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Learn how to put your favorite gear to work. We’ve got tips on how to make the most of your pressue cooker, Dutch oven, cast-iron skillet, air fryer and much more.

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    Mixed Veggies and Rice

    To add variety to sides for those who don't care for potatoes, I came up with this colorful dish. It's an easy slow-cooker recipe that you can put right onto the buffet table. —Judy Batson, Tampa, Florida

    Zucchini Pizza Fritters

    1 review

    These zucchini pizza fritters are the perfect after-school snack. Plus, they're freezer friendly! —Marisa Allen, First and Full


    Mint Chutney

    This versatile mint chutney recipe pairs well with samosas, sandwiches and salads! Its herby, bright flavor dresses up any dish....


    Smoky Vegan Bacon

    1 review

    This vegan bacon recipe is a must for any meatless eater! You won't believe how similar it is to the...


    Homemade Marinara Sauce

    2 reviews

    This quick and easy homemade marinara sauce is my kids' favorite. It works fantastic with spaghetti, and my kids love...

    Baked Veggie Cups

    These colorful veggie cups are not only tasty, but they also pack in a surprising amount of nutrition! The addition...


    Curried Vegetable Soup

    I created this recipe uniting my favorite spices with frozen vegetables to save time. It's easy to scale up to...

    Salsa Corn

    3 reviews

    All you'll need for this corn salsa recipe is corn and pico de gallo—a simple and effective solution for last-minute...


    Asian-Style Green Beans

    4 reviews

    These Asian-style green beans are a tasty addition to any meal. The flavors of sesame oil and soy sauce work...


    Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

    1 review

    Quinoa has been around for a while, but I’m just now jumping on the quinoa breakfast bowl bandwagon. I’ve made...


    Pressure-Cooker Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

    This thick and hearty soup is packed with colorful vegetables. It's wonderful for lunch alongside a healthy salad or a...

    Pressure-Cooker Black Bean Soup

    Life can get really crazy with young children, but I never want to compromise when it comes to cooking. This...


    Pressure-Cooker Greek-Style Lentil Soup

    1 review

    This is a nice warming soup on a chilly day. Lentils are so good for you, too! —Mary Smith, Columbia,...


    Pressure-Cooker Rhubarb Compote with Yogurt

    My Grandma Dot made rhubarb compote and always had some in the freezer when I came to visit. This breakfast...


    Pressure-Cooker Cherry-Almond Oatmeal

    Breakfast doesn't get much easier than when you take advantage of your all-in-one cooker and some fruit and nuts for...


    Pressure-Cooker Apple Pie Steel-Cut Oatmeal

    1 review

    I absolutely love this one-dish oatmeal. The steel-cut oats have so much flavor and texture. My family loves to sprinkle...

    Pressure-Cooker Homemade Chunky Applesauce

    1 review

    This applesauce is so easy. My family loves the things I make from scratch, and it's good knowing exactly what...


    Pressure-Cooker Spice Trade Beans and Bulgur

    A rich blend of treasured spices turn nutritious bulgur and chickpeas into a tangy stew with just the right amount...


    Pressure-Cooker Manchester Stew

    While in college, I studied abroad. A vegetarian at the time, I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious and diverse...


    Pressure-Cooker Caponata

    1 review

    This Italian eggplant dip preps quickly and actually gets better as it stands. Serve it warm or at room temperature....


    Pressure-Cooker Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes

    This squash is perfect as a side dish, or top it with canned tuna to serve it as an entree....


    Pressure-Cooker Rosemary Beets

    We’re a family of beet eaters. For a simple side, I use a one-dish cooker and let the beets mellow...


    Pressure-Cooker Chickpea and Potato Curry

    I make chana masala, the classic Indian dish, in my slow cooker. Browning the onion, ginger and garlic first...


    Cauliflower Pizza Crust

    2 reviews

    Make your next pizza night a little healthier with our cauliflower pizza crust recipe. The herbs and cheese add a...

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    Cabbage Barley Soup

    9 reviews

    My neighbor had an abundance of cabbage, so a group of us had a contest to see who could come...


    Slow-Cooked Black Bean Soup

    3 reviews

    Life can get really crazy with young children, but I never want to compromise when it comes to cooking. This...


    Slow-Cooked Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

    3 reviews

    This thick and hearty soup is packed with colorful vegetables. —Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey


    Greek-Style Lentil Soup

    2 reviews

    This healthy, warming soup is a satisfying vegetarian recipe, but you can use chicken broth or add cooked meat if...


    Apple Pie Steel-Cut Oatmeal

    3 reviews

    I absolutely love this slow-cooked oatmeal. The steel-cut oats have so much flavor and texture. My family sprinkles toasted pecans...


    Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes and Olives

    This squash is outstanding as a side dish, but you can also top it with canned tuna to create a...