pinto beans and ham are cooked in the pressure cooker with onions and garlic

Pressure Cooker Pinto Beans and Ham

Beans and ham are a perfect combination. My usual method of cooking them is to sort and degas the beans, then cook them on the stove top or in my slow cooker. Today, I decided to try something different. I have been having a love affair with my electric pressure cooker, and I have been enjoying how much faster things cook using this method.  I was busy doing other things, so I decided to use my pressure cooker to prepare the pinto beans and ham.  First, I sorted through the  beans then completed the procedure for degassing. After this was completed, […]

mleted cheese on top of pressure cooker mac and cheese

Pressure Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

I received an electric pressure cooker as a gift for Christmas.  I didn’t have a pressure cooker on my wish list, but Bus Boy decided that I needed one.  I was very surprised, but didn’t know what I would use it for.  I have a stove top pressure cooker that’s an older model, and it works fine.  I didn’t see a reason for a new and electric model.  Now, after two weeks of ownership, I am wondering how I ever survived without one.  It was midway through Christmas day when I finally opened the box and pulled out the pressure […]