Café Rio Sweet Pork Tostadas

A traditional tostada, a crispy corn shell topped with refried bean, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and guacaomole, but with the addition of a Cafe Rio style sweet pork, it’s anything but ordinary.  There’s a local fast food Mexican restaurant in Utah that’s super popular. Everything is made to order, the portions are huge, and the food… 

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Garden Minestrone Soup

Fresh, healthy, and packed with flavor and veggies, this soup makes use of the bountiful fall gardens. Fresh garden tomatoes have so much more flavor than the ones you buy in the store, and right now the tomatoes in my garden are finally starting to ripen. I decided to make a garden minestrone soup with fresh tomatoes… 

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iPad Mini Giveaway

One of my favorite tools in the kitchen is my iPad. I put my iPad on a stand and use it to pull up my recipes from Barbara Bakes and Pressure Cooking Today to make dinner or dessert for my family. That way, I don’t have to worry about remembering the recipes, and I don’t have to print… 

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Sloppy Lasagna

The rich, meaty, cheesy flavors of lasagna in an easy-to-make, one pot quick pressure cooker casserole. My good friend, fellow blogger and pressure cooker expert, Laura from Hip Pressure Cooking, just released her long anticipated cookbook, Hip Pressure Cooking: Fast, Fresh, and Flavorful. The publisher sent me a review copy a couple of weeks ago… 

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Greek Tacos

Tender chunks of seasoned pork braised in lemon juice served on warm pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, and Tzatziki sauce. One of my family’s favorite meals is Greek Souvlaki. I decided it would be fun to make a pressure cooker version for the months ahead when I don’t feel like going outside in the cold… 

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Creamy Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup

Homemade tomato soup made with fresh from the garden tomatoes and basil. When you make it in the pressure cooker, you can have it ready to eat in less than 30 minutes, and it’s so much better than canned.  When I planted tomatoes in the spring, I was planning on creating a quick and easy… 

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New York Cheesecake with a Toffee Pecan Shortbread Cookie Crust

Rich, dense New York style cheesecake paired with a crumbly toffee pecan shortbread cookie crust, then decorated with caramel topping, chopped pecan, crushed toffee bits, and grated chocolate.  This cheesecake recipe was sent to me from one of my wonderful readers. Jerry said it was a fantastic cheesecake, and his friends and family loved it. Since… 

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Pressure Cooker Mongolian Beef

A pressure cooker version of PF Changs popular beef dish. Flank steak thinly sliced cooked in a lightly sweet, savory sauce until it’s melt in your mouth tender.  Kelly, Just a Taste shared a picture of her Mongolian Beef recipe on Facebook and it looked fantastic. I had a request for a non-spicy pressure cooker Mongolian Beef… 

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Macaroni in a Lemon Cream Sauce

A creamy, delicious lemon macaroni and cheese recipe that is sophisticated enough for adults, but my mac and cheese loving kids loved it too. One of my favorite pasta recipes on Barbara Bakes is Linguine in Lemon Cream Sauce. I was thinking about making it again last week, but decided it would be fun to turn it in… 

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Pressure Cooker Spicy Orange Beef

Strips of fork-tender flank steak in a spicy orange sauce. No need to buy Chinese take out when it’s so quick and easy to make at home.  This recipe is adapted from a slow cooker recipe I found on Melanie Makes. I knew when I saw it, it would make a fantastic pressure cooker recipe as well. I’ve talked… 

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