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Our first adventure into the wonderful world of International Pressure Cooking will be the lovely country of Russia.  And one of the most popular and well known dishes from Russia is the delicious hot soup called Borscht.  For a more detail and in depth look at the origins of Borscht, click here.

My boyfriend is Russian.  Born in Moscow and immigrated to the U.S. when he was 3 years old.  He was raised by his grandparents in Los Angeles in a small Russian community.  So he was raised eating all kinds of wonderful Russian home-cooked meals made by his Busichka (Grandmother).  I won’t even bother trying to compete with her cooking because I will never win.  I just take the recipes she provides and tweak them so it becomes my own version.  And if my boyfriend doesn’t like it, he can go hungry!  HAHA Just kidding…..or am I really?

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I know Christmas is coming up.  And I should be thinking about posting Christmas-y types of recipes.  But I like to step out of the box usually.  I tend to do things a bit out of the “normal” spectrum.  😛  I’m just strange that way.  So I wanted to go a different route for this lovely holiday season…..and all the way into the new 2011 year as well.

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This is one of my favorite recipes to make.  It makes chicken breasts unbelievable soft, juicy and tender without running the risk of it becoming dry and flavorless.  I’ve made this several times since I’ve had my pressure cooker and it’s time I share it here on the blog.  I think I would rate the difficulty level at about a 6 because of the list of ingredients and the amount of prep work before pressure cooking.

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