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

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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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    Mark's Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

    Happy customers in our kitchen!Okay, it's not our typical recipe. But it is our typical podcast. And the dogs do love these treats! They're easy to make. And that's honesty, not just writerly cliché.

    But first, the cutter. Click here for a link to buy the dog biscuit cutter we used. Very cute. We use the middle-sized one for our collies.

    If you haven't heard the podcast, check it out in the media player at the top of the main recipe page. If you go to the top-middle pull-down menu, you can find the specific episode for dog biscuits. Or click the link at the bottom of this page to open the podcast right in your browser.

    But the recipe. . . .

    Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

    Yield: no clue. Depends on the cookie cutter. We get about five dozen, small treats.

    • Nonstick spray
    • 2 cups whole-wheat flour, plus additional for dusting
    • 1/2 cup rolled oats
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
    • 1 cup chicken or beef broth
    • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    • About 3/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

    1. Heat the oven to 375F (or 350F with a convection fan). Lightly coat two baking sheets with nonstick spray.

    2. Mix the flour, oats, baking powder, onion powder, and garlic powder in a large bowl. Stir in the peanut butter, broth, and Worcestershire sauce until a thick batter.

    3. Flour a clean, dry work surface. Set the dough on it, press it flat a bit, and dust it with more flour. Roll to about 1/2-inch thick. Cut out into dog-cookie shapes. Set them on the prepared baking sheets and roll more by gathering the dough together, dusting it again, and rolling it out. Sprinkle Parmigiano-Reggiano over the cookies.

    4. Bake one tray at a time for 20 minutes, or until browned and crisp. (If you've used a convection fan, you can arrange the racks and fit all the sheets at once.) Cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a large wire rack and continue cooling overnight. Store in a zip-closed plastic bag at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

    Mark's Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

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