Pork Stew – a mostly healthy recipe

I tried making a stew tonight in the IntantPot and it failed miserably. For one, I forgot to remove the plastic sheet from the meat package. Oops. The instantpot warned me my food was burning even though the valve is automatic. So, I stopped cooking, waiting two minutes for the pot to “release the steam”…

Life Advice: save money by cleaning your closets!

I’m trying to prepare myself mentally for returning to work in the next few weeks no matter what that looks like – or where I wind up working. It will be good to get out of the house and be around people again. As many of you readers know, I’ve been struggling for the last…

Fall has arrived early – the year is fading fast

This morning was rough. I couldn’t sleep last night and kept saying to myself, “just one more hour, and then I’ll get up.” My plans to wake up at 7:30 am and have a productive day turned into climbing out of bed at 1:00 pm. I don’t know what happened. A few weeks ago I…