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Pressure Cooker 365 Recipe #54: Italian Meatballs

Pressure Cooker 365 Recipe #54: Italian Meatballs

It is easy to convert slow cooker recipes to be made very quickly in a pressure cooker. I made a fantastic new blog discovery with awesome slow cooker recipes: Crockin’ Girls. I made Italian Meatballs with just a few adjustments: I used a jar of canned spaghetti sauce instead of...

Pressure Cooker 365 Recipe #53: Potato Egg Smash

Pressure Cooker 365 Recipe #53: Potato Egg Smash

I was not going to share today’s (last night’s) recipe.  I was going conveniently “forget” to blog.  Pressure Cooker 365 doesn’t have to mean 365 consecutive days, right? I came home from work (late) with 20 minutes before derby and no idea what to cook.  I peeled and diced 2 potatoes...

Pressure Cooker 365 Recipe #52: Sausage Winter Soup

Pressure Cooker 365 Recipe #52: Sausage Winter Soup

Spencer and I enjoyed our first meal in our new house last night. We are not moved in yet but had a bit of a “working lunch” to keep us going through the *joy* that is painting. Not. I hate painting. Anyways… the soup was filling, fairly healthful, and quick...

Pressure Cooker 365 Recipe #51: Chili Shells

Pressure Cooker 365 Recipe #51: Chili Shells

This was fantastic when I ate it a few hours ago. It’s been a busy night since then and I am off to bed!  I am happy to have my lunch for tomorrow already packed.  Maybe I can hit my snooze button an extra time? Chilli Shells Ingredients 1 T...

Pressure Cooker 365 Recipe #50: Shrinking Polystyrene Cup

Pressure Cooker 365 Recipe #50: Shrinking Polystyrene Cup

It’s Day 50 of my Pressure Cooker 365. To celebrate this milestone I’m cooking something strange in my pressure cooker: Polystyrene! Have you ever made shrinky dinks with foam plates and trays?  Polystyrene is made from little inflated plastic beads.  When heated, the beads deflate.  They harden again when cool....