Author: Richard Christensen

Best Instant Pot Ribs Recipe

One of the dishes that pushed me towards purchasing an Instant Pot was an easier version of BBQ ribs. However, after trying one of the most popular recipes I was disappointed with the end result. It wasn’t too far off, but the flavors just weren’t quite there. It was also a bit fussy. Undeterred, I looked at some different recipes, then began testing different variations. Cooking liquids, spices, times, sauces. I discovered recipes all over the spectrum. Here is what I learned from my test runs.   This post may contain links from a trusted partner. Thank you for...

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Instant Pot Blue Box Mac and Cheese

The other day somebody asked on an Instant Pot forum for a Kraft mac and cheese recipe. Derision soon followed. “Why would you waste your time?” “It’s more mess to clean up.” Etc, etc. Hopefully somebody chimed in with some helpful advice. I’m a realist when it comes to cooking. Not everybody has time or the know how, but if one more person cooks a meal at home instead of eating fast food I’m happy. The exchange inspired me to tinker with my Instant Pot. How long would it actually take? Would it be any more, or less, work...

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Easiest Instant Pot Pasta and Meatballs

I love cooking. I really do. But on many days I don’t have a lot of time to devote to shopping, prepping, and cooking a complicated meal. The Instant Pot has been a game changer for me on those days. I use it at least once a week to crank out a hot meal for my family in no time at all. Pasta and meatballs is one of the easiest and quickest meals to throw together and a hit with even my uber picky daughter. All of the ingredients can be found in your pantry or freezer and can...

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Division Practice Worksheets

Harvest festivals, apple cider, and falling leaves abound this time of year, yet don’t let autumn activities divide your student’s attention from their scholarly pursuits. The worksheet below and more division activities will keep your young learner engaged in the fall spirit while continuing to learn.   Downloads: Division Worksheet   Division Worksheet Answers      ...

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Packing Cubes will Change the Way You Travel

Packing cubes. Several of my fellow travelers swear by them, yet I’ve never jumped on that wagon. Chalk it up to routine. I’ve been packing for vacations with the same skills I learned in Cub Scouts and on camping trips. Recently, TravelWise sent me a set of packing cubes to review and I must admit my travel habits have now changed. Packing and luggage handling are now both easier. Disclosure: TravelWise provided me with a set of packing cubes for review. Opinions, as always, are purely my own. This post may contain links from a trusted partner. Thank you...

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