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How To Make Instant Pot Freezer Meals

How To Make Instant Pot Freezer Meals

If you’re a fan of the Instant Pot, you know just how versatile this kitchen tool can be:

But did you know you can make fully-assembled freezer meals… and cook them directly from frozen??

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RECIPE: Easy {One Hour} 3-Ingredient Instant Pot Bone Broth

 

There are approximately a gazillion recipes for bone broth on the internet (give or take) and a growing number for the Instant Pot. Most traditional methods involve simmering bones – typically chicken or beef – for 12-24 hours. While this yields a nutritious and inexpensive bone broth, this method does require planning ahead and some time management.   Continue reading

{Classical Conversations} How To Survive Tutoring Abecedarians

How To Survive Tutoring Abecedarians

When I went to college to get a teaching degree, I was adamant about one thing. Teaching preschool was NOT for me. The thought of spending hours in a classroom setting with 4 and 5 year olds literally made me break out in a cold sweat.

But becoming a parent has a way of changing you. And when my own daughter got old enough to participate in Classical Conversations, I took a deep breath and signed up to tutor her Abecedarian (aka: 4 and 5yo) class.

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RECIPE: Easy Instant Pot {Brined!} Whole Chicken with Lemon Au Jus

I’m not sure what became the deciding factor for me to purchase the Instant Pot. It may have been the ability to cook frozen ground beef in 25 minutes. Or to hard boil eggs in just 2 minutes (with no ice bath necessary). But the deciding factor came when I realized I could make my own delicious, whole chicken with virtually NO MESS and super easy clean up.

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Instant Pot Accessories: What You Need and How To Use Them

Instant Pot Accessories and How To Use Them

It wasn’t long after purchasing my Instant Pot that I became interested in accessories. Yes, that’s right. Your Instant Pot can have accessories.

If you’re around the Instant Pot Facebook group much, you’ll see people raving about their accessories. There are certainly a lot of specialty items and doo-dads you can purchase to make cooking in your Instant Pot even more exciting.

People ask me all the time – which accessories should I get?? But here’s where I struggle. At heart, I’m a kitchen minimalist. I don’t want to just buy stuff to have stuff. So I’m going to present these accessories in order of ranking: Absolutely Necessary (because there are some that simply are!), Really Helpful To Have, and Fun If You Have The Extra Money. Continue reading

How To Unbox And Set Up Your Instant Pot in 10 Easy Steps

How to Unbox the Instant Pot in 10 Easy Steps

I remember the emotions I went through when I first decided to purchase the Instant Pot: Excitement. Skepticism. Anticipation. But when that beautiful big box arrived at my door, all emotions faded into one. Absolute overwhelm. How do I unbox this thing, let alone use it?!
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How To Travel with the Instant Pot

How to Travel with the Instant Pot

Suffice it to say, I’m a whole-hearted Instant Pot convert. The Instant Pot has replaced my slow cooker as the ultimate tool of convenience. It only took cooking one or two recipes to realize this device was going to change my life forever. And, naturally, my first question became: how do I travel with my Instant Pot?!

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Why I Gave Up My Slow Cooker for the Instant Pot

Why I Gave Up My Slow Cooker for the Instant Pot

When my friends first told me I needed to get an Instant Pot, I looked at them like they were crazy. Really, I didn’t need another kitchen gadget. I was very happy with my kitchen collection and (quite honestly) I was too exhausted and overwhelmed to learn a new way to cook. Continue reading

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