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Move Over, Slow Cooker: 75 Reasons We Are Obsessed With Instant Pot


We're not putting our slow cooker away for good...just making some room for the all-worthy Instant Pot that makes your quick-cooking needs that much more attainable! Here are 75 tasty reasons we're obsessed with this popular cooking gadget.

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What Is Instant Pot?

In 2017, the Instant Pot became one of the nation's top gadgets. For those who don't own one or even know what it is, it's an electric device that combines a pressure cooker, a rice cooker, a slow cooker and a yogurt maker in one unit. It has transformed meal-making for home cooks across the country, thanks to its efficiency, built-in safety features and completely hands-off approach. Instant Pots can churn out succulent meat dishes in less than an hour, yield perfect hard-boiled eggs that peel effortlessly and speedily cook bean-based dishes using the dried kind. We're not, by any means, advocating tossing your slow cooker —it's been there for you through thick and thin. But if you're looking for something that does more, then the Instant Pot is about to become your new best friend! Here are 75 reasons we're obsessed with this gadget!

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VIDEO: Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

These salted caramel thumbprint cookies are easy to make and super delicious!


  • 1/4 cup / 50g of softened butter
  • 1 egg (divide the yolk and white)
  • 1/4 cup / 50g of sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup / 150g of flour
  • 1 cup / 100g of chopped nuts
  • Salted caramel
  • Melted dark chocolate


  1. In a bowl, mix together the butter, egg yolk, sugar, and salt.

  2. Add the flour and mix. Roll into a ball.

  3. Chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from refrigerator. Divide the dough and roll into 1-inch balls.

  5. Dip each ball in egg yolk, and then roll in chopped nuts.

  6. Place on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper), and press your thumb into the center.

  7. Bake at 340°F/170°C for 12 minutes, or until golden.

  8. Remove from oven and let cool.

  9. Pour the salted caramel into the center groove,and drizzle with dark chocolate.

  10. Enjoy!

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