Homemade Bone Broth for the Good Stuff!

Some of my favorite ways to use these bone broths are as follows:

Pressure Cooker Beef Stew

Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto

Pressure Cooker Sausage, Kale, and Potato Soup

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Pressure Cooker Bone Broth

2 Different recipes for rich, delicious chicken or beef stock.

Course Soup
Cuisine Soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 55 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 20 cups
Calories 170 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

For Chicken Bone Broth:

  • 4 chicken leg quarters skin removed
  • 2 large yellow onions roughly chopped
  • 3 medium carrots roughly chopped
  • 2 stalks celery roughly chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. black peppercorns
  • 6 sprigs thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 10 cups water

For Beef Bone Broth:

  • 3 lbs. beef marrow bones
  • 2 large yellow onions roughly chopped
  • 3 medium carrots roughly chopped
  • 2 stalks celery roughly chopped
  • 6 thyme sprigs
  • 1 rosemary sprig
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 3 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 10 cups water

Instructions

For Chicken Bone Broth:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place leg quarters on a baking sheet and cook for 30 minutes.

  2. Transfer chicken to pressure cooker, along with all other ingredients, lock lid, and set timer for 90 minutes at high pressure. Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure and remove lid.

  3. Skim off as much fat as you can. Then pour contents through a colander lined with cheesecloth (or fine mesh strainer) and into a large pot to let cool. Discard all cooked ingredients.

  4. Store bone broth in air-tight sealed containers like mason jars. Use as needed in other recipes. 

For Bone Broth:

  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Place beef bones on a baking sheet and cook for 45 minutes. Add all other ingredients (except wine and water) to baking sheet and continue baking for another 20 minutes.

  2. Remove from oven and immediately add wine to baking sheet and scrape up any bits stuck to tray.

  3. Transfer all ingredients to pressure cooker, along with water, lock lid, and set timer for 90 minutes at high pressure. Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure and remove lid.

  4. Skim off as much fat as you can. Then pour contents through a colander lined with cheesecloth (or fine mesh strainer) and into a large pot to let cool. Discard all cooked ingredients.

  5. Store bone broth in air-tight sealed containers like mason jars. Use as needed in other recipes. 

Recipe Notes

The nutritional information on this recipe is a little skewed because you are not actually eating all the ingredients listed. It is obviously much, much lower - especially the calories.

Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Bone Broth
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 73mg 3%
Potassium 240mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 64%
Vitamin C 5.7%
Calcium 3.4%
Iron 5.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Thanksgiving Turkey – Juicy Meat & Crispy Skin

Thanksgiving Turkey

Juicy Meat & Crispy Skin

I’ve had a love/hate relationship with turkey my whole life. On one hand, I love it when it’s good. But more often than not, it’s dry, overcooked, and a complete waste of space on my Thanksgiving plate. Last year I discovered the absolute best way to cook a turkey: to spatchcock it! Basically, spatchcocking is butterflying the turkey so that it lays flat on your roasting tray rather than round. Not only does this decrease the cook time, but also exposes most of the skin to direct heat. And let’s be honest, isn’t that the best part? So please enjoy this Thanksgiving turkey recipe. I know my family will for years to come.



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Thanksgiving Turkey - Juicy Meat & Crispy Skin

This spatchcocked Thanksgiving Turkey is the perfect combination of crispy skin and juicy meat.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Soak in Brine 12 hours
Servings 15
Calories 385 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 15 lb. young turkey
  • 1 gallon cold water enough to cover turkey
  • 3/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 25 garlic cloves crushed and peeled
  • 12 sprigs rosemary
  • 40 sprigs thyme
  • 2 large onions roughly chopped
  • 4 lemons sliced
  • 1/4 cup black peppercorns
  • 1 bunch parsley torn
  • 2 large onions sliced
  • 4 large carrots cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 4 stalks celery cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • kosher salt
  • cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a very large bowl - mix together the water, salt, sugar, garlic, rosemary, 20 sprigs of thyme, 2 onions, 2 lemons, peppercorns and parsley.
  2. Spatchcock the turkey - Cut out the backbone. Place breast side up, then break the breastbone. Cut out the wishbone. Open up turkey and lay flat.
  3. Place turkey in brine and refrigerate for at least 12 hours. When ready to cook, preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  4. Place the sliced onions, carrots, 2 lemons, and celery in a roasting pan. Toss with salt, pepper, and 20 sprigs of thyme. Spread around the bottom of the roasting pan and place the turkey on top.
  5. Brush the turkey with the melted butter and season generously with salt and pepper. Then tuck the wing tips under the body of the chicken.
  6. Roast the turkey for 90 minutes, or until internal temp reaches 165 degrees.
  7. Cover with foil and let rest for at least 30 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Thanksgiving Turkey - Juicy Meat & Crispy Skin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 385 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 163mg 54%
Sodium 5948mg 248%
Potassium 712mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 9g
Protein 50g 100%
Vitamin A 61.1%
Vitamin C 30.1%
Calcium 8.2%
Iron 16.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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How to Host a Rainy Day BBQ with an Instant Pot

How to Host an Instant Pot Rainy Day BBQ: 5 delicious Instant Pot BBQ recipes! Indoor BBQ | Pressure Cooker | BBQ Chicken | Instant Pot Ribs | Southern Baked Beans | Southern Style Collard Greens | Deviled Egg Style Potato Salad

5 Delicious Indoor Rainy Day BBQ Recipes

for the Instant Pot

Dreary forecast messing with your weekend BBQ plans? You may not be able to fire up the grill, but we’ve got you covered with 5 delicious Instant Pot recipes to save your rainy day BBQ plans! Here in Florida, afternoon thunderstorms are the norm. It’s often too rainy, or too plain hot, to fire up the grill.

So, when we visited my in-laws for Memorial Day, rather than hauling along our grill, we brought our Instant Pot and surprised them with an indoor BBQ feast. For Independence Day, we’re hitting the road and crossing three state lines to visit family. You better believe we’re taking along our Instant Pot, and several of these recipes!

 

Make-Ahead Sides

Unless you own 5 Instant Pots, making a couple of recipes in advance is the way to go. Make these sides the day before, then cook the main dishes the day of!

 

1. Southern Style Baked Beans

Impress your BBQ guests by serving southern baked beans cooked from scratch right in your Instant Pot.

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2. Potato Salad – Deviled Egg Style

Deviled eggs meet potato salad in this old family recipe. This dish is sure to be on our table for just about any BBQ, family dinner or holiday.

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3. Collard Greens – Southern Style in ONE HOUR

This is by far the easiest collard greens recipe I’ve ever cooked, and yet these collards have all the flavor of slow cooked, stove-top collards. Get the recipe and video demo here.

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The Main Dish

4. BBQ Chicken – 3 Ingredients, 3 Steps

With just 3 ingredients and 3 easy steps, BBQ chicken has never been easier. And don’t miss the homemade BBQ sauce recipe included in this post.

Pressure Cooker BBQ Chicken: 3 Ingredients, 3 Easy Steps! Indoor BBQ | Instant Pot | Pressure Cooker | Easy Summer Recipe

 

5. Easy and Amazing Pressure Cooker Ribs

Perfectly seasoned and tender, this recipe takes all of the guess work out of ribs. Get the recipe and video demo here.

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How to Make a Happy Wife: Perfect Filet Mignon

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How to Make a Happy Wife:

Perfect Filet Mignon

It’s true what they say: happy wife, happy life. I am so blessed with both! And one thing that keeps my wife smiling is an occasional filet mignon for dinner. When we first got married, almost four years ago, she was a well-done kinda girl. But I’m happy to report that she has seen the light! She now knows the beauty and perfection of medium rare. I feel so accomplished.

A Cheaper Way to Date Night

Man, I really love going out to eat. But since we started having kids, our date nights look a lot different. By the time we pay for a babysitter, order two meals and a couple drinks, we’re looking at $200 easily. Well, it’s a good thing I like to cook! And that I’m pretty decent at it. It also helps that our kids are usually in bed by 7pm every night. That’s plenty of time to enjoy a great filet, mushroom risotto, and a bottle of Pinot Noir.

The Tools

I only use two tools to cook filet mignon: a Cast Iron Skillet and a pair of tongs. I mean, you will need to baste the steak as it cooks. So you could use a spoon to do that, but I just use the rosemary and thyme like a basting brush. And technically you don’t need to use a cast iron skillet, but no other pan on Earth will give you a sear as great. So just go ahead and get one already!

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The Reward!

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Perfect Filet Mignon

The perfect method for filet mignon. Nail it every time!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 433 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. center cut filet mignon 8 oz. each
  • 2 Tbsp. grape seed oil
  • 1 rosemary sprig
  • 3 thyme sprigs
  • 3 cloves garlic smashed
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • course kosher salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. Remove filets from refrigerator at least 20 minutes before cooking. Once near room temperature, season well on all sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  3. Heat skillet over high heat. Once it begins to smoke a little, add oil. Then swirl around pan for about 15 seconds.
  4. Add filets to screaming hot pan and sear on all sides (top, bottom, and all around sides), 2-3 minutes each side. After the first turn, add butter, thyme, rosemary, and garlic to pan. Baste steaks constantly during the searing process.
  5. Transfer skillet to oven. Cook times - rare: 5 minutes; medium rare: 6 minutes; medium: 7 minutes; anything else: just don't. Halfway through cook time, turn steak for even cooking.
  6. Remove skillet from oven and transfer filet to plate to rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
Perfect Filet Mignon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 433 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 108mg 5%
Potassium 353mg 10%
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 4.4%
Vitamin C 2.3%
Calcium 1.5%
Iron 15.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Pound Cake Recipe – The Secret Formula for Perfection

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Perfect Pound Cake Recipe

With Berries and Vanilla Cream

Aren’t we always on the lookout for the best pound cake recipe? I know I am. And no matter what’s on the table for our monthly family dinner, we pretty much always have pound cake for dessert. Along with the occasional sweet potato pies!

The Secret Formula

When I was a kid, my mom taught me the secret recipe to pound cake. I never forgot it.

2 + 2 + 2 = 6

2 sticks of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 2 cups of flour, equals 6 eggs. And that’s it – the base for a great pound cake.

The Variations are Endless…

The fun part about this pound cake recipe is making it your own. You get to choose the cheese (if you want any at all) and the flavor. We tend to stick in one of two lanes – cream cheese with vanilla flavor or (my personal favorite) lemon. The easy way is to use a couple teaspoons of extract. But if you want authentic flavor, don’t be afraid of scraping the seeds out of a vanilla bean!
As I’ve started experimenting more, I recently tried something that I loved. I’m planning on changing this is on my family to see if they’ll notice. I’m switching from cream cheese to mascarpone! If you don’t know about it, do your life a flavor and check it out.

This Pan is Amazing!

 

I’ve cooked with many cake pans in my lifetime. But this was by far the best one. It’s so sturdy and well-made that you’ll feel like a baker for sure. And even better, the grooves in this pan pretty much slice the cake for you. If you slice along the grooves, you will get perfect portions all the way around – half small slices and half large.

Why the Berries and Cream?

I don’t know why, but I’ve always felt like pound cake needs something to go with it. I’m not a big fan of that powdered sugar frosting you see so often. Or even worse, just plain powdered sugar. I also don’t want my cake to become soggy if I need to walk away and refresh my coffee.

So berries and cream is one of my favorite desserts of all time – especially if the cream is custard. But obviously, the custard would be too much to pair with cake. One day, while eating strawberry shortcake, my inner fat kid thought, “Why not combine my two favorites into one dessert?” So that’s what I did. And I’m so glad I did.

Recipe for the Berries and Cream

For the berries…

Take whatever assortment of berries you like and rinse well. Place them in a large bowl and sprinkle with 1/4 cup of sugar. Mix well, then set aside at room temperature (for about 2 hours) to allow berries to release their juices. Mix every half hour.

For the cream…

In a large mixing bowl – add 2 cups heavy cream, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract. Whisk with hand mixer until peaks form.

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Pound Cake with Berries and Vanilla Cream
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Ingredients
  • 2 sticks butter - softened, unsalted
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 8 oz. cream cheese - softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs - room temperature
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 Tbsp. shortening
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Grease bundt pan with shortening. Set aside.
  3. In large mixing bowl (I use a hand mixer), mix butter, vanilla, and cream cheese until fully combined.
  4. Add sugar ½ cup at a time.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time.
  6. Add flour ½ cup at a time.
  7. Transfer batter to pan, spreding evenly. (You may need to pat bottom of pan firmly.)
  8. Bake for 90 minutes - or until toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Remove and let cool for 15 minutes.
  10. Place cake place upside down on pan and flip. Allow to cool completely.
  11. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

 

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How To

How To Cook Beef Wellington Like Gordon Ramsay

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I Could Tell You… but They’d Probably Sue Me

There are few dishes as elegant and luxurious as Beef Wellington. So when I decided to start throwing dinner parties, there was only one thing that had to be on the menu: Beef Wellington! Now, at that point, I had never even eaten it before. But I had seen so many episodes of Hell’s Kitchen that I felt like I knew what it tasted like.

So what did I do? I took to YouTube to watch the man himself make it. Over and over and over again…

 

 

 

 

I mean, I must have watched those videos 30 times each.

But I was determined to nail it!

And the result…

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A mess. But actually, I was so proud of it. I ended up making it 3 or 4 more times, with the same loose, soggy result. Then, as I was watching a more recent season of MasterChef, I noticed something different. They were adding a layer of crepe! I’m not sure when (if ever) GR modified the recipe, but I found no record of it on his website where I got the original recipe (except in the photo, which I noticed while writing this) or in the YouTube tutorials. Until…

This past Christmas, I received the Gordon Ramsay Masterclass as a gift. My family knew this was the perfect gift for me, and I highly recommend the $90 investment. And low and behold, what did I find? The missing steps to the recipe!

It’s all about the crepe. That layer will absorb the moisture and protect your puff pastry from becoming mush. The mushrooms are also prepared differently, which I definitely prefer. Now, I feel like a pro. But don’t get me wrong… It is a lot of work.

Now This is Beef Wellington!

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