Instant Pot Pear Compote

I can’t even begin to tell you what a wonderful recipe this is. Since I’m on Weight Watchers, I wanted something that’s zero points. This recipe has no sugar or artificial sweetener, but it’s sweet and tastes exactly like pie filling. This recipe makes one quart. I’m going to put it on phyllo. One serving…

Easy Instant Pot Meatballs and Elbows

I was feeling lazy, and hungry, this evening and not really wanting to cook. I just happened to have the perfect ingredients for a lazy dinner. Ingredients: Turkey meatballs, 1 bag 8 ounces whole wheat elbows – I used Silver Palate Low-Sodium Marinara 25-ounce jar pasta sauce 25 ounces chicken broth, no sodium added Instructions:…

Salmon Avocado Power Salad

Recently, I read somewhere that you should eat the following five foods every day: Salmon Avocado Tomatoes Yogurt Dark leafy greens With that thought in mind, I made this salad: This salad is amazing.  I mashed up one large avocado, gave it a generous squirt of lemon juice, and a dash of sea salt, coarse…

Little Jars Hold Big Ideas

When I make steel-cut oats in the Instant Pot, I always end up throwing a lot away since I’m the only one eating it. I ordered these little 6 ounce jars from Amazon. One cup of oats cooked with three cups of water fills four of these little jars. I ate the fourth one. Now…

Awaiting My Ancestry.com DNA Results

Recently, I did the Ancestry.com DNA test. Let me tell you, it’s not easy to work up enough spit to fill that little tube. The first half was easy, but then I had to wait about 15 minutes to work up the rest. Who knew? I’ve always been interested in genealogy. It’s fascinating to see…

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

After a weekend of pure laziness, I’m out of most of the food I normally eat. I found a new container of steel cut oats, so I’m going to try making that in the Instant Pot for the first time. I used Kroger steel cut oats because I have no idea if oats are oats…

Instant Pot “Baked” Potatoes…And More

It’s funny how a dinner idea can grow. Yesterday, I decided to cook Instant Pot “baked” potatoes. I made some a couple of weeks ago, and they were fabulous. I thought some chicken tenders would go nicely with that. The girl (my daughter) came in and mentioned tomatoes, which grew to onions, garlic, bell pepper,…

My First Sweet Adelines Competition

Last weekend, I experienced my first Sweet Adelines regional competition. I’ve never been accused of being able to walk and chew gum, so imagine my entry into the world of singing four-part harmony while dancing…on risers…