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Pressure Cookers: The best thing since crock pots!

Getting my family fed some nights is a challenge. Between working full time, taking care of our farm animals and getting the kids to karate, etc. I need quick low maintenance meals that everyone will eat. I still like to have enough time to sit down and eat together as a family. I feel like this gives a time in our crazy schedules to catch up. I tried the crock pot route for years. The trouble was most crock pot recipes , even on low, only need 7-8 hours. I am gone from the house too early and they were always over done.

Two years ago my mother gave my sister and I electric pressure cookers for Christmas. I remember thinking “what the heck am I going to do with this?”  I remember my grandmother having an old pressure cooker with a gauge on top. If you didn’t regulate it right your dinner ended up on the ceiling. No thanks!

pressure cooker

So I smiled politely , said my thank you and put the pressure cooker in the box in the basement. Well, my sister actually used hers. She is a lot more adventurous than I am. She raved about it and recommended I try the sausage risotto recipe in the booklet that came with it. Now that peeked my interest. I love risotto but always think it was a bit of a pain to get it cooked properly. So I decided to try it.

I was hooked. Not only was the risotto amazing, but it was done in 10 minutes. The electric pressure cooker regulates it own temperature and pressure. So no dinner on the ceiling! It has a button for everything. Just add the ingredients , seal the lid and push a button. BOOM! Dinner done! Low prep, quick cooking, easy clean up!  I love it.


Plus it comes with a cookbook featuring everything from pot roast to seafood, to chicken wings, all done in under 35 minutes!    Family dinners just got easier.No more over done crock pot meals on this table!

My families favorite is the 20 minute Creamy Mac and Cheese

Seriously, there are few things that are worth the price. As cheap as I am, this one is worth every penny. The amount of time I save cooking and more time with my family….priceless.

Learn more: Here

Already have a pressure cooker, but want some more recipe ideas?   You can stay tuned and follow my blog because I am going to posting some of my favorites. Or you can check out this great book :

Electric Pressure Cooker: 365 Quick & Easy, One Pot, Pressure Cooker Recipes For Easy Meals HERE





9 thoughts on “Pressure Cookers: The best thing since crock pots!

  1. We had one of the old style pressure cookers growing up in the 70s/80s and it was a mainstay… *sigh* This kind…

    Most of our meals were doen in there because it was quick and easy. Mushed, wilted veggies with fallen potatoes and less than appetizing meat products. To say the least I hated it. The only thing it was good for was soups and chowder… Oh wow was it EPIC for that!

    When I moved out of my parents and in with my now wife we were bought a slow cooker (crock pot) and that was a totally new thing for me. But we loved it.

    BTW, Are you sure about the slow cooker? Most of the recipes can be done for 12-14 hours on all the ones we have had. But in any case, have you ever considered a timer switch? Set the timer for the plug to switch on in 3 hours then a 7 hour cook becomes the 10 hours you are out of the house.

    Little story for you. When we were younger my parents knew a guy that didn’t know how to use his pressure cooker and blew it half to pieces and really did a number on himself. He actually managed to open the lid while it was under pressure and it blew up in his face. God only knows how he did it! O.o


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