Our brand-new Instant Pot Book

We've written THE Bible for every model of Instant Pot. Yep. Every. Model. Including the new Max machines. The recipes are written so that you can use whatever buttons you've got. They're written so about a third of them can be used with EITHER the pressure cooker or the slow cooker mode. They are 350 of them--including some of the most innovative "road map" recipes you've ever seen. And the book is priced to sell. Check. It. Out. Here. (Or by clicking the cover of the book for a link.)

Our Class For Aim Healthy U!

We're so exicted to announce our new class with Aim Healthy U! It's all about SHORTCUT COOKING. We've partnered with the folks at Clean Eating Magazine and at Vegetarian Times and we promise to get you in and out of the kitchen faster while cooking delicious, clean meals. Click this link for the course. And put in the discount code of MARK50 to get fifty dollars off the enrollment fee. We'll be with you every step of the way: in the videos as well as in Q & As online. We can't wait to meet you! Let's get cooking.



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. Click here.

We're so proud of our pressure-cooker class, one of the most popular classes on craftsy. 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. 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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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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We've recorded a full class on shortcut cooking for Aim Healthy U! You can cook along with us. We're there to answer questions. We've got a zillion shortcut tips. I mean, you need this. Here's a link to get you registered in the class! Use the DISCOUNT CODE BRUCE50 to take fifty bucks off the price of the class.


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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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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    Apple Cake

    We're almost at the peak of fall color up here in New England. We wish you could be here: bright days, low humidity, and cool nights. If every day in New England were an autumn day, everyone would live here! Winter keeps our part of the world rural. Fall makes winter bearable.

    It's also apple time--and so time for us to bring out a recipe we got from Bruce's grandmother: her simple, moist, if rather plain apple cake. (But great crumb! We've also made it as a coffee cake for breakfast for weekend guests.) The recipe came to us on a small 3 x 5 card, her handwriting almost illegible. We adapted it a bit--with a better fat, for one thing--but left the method intact. We hope you'll make this apple cake soon. It'll bring New England autumn to your home. Brew the coffee. You'll want a cup (even if you live in the South and have to turn the air conditioner down to enjoy it).

    • 5 large tart apples, peeled, cored, and diced
    • 1 1/2 (300 grams) cups sugar
    • 3 cups (360 grams) all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2/3 cup (160 ml) walnut oil, plus more for greasing the baking pan
    • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
    • 1 cup (150 grams) chopped walnuts

    1. Stir the apples and sugar in a big bowl until the apple bits are evenly coated; set aside for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    2. Position the rack in the center of the oven; heat the oven to 350F (175C). Lightly oil the inside of a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.

    3. Whisk the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and baking soda in a medium bowl.

    4. Whisk the oil and eggs in a second large bowl until creamy and light.

    5. Scrape the apple mixture into the oil mixture. Stir well, then add the flour mixture as well as the walnuts. Stir just until all the flour has been moistened.

    6. Scrape and pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake until lightly brown, until a tooth pick or cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 50 to 55 minutes, maybe a little more depending on your oven's calibration. Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes before slicing into squares.

    And here's our backyard. See, told you.

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    Wow this sounds gorgeous, i love apple cake and looking for a nice recipe....


    October 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterplasterers bristol

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