Below is a collection of cookbooks written by the founder of The Wicked Noodle, Kristy Bernardo. These cookbooks are packed with hundreds of Instant pot, NINJA FOODI and Keto recipes, photography, and resources to help you become a home cooking pro!
Kristy is a five-time cookbook author, has taught cooking classes to both kids and adults, and has been creating recipes since 2009. She learned most of her cooking skills from her mom and grandmother, then honed those skills at boot camp at the Culinary Institute of America.
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Weeknight Cooking with your Instant Pot
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.
I had the pleasure of meeting Kristy at multiple food blogging events years ago and instantly knew why her blog is The Wicked Noodle. She has a wicked great sense of humor and a joyful energy that fills the room. She understands food and knows how to make it simple and delicious. As any great cook knows, the story is as important as anything and Kristy always builds a great story around everything she does.Jeffrey Saad
Her Weeknight Cooking with your Instant Pot is definitely going to raise the bar for weeknight meals! After reading her book, our stove may sit idle!
Kristy’s brilliant books will help you get phenomenal food on the table with less mess and less fuss, but with full flavor and fun.Tess Masters
Cooking from Frozen in your Instant Pot
With this brilliant cookbook packed with 100 recipes, you can pull meat directly from the freezer, pop it right into your Instant Pot® or other multifunction cooker, set the timer and sit down to a delicious homemade dinner in no time. Kristy Bernardo has done all the hard work for you, figuring out the correct cook times to get foolproof results. Following her tips, you’ll have juicy chicken, tender beef and succulent seafood, no sweat. These recipes are classics that don’t require a lot of prep work, but they all feature Kristy’s special flavor twists that will have your whole family asking for seconds. This is also a terrific economical solution for your budget. Stock up on meats when they’re on sale, store them in the freezer and then turn to this cookbook for amazing dinners all week long! A few featured recipes are:
• Chicken with Lemon and Capers
• Whole “Rotisserie” Chicken
• Beef and Blue Cheese Stroganoff
• Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Garlic Sauce
• Pineapple-Chipotle Ribs
• Pork Tenderloin with Apple Cider Sauce
• Salmon with Basil Sauce
• Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
• Beef and Barley Pot Pie with Buttery Parmesan Biscuits
No matter what cut of meat you have tucked away in your freezer, there’s a recipe here for you.
Finally, a book that gives me both the courage and the inspiration I need to fire up my Instant
Pot and feel confident that I can crank out delectable meals in minutes that will nourish us for
hours. Until Kristy’s book, I couldn’t fathom the wide array of cuisines I could cook up in my
Instant Pot. My poor stove is going to feel so neglected!
I’ve always loved the concept of the family table. Meals that have the power to bring generations together and make them stronger. Weeknight Cooking with your Instant Pot is more than just a meal for a busy family. It shows you how a well-balanced meal can bring your family together and make them stronger. Kristy Bernardo inspires with this Weeknight Cookbook that is sure to be a crowd pleaser.Aviva Goldfarb
The Big Book of Instant Pot Recipes
Four of your favorite authors have banded together to bring you this must-have collection of Instant Pot® recipes that showcases the versatility and ease that a multi-function cooker can bring to your kitchen.
Packed with 240 recipes, each with its own beautiful photograph, this is your one-stop shop for crowd-pleasing mains, hearty soups and stews, fresh and vibrant sides, homemade sauces and so much more—all made possible by your Instant Pot®. You hold in your hands the only resource for easy, delicious home cooking you’ll ever need.
I come from “old school” cooking. Few gadgets and appliances. But, I can tell you right now, I’m going to get an Instant Pot because Kristy has convinced me with her incredibly simple, easy, and versatile recipes (yep, even desserts!) that life will be tastier! Even the names of the recipes make my mouth water. Yep, this humble, talented gal is the real deal!
Losing weight and feeling healthier on the Keto diet has never been easier thanks to this collection of speedy, no-fuss recipes from Kristy Bernardo. Kristy’s amazing low-carb, high-fat meals pack in tons of mouthwatering flavor, all while using as few ingredients as possible, so you can satisfy all your Keto cravings without spending a lot of time or money.
Pressed for time? Whip up a quick 30-minute meal, like Boursin Cheese & Bacon–Stuffed Chicken. Feeling hands off? Dive into an effortless one-pot meal, like Cajun Shrimp & Cauliflower “Grits,” skipping all the prep and cleanup. Missing carbs? The chapter on Classic Carb Favorites Made Keto has your name on it with dishes like Zucchini Cheese Pizza. There are also budget-friendly recipes that only use a handful of ingredients, such as Taco-Stuffed Avocados. Kristy has even included quick and easy treats to satisfy your sweet tooth, like decadent Peanut Butter Pie Fat Bombs, so you’ll never feel like going Keto means giving up your favorite foods. With these 75 brilliant recipes, you’ll love how easy it is to get healthy, delicious Keto dinners on the table every night of the week―even those hectic Mondays!
I’ve known Kristy for a long time and I’ve always respected her as a talented chef and recipe writer. Now she’s bringing her considerable skills to the keto diet, and creating recipes that make this a true lifestyle. Easy, clean, and delicious, with minimal prep work and maximum flavor. Make your busy weeknights delicious again.Ally Phillips
This low-carb, high fat diet is great for losing weight, but this style of cooking can seem restrictive, repetitive and time-consuming. Kristy keeps keto fresh with exciting, varied recipes that come together quickly so busy readers can stick to their health goals without spending too much time in the kitchen.
This collection of healthy, tasty recipes is designed to get dinner ready in record time. Whip up meals everyone can enjoy like Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken, Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms or Pulled Pork Chili. Pour a comforting bowl of Lemon Chicken Soup with Cauliflower Rice or wow a crowd with Maple-Mustard Pork Ribs. Kristy makes it simple to put a satisfying, wholesome meal on the table any night of the week.Carolyn Ketchum
Easy Cooking with your NINJA FOODI
With Easy Cooking with Your Ninja® Foodi, bestselling author Kristy Bernardo puts the Ninja® Foodi’s astonishing all-in-one versatility on center stage, highlighting all the fabulous ways it can work around your busy schedule. Cooking for a family weeknight dinner? Use the pressure cooking function for meals in less than an hour, such as Tarragon Chicken & Potatoes and Parmesan Pork Chops & Brussels Sprouts.
Looking for a low-cleanup recipe that does it all in one pot? Combine sautéing and pressure cooking with the baking or broiling functions for dishes like Creamy Mac & Cheese with Bacon Breadcrumbs or Sweet & Smoky Tamale Pie. Craving a healthier version of your favorite fried foods? The crisping lid will handle that for you in dishes like Crispy Rosemary Potato Wedges and Korean Chicken Wings.
Kristy’s 75 recipes give you all the exquisitely complex flavors of comfort food classics made easy for everyday cooking. From savory dinners, apps and sides to sweet treats and breakfast goodies, you’ll be amazed at how simple it is to get incredibly rich flavors from just one appliance.