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Do Try This At Home: Hacking Ribs — In The Pressure Cooker

Tender, smoky, fall-off-the-bone ribs can take three or four hours to make the traditional way. But Baltimore chef Shirlé Koslowski uses a pressure cooker to get all that flavor in only an hour.

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Do Try This At Home: Hacking Ribs — In The Pressure Cooker

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For Americans Seeking Affordable Degrees, German Schools Beckon

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Two Years After Deadly Wildfire, Are There Lessons In The Ashes?

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