Jodie Otte

Maryland Newborn Photographer and Child Portrait Artist, Jodie Holstein-Otte, specializes in unique photography of newborn babies, kids, and families. She works on location in Harford, Howard, Cecil, Anne Arundel, Baltimore and other areas throughout Maryland. She uses both both natural lighting and soft studio lighting techniques.

First snow of the season in Maryland…

First Snow of the Season in Maryland I’ve been quiet on the blog – have lots to post but have been spending 12-14 hour days finishing up the holiday images.  Yesterday I was determined to go out for a few minutes and just grab some shots around the house.  I…

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DIY Laundry bins/baskets – Small Project Saturday

rustic wire laundry bins baskets

Laundry Bins I know you all think I’m crazy because I never sit still… but I can’t help it.  It’s part of who I am.  I have to constantly be creating, from photography to home decor to gardening.  I need to be working with my hands and vision…. I discovered…

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Instant Pot Potato Soup

instant pot potato soup

Well, I was going to wait to do this recipe until colder weather; however, my potatoes just started to sprout!  This potato soup is super easy to make. Instant Pot Potato Soup 6 cups of Yukon gold potatoes chopped into 1/2-3/4 inch cubes 1 onion 3 cups of chicken broth…

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Why Instant Pot? Which Instant Pot?

which instant pot

I’m sure you have heard about the Instant Pot.  If you haven’t, no, it is not something only available in states like Colorado 😉 Okay, okay…. I admit it…the Instant Pot changed life in the Otte household…. most definitely. If you know me, you know that I am absolutely one…

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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes and Pork Chops with Gravy

instant pot mashed potatoes

I’ve been dying to try mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot.  I have made homemade mashed potatoes for years but usually at Thanksgiving or a special occasion because it annoys me.  Otherwise, we use instant potatoes (so bad for you!) but hardly ever have them.  My problem with homemade mashed…

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