Turbo Blender Dessert Revolution!

You bought that high-RPM, high-horsepower blender for more than smoothies. You just didn't know it. We're about to revolutionize the way you make brownies, chocolate pudding, quick breads, pancakes, waffles, even layer cakes--most of the time without dirtying another bowl and sometimes (when it comes to custards and such) without ever turning on the oven or the stove. Click on the pic to join our revolution!




Bruce's first knitting class! It's all about a combination technique for purling in Continental knitting that will get you knitting faster than you can believe. Here's a coupon to take the class at less than $15. You can't beat that!  

We're so proud of our pressure-cooker class, one of the most popular classes on craftsy. To get a 50% discount on the cost of the class, click here. Bruce works with a stovetop cooker; Mark, with an electric one. Along the way, they make incredible meals: glorious chicken soup, a crazy-cheesy casserole (in 5 minutes!), an Italian-inspired stew, and even (yes) cheesecake.

To get a discount on Bruce's Craftsy cooking class, click here. And you'll learn how to be a better cook in 7 simple lessons. He covers the differences between low temperature and high temperature roasting, stove top and oven braising, as well as pan frying, sauteeing and making amazing pan sauces. The recipes along the way include a Southwestern Braised Brisket and Skillet Rib Eye Steaks with a buttery chipotle tomato sauce.


Our newest baby! We started this career with an ice cream book back in 1999. On the twenty-sixth title, we've come full circle. Here's a book of pairings: frozen treats and glorious desserts. It's out this June but it's already been picked up by QVC! Get your copy before the rush when it hits the shopping network on 5/18.

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Our newest. 500 recipes. Every one, for calibrated for both stovetop and electric machines. Multiple sell-outs on QVC. Lots of recipes, lots of fun.

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Vegetarian Dinner Parties WINNER OF THE 2015 IACP PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD!

Join us as we explore the culinary possibilities of vegetables without any health or ethical claims. (Although if you're a vegetarian, we've got your back! Over half the recipes are vegan, to boot.) Go ahead. You want to throw a dinner party. And you want to see these recipes. They're some of the best we've ever crafted.

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Oblong Books in Millerton, NY (one of our local stores)

Book Loft in Great Barrington, MA (another local store)

Booze Up Your Blender!

Try out our collection of frozen cocktails to take the heat out of any day--or to warm up the winter hearth! (Yep, there's a chapter of wintry drinks from your blender.) Get your copy at


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We want to cook for you! And it can happen. Please join us at one of these fun events.

We're hosting a pressure cooker demonstration at Chef's Central in Paramus, New Jersey, on Saturday, 22 October 2016. Come learn about this terrific kitchen tool! Click here for more information.

We're leading a hands-on paella class and a hands-on pressure cooker class at the Hillsdale General Store in Hillsdale, New York, in November and December. Check back for more information soon! 



Do you know why you're not using your slow cooker enough? Because up to two-thirds of the recipes in any given book aren't written for your model size! But we took care of that. With over 500 recipes, we've written a book that sizes out every one for almost every size of machine. And it's not just math. We've done the testing and worked out the ratios. You gotta see it to believe it.


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Bruce's Second Knitting Book!

BOYFRIEND SWEATERS presents nineteen patterns for women based on guy's styles and designs--or put another way, nineteen patterns for men that women will want to wear. (There's some pretty sexy photography, too!) Here's where to buy it:



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Our Whole Grains Book

We move whole grains to the center of the plate! Experience whole grains, not as nutritional wonders, but as culinary superstars. Click on one of the links below to buy the book:



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    BOYFRIEND SWEATERS - on sale in one week 12/18 

    Two, count 'em, TWO book launch events for BOYFRIEND SWEATERS.
    Wed January 19th at Knitty City on west 79th street in NYC.
    Thursday January 20th at WEBS in Northampton, MA
    Come see the samples from the new book and have some incredible tahini, maple, oat, chocolate chip cookies.



    Here are two of my favorite patterns in the book - She's wearing a long baby camel cabled cardigan. And he's wearing a houndstooth jacket in possum and merino. 


    Dealing with Circular Needles

    True confession right up front - I love circular needles. I choose them over straight needles every time. But I don't like the interchangeable sets. They come with either metal, wood, or acrylic tips, and to be honest, I can't be limited by one over the other. Some yarns just behave better on wood needles, some behave better on metal. I need more choices.

    I first discovered circular needles when I brought knitting on a plane. I as working on a hat with double points and lost a needle somewhere under the seat between my seat mate and myself in our confined coach section. I couldn't retrieve it until she woke up, when we landed 3 hours later. I was stuck, and couldn't knit for the rest of the flight. A circular needle comes with it's own safety line - hanging onto the other needle on the other end. 

    To date, I have about 100 circular needles in sizes from US2 (2.75mm) to US13 (9mm) in lengths from 8-inches (20.5cm) to 52-inches (132 cm). Keeping them organized is a challenge. 

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    Gauge is Everything but it's also Simply a Suggestion.

    I hear it all the time from students.
    "I hate knitting a gauge swatch!"
    And they hear this back...
    "If you want to be surprised at the fit, if you want to have wasted 30 or 40 hours knitting a sweater that the recipient can never wear, then don't knit a gauge swatch.


    This little icon appears on every label of yarn. It's a suggestion from the manufacturer. This one says that the manufacturer thinks this yarn looks best at 5 stitches and 6 rows per inch which can be achieved on size US 8 (5mm) needles. The only way to know if this is true for you is to knit up a 4 inch square of stockinette on size US 8 (5mm) needles. If you get 5 stitches and 6 rows per inch, great. If you get fewer stitches and rows you need to go down a needle size and try again. If you get more than 5 stitches and 6 rows per inch then you need to up a needle size.

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    Adjusting A Pattern To Fit Your Taste

    We've all done it—finished a sweater, following the pattern to the letter. It fit! Hurray! It even looked great. But every time we see it we think, hmmm, if only the shoulders were a tiny bit wider, it would drape so much nicer. Or the button band could be just a tiny bit wider. 

    Published patterns, like recipes, are really good jumping-off points, and as a designer and a chef, I can tell you that I am never insulted when someone skews my creation to fit their own taste. Want to make my stew with chicken instead of veal? Go for it. Don't like the stripe I put in a sweatshirt? Leave it out.

    That's exactly what one KNITS MEN WANT group member did with my striped hoodie from my book KNITS MEN WANT. Here's the original from the book:


    It looks beautiful on her son in solid blue.

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