A piece of pressure cooker fried chicken fresh from the oven

Pressure Cooker “Fried” Chicken and Mashed Potatoes

The idea for this recipe came from two separate places.  First, the idea for the chicken came from Grandma Lynda’s YouTube Channel.  The idea for the mashed potatoes came from the cookbook which came with the electric pressure cooker that I received for Christmas.  I wanted to make “fried” chicken and mashed potatoes, so I decided to see if I could make both dishes in the pressure cooker at the same time. I began by peeling several potatoes and cutting them into quarters.  These were arranged in the bottom of my pressure cooker.  To these, I added 1/2 stick of […]

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, […]

taco bean soup topped with a scattering of green onion

Chipotle Taco Bean Soup

I first learned of this recipe while I was at a party at a friend’s house.  She had requested that each guest bring something to contribute toward the meal.  The young woman who brought the soup course brought a pot filled with beans, corn, and meat that was reminiscent of a pot of chili.   She explained that this soup was made with whatever combination of southwest vegetables you choose and a package of taco seasoning.  She said that her family often left out the meat and just added extra vegetables. On that night, she served the soup plain, but shared […]

Potatoes and water in pressure cooker ready to be baked

“Baked” Potatoes from the Pressure Cooker

Baked Potatoes are incredibly versatile.  There’s the favorite toppings, and there are the extras you add to serve a “loaded baked potato.”  They can be topped with so many different things to turn a simple baked potato into a complete meal.  A few of my favorites are chili, taco toppings, and veggies with cheese.   Leftovers can be chopped up to make baked potato salad or tossed into a loaded baked potato soup.   These humble little tubers can go a long way to help stretch your grocery dollars, too. Aside from being inexpensive and versatile, potatoes are also loaded […]

Dr Pepper Ribs in the pressure cooker.

Pressure Cooker Ribs

These ribs are a variation of my Dr. Pepper Ribs that I have been meaning to publish for some time.  Sue Chef loves ribs.  She particularly enjoyed the Dr. Pepper ribs that she had at a local restaurant.  We don’t eat out often, but she really wanted to have those ribs again.  I found a recipe for Dr. Pepper ribs over at Men’s Health back during the spring, but the link is broken.  When I search their recipe archive, I can’t find it any longer, but that recipe was my inspiration for this one. The original recipe required brining the […]

Hot Wings from the Pressure Cooker

Hot Wings from the Pressure Cooker

As I previously mentioned, I am having a love affair with my electric pressure cooker.  I’m using it at least twice a week to make something for dinner.  It makes getting a meal onto the table simple and easy.  Today’s recipe is for hot wings.  I forgot to take my wings out of the freezer to thaw, so I made these from frozen.  They were still ready in under 30 minutes. All I did was melt some butter in the bottom of the pressure cooker, add the wings and the barbecue sauce and mix it all up so that the […]