Re: pressure cooker?
I got one as a wedding gift 3 years ago. The main thing I make in it is arroz con gandules (rice and pigeon peas) - with brown rice. The pressure cooker infuses the rice with moisture so it's not has tough as brown rice can sometimes be and it cooks pretty quickly. Just let the thing cool off before opening it and it'll be all good. I was a little leary at first, too. But, it's really no big thing if you just use it correctly.
Sorry, I don't have any great recipes, though. I need to try some of the ones in the instruction book that came with mine.
Wife to Nery, Mama to
Cora "Coco" Isabella 10/28/05, an angel 04/08,
Gian Elisandro 3/26/09, and an angel 06/11