Pressure Cooking Today™

About Pressure Cooking Today


At Pressure Cooking Today, we post quick, easy, and delicious recipes that your family will ask you to make again and again!

Our site is one of the most popular pressure cooking sites on the web. We are the place people turn to for pressure cooking tips and advice, as well as great pressure cooker / Instant Pot recipes.

We believe in making real food with familiar ingredients that your family will be excited to eat.

Multiple Makes and Models of Pressure Cookers, Including the Instant Pot

This site predates the Instant Pot and our recipes work in any brand of electric pressure cooker—including the Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi, Power Pressure Cooker XL.

Our recipes are a good mix of old-fashioned American favorites, international cuisines with an American flair, healthy family meals, and, of course, decadently delicious desserts. We also have a wide variety of from-scratch and shortcut recipes for however you want to cook!

We also post tips, buying guides, pressure cooker reviews, and how-to guides.

If there’s a recipe you’d like to see featured, just contact us by email or reach out to us on the Pressure Cooking Today Facebook Page!

collage of Best Instant Pot Recipes of 2018 that work in ANY brand of electric pressure cooker

Where to Start

Start your own pressure cooking adventure with some of my favorite posts:

Thank you for joining us on our journey to make quicker and better-tasting meals using today’s easy-to-use electric pressure cookers!

Barbara and Jennifer from Pressure Cooking Today

About Barbara

Like many of you, I’m a busy mom and under pressure to get delicious, healthy meals on the table fast. Now, thanks to my electric pressure cooker, mealtime has never been quicker or easier.

Growing up, my mom used an old-fashioned stovetop pressure cooker to cook a pot roast every Sunday. I grew up knowing meals made in a pressure cooker were fast and delicious.

Many years later, after becoming a mom myself, I began hearing about electric pressure cookers and saw all the safety features. I remembered the home-cooked dinners of my childhood and knew I had to try one.

Honestly, it was love at first sight. I really did fall in love with my electric pressure cooker after just one recipe. It was so quick and easy to make meals in the pressure cooker, and I loved having only one pot to wash. And the food tasted great—tender, fall-apart meats; soups that tasted as though they’d simmered for hours; and pasta and rice dishes cooked to perfection.

It’s been so much fun to see so many people embracing pressure cooking, and I have loved getting to know so many of you through email, Facebook, and in person.

You can also find me baking up a storm in the kitchen at Barbara Bakes

About Jennifer

When Barbara first got into pressure cooking, I’ll admit I was totally intimidated. The weird noises and huge jet of steam were unlike any method of cooking I’d encountered. I was so chicken, I used a long wooden spoon to flip the pressure release valve!

However, as soon as I experienced how quick and easy it is to make meals in a pressure cooker, I was hooked!

Mom gave me an Instant Pot of my own, and I’ve never looked back. At this point, I can’t really remember how we made meals without it!

My husband and I have become the on-call support for our friends and family, and we’ve even taught classes to groups and friends.

I look back at my history as a cook—my mom once bought me a timer to wear because I kept burning cookies that I’d start baking and forget about them while they were in an oven—and I can’t help but be grateful for Barbara’s patience and guidance. If I can become a good cook, anyone can!

The four cookbooks written by Barbara Schieving

About the Cookbooks

Barbara is the author of the following cookbooks:

  • The Instant Pot Baby Food & Toddler Food Cookbook (2019), written with Jennifer Schieving McDaniel, helps parents use the pressure cooker to create healthy, nutritious meals for their littlest eaters.
  • Instantly Sweet (2018), written with Marci Buttars, introduces readers to the sweet side of electric pressure cooking.
  • The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook (2017), which features 200 delicious recipes made with fresh and familiar ingredients. This cookbook has been extremely popular and is a must have for every pressure cooking enthusiast. 
  • Simply Sweet Dream Puffs (2015), a traditional baking ebook, which features a wide variety of easy-to-make cream puffs, eclairs, and profiteroles.