The Double Margarita For National Margarita Day!

By | February 22nd, 2018|WayneBites|

Happy Margarita Day! February 22 is National Margarita Day. I don't know who decides these things, but who am I to argue. The basic recipe for a margarita a simple and I'm happy to make mine a double. So, here's a double version of the classic: Classic Double Margarita Ingredients 3 oz Tequila 2 oz [...]

Pressure Cooker Tortilla Soup

By | February 22nd, 2018|WayneBites|

Pressure Cooker Tortilla Soup makes 4-6 servings Ingredients 1 lg Yellow onion 3 lg tomatillos 2 med jalapenos 2 carrots, peeled and diced 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes 1 lb Chicken Thighs and Breast Meat 4 cloves Garlic 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon dried oregano [...]

Pressure Cooker Salsa

By | February 17th, 2018|WayneBites|

There's nothing better than a cold margarita and some chips and salsa at the start of meal at a Mexican restaurant.  And, salsas are different at every single restaurant you go to because they are usually made in house and come from someone's one special recipe.  Making salsa at home is just the same.  No [...]

Pressure Cooker Chicken, Andouille Sausage & Shrimp Gumbo

By | February 13th, 2018|WayneBites|

One of the big challenges of creating a pressure cooker gumbo recipe is the roux. A roux is meant to add flavor and thicken this wonderfully rich cajun dish. Traditionally, when making a gumbo in a pot on a stovetop, you’d make the roux first and then add all the ingredients into it. But, with [...]

Pressure Cooker Meatballs In A Tomato Basil Sauce Over Creamy Cheddar Cheese Polenta

By | February 6th, 2018|WayneBites|

This recipe is a bit of a hybrid in that it uses the pressure cooker, the oven and the stovetop. But, the trio work well together to create a tasty dish. The pressure cooker also creates a nice sauce that can be used as a pasta sauce for a second meal. Nice bonus! Pressure Cooker [...]

Pressure Cooker Texas All Beef Chili

By | January 31st, 2018|WayneBites|

I might have mentioned a few times that I'm from Texas, land of longhorns, barbeque, and chili. I'm a big fan of all three. With Super Bowl fever in the air, this is the perfect time to enjoy a steaming hot bowl of Texas chili with a big wedge of jalapeño cornbread on the side. [...]

Pressure Cooker Tomato Basil Soup

By | January 19th, 2018|WayneBites|

Pressure Cooker Tomato Basil Soup Ingredients 2 tbl Olive Oil 1 lg Yellow Onion, peeled and chopped 3 cloves Garlic, peeled and minced 3 lg Carrots, cleaned and sliced 2 tsp Dried Basil 2 tsp Salt, or to taste 1 tsp Black Pepper 2 Cans Italian Peeled Plum Tomatoes 2 tbl Tomato Paste 1 1/2 [...]

Pressure Cooker Apple Maple Cranberry Dessert

By | January 10th, 2018|WayneBites|

Pressure Cooker Maple Apple Cranberry Dessert served with Vanilla Ice Cream 3 lg firm Apples (I use Granny Smiths), peeled, cored and sliced in large weges 2 tbl cu Golden Raisins 1/4 cu Water 1 tbl Brown Sugar 2 tbl Maple Syrup (I use my friend Tim Burton's Bourbon Barrel Infused Pure Maple Syrup) 1 [...]

Pressure Cooker Black Beans and Andouille Sausage

By | January 9th, 2018|WayneBites|

Black Beans and Smoked Sausage pressure cooker method Ingredients 1 lb Andouille Sausage, sliced in 1/2” pieces (if Andouille is to spicy for you, use your favorite smoked sausage) 1 med Red Onion, diced 1 med Red Pepper, diced 1 med Green Pepper, diced 2 Celery Stalks, sliced 2 tsp Fresh Dill 1 1/2 tbl [...]

Pressure Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

By | January 7th, 2018|WayneBites|

The popular kitchen appliance this year was the Instant Pot...so many of my friends were excited to get one.  I actually have a Cuisinart Pressure Cooker which I've used for years.  And, recipes translate quite easily.  So, here's my Butternut Squash Soup recipe.  It takes only 6 minute at high pressure.  My YouTube video is [...]