As we wipe away the tears we shed for our loss of summer, we grab our wobbie sweaters and our favorite boots and shift into autumn. Autumn really is my favorite time of year. The days can range from a balmy 75 degrees to a crisp 55 degrees. It is the time of year we start to crave the warmth of a hearty soup and freshly baked, crunchy bread. Yes, bring on the carbs!

Although, a pot of stew simmering on the back of the stove tempts us, often we lack the time for such a luxury. Between sporting events, school obligations, errands, and that crazy thing called a social life, who has the time to keep an eye on the stew?

Instead of giving up on the stew, consider a pressure cooker. They have become popular due to their time-saving benefits. You can enjoy a meal that tastes like it has been cooking for hours, when, in fact, it took significantly less time. And since many models of pressure cookers come with instant warming mode, you can go about your business and return to a hearty delicious soup/stew/roast when you return.

This month, we are focusing on the brilliance of the electric pressure cooker and a few quick and easy recipes to keep you warm and nourished this month.

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Angela and Carolyn Linton-Canfield
After 18 years working in the food and beverage industries of Chicago and San Francisco, Angela and Carolyn started a private chef and catering company, Life’s a Feast, in the tri-state area. They embrace their passion of cooking, entertaining, and creating one-of-a-kind experiences for their clients. Carolyn and Angela now share their passion with viewers on their cable show Life’s a Feast, available on Mediacom and their YouTube channel, Life’s a Feast LLC. Both share their expertise on food and wine on our website, their website, as well as their Facebook page. Recipes and photos are the copyrighted and intellectual property of Life’s a Feast, LLC.


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