Sneak Peek – 30 Minute Chili

Speedy, Spicy, Scrumptious Chili in Less Than 30 Minutes!


I know what you’re thinking, “Yet another chili recipe?”

The thing about this one is that it is the quickest chili to make out of all my chilis. In less than 30 minutes including the time it takes to come up to pressure and release the pressure, you can have a tasty meal ready and on the table!

Check back on the weekend for the whole scoop!

Sneak Peek – Jerky Joes

Coming This Weekend – School Lunchroom Meets The Islands

Jerky Joe

Pork and beef Sloppy Joes with jerk seasonings.

Finally it has cooled down just enough that I can sneak in just a bit of cooking.

I was hoping that I would be able to post the recipe tonight, but alas, it is not quite ready for prime time, so it’s back to the drawing board for a little tweakage.

But this weekend, tune in for the final recipe for this zesty take on the old school lunch classic.

Sneak Peek – Ground Beef Curry

Coming This Weekend – Quick And Easy Curry


This is one of my super quick weekday meals, a fragrant and tasty ground beef curry. I was going for the flavors of an Aussie Curry Beef Pie that I had at a local shop here in SoCal, but didn’t want to deal with the crust so I made it to serve on rice or fries instead.

As it turns out, what I had though of as curry pie filling is also very similar to Keema Curry, or Japanese Dry Curry. But whatever you call it, if you need a super quick weekday meal, stop by this weekend to get the recipe!

Sneak Peek – Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Coming This Weekend – Macaroni Salad Made Quicker In The PC!

Mac Salad

My favorite part of the Hawaiian “Plate Lunch”, is probably the macaroni salad that comes with it. Creamy, tangy and oh so unhealthy. But tasty as heck. And no, Hawaiian Macaroni Salad is not Macaroni salad with pineapple in it. A lot of folks seem to think you can toss a handful of pineapple into anything and it magically becomes “Hawaiian”. But this dish earned its moniker simply because it is the kind of macaroni salad that is served in Hawaii, with nary a pineapple chunk in sight.

This is not a one pot meal like a lot of pressure cooker recipes. The macaroni is cooked under pressure, with a twist that gives it the characteristic tang of the original.

Come by on the weekend to learn the secret. Mahalo!

Sneak Peek – Pressure Cooker Kale

Non-boring Kale! Who’da thunk it?


I have to admit, I am not a huge fan of Kale, and fail to understand its current popularity. But, sometimes convenience trumps all else, so I find myself buying Kale in a bag because lately the stores are stocked up with Kale at the detriment of all other greens.

So, how to make Kale more tolerable? Pretend it is Collard Greens!

Stop by this weekend for my recipe!

Sneak Peek – Taco Pasta

Taco Pasta – A Spicy Take On Beefy Mac


Yes, I said Beefy Mac. I refuse to call macaroni with tomatoes and ground beef Goulash. Mostly because it is not goulash. Hungarian goulash is a totally different thing. Which reminds me, I still haven’t posted my Pressure Cooker Hungarian Goulash recipe. I will have to get to that one soon.

Which brings me back to this weekend’s recipe. Add spices and chiles to macaroni and ground beef, and you end up with Taco Pasta. I had the leftovers for two days after the first day that I made this, and didn’t even tire of it.

So stop by this weekend for the full recipe!

Sneak Peek – Quebec-Style Hot Chicken Sandwich

It’s Healthy, It Has Peas On It!


This weekend, I once again reach back into my heritage to make a tasty Quebec-Style Hot Chicken Sandwich (also known simply as a “Hot Chicken” or a “Chicken”. Not to be confused with Nashville Hot Chicken, Quebec-style Hot Chicken is a dish consisting of bread, chicken, gravy and peas. What’s not to love?

Come by this weekend to find out how to make it the pressure cooker way!

Sneak Peek – Atlanta Brisket

Mmmm, Brisket…

Atlanta Brisket

This is one of the easiest recipes there is. Just a few ingredients and 90 minutes in the pressure cooker and you have a dang tasty brisket! It might sound like a long time, but the oven version takes 4 hours!

Stop back on the weekend to get the scoop!

Sneak Peek – Pressure Cooker Chicken Quesadilla

Coming This Weekend, Pressure Cooker Chicken Quesadilla


Ok, not entirely in the pressure cooker, but the tasty filling is made in the pressure cooker. A couple minutes in the oven or on a griddle and there you go.

Here in SoCal, there aren’t many places that you can’t get a Chicken Quesadilla. So, I wouldn’t bother making one at home if I didn’t think I could do it better.

You be the judge when the recipe is posted this weekend!