Author: Richard Christensen

Creating Historical Markers at Sewah Studios

Maybe you’ve stopped to read about Mount Rushmore, the Battle of Gettysburg, or merely the history of a local town hall. You’ll find thousands of insightful historical markers across the country, but you’ve likely never though of where they come from. On a recent trip to Marietta, Ohio, I learned all about the history and process of making these signs at the Sewah Studios company. Disclosure: Accommodations a The Lafayette and meals were provide by Marietta-Washington County CVB. Opinions, as always , are purely my own. Since 1927, Sewah has been creating roadside historical markers for several states, National...

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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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