Dried Beans in the Instant Pot – Soak, or Not?

Beans, bean, that glorious fruit, the more you eat, the more you....well, you know. That school yard chant is based on truth - some beans are hard for some people to digest, and that...

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...

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...

Plant-based Eating and the Instant Pot

Most of us know that we should eat more vegetables. How? The iconic food writer Mark Bittman famously wrote: "Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Many of us are now familiar with the idea of more...

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...

Encouragement for New Users of the Instant Pot

Once you have used it FIVE times, you will be an expert! As part of my job, I keep a close eye on several of the Instant Pot groups on Facebook. I participate in a...

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...

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...

Welcome to Quick and Carry Bags!

Hey there! We are so glad you have found us. Our new bag for the Instant Pot and other similar cookers is going to change your life! Cooks want to take their pots with them everywhere...