Pressure Cooking

Hubby and I got an electric pressure cooker from his mother on Christmas Day.  I had never used a pressure cooker before Christmas.  We used it to make the green beans for our Christmas Dinner.

Once it got to our house, it sat on a bench in our kitchen but was not used.  It wasn’t used because I did not know what I was doing with the pressure cooker.

This weekend I actually moved it from the bench to the counter.  We had soup on Friday night.  I’ve also cooked a roast in the electric pressure cooker for tonight’s dinner.  Later I plan to make some potatoes in the pressure cooker.

I joke that I can’t make great mashed potatoes or hard-boiled eggs the traditional way.  I’ve been “hard boiling” eggs in the oven for 2 years.  This morning I attempted to make hard-boiled eggs in the pressure cooker.  The Imaginative One told me they were delicious.  Success.  I’ll share the method I used to make the hard-boiled eggs later.

I hope I’ll have the same success with my mashed potatoes for tonight’s dinner.

pressure cooker

Here’s my new pressure cooker.  Most people are getting the Insta-Pot, but since this was a gift, I’m not complaining.  The problem is there is not much information about the Bella Electric Pressure Cooker on the Internet.

As I experiment with the pressure cooker, I will share some recipes I’ve made.

Here are some blogs that are good starting points if you are going to start pressure cooking:

  1. Mel’s Kitchen Cafe – The other day, she had a blog post discussing pressure cooking.
  2. Pressure Cooking Today – Lots of good recipes
  3. Hip Pressure Cooking – This blog site has a beginner’s “class” for pressure cooking.  This blog’s author shows you different ways to use your pressure cooker.
  4. Dad Cooks Dinner
  5. Pressure Cooker Diaries

What are your thoughts on pressure cooking?

Happy eating,
Traci

One response to “Pressure Cooking”

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