365th Penny Pinching Party

364th Penny Pinching Party

Instant Pot - Black Friday Deal!

Friday, November 25, 2016

I LOVE my Instant Pot and this is a killer price!!! I got mine on Amazon Prime Day in July for about the same price and I've been using it daily since. I originally got my Instant Pot because it is stainless steel which is healthier than the ceramic dish in crock-pots. I've since learned that this isn't my mother's pressure cooker and it is extremely versatile. I love throwing potatoes in and having almost instant mashed potatoes minutes later. Hard boiled eggs take a few minutes without watching and come out perfect. I've thrown out my rice cooker since this does a better and quicker job. Anything that would take all day to cook in a crock-pot, takes a few minutes and tastes just as good or better. Google "Instant-Pot recipes" and be amazed!

363rd Penny Pinching Party and Thanksgiving Recipes

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

I can't believe Thanksgiving is already here! My family always does dinner early around 1-2pm so that we can have second Thanksgiving later in the day. We do a talent show for the grandkids, play games, and look at Black Friday ads. My husband's family is never predictable which has made Thanksgiving with them a bit more challenging over the years, but we always seem to have fun hanging out with them. Traditions are so important, no matter how simple or silly. I'd love to hear yours in the comments!

My most requested Thanksgiving recipes:


I use these turkeys as place card holders by sticking in toothpicks with names.

This one always gets rave reviews and I always get asked for the recipe whenever I make it.

This recipe makes a lot so I usually half it. My dad requests this one every year and it sure beats marshmallows on top.