Instant Pot Review + Tips, Hacks and Giveaway

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The Instant Pot is one of my favorite things! I’ve had mine for 2 years now, and still rave about it to everyone I know. I gave my parents one for Christmas and now they are hooked, too!

If you want to cut straight to the chase, you can check out some of my favorite Instant Pot recipes, hacks and cooking tips I’ve pinned to my Pinterest Board: I Love My Instant Pot.

What’s an Instant Pot

If you haven’t already heard about the Instant Pot, it’s a programmable electric pressure cooker that takes the place of 7 kitchen appliances/cooking functions. It’s a Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer. Not only is it super versatile, but it also let’s you prepare healthy, tasty dishes up to 70% faster. It’s great for parties and entertaining since it keeps food warm for hours.

Instant Pot Bone Broth and Stew for Pets and People

In addition to cooking for your human family members, you can also use the Instant Pot to cook for your dog! Making bone broth is super easy in the Instant Pot and I usually make several batches each month and always make a batch with NO onions or garlic so that it’s safe for Daisy. I also make dog-friendly stew to store in the freezer in small portions for Daisy. Her favorite is a fish and sweet potato stew but I like to experiment.

How to Store Broth, Stew and Batch Cooking

I find the easiest way to freeze and store bone broth, stew and soup in small portions is using these Square Silicone Molds. Each tray holds 8 4oz cubes so portions are pre-measured when I want to pop a few out of the freezer to use them. I learned this tip from Michelle Tam at Nom Nom Paleo. She’s got amazing Instant Pot Recipes and Tips on her blog!

Easy to Peel Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

Another of my favorite IP tricks is making hard-boiled eggs in the Instant Pot. Although it’s not really much faster than other methods, the pressure makes them way easier to peel than any other way I’ve tried. I use this method as my guide but usually put them in a bowl of ice and water to chill them quickly as soon as they are done cooking.

Getting Started with Instant Pot

There are SO many things I make in my Instant Pot: steamed beets, carnitas, “baked” sweet potatoes, short ribs, corned beef & cabbage, shredded chicken…you can even make cheesecake although I haven’t tried that one yet!

If you don’t know where to get started, LifeHacker has done a list of The First 7 Things You Should Make With a New Instant Pot.

You can also join the Official Instant Pot Community Group on Facebook. You’ll connect with all kinds of IP Fanatics and real people sharing Instant Pot recipes, ideas tips and solutions.

In addition to what’s on my Pinterest board, these are some of my favorite Instant Pot recipes and resources:

 

Got a dad or hubby who loves to cook? The Instant Pot makes a GREAT Father’s Day gift idea!

Where to Buy an Instant Pot

If you’re wondering where to buy an Instant Pot, I recommend Amazon.com. I got mine on sale HERE and as new models come out, the previous version usually becomes a great bargain. You’ll also spot Gold Box deals on Instant Pot from time to time as well as Black Friday and Cyber Week deals.

Instant Pot Giveaway

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Fun Gift Idea: Bake-A-Bone Dog Treat Maker

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Make fun specialty treats also snicker poodles, banana biscotti bones, birthday bones, puppy pot-roast bones and decorate them with fun, pet-friendly homemade icings. Freeze some treats for later — your pup will love them frozen!

Snag the treat maker while it’s on sale for 43% OFF and eligible for Free Shipping at Amazon.com. Makes a great gift for any dog lover on your list or get one for your own home and make holiday dog treats with your family and friends. Go HERE to read more and get yours now!

Trick or Treat! Happy Halloween Roundup for Pets (& Their People)

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Halloween Pets Roundup

Happy Halloween to all our furry friends and pet lovers! Or should we say HOWL-oween!?!

We hope everyone has a super spooky Halloween with lots of treats and maybe a few fun tricks. To help kick off the festivities, Daisy and I have put together a roundup of some of our favorite Halloween tips, recipes, freebies, deals and other Halloween-themed goodies. Enjoy, have fun, and stay safe everybody!

Halloween Roundup for Pets (& Their People)

Most Popular Posts and Pins from Pinterest for Pet Lovers

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Are you on Pinterest? We are! You can check out our Pinterest boards and follow us if you like Pet DIY, Crafts, Recipes, Fun Finds for Pet Lovers and more cool stuff.

Every so often, I like to check out our analytic reports to see what photos and blog posts everyone is repinning and clicking on the most. That way, I know what kinds of stuff our readers want to see more of! In case you are curious, here is a list of our most popular recent Pins and Posts from our Pinterest Boards. Read them now, or pin them for later:

Popular Pet Photos, Recipes and Posts from Pinterest

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Tips, Kits and Tools To Make Your Own Dog Treats

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Tips, Tricks and Tools for DIY Dog Treats

Every want to learn how to make your own dog treats? Whether you are concerned about controlling the ingredients, looking for more frugal alternatives to store-bought treats, or just like to make stuff, here are several fun deals on cookbooks, tools and kits we’ve rounded up to help you get started on making your own DIY dog treats:

Make Your Own Dog Treats:

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