Slow-Simmer Cilantro Chicken Tacos

Have I mentioned that I love – and I do mean L-O-V-E my Instant Pot. It just sits there, on a table in the corner of my kitchen, waiting to hum to life and bring us something delightfully delicious.  You can do everything from saute to bake to pressure cook or slow-cook. It’s a one-stop shop for so many things.

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October Days and Shredded Cuban Pork

Recently there was a showing of Thirteen Days on the television. Have you seen that one? It’s the 2001 film dealing with the Cuban Missile Crisis, the thirteen days in October when the world stood at the brink of yet another war, one with possible Nuclear consequences. Just how factual the movie is when giving us, the ordinary person, a glimpse of the crisis from “behind the scenes”, I haven’t a clue. What I can tell you is that the fear I felt back then was very real. It is a fear etched in my mind that has remained all these years later.

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Beefy Ground Beef-Red Potato Vegetable Stew

As a lady of leisure, I should not be cooking anything that comes in a can or the freezer or any of a dozen other modern conveniences. Oh yeah, right! Cooking from scratch is fine and it has its place.

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