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Miss Vickie’s Big Book of Pressure Cooker Recipes (Paperback)

Miss Vickie's Big Book of Pressure Cooker Recipes

Smith, founder of, a highly trafficked Web site devoted to all things steam-pressured, compiles her expertise in a single tome, covering the history of pressure cookery from its inception in the 17th century to its resurgence today. Smith extols pressure cooking’s benefits, including fuel efficiency, faster cooking time, reduced fats, higher levels of nutrient retention and the ability to create lower-cost one-pot meals. Several pages are devoted to exact cooking times for specific vegetables, meats, fish, beans and even pasta shapes. Though there are a fair number of recipes featuring legumes, for example, this cookbook is mainly geared to a meat-eating audience. As might be expected, a good deal are stewlike creations, but Smith covers eclectic ground with dishes like Italian Seasoned Veal Tortellini Stew; Walnut Chicken Braised in Pomegranate Juice; and Mexican Posole (pork stew with green chile and hominy). Outside of the one-pot m (more…)


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The Pressure Cooker Gourmet: 225 Recipes for Great-Tasting, Long-Simmered Flavors in Just Minutes (Paperback)

The Pressure Cooker Gourmet: 225 Recipes for Great-Tasting, Long-Simmered Flavors in Just Minutes

As Wise notes in a thorough introduction that covers general methods, the pressure cooker is a time-saver; she then offers a nice range of recipes, from a relatively simple Trout … la Vapeur with Toasted Almonds and Parsley Sauce to a more complex Salmon Terrine with Asparagus Tip and Spinach Root Garnish that is packed into a loaf pan and steamed. However, Wise (who was the first chef at Chez Panisse) often undermines that savings in time. For example, a recipe for beef broth calls for roasting the bones for 30 minutes before cooking the broth. Other recipes simply would be almost as quick when prepared using normal stovetop methods, like a Spring Spinach and Scallion Soup that takes six to seven minutes to come to pressure, then sits for eight minutes as the pressure escapes. The pressure cooker works best for braised dishes such as Chicken Marengo with Porcini-Topped Fried Bread Rounds and Rabbit with Fennel Seed, Parsnip, and Prunes in Brandy Cr (more…)

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Pressure Cookers for Dummies (Paperback)

Pressure Cookers for Dummies

Pressure Cookers For Dummies gives you the down low on the different types of pressure cookers that exist. It also has special features of pressure cookers — including new safety valves — to make sure you get the modern pressure cooker best equipped to suit your needs. It includes 80 delicious recipes for quick dishes such as, soups, chilis, and stews; roasts and poultry; rice dishes; beans; vegetables; and desserts, jams, and compotes. Pressure Cookers For Dummies offers tips on adapting your favorite recipes plus several comparison recipes — made the traditional way. Every recipe Includes preparation times, cooking times, and nutrition information.

From the Back Cover
Free daily eTips at Includes 85 foolproof recipes — with nutrition information No more fear! Make great food fast with today’s pressure cookers Great food in no time? Yes, with a pressure cooker! This book gives you tips for using today’s safe, versatile mode (more…)

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Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook (Paperback)

Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook

According to the authors, 80% of American households own a slow cooker. This whopping collection of 350 recipes is reason enough to unearth that Crock-Pot from the attic or invest in one of the new high-tech models. The title, however, is a misnomer, and not just because the book includes a recipe for “Mom’s Beef Stew.” Much of what Hensperger (The Bread Bible) and Kaufmann (coauthor, with Hensperger, of The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook) present is exactly the kind of comfort food typically associated with childhood snow days or family gatherings. To use the word “hearty” in describing these recipes is to state the obvious. There are more than a dozen oatmeals and porridges, ranging from Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal to Creamy Cornmeal Porridge. Soups include Vegetarian Split Pea, French Onion, and White Bean with Bacon. Twenty-four types of baked beans are mere prelude for the 14 chili options, including “Senator Barry Goldwater’s Arizona Chili” (which gi (more…)

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Cooking Healthy with a Pressure Cooker: A Healthy Exchanges Cookbook (Healthy Exchanges Cookbooks) (Paperback)

Cooking Healthy with a Pressure Cooker: A Healthy Exchanges Cookbook (Healthy Exchanges Cookbooks)

Healthy recipes for any kind of pressure cooker. Whether they’re cooked in an old-fashioned pressure cooker or a new, electronic, programmable one, delicious dishes are only a few steps away with these Healthy Exchanges(r) low-fat, low-sugar, heavenly creations-soup to nuts. JoAnna Lund once again proves that healthy eating can-and should-be finger-licking good. In addition to approximately 200 quick-and-easy recipes, the book includes: – Best pressure cooker tips for success – How to create a Healthy Exchanges(r) pantry – A Healthy Exchanges(r) chopping chart for easier preparation – JoAnna’s Ten Commandments of Successful Cooking – How to read a Healthy Exchanges(r) recipe

About the Author
JoAnna M. Lund, author of the bestselling Healthy Exchanges(r) cookbook series, has been profiled in national and local publications including People, New York Times, and Forbes and featured on hundreds of radio and television shows.


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