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Instant Pot Bacon Gouda Mac & Cheese is a very simple yet delicious meal that is ready in no time!  The combination of ingredients is incredibly rich and flavorful.  The bacon is crispy, the onions are caramelized, the noodles are nice and tender (but not mushy), and the gouda adds a wonderful nutty and creamy taste and texture to the whole dish.  You cannot go wrong with this recipe! The recipe can be found here. Start by prepping your ingredients – chop the bacon, dice the onion, measure out your spices, and shred the cheddar and gouda.  Set all ingredients aside. Turn the Instant Pot to the sauté setting.  Once hot, add the bacon and cook until crispy.  Use a slotted spoon to remove the bacon to a paper towel lined plate.  Set the bacon aside but no not discard the bacon grease in the Instant Pot. Add the butter to the Instant Pot (with the bacon … Continue reading

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We are in the midst of apple season in MN has some of the best orchards around!  Prime apple picking is mid-to-late August through late October and makes for a wonderful family tradition!  Our family went to a local apple orchard recently and it was a blast.  We enjoyed some delicious apple treats, took a nice walk through the orchards, picked out a pumpkin to bring home, and just had an all-around good day. Most people have a favorite kind of apple but with so many varieties to choose from, I think it’s hard to pick.  And different kinds work for different recipes, so you have the option to sample different flavors while you cook and try out new recipes. Not everyone has time to spend at an apple orchard or doesn’t have any locations close to home.  In that case, you probably swing by your local grocery store to … Continue reading

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Nothing beats melty for a quick solution to dinner during these hectic weeks at the beginning of the school year. We decided to experiment with Gouda cheese for easy yet very tasty melty sandwiches. If you’re going to have a great sandwich you must use great bread, we chose a wonderful Boule made by Taste of Scandinavia for our sandwich bread. Simply toasting the bread didn’t seem like a good idea for a perfect melty sandwich so we settled on spreading the outside of the bread slices with Hellman’s Mayonnaise and cooked until a beautiful golden brown in a large non-stick frying pan or griddle. Our first melty sandwich effort was using Smoked Gouda on our golden crusted bread. We decided to shred the Smoked Gouda but slicing really gave us the same lovely melty result as shredding so save yourself having to clean the shredder. After cooking the exterior … Continue reading

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