Perfect Sticky Rice with Power Cooker!

Perfect Sticky Rice!

Finally, I have found the combination that makes great sticky rice.

I was watching a Martha Stewart video on making the perfect sticky rice. Well, she had some weird stove top contraption she was using and a huge bamboo looking funnel basket. Enough is enough. The majority of people don't have or want this type of thing just for making rice.

I was on a quest for making sticky rice an easier way. My brother asked me what kitchen gadget I wanted for my birthday, and I picked this Power Cooker Pressure Cooker. I found it at Walmart after searching Target and BB&B. 

I wanted to make Beef & Broccoli with sticky rice. I thought, no better place to pick up the rice than at a local Asian Market. You may not have a local Asian Market, but you can get the idea of what I picked up by the picture. The very top of the bag says "Asian Taste".

A bag of Jasmine Rice. I read, (after the fact), that there is something called Thai Sticky Rice and I thought I needed to go back and exchange the Jasmine, but I didn't. I put 2 cups of this rice combined with 2 cups of water and ten minutes later I had the best sticky rice EVER! One tip: Do not rinse the rice before putting in the pressure cooker. I heard that it washes away the starch and nutrients. There is a Rice button on the pressure cooker. Once pressed the cooker heats up and starts the 10 minute countdown. When finished, it automatically goes to the warm setting. You don't have to soak this rice or go through any other rituals, just put it in and cook it!

I hope this helps you on your quest for sticky rice. Good luck, and good eating!

Download old and deleted voicemails from your iPhone!

I was doing some research on how to download old voicemails on my iPhone 5, because there was a particular one I needed for my website . I'm not a computer genius, so I didn't want to get into all of the back door stuff to access the voicemail system. I stumbled across a program that hooks up to your iPhone similar to iTunes. I downloaded the demo, and I was floored! Not only because I could retrieve old voicemails, but deleted ones, too! The best surprise was four of those deleted voicemails were from my mom who had passed away almost four years ago. It was the last four voicemails she ever left me. The demo does not allow you to download the voicemails. I had no problem paying the $35 to hear my mom's voice again. It was priceless! The program is called iExplorer. It can be found at .

A fun questionnaire for married couples...

A fun questionnaire for married couples... 

This is a fun and fact finding Q&A from Family Life for you and your spouse. It is a .pdf file that you can download and print. Have fun!! Click on the picture...