Today, we are sharing our latest installment in our series of Instant Pot cookbook reviews. We love sharing recipes with you, but we’re also eager to share great written resources as the Instant Pot grows in popularity, and more cookbooks or guides are on the market. In this post, we’re featuring author, Kristy Bernardo’ cookbook, Weeknight Cooking with Your Instant Pot.
The book: Weeknight Cooking with Your Instant Pot
The focus:75 ideas to inspire your cooking routine to serve a flavorful home-cooked dinner even on your busiest days
Featured guest recipe: Instant Pot Balsamic Dijon Pot Roast
About the cookbook
Anyone who owns an Instant Pot knows that it’s a game changer in the kitchen, and Kristy Bernardo is here with 75 fresh ideas to inspire your cooking routine. This brilliant cookbook makes it easy to serve a flavorful home-cooked dinner even on your busiest days. The Instant Pot transforms tough meats into tender bites in minutes, allowing you to enjoy your favorite comfort foods on weeknights, not just the weekend.
Inspired by her childhood memories gathered around the family dinner table, Kristy’s cooking is rooted in tradition with a dash of spice from her global travels and work as a personal chef.
She uses the best features of the Instant Pot to deepen the flavors and quicken the process, so anyone can easily put out winning dishes such as 30-Minute Fall-Off-the-Bone Ribs, Mediterranean Chicken with Creamy Feta Sauce, Fresh Veggie Pot Pie with Parmesan and Black Pepper Biscuits, Balsamic and Dijon Pot Roast, Blue Cheese Potato Gratin and Chipotle Citrus Pork Tacos.
With just the right combination of modern flair, home-style taste, and easy technique, this cookbook helps home cooks turn every weeknight dinner into a moment worth remembering.
What we love about this cookbook
We love the ingredients in these recipes! Nothing sounds boring or just average and nothing taste boring or average either. Black Pepper Biscuits, Balsamic and Dijon Pot Roast, Blue Cheese Potato Gratin and Chipotle Citrus Pork Tacos are just some to mention. Oh, and there is also Vanilla Poached Pears with Luscious Chocolate Sauce. Can you imagine having that treat after dinner?
Who is this book for?
This book is for those looking to have classic home-cooked dishes with a twist. These recipes were created for the busy, hectic weeknight schedules when you want to serve your family a delicious, home-cooked meal, but you don’t have hours to prep and cook.
About the author
Kristy Bernardo is the founder of the cooking blog The Wicked Noodle. She has been an influential member of the food blogging world for more than ten years. Although mostly self-taught, she has been strongly influenced by her mother and grandmother and honed her skills at boot camp at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.
She has owned a successful business as a personal chef, has taught cooking classes to all ages, speaks at conferences and events and has appeared regularly on video and television. Her work as both a food and travel writer has appeared in numerous mainstream online publications, such as Huffington Post, Food & Wine magazine, Better Homes and Gardens and many more.
Kristy lives in Ashburn, Virginia with her two daughters and their two cats. You can most often find her walking or biking the nearby trails, creating in her kitchen or trying new cocktails at restaurants everywhere.
Reprinted with permission from Weeknight Cooking with Your Instant Pot by Kristy Bernardo, Page Street Publishing Co. 2018. Photo credit: Becky Winkler.