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How to Boil an Egg in Your Instant Pot

These days the simplest things carry the most weight… like enjoying an egg that you didn’t forget was boiling, that then exploded on the kitchen ceiling, leaving the house smelling like roasted, rotten egg for like a week.

I’ve done this…more than once.

A while back I took to my Instagram Stories for some tips on how to boil an egg, and I got a lot of suggestions and used them with decent results. Then one day I came across an egg rack that goes in the Instant Pot. Changed my life.

I absolutely love boiled eggs, not sure why, but it doesn’t help that they are a good source of protein, and since I’m trying to cut back on the unnecessary snacking they’ve become a staple for breakfast, and I’ll also cut some up in my lunch salads.

I won’t keep you, here are instructions on how to boil an egg in an Instant Pot.

An Instant Pot (affiliate link)

An egg rack (affiliate link)

2 cups of water

4-6 Eggs


Pour water into the Instant Pot and insert the rack

Place your eggs onto the rack ( I usually make 6 on Sunday to last me until Wednesday and then make another batch on Wednesday for the remainder of the week.)

Put the top on the Instant Pot making sure that you have the nozzle to “seal”

Use the “manual” feature on the Instant Pot and set the time to 8 minutes.

Once finished, carefully release the pressure

Place warm eggs into cold water for about 5 minutes

Remove and store in the refrigerator


Upgrade your Cupcakes with this Easy Cream Cheese Icing Recipe

Thank you Tillamook for sponsoring this post.

As we head into the holiday season, baking is kind of the thing to do… well at least for me. While I do love whipping up something from scratch, sometimes I don’t, and I am not above using a box mix and elevating the taste with homemade icing.

Cream cheese icing is really easy to make and will easily turn your basic cupcakes into something that tastes like it came from a bakery. To really get the best-tasting icing you need to use a good cream cheese product. I use Tillamook Farmstyle Cream Cheese Spread, which you can find at your local Publix grocery store.

cream cheese icing recipe

Tillamook Farmstyle Cream Cheese Spread is extra creamy, rich, and doesn’t include any fillers, or preservatives like some of the other cream cheese products on the market. Good ingredients make for great icing!

During the holidays, we bake a lot of cakes and cupcakes. Although I haven’t perfected getting my bundt cakes out of the pan perfectly, I do love a good bundt pound cake drizzled with my homemade icing. 

If you want to add a little festiveness add a few drops of food coloring while mixing. The icing also pairs perfectly with other holiday treats like cookies, and cake pops.

cream cheese icing recipe

I just love that the seal has sayings on them! This icing recipe is super easy, and decadent. Perfect for holiday treats!

Easy Cream Cheese Icing Recipe

  • 1 7 oz container of Tillamook Farmstyle Cream Cheese Spread
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (butter should be room temperature)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  1. Add cream cheese to a mixing bowl

  2. Use a mixer to beat cream cheese until it is smooth in texture

  3. Slowly add in the butter and continue mixing until the mixture is smooth, and blended all together

  4. Add in the powdered sugar and vanill and continue to mix until smooth

  5. Note: Make sure not to overbeat or it will be too thin to pipe. If you find that you've overmixed it put it in the refrigerator to firm up

Don’t worry yourself about making sure your treats are picture-perfect, have fun with it, even let the children get in on the fun! I don’t use fancy piping bags, I take plastic sandwich bags, add the icing, and cut a small hole in the corner, and squeeze the icing out. 

‘Tis the season for joy, and sharing! Now go forth and make the bomb box mix cakes and cupcakes with this super easy icing recipe.

edamame spaghetti recipe

Edamame Spaghetti: Easy Weeknight Dinner

I’m partnering with U.S. Soy to bring you this easy weeknight dinner recipe.

My children are back in school, which means I am back on the cooking bandwagon. If you didn’t know, my kitchen skills dwindle down to zero during the summer and pick back up when school starts. One of my favorite quick and easy dinner go-to meals is spaghetti. Well, I’m trying to do a little better with my carb intake so I’ve been using edamame spaghetti noodles instead. Yes, edamame spaghetti.

Aldi edamame spaghetti

I promise, it tastes very similar to traditional spaghetti. Not to mention when you purchase soy based products you are supporting U.S. farmers and their families. 97% of U.S. farms are family owned and when we support them we also help support our local economies and sustainable farming practices employed throughout the U.S. Learn more about how you can support U.S. farmers with your food purchases by visiting and taking the pledge to stand behind our farmers who are making sure our shelves stay stocked during this time of absolute uncertainty.

I’m thankful for our U.S. farmers working hard daily to make sure I have food to put on the table for my family… now if they could just come over and cook it for me!

You don’t have to make this recipe difficult for a weeknight dinner. Usually, I like to make my sauce from scratch but on nights when I need to get dinner on the table I’m not above opening a jar of organic spaghetti sauce and letting it do the heavy lifting for me. Do what’s best for you.

Edamame Spaghetti

edamame spaghetti recipe

  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 box edamame spaghetti
  • 2 lbs lean turkey meat
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 jar Spaghetti sauce
  1. Season turkey meat with dry seasonings

  2. Chop onions and garlic while waiting for water to boil

  3. Sauté onions and garlic in olive oil over medium heat. Be careful not to burn the garlic

  4. Once the onions and garlic are translucent and fragrant add seasoned turkey meat and brown

  5. Once meat is brown, add spaghetti sauce. Turn heat to low and simmer.

  6. While sauce is simmering, boil edamame noodles until tender. Will take around 5-7 minutes. Refer to the package for exact cooking time.

Here’s to a new school year, and getting back in the kitchen. Stay safe, and be sure to head over to to take the pledge to support our U.S. farmer’s families who help us feed ours daily!

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How to Make Homemade Biscuits without Buttermilk

Ain’t nothing like a homemade biscuit. Yes, I said “ain’t.” Some things need improper english for extra emphasis… like homemade biscuits.

I love these biscuits cause you can whip them up with ingredients you likely have right at the house. Things like four, butter, baking powder, sugar, salt.

Don’t let this recipe taint your vision of your mama and grandma toiling away in the kitchen, brows sweating to give you those tasty homemade biscuits that you thought took hours to make but in essence could’ve easily only taken 30 minutes in the event they used this recipe.

how to make homemade biscuits

These homemade biscuits are perfect for Saturday or Sunday morning breakfast/brunch. They would pair perfectly with my homemade potatoes, recipe is here.

These quarantine times make it easy to have a little extra time to whip up something special. I’m so over eating at home, so a homemade biscuit took me to one of my favorite brunch spots… in my head.

Homemade Biscuits without Buttermilk

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 TBSP baking powder
  • 1 TBSP sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter

Preheat oven to 425°

Mix together all of your dry ingredients

Add in cold butter ( I cut mine in tiny cubes and mash them in with a fork, do what works best for you.)

Add in the milk slowly. Mix it in as you go until you get a dough-like consistency

Place the dough onto a floured surface. Then you will knead the dough and flatten it out as you go.

Cut the biscuits using a biscuit cutter, or whatever you have on hand. I find a small drinking glass or measurement cup works fine.

Place in baking pan, or cast iron skillet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until they start to brown.

These are perfect for brunch or breakfast, or whenever. When you’re done make sure to splash a little flour on your face, no one has to know how easy it was to make these biscuits!

If you prefer to watch me make these via video, here you go!