previous articles & recipes

Super-quick-pickled Green Peppers !

quick-pickled green jalapenos

The pressure cooker pickles chilies in 60 seconds – it infuses the seasonings and spices evenly while bringing out their… Read More »


Which Instant Pot is right for you? (includes latest models ULTRA & DUO Plus)

Instant Pot Model Differences

As the presenter in of Instant Pot’s product videos,  I’m often asked by readers which Instant Pot they should get.  While most… Read More »


PREVIEW: Instant Pot’s new ULTRA Advances Multi Cooking (look ma, no app!)

Instant Pot ULTRA Preview

Instant Pot’s newest model, ULTRA,  not only re-designs the way we interact with a pressure cooker – but it can… Read More »


PREVIEW: Fagor’s upcoming LUX 360, 10-in-1 Multi Cooker!

Fagor LUX 360 Electric Pressure Cooker & Multi Cooker

Last month, at the Chicago Housewares show, Fagor America introduced their newest multi cooker with pressure programs – the LUX… Read More »


PREVIEW: Instant Pot’s upcoming DUO Plus!

Instant Pot DUO Plus

Mid-April  Instant Pot will release a total refresh of their most popular best-selling DUO, the DUO Plus! I’ve been playing… Read More »


5 Pressure Cooker Pantry-Cleaning Recipes

ceci minestrone

Now’s the time to use up those packets of dried beans, stacks of rain-day tuna, archives of pasta and random… Read More »


5 Electric Pressure Cooker Buying Tips + 3 Top Recommendations

5 Electric Pressure Cooker Buying Tips + 3 Recommendations

Electric pressure multi cookers are having their moment, and it’s a mind-bending task to choose from the flood of literally… Read More »


Black Bean & Lentil Chili – pressure cooker recipe

Black Bean and Lentil Chili Recipe

This pressure cooker chili is a one pot meal made with items you can find in any pantry. The black beans add depth and the lentils add a little spice – the mushrooms tie everything together into savory, satisfying dish.


Good Housekeeping Mag Adds Multi Cooker Reviews -Fagor Wins Big!

Good Housekeeping Magazine names Fagor Multi and Pressure Cookers winners

Multi cookers are often grouped with stove top pressure cookers because they have a program or two that cooks at pressure…. Read More »


Fresh Instant Pot DUO coupon: $94.95 + free shipping!

Get Instant Pot duo for $94.95 + free shipping using cupon code: HIPPOT

Buy an Instant Pot directly from the manufacturer for just $94.94 with free shipping using the coupon code: HIPPOT


Writing Instant Pot SMART Scripts Notes & Info

Instant Pot SMART Scripts

Tips and strategies for writing recipes scripts for the Instant Pot SMART multi cooker with BlueTooth.


Bean Essentials – Pressure Cooking School

Pressure Cooker Bean Essentials!

Today, we’re pressure cooking beans! We’ll discuss the difference between pressure cooking beans straight from dry, versus soaked.  I will… Read More »


Pressure Cooking DRY versus SOAKED Beans

Pressure Cooking DRY versus SOAKED Beans

Here’s a bowl of red kidney beans that I took right out of the package and put in the pressure cooker. Do you see how unevenly cooked they are?


Long-soaking and Quick-soaking beans in the Pressure Cooker

how to long-soak and quick-soak beans

Let me show you two ways to soak beans. The first one is the traditional overnight soak, and the second one only takes twelve minutes – that’s the quick-soak!


New Video: Instant Pressure Cooker Hot Sauce!

The pressure cooker hot sauce is technique I invented over FOUR years ago but its popularity endures. Watch how I make it – and don’t miss the photos in the comments from readers who’ve already tried it!


5+ ROCKIN’ Pressure Cooker Chili Recipes

3 Pressure Cooker Chili Recipes!

The pressure cooker tenderizes tough meat, tames dry beans and infuses amazing flavor in chilis. We’ve got options to fit… Read More »


15+ Pressure Cooker Rice Recipes

Pressure Cooker Rice Recipes

Now that we’ve shown you how to turn your pressure cooker into a rice cooker, a collection of our rice recipes and techniques from savory to sweet, from white rice to brown, black, red, green and even parboiled rice.


Rice Basics – Pressure Cooking School

Pressure Cooker Rice Basics - Pressure Cooking School!

Today we’re going to use the pressure cooker as a rice cooker. We’re going to make two recipes. First, a… Read More »


Turn Your Pressure Cooker Into a Rice Cooker!

Turn Your Pressure int a Rice Cooker

Ok, are you ready for this? The key to perfectly cooked rice in the pressure cooker is… to


Pressure Cooker Steamed Brown Rice

Pressure Cooker Brown Rice - Pressure Cooking School

This is a pretty simple recipe that showcases how the pressure cooker’s steam can make perfect grains of fluffy rice – even brown rice! As we mentioned earlier