Instant Pot Thai Chicken Thighs Recipe

Instant Pot Thai Chicken Thighs Recipe

​​Once you've ​eaten Thai chicken thighs cooked to perfection in an instant pot, ​you'll never want to have them any other way. This Instant Pot Thai chicken thighs recipe is perfect for you whether you're a novice in the kitchen or an expert. If you've been looking for new recipes to try in your instant pot, this is the one. It's the perfect cooking environment for infusing all the wonderful Thai seasonings ​into chicken, elevating it from something plain and ordinary to a truly memorable meal you​'ll want to make again and again.

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7 Indoor Seed Starting Tips

indoor seed starting tips

​Want to get an early start to your backyard growing season?

Or maybe you just want to grow some different veggies this year - something beyond the normal pickings at your local nursery or the Home Depot garden center.

Perhaps, you're ​simply tired of paying $2 and up for a single plant that may or may not take root in your backyard. ​And your budget is screaming for you to try something different this growing season.

If so, buying seeds and starting your growing season indoors might be your solution. Starting your seeds indoors also gives your plants a better chance for survival because you can control all the elements surrounding your seedlings during those early, critical days of the plants' lives.

More, it's a great way to eat organic and not break the bank. Not only do you control what feeds the vegetables you'll grow and eat, but you'll get so many more plants for the money.

There's just one potential problem: ​Starting vegetables from seed can be a bit tricky if you're new to all this. No worries. We've got you covered with 7 indoor seed starting tips.

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Instant Pot Carnitas

instant pot carnitas

How will I serve carnitas tonight? Let me count the ways. As tacos. In a salad. Love them in lettuce wraps. Maybe a burrito. As the perfect quesadilla filling. Simple and easy over rice?

Carnitas offer so much versatility as a meal option that only your imagination will limit what you serve on your plate.

​And you'll have fun creating them with this easy instant pot carnitas recipe.

Carnitas are a delicious Mexican pulled pork recipe. The perfectly seasoned meat is crispy and "just pull apart" tender.

When you make this simple instant pot carnitas recipe tonight, it will quickly join the short list of your family's must-have meals.

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Spring Aprons, Because “Spring Is …”

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I've always loved the way you can smell spring in the air, long before the calendar tells us it's officially here.

Here in Southern California, spring has arrived. And, may I say, never a moment too soon.

Of spring, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote, "It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart."

Oh, how my heart knows and loves spring. To me, spring is:
  • ​The smell of a gentle crisp breeze, a welcome change in the air.
  • ​The promise of a multicolor floral ​parade, soon to ​push ​​its way through the earth​, anxious to ​flaunt ​​its splendor ​throughout our garden.
  • ​The laughter of neighborhood children who can't get enough of more hours of daylight to play, and play, and, yes, play some more.
  • ​A reminder that graduation days, weddings, and more of the ​blessings of new starts are just around the corner. (With 11 grandkids, someone is always graduating! LOL)

​And, yes, as an apron maker, spring is aprons.

How I love making new spring aprons that shout "Spring is here!"

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First Aid Kit for Dogs: What’s in Yours?

first aid kit for dogs

​A first aid kit for dogs. What's in yours?

​Please don't feel embarrassed if your answer is, "I don't have a first aid kit for my dog."

​I learned this invaluable lesson the hard way when I was youngster. A thoughtless person threw a glass bottle over the fence into my grandmother's yard. My uncle's boxer stepped on the broken glass, causing a serious gash in her paw. I had never seen so much blood, especially coming from a frightened, helpless animal.

​We screamed for my grandmother, who fortunately knew enough about first aid for pets to slow the bleeding until we could rush our beautiful girl to the vet.

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