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Pressure Cooking - Life is Easier!!

Pressure Cooking - Life made Easier!! 
Jan. 17, 2012 10:43 am 
Updated: Feb. 5, 2012 2:33 pm
I'm a regular user of allrecipes, one of my fav places to get recipes, ideas, and hear what others have to say. 

I got a pressure cooker for Christmas the year before last.  I have all kinds of awesome tools in my kitchen as cooking is definitely an art and hobby for me.  But I had to admit, my perception of the pressure cooker was the one my grandmother used when I was a kid.....big, bulky, looked like a mini submarine!  And it made soooo much noise.  The newer ones are stainless steel, with an easy handle lock.  The unit (Fagor) came with a recipe book of maybe 25-30.  I tried a few and found it very very easy to use, as well as reduced cooking with even more flavor than crock potting.  So I have started to adapt those few recipes into everyday recipes.  Does anyone else have other recipes they have developed for pressure cooking?  I would love to hear some of those and I'll try to post some of mine as I get more time.

Happy Cooking!!
Ched Bread
Jan. 17, 2012 12:38 pm
Jan. 17, 2012 12:39 pm
I had saved that link a while back. I hope it helps. Please share your adventures as you enjoy your new toy.
Jan. 17, 2012 1:56 pm
Thanks! A lot of information on that site! Might have to order that cookbook.
Jan. 25, 2012 6:19 am
Hello. I am new to this blogging but find it interesting and informative. Last summer I bought a pressure cooker at a yard sale. I have wanted one for some time. I remember a friend's mother making an awesome roast in it almost every Sunday. Unfortunately, I have not yet used it - I keep forgetting I have it!!! I would love some tips on how to properly use one, and some good recipes. Thank you!
Jan. 25, 2012 7:38 am
I must admit to a certain fear of pressure cookers! i had one blow on me! i didn't cool it off enough before opening it ( many years ago obviously) and had sauce everywhere! but i have been looking at the new ones lately. they look safer and easier to use. so maybe i will... and will keep you posted! I remember cooking beans that were fabulous in one.
Jan. 25, 2012 8:37 am
My mom's used to scare the out of me when I was little. But I've heard the new ones are so much easier to use and less intimidating. This post has me very curious.
Jan. 25, 2012 10:58 am
i got a cuisinart pressure cooker just before christmas. my daughters hunted it up for me down in Fargo ND. haven't done anything with it yet, waiting for Chef Brads' grain cookbooks, as well as his one on pressure cooking. i have watched him and been impressed with the results he gets. hopefully i'll be as successful. my favourite pressure cooker recipe is for beef stew haven't made if for so long, will have to experiment to get it right again. good luck to you.
Jan. 25, 2012 11:32 am
When I got mine, a Fagor 4Qt I think, I made quite a few recipes from their book. Since then, I have been modifying crock pot and slow cooker type recipes to use in it. The keys are making sure to sear the meats, then making sure there is enough liquid and juicy veggies like onions, celery, etc. in it. I developed a shredded chicken for enchiladas that takes 8-10 minutes at full pressure. LOVE IT! I did a 3.5lb brisket with liquid smoke sauce for 22 mins that tasted like it had been cooking all day! I love this device and would encourage you all to just try it! Thanks for reading and commenting! I too am new to this blogging thing. :)
Jan. 25, 2012 11:49 am
Thanks for this blog. I have had my pressure cooker for MANY years, and used to use it some. Never had a bad experience. Since crock pots and microwaves came on the scene I haven't used the pressure cooker in maybe 30 years. You have me inspired now, and if the rubber seal looks good I will get back to it.
Jan. 25, 2012 3:50 pm
Love my pressue cooker, have used it for 30+ yrs, . You can cook pinto beans in an hour in it!! Roasts, soups , stews, and my favorite, 4 min. for potatoes!!!
Jan. 25, 2012 4:24 pm
I got a Nesco programable electric pressure cooker/slow cooker and wasn't sure I'd like it as I already use a stovetop model but I really love it! I can set it and forget it, leave home and my food is done when I return.
Jan. 26, 2012 4:45 pm
I bought my husband a pressure cooker about 5 years ago (He wanted it) He used it for the first time last week. He made a beef roast, yummy, and baby back ribs, fell off the bone. It is a Presto, we have a Presto pressure cookbook, but it does not have too many good looking recipes. Any suggestions? Or do you know of a good cookbook with down to earth recipes, nothing exotic. Thanks
Jan. 27, 2012 1:51 pm
apparently missvickie website has a cookbook you can get from Amazon. I am thinking about ordering it soon.
Jan. 29, 2012 4:53 pm
I love my pressure cooker and use it for barbeque ribs and beef roasts mostly. The speed and flavors are just awesome. I use missvickie's website for my sources.
Jan. 31, 2012 9:26 am
Its simply awesome! I used a beef burgundy recipe last night and it was done in 15 mins instead of 3-4 hrs! Very tender!!
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Cooking is way of life for me. I love to cook, I love challenges, and I like diversity in my cooking. My family gets home-cooked meals almost everyday, from simple to exquisite. I love cooking for friends and families on those special occasions, and I definitely love to entertain. My grandmother was a great, southern style cook who made meals daily. My mom let me prepare a meal a week growing up. Somewhere along the way, I ventured outside my comfort zone and expanded my abilities. And the rest is history, so to speak.
My favorite things to cook
I love fusion fare, and modifying recipes to include my own take. I enjoy Asian, French, Mediterranean, Indian, and other styles of cooking. Currently I am experimenting with pressure cooking and getting amazing results
My favorite family cooking traditions
The Holidays and parties are my favorite traditions. I've made the same traditional brunch for Christmas almost every year. I try new recipes on the holidays and blend them with old standbys. I love theme parties, the biggest being my annual Oktoberfest party.
My cooking triumphs
Right now its mastering the pressure cooker. Its so amazing, quick, and very tender results.
My cooking tragedies
I had a few failures early on, and currently the only thing I've had utterly turn out terrible was burnt Red Velvet pancakes.
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