The last time I posted on this site, it was snowing. That should tell you everything you need to know about my life.  Since it is impossible to recap the last 7 months, I’ll just stick with the last week to make it easy on all of us.

I’ve been battling a sinus infection for the last 6 days. Yes, 6 days. And I’ve had antibiotics, steroid shots, B12 shots, Sudafed, ibuprofen, hot tea, honey, Mucinex, hot showers, essential oils, oranges, and more hot tea. In the words of Jon Bon Jovi, I’ve also been living on a prayer. So instead of talking about my sinus infection (because honestly I’m fully aware that a sinus infection is not the end of the world), I thought I’d quickly post a few successful Instant Pot recipes.

If you’ve been wondering if the Instant Pot is worth all the hype, I can tell you that it absolutely is. So, there’s one question answered.

Here are three dishes that worked for me and I hope they work for you too!

First up, the Pioneer Woman’s Pork Carnitas. The only part that takes a little patience is the browning process. I suggest you open up some windows and air out your entire house before going to sleep (in other words, don’t make this too late at night or else you will wake up from your sinus infection throughout the night and feel confused when one of your nostrils briefly opens up to get a whiff of carnitas). Overall, it turned out really good. I’d probably add more salt next time and squeeze some lime in it because it came out a little sweet for me. Is it better than the Homesick Texan Houston-Style Carnitas that I’ve sworn by before in previous posts? Absolutely not. Is the process easier? I think so.

Next up: The perfect boiled egg

The Instant Pot is a great way to get perfectly boiled eggs. I just followed THIS recipe and you should too!

Finally, I needed some PAHSGHETTI for the little ones. As I was making it, they proudly said that they would NOT eat PAHSGHETTI, but they kind of have to now that it is made. I go by THIS Skinnytaste recipe and skip the onion and garlic part because my kids sniff out chunks of vegetables like dogs with a bone. Instead, I just doctor the meat with garlic powder and onion powder because I’m sneaky like that. The cool thing about this recipe is that pretty much everything cooks together and is one in like 15 minutes.

So there you have it! Three successful Instant Pot recipes. Now if I can only find an Instant Pot recipe to cure this sinus infection…