7/7/15

0 Simple Graham Cracker Pie Crust


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Of all the pie crusts you can make, this is by far the easiest. It only requires three simple ingredients:

crushed graham crackers
granulated sugar
melted butter

 
You can process the graham crackers in a blender, food processor, or put them in a closed Ziploc bag and smash 'em with a rolling pin. Very therapeutic, I tell you. 


Instead of getting another bowl dirty, put all the ingredients into a pie plate.  This 9" glass pie plate is by far my favorite. You can also use this recipe for your favorite cheesecake recipe.
Pyrex Glass Bakeware Pie Plate 9" x 1.2"


Once mixed, press down the cracker mixture with a rubber spatula, drinking glass, or measuring cup.  Anything with a flat bottom and straight sides.  Yep, I pretty much described my figure.


Another great thing about this recipe is you can either bake it or freeze it.  Baking is great during the winter, and freezing is perfect for the summer. 

Stay tuned for a cool summer treat using this recipe!

Graham Cracker Crust


6/26/15

0 Pressure Cooked Lipton Onion Soup Potatoes

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Summer is the time to bust out the pressure cooker!  A pressure cooker is great for fast and easy meals, especially when you don't want to heat up your house with an oven.

One of our favorite side dishes is the Lipton Onion Soup roasted potatoes.  We love the roasted onion flavor, but didn't want to heat up the oven.  The recipe is on the box, but in my opinion, it uses way too much oil.  


What to do? I love roasting the potatoes using the recipe that came with my Cuisinart electric pressure cooker and thought, "Why not make a Lipton Onion version?"


Roasting potatoes is very easy using the electric Cuisinart on the "browning" setting. I used 3 T. oil and once browning started, I stirred the potatoes every so often to give the other pieces a chance to brown. This took about 5-10 minutes.


I opened an envelope of Lipton Onion Soup mix and added 1/3 c. of water. Most recipes using this pressure cooker call for at least 1/2 c. of water, to prevent scorching.  Mixed the seasoning, water, and poured it directly on top of the potatoes.

Closed the cooker and set it on HIGH for 5 minutes. This pressure cooker has a GREAT safety feature: If there is very little liquid or TOO much liquid, it will automatically SHUT OFF.  You gotta love that!

The result? Awesome "roasted" potatoes full of the Lipton Onion flavor with none of the extra oil, fuss, and muss. If you don't have a pressure cooker, isn't it about time? 


Pressure Cooked Lipton Onion Potatoes

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