Month

October 2017

Powerhouse Meatloaf

instant pot meatloaf with flax meal

Instant Pot Powerhouse Meatloaf – THM S

It’s Powerhouse Meatloaf because it has an added boost of Omega 3 by using ground flax meal. The flax meal replaces the need for a bread crumbs or other fillers. It’s a great recipe for the Instant Pot and can be made ahead and easily reheated.

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Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake with Spiced Pepitas

pumpkin cheesecake with spiced pepitas

Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake with Spiced Pepitas

What’s fall without pumpkins? Another great recipe from my dessert adventures while working at Millard’s at the Summit.  This is by far the creamiest cheesecake I have made in my Instant Pot. The pumpkin flavor is spot on with just the right amount of spice and pairs perfectly with homemade whipped cream. The roasted sugar and spice pepitas are fun to make while adding a bit of crunch! Pepitas make a great S snack for a lunch box or use them as a salad topper for a bit of sweet and crunch.

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Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake

Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake

Instant Pot Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake

Another great recipe converted to fit THM and the Instant Pot from my dessert crew days at Millard’s at the Summit restaurant.  This is actually a fun and simple twist on the Simple Instant Pot Cheesecake. It’s just the right amount of pumpkin flavor without over powering the cheesecake.  The crust has a hint of gingerbread flavoring with some tasty Sugared Pepitas added to the crust.

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Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake

sugar free pumpkin spice bunst cake

Instant Pot Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake is moist and satisfying topped with a cream cheese icing drizzle.  Cooking this cake in the Instant Pot creates a moist dense cake that is husband approved.  Slices of this bundt cake freeze very well for lunch box treats or that quick S snack in mid afternoon with a Vanilla Rooibos Tea Trimmy found on page 433 of the  Trim Healthy Mama cookbook. You will find the recipe for the pepitas here: Sugared Pepitas. Be sure to make extra pepitas because they are a great snack!

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Roasted Sugar and Spice Pepitas

Sugar and Spice Pepitas

Roasted Sugar and Spice Pepitas

Another great recipe for Pepitas! Pumpkin seeds—also known as pepitas—are flat, dark green seeds. Some are encased in a yellow-white husk (often called the “shell”), although some varieties of pumpkins produce seeds without shells. Pumpkin seeds have a malleable, chewy texture and a subtly sweet, nutty flavor.

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