Blueberry jam is an old favorite, but this lemon blueberry jam recipe gives it a new tangy twist. The lemon flavor isn't overwhelming, it's more of a blueberry jam with a tangy lemon finish. It's a great summer flavor and goes perfectly on pancakes, or on just the usual English muffin or toast in the morning, and by using the Instant Pot it's simple and quick to make. The recipe yields 2-3 half-pint jars, so be prepared to either can the extra jam or halve the recipe if you don't think you can consume that much before it will go bad (if you don't know how, learning how to can & preserve food is super simple).
I love making jams and jellies, but often I just don't have time to do it the old-fashioned way. When I got an Instant Pot for Christmas, it didn't even occur to me at first that it could be used to speed up this process. I came across an applesauce recipe for the Instant Pot after I went apple picking last fall—and ever since I've been coming up with pressure cooker iterations of my favorite jams and jellies.
Canning food is a great way to preserve foods you want to make larger batches of. For example, I love to make jams and jellies, but it's impossible to make small enough batches for just me, myself, and I to consume before they start to mold. I learned to can so that I can not only preserve them, but I can also keep them on hand to give to family, friends, and neighbors. When I first looked into it, I had assumed canning would be a complicated and somewhat difficult process. However, I was pleasantly surprised by how simple it is!
Rabbits make excellent pets. They're relatively easy to care for, but have outgoing and loving personalities. Many people have the misconception that a rabbit is more like a hamster or other caged pets than a cat or dog. However, you can litter train them, they play with toys with you, and can even communicate with you in their own way. Each breed has its own character traits, such as whether they like to cuddle or how much exercise they need to be happy. This makes knowing what breed of rabbit you're looking for incredibly important when you decide to adopt. While there are some basic rules for giving your rabbit the best care possible, every breed will have its own set of distinct needs as well. If you don't have the space, time, or love to share with a more demanding breed, or if you need a child-friendly fuzzy friend, be sure to research the best pet rabbit breeds before becoming a bunny's forever home.
Let's be honest—you get a new piece of tech, do you sit down to read the manual before setting it up? Nope! You connect it and hit the ground running. While most of us are pretty good at figuring out the basics in this manner, there are always some intricacies that you miss if you don't read the details. The Apple AirPods are no exception to these rules, and the basics are so intuitive that it's very tempting to not do further research. However, there are some great features that you might miss out on if you don't take the time to dive into their capabilities. Test out these Apple AirPod tips and tricks to optimize your headphone experience.
My boyfriend and I recently bought a house together. We are not married, and we are not officially engaged. We talked long and hard about this decision before we made it, and we certainly didn't take it lightly. We are both thoroughly aware that, even though we aren't married, we have bound ourselves together from both a legal and a financial standpoint for the next 30 years. And we're happy with that decision. However, despite our happiness and sense of achievement at this landmark decision in our lives, we received a lot of doubt, criticism, and pushback from individuals in our lives who believe that if they wouldn't have done things this way, it isn't the best way for us to do things, either.