Making Pumpkin Puree in an Instant Pot

I love pumpkin. I also love having pumpkin puree on hand at all times. I have loved pumpkin flavored foods since I was first introduced to the magic of pumpkin cookies. Growing up I never really liked pumpkin pie and so I assumed that I just didn't like pumpkin. Then one day I had a chance to try a pumpkin chocolate chip cookie. I realized that I LOVE the flavor of pumpkin, I just wasn't every crazy about the texture of pumpkin pie.

 Once I knew that it wasn't the flavor as much as the texture that I had a problem with it opened a world of opportunities for me to enjoy.

Cat Ears Tutorial

Are you looking for the finishing touch to your cat (tiger, dog, mouse, bear, lion etc.) costume? Look no further. If you have 15 minutes and know a few basic sewing skills then this cat ears tutorial will show you how to make the cutest headband for any number of costumes.

With the technique I share in this step by step cat ears tutorial (with pictures) you will have the ability to make any number of headbands to fit your costume needs. We had a Halloween party to attend and my daughter wanted these cat ears to add the finishing touch to her costume.

3 Essential Oil Blends that have positively benefited me and my family

Using Essential Oils

I have been using essential oils since I was a kid. My dad was always into natural and home remedies and he often kept a bottle of tea tree oil in the cupboard to help with minor cuts and scrapes. As I became a mother to young children, I found other uses for oils that helped them with digestion and eczema.

Food Storage Starter Guide

You may have decided that you want to start working on your food storage, but you have no idea where to start or how to pay for it. I'm here to share my thoughts about buying food storage and the best kinds of food to store.

I'm not an expert in the field, but I have been buying food storage for 15 years. Over that period of time I have figured out a few things that have helped me to buy and use food storage for my ever changing family. I hope my trial and error experiences will help others to avoid some of my mistakes.

Spaghetti Sauce-Garden Fresh (Meatless Option)

Doesn't it seem like the tomatoes all ripe at the same time and suddenly you have a bushel of tomatoes that you don't know what you are going to do with? I know that has happened to me a few years in a row. This year I really didn't want to can any tomatoes so I decided to come up with a new spaghetti sauce recipe.

My kids would eat spaghetti at least 4 times a week if I let them, so I figured it was a safe bet that we could use all the tomatoes to make spaghetti sauce.