A Brief History of the Pressure Cooker

Did you know that the pressure cooker was invented in 1689? A French physicist named Denis Papin was experimenting with steam, hoping to use a steam digester to help food cook faster. Two years...

Polenta in the Instant Pot – Part One

...we all told the ghost stories to our tables as if we were actors on the stage. Way back in the last century, I worked at a wonderful restaurant that was part of a little...

Careful With Instant Pot “Tips and Tricks”!

Confession time. This one is important! Could cause HUGE user error! I post about all things Instant Pot on our Quick and Carry Facebook page MANY times a week. I am always on the lookout for news...

Instant Pot in the News: A Comparison

Traditional recipes:  Instant Pot or Dutch Oven? Alex Van Buren recently published a piece in the Washington Post that compares cooking in the Instant Pot to dishes traditionally cooked long and slow in a Dutch...

Quick and Carry Quality Control

When the first bag came, we were all so excited! Our idea was becoming a reality! When we first came up with the idea for our awesome Quick and Carry Transport bags for the Instant...

Spaghetti Squash in the Instant Pot

Spaghetti squash is sort of an odd vegetable, isn't it? Oblong and kind of chunky, they don't look like much from the outside. But, when cooked correctly, this unassuming gourd is full of vitamins and...

Apple Butter in the Instant Pot

Apple were plentiful here in northern Michigan this fall, and, they were VERY tasty! Apple butter makes a thoughtful and tasty gift, and, since the Instant Pot makes most things easier, we decided to...

The International Instant Pot

What is the culture of the Instant Pot in other parts of the world? Last week, a very nice lady from Great Britain watched our Live Quick and Carry Kitchen Show. As she is the...

Quick and Carry and the Girl Scouts!

The Quick and Carry Kitchen Show team travelled to Leland, Michigan to spend the afternoon of February 23 with Girl Scout Troop 4563. The troop is comprised of Daisy's, Brownies, and Girl Scouts and...

Baking in the Instant Pot

You can make, or BAKE, all sorts of goods in the Instant Pot. Baking in the Instant Pot? I know...I did not believe it was possible either. Baking needs an oven, or a big wood-fired...