I use my pressure cooker extensively. Might I suggest the book "Cooking under pressure". In addition to one pot meals, I''ve cooked cheesecakes and even bread. I would not leave home with out that book or the cooker. I have 2 pressure cookers, one I''ve had for over 20 years, the other a small one, picked up at a goodwill store for about 5 bucks that was never used and still in the box!