#InstantPot Stuffed Poblano Pepper Soup

Stuffed peppers are so good. I’ve had them as a side dish and as a main dish. But how about in the Instant Pot as a soup? It’s tasty, it’s healthy, and it will warm you up from the inside out. So prepare to get spicy! It will take about 15 minutes to prep. Active cook time is 25-30 minutes, plus time to reach pressure and 10 minutes for the natural release. Serves four to six.¬†Enjoy!

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Cinnamon-Spiced Hot Mocha Recipe

I love a great cup of hot coffee any day of the year, but especially when it is colder outside. Making it into a mocha makes it even better because then you have the fun flavors going on. And during the holiday season, I want to add in some cinnamon flavoring to feel more festive. So why not try a Cinnamon-Spiced Hot Mocha? There are a couple of ways to make it, and you can easily tweak it to fit your tastes and needs. The first one is easily made on the stovetop using instant coffee and is great all day long. The second version is made using your favorite coffee or espresso and my favorite way to kickstart the day.

Ingredients for an Instant Cinnamon-Spiced Hot Mocha:

  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cinnamon stick

How to make an Instant Cinnamon-Spiced Hot Mocha on the stove:

  1. Pour the milk into a saucepan and place over medium heat.
  2. Add the coffee and cocoa.
  3. Stir in the sugar and salt.
  4. Continue stirring as the mixture heats up to help dissolve the cocoa.
  5. When the cocoa is dissolved add the vanilla extract.
  6. Stir to incorporate all the flavors together.
  7. Remove from the heat and pour into a mug and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

How to make a Cinnamon-Spiced Hot Mocha with fresh coffee

Okay, so maybe you would rather have more real coffee and that real coffee taste in your cinnamon-spiced hot mocha, with even more caffeine. Use your favorite method to brew a great cup of coffee, whether drip, French press, Keurig, or pour-over. Or make a shot of espresso if that is more your style. Follow the above directions for the milk to heat it, only obviously leaving out the instant coffee. If you prefer to steam your milk, do so, only stir the other ingredients into the coffee first. And then for both methods, pour your hot or steamed milk on top of the coffee and enjoy.

Cinnamon-spiced hot mocha in an orange mug with a cinnamon stick on a blue background with fall leaves

#InstantPot Chicken Marsala

Chicken marsala is one of my all-time favorite meals. It’s so easy to make and it just tastes amazing. I used to cook it on my stovetop once a week and then got away from it for a while. But now with the Instant Pot, it’s so much easier to make and still tastes just as good! This recipe serves four to six people. Prep time is only about 15 minutes. It only takes 30 minutes to cook, plus the time to come to pressure and 10 minutes for a natural release. Enjoy!

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#InstantPot Chicken Fajita Soup Recipe

When it’s cold outside, you want something to warm you up from the inside out. A tasty chicken fajita soup is guaranteed to do that. And making it in the Instant Pot makes it that much better because you’ll get your food on the table much faster. This recipe serves four to six people. It’ll take about 15 minutes to prep and then cooks in about 15 minutes (plus the time needed to come to pressure and an additional 10 minute natural release). Enjoy!

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White Peppermint Hot Cocoa

It’s definitely getting colder outside. That means it is time for all of the hot beverages! And hot chocolate is always a winter weather necessity. Here’s a spin with White Peppermint Hot Cocoa. I have been told that I am not truly a chocolate fan if I like white chocolate, but I do. I like dark and semisweet as well. And to mix it up a bit, I like to throw in some white, what can I say? And with Christmas right around the corner, you are almost obligated to add in the peppermint flavor as well, right? Continue reading “White Peppermint Hot Cocoa”