Thursday, March 7, 2013

A Machine, Usually With a Domestic Purpose

Picture taken from Nesco Website

I have a new kitchen appliance (a machine, usually with a domestic purpose)

I finally got an Electric Pressure Cooker. It had been on my wish list for a while. I have been using it regularly since I opened it on Christmas morning.

Who says kitchen appliances can't be fun?  I know I have been enjoying mine. 

I have a couple of pressure canners but have never used one to cook. I seen the electric pressure cooker on my favorite cooking show (the only cooking show) that I watch. Convenience, faster cooking times, great tasting  food, how could I resist? 

Cooking from scratch is something that I have always done, but there is always room for improvement. I have been wanting to use more dry beans, rice and whole grains in my cooking and this makes that goal a lot easier.

So far so good, haven't been disappointed yet. We have tried several new recipes and the family already has their new favorites, Porcupine Meatballs being one of them.
Did I mention that this new kitchen appliance is also a slow cooker, and steamer too?
I love that once the lid is locked in place I can walk away and not worry about it. Once the food is done it turns off and switches to "warm" mode.

I am no expert in pressure cooking, but I can tell you it is easy. I love adding convenience to my life.
I added some links to some of my favorite websites that help some recipes and additional helps with Pressure Cooking.

This first website is on of my favorite cooking/food storage sites: She has tons of recipes, how to videos, printouts etc.. It is on her Pressure Cooker handout that I found the porcupine recipe that my girls love.

My favorite cooking show that I mentioned earlier is Chef Brad. Not your everyday type of cooking show. His cooking show is called Fusion Grain Cooking. How to use use and cook with grains, everyday.  He also has a website with recipes.

I have also been collecting recipes on my Pinterest. I have a board with Pressure Cooker Recipes, if you would like to check it out.

Happy Cooking!


  1. I'm going to go research this... I have wanted a pressure cooker for a while, and it's good to know that you like yours!

  2. I have really liked mine. I have a Friend that recently got one (Cuisinart) he really likes his too!

  3. I have cooked and canned with pressure cookers for 20 years and finally got an electric one a few years ago...wonderful!! They are fabulous as a kitchen help and time saver! Thanks for sharing your experience with them and glad you're enjoying yours as well!! :)


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