For many of us, finding the right balance between a hectic work life and a scattered home life feels like an unattainable goal. That’s why I’ve always found it important to make the most of my time at home. The Instant Pot gives me more time for my family. It offers all of the convenience of a crockpot (in that you can simply dump ingredients in, and walk away), but cooking times are usually less than 30 minutes — as opposed to 6-8 hours. An Instant Pot is a kitchen appliance that, like many of us, takes on the responsibility of doing a little bit of everything. At its core, the Instant Pot is a pressure cooker. However, the Instant Pot is more than that. It can slow-cook meats, steam vegetables, prepare rice, and make sauces and yogurts, among other things. But, most likely — if you’re anything like me — you’ll use it for those days after work when you want to cook something tasty, but don’t have a surplus of energy to accomplish that feat. Pressure cookers use air pressure to boil water at a higher temperature than its normal 100 degrees. This creates steam within the chamber, which — combined with the pressure — then forces heat into the food, co...