Instant Pot Veggie Soup with Venison

If you hate the idea of hunting, please don’t read any further but, please know we do shoot things to eat vs. killing just for fun. With that out of the way, I’m happy to say that Garen killed a deer this year. It had been a few years and my freezer was jonesing forContinue reading “Instant Pot Veggie Soup with Venison”

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Mommy Review Monday: Dyson v8 Animal Vacuum Stick

This vacuum really sucks! Ok, ok….I’ll cut out the cheesiness for now. But really, this vacuum has been worth every penny.  It’s so great we named it:  Mike Dyson.  I know, I know….I said that I’d cut out the cheese.  I couldn’t resist though. Is there anything sexier than a man doing household chores?!? Ladies,Continue reading “Mommy Review Monday: Dyson v8 Animal Vacuum Stick”

Mommy Review Monday: Member’s Mark 14 Inch Non-Stick Fry Pan

I love my Member’s Mark 14 Inch Non-Stick Fry Pan. I bought my first one about 10 years ago from Sam’s Club. In the last year or two it hasn’t been sitting evenly on my stove-top. I believe, between Garen and I, one of us probably washed it before it was completely cool, causing itContinue reading “Mommy Review Monday: Member’s Mark 14 Inch Non-Stick Fry Pan”

Mommy Review Monday: Ceramic “Non-stick” Instant Pot Bowl

After the first two times cooking in the Instant Pot, Garen, who usually cleans the kitchen after I cook, suggested that we look for a “non-stick” version.  Sooooo….I went to Amazon.  Where else? Here’s what we found and purchased:  Genuine Instate Pot Ceramic Non-Stick Interior Coated Inner Cooking Pot- 8 Quart. Positives: It is lightweight. Continue reading “Mommy Review Monday: Ceramic “Non-stick” Instant Pot Bowl”

Brunswick Stew- Instant Pot Style

This recipe was Garen’s request for me to make in the Instant Pot so it was the first recipe that required more than 3 ingredients. I was a little leery since I’d never had Brunswick Stew and didn’t even know what to expect. As I always do when cooking something I don’t have a go-toContinue reading “Brunswick Stew- Instant Pot Style”

Mommy Review Monday: ezpz Happy Mat – One-piece silicone placemat + plate

DISCLOSURE: Due to the recent iPhone update my i’s are now malfunctioning. I️ am NOT going back through to fix. I’m too frustrated. Sorry folks. It’s borderline Migraine Monday instead of Mommy Review Monday so this will be a sort one today so I can get off to bed. I should apologize to those whoContinue reading “Mommy Review Monday: ezpz Happy Mat – One-piece silicone placemat + plate”

Mommy Review Monday: CuisinartICE-30R Pure Indulgence Frozen Yogurt Sorbet & Ice Cream Maker

Anna asked for an ice cream maker for Christmas. She saw one in the toy section at Target one day but I knew my patience would not allow for us to make ice cream “Easy Bake” style (although she did get an Easy Bake oven for Christmas). So, I decided to go with a “real”Continue reading “Mommy Review Monday: CuisinartICE-30R Pure Indulgence Frozen Yogurt Sorbet & Ice Cream Maker”

Mommy Review Monday: OXO Corn Stripper

Corn on the cob is one of my favorites, grilled especially. I always like to grill a little extra to put into dishes and salads.   A couple of years ago my sweet sister-in-law gave me a OXO corn stripper. And, I love it.     It may be one of the easiest kitchen gadgets I ownContinue reading “Mommy Review Monday: OXO Corn Stripper”