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

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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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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    Jam Oat Bars

    Oh, these bar cookies! Loved them. Ate them. Wanted more.

    Please check out the hijinks on our podcast. You'll find it under COOKING WITH BRUCE AND MARK on iTunes. Or you can find it in the media player on the main recipe page. Or you can simply click the link at the bottom of this page to hear it in your own browser (warning: NSFW).

    And if you want more recipes from our 900-recipe tome (holy cow!) that hit the best-seller list late last year (years after publication--for some crazy reason no one can figure out), click this link right here to find it on amazon.

    But okay, you came for the recipe. Do we disappoint? We think not.

    Jam Oat Bars

    • 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) cool, unsalted butter, cut into small bits, plus more for greasing
    • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
    • 1 large egg white, at room temperature
    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (do not use steel-cut or quick-cooking)
    • 1 cup sliced almonds (or the equivalent volume of any chopped nut)
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup jam of any sort (it was raspberry the day we recorded the episode but blackberry the day we remade them and took the above shot)

    1. Position the rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 3502F. Generously butter the inside of a 9-inch square baking dish.

    2. Use an electric mixer at medium speed to beat the butter and both sugars in a large bowl until creamy, light, and fluffy, 5 to 6 minutes, scraping down the inside of the bowl occasionally. Beat in the egg white until smooth.

    3. Add the flour, oats, almonds, cinnamon, and salt; beat at low speed just until a crumbly, grainy dough forms with no bits of dry flour anywhere.

    4. Press two-thirds of this dough into the prepared pan, making an even crust that rises about 1/2 inch up the sides. Spread the jam over this mixture, then crumble and dot with the remaining dough, creating an even, nubbly crust. Press gently to flatten slightly without causing the jam to squish up into the top crumble.

    5. Bake until browned and set, about 45 minutes. Cool in the baking pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes or to room temperature. Cut into 6 or 9 bar cookies to serve. Once cooled and cut up, between sheets of wax paper in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

    Note If desired, invert the baking pan onto a cutting board, remove the pan, and invert the whole cake-and-cutting-board kit and caboodle onto a second cutting board so the cake is crumble side up. Now you can cut the bars without worrying about the sides of the pan.

    Jam Oat Bars

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