Who found a pressure cooker under their tree?
I did! I did! I got the Fagor Splendid 4 and 6 quart double set. I am super excited. I am a bit confused though, as the book that comes with my set says that they can also be used for pressure canning and even gives a few recipes specifically for them. My understanding was that you could only use a full size (10qt and above) pressure canner to can things. The Miss Vickie website explains why you can't use the smaller pressure cookers... http://missvickie.com/canning/cookerc...
Any of you experienced pressure cookers out there know about this?
Also, I really want to make stock and pasta sauce... can I just use my regular recipes and put them under pressure or do I need new pressure recipes?
I scored one. It's one of the prgrammable cuisinarts. First order of business will be nehari! I had an electric programmable one a few years back, and I loved it. I found that stews needed to be made the day prior to eating. So, while the p-cooker did an OK job for making stews, the product wasn't really good until the next day after being refrigerated overnight.
I'll probably stew up some lamb after the nehari.