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Pressure Pot Italian Beef

It's hurricane season here in Florida, that means eating down the freezer so you have limited loss during an extended power outage. While at work the other day, I was in the meat department where one of my co-workers was putting together ready- to-
cook, slow cooker Italian beef. A search of the freezer revealed a chuck roast perfect for creating some delicious beef sandwiches.
Growing up outside Pittsburgh, I have eaten my fair share of Italian beef sandwiches, and everyone had a different recipe. Here is my version.

Ingredients:
1 two pound chuck roast
2 cups low sodium beef broth
1-8 ounce can no salt added tomato sauce
2 packages Herb-Ox no salt beef broth
1/2 cup mild banana peppers
1/4 cup of banana pepper juice
4 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon onion powder
3 tablespoons Italian seasoning

I didn't have time to defrost the roast, so this is the perfect job for the electric pressure cooker. Combine all the ingredients in the cooker pot, close the lid and cook for one hour and f…

Individual Peach Cobbler

This is one my favorite times of year. Georgia peaches are in season. It is my favorite fruit. If I am going through Georgia on I 75, I will buy a box at Lanes Orchards.  Sweet and juicy, they go with everything. This is a quick cobbler that is a perfect dessert served in mini cast iron pan.
Ingredients: 1 Georgia peach 1/2 cup pastry flour 1 tablespoon butter 1/8 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon baking soda 3 tablespoons buttermilk 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon cane syrup sprinkle of cinnamon pinch of salt
Begin by cutting butter into the pastry flour. I use a food chopper to make it quick and easy. Pour mixture into a small bowl and add the buttermilk, salt, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Combine into a stiff dough.
 With a floured rolling pin, flatten to about an eighth of an inch thick. Cut two squares to fit the bottom of your pan.
Chop peach and add cinnamon and cane syrup. Place mixture on top of cobbler bottom. Roll out remaining dough and cut into strips to place on t…