Seal the Deal: Sealing Rings in the Instant Pot

  Remember this:  Seal the deal!  Part of the definition of "seal the deal" is to solidify, or finalize. There are two very important steps you must take before you push the buttons on the Instant...

Bone Broth in the Instant Pot – Part Two

Learning to make bone broth has been a wonderful exercise in trying something new...and then liking it!   Learning to make bone broth has been a wonderful exercise in trying something new...and then liking it! I...

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...

Whole30 and the Instant Pot

You can do anything for 30 days, right? For the first post in our series on "Diets and the Instant Pot", we are going to talk about the Whole30 program and how the Instant Pot,...

Diets and The Instant Pot

  January always brings with it a spate of diets - old diets and new diets and weird diets and diets that only bunnies could live on!  How are you doing with your New Year's resolutions?...

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...

Facebook and the Instant Pot

Just for fun, do a Facebook search and type in Instant Pot. Amazing, isn't it? So many groups, so many recipes, so much information! The Instant Pot Community page, run by the Instant Pot people themselves,...

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...

The Instant Pot and Eating Vegan

Vegans love the Instant Pot!   Eating vegan and veganism in general have gone from being considered a very fringe movement in the 1960's and 70's to taking the world by storm in the past decade. Because...