Pressure Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Wings

I could go on an on for days about how much I LOVE my instant pot. But I decided not to bore you. I received an instant pot for Christmas and have cooked something in it nearly every day since I got it. I love it so much!


These would be perfect for new years eve and it’s so easy to modify it with basically any flavor you want. The teriyaki sauce is a nice sweet tangy flavor that many are sure to love!

Cooker Time: 8 minutes

Natural Pressure Release for 10 minutes then Quick pressure release

Broil for 6 minutes

Pressure Cooker Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken Wings Recipe
Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken Wings


What you need:

2-3lbs Chicken wings

1 jar teriyaki sauce*

Sesame Seeds

2 tablespoons sesame oil (or veggie)


*the teriyaki sauce we used already had sesame seeds in it so I didn’t use any additional. Also, when picking one out make sure it’s on the thicker side it sticks to the wings much better. Or better yet you could make your own using this recipe.

Mix together the teriyaki sauce, 1tablespoon sesame seeds and 1tablespoon sesame oil. Pour it in a ziploc bag and add in all the chicken wings. Mix together.

Turn your pressure cooker onto Saute and put the chicken wings in brown them on each side.

Pour over the sauce the chicken wings in the instant pot and turn on. I used Manual at 8 minutes and they turned out perfectly.

While they are cooking get a baking sheet and spread over a piece of parchment paper. Turn your broiler on to 450 degrees (ours takes FOREVER to get up to temp and was not even up to temp by the time the pressure cooker was done cooking >.<)

When timer goes off on chicken wings allow it to do natural pressure release for 10 minutes then quick release it the rest of the way. I add a dishrag over the spout just in case when I do the quick release.

Take out the chicken wings and line them on the cookie sheet. I brushed some of the sauce over them at this point but it’s not a requirement.

Broil for 6 or so minutes to crisp up.




BEEF it’s what for dinner…well deer at least

Last year Lee managed to stock our freezer full of deer meat during rifle hunting season. The plan was we would use it throughout the year. Total shocker, we have hardly touched it. In fact I think the last time we ate it was 3 or so months ago. It didn’t help that we made 25 pounds of “breakfast sausage” and he decided he didn’t like it. I have 24 pounds of it in my deep freezer I need to trade with my sister for pork sausage. (Thanks Sis!)

Anyways, Deer hunting season is approaching quickly so I need to clear out my freezer before this season. Of course I’m pining several recipes like crazy for different ways to use it.

If you haven’t followed me already on Pinterest be sure to follow me over there ;). I’d love for you to pin some beef recipes for me to try out.

Wake the Baby Squash

So, technically this recipe isn’t actually called “wake the baby squash”. I call it that because it never fails that every single time I start this recipe the baby wakes up…screaming. every.single.time. Thankfully there isn’t anything too complicated about this recipe. I stick the baby in her carrier and continue on my way.

This is a quick and easy snack that ANYONE can make. Trust me if I can make it you can too. After all I’m the Not So Good Cook.

All you need is Squash, 1 tablespoon butter, Garlic Salt, and Parmesan Cheese.  Yes, see it’s so simple no one could screw this up.

All you do is cut the squash up into slices. I prefer thick slices to thin slices for this. Preheat the oven to 450. Now, I put my slices on a baking sheet in rows and stick them in the oven while it’s preheating and leave them in after it’s preheated for a few minutes (our oven takes FOREVER to preheat). While they are in the oven I melt the butter. I then take the squash out of the oven, spread the butter over them, and sprinkle the garlic salt and cheese over them. Bake or 5 minutes.

That’s it. You have a quick and easy snack!

learn how to make wake the baby quash at
Quick and Easy Snack!


*Keep in mind the more quash you cook the more butter you will need!

See how simple that is?

Yummy Simple Pot Roast Recipe

The words “good” and “cook” have probably never been used together to describe my cooking. In fact if it wasn’t for Lee and Mac-N-Cheese we would probably starve to death around here honestly.  However, last week while doing my grocery shopping I stopped by their meat department to see what discount meats they had. They had a massive beef roast on discount so I grabbed. Not always the best idea considering I had never made one before.
So I headed straight for pinterest for a basic pot roast recipe. Figuring I could throw it in the slow cooker at night when Popstar and I head off to bed and Lee could have a nice hot meal in the morning when he gets off from work.

Thankfully I stumbled upon this recipe that was simple enough for me to hopefully pull it off and I also had everything in my pantry so that was a huge bonus.

So, What’s the verdict?

While I somehow managed to forget to put the onion in it, it came out amazing! Lee liked it and we had enough left overs to last us about 2 days.

Yummy Pot Roast
Yummy Pot roast that was EDIBLE! ha!