My darling friend Cami, from the blog Tidbits, emailed me and asked if I wanted to have a copy of her new book all about cooking with electric pressure cookers. Wanting to be a supportive friend, and wanting to get my hands on what was surely going to be a gorgeous book, I said yes. One problem, I hadn’t jumped on the electric pressure cooker bandwagon and didn’t own one. I have a tendency to hesitate every time something “new” comes out. I wait until enough people I know have one and see if it is really lives up to all the hype. Anyone else out there do that?
Cami wrote this book with her equally talented sister, Marci. The photography is stunning!
Well, I was considering it and Cami said she prefered the Fagor brand to Instapot so I contacted Fagor and they sent me a 6qt cooker to try. When the cooker and the book arrived, of course the first section I looked at was the dessert. Oh my goodness! It looks like I need to get a spring pan!
There is everything from breakfast, to dinner, to sides, to sauces.
I’m not going to lie, even though I have used a regular pressure cooker, I was a bit nervous to give it a go so I decided to try something simple for my first time. I had just winterized the garden and had dug up the rest of our rainbow carrots. I LOVE steamed carrots with lots of butter so I knew that was what I was going to do first.
Oh my goodness! It was SO EASY and SO FAST! I think I will need to get rid of my steamer because all my veggies are getting cooked this way from now on. Not only is it fast, but it locks in the flavor and color. They were so yummy!
The next thing I am going to make is this cranberry applesauce. We are having family over the day after Thanksgiving for turkey sandwiches and other leftovers. I think this would be the perfect addition to that lunch :)
Rumor has it you can cook frozen chicken breasts in about 10 minutes. WHAT!? Now every time I realize I don’t have a dinner plan at 5pm I can still whip up a great dinner. Let’s be honest, that is most nights.
Cami is generously offering to give away a copy of her book. It would make the perfect Christmas gift too!
Comment below telling me your favorite meal to cook your family.
Giveaway ends November 28, 2017. Must be a US resident and 18 years or older to enter. Winner will be chosen by random.org and contacted via email.
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I was given the book and the electric pressure cooker to review. The opinions were 100% my own :)