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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!

 

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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.

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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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THE GREAT BIG PRESSURE COOKER BOOK

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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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! 

 

THE GREAT AMERICAN SLOW COOKER BOOK

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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The First-Ever All Goat Book: Meat, Milk, & Cheese

It's the first-ever all-goat book--the world's most consumed meat and dairy, plus all the goat cheese you can imagine. You gotta get in on the goat! Here are the links:

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    Cranberry, Pineapple, and Rum Coffee Cake

    We posted a shot of this on Facespace and the Twitmachine the other day. We'd made it for Mark's book group--and he teasingly wondered if he should post the recipe.

    Well, here 'tis. This one's a rich, buttery coffee cake with what seems like a mound of jam folded into it. You actually get the job done with a somewhat unorthodox technique. First, you make a cranberry/orange/rum compote and cool it a bit; then you make the buttery batter, get it in the pan, and spread this compote over the top. As it bakes, the cranberry mixture sinks into the cake, becoming thick ribbons of jam in the crumb. Now doesn't that sound good?

    This recipe is slightly adapted from our 900-recipe tome, THE ULTIMATE COOK BOOK. Click on that link if you want your own copy. But for now, here's the coffee cake recipe:

    • 2 cups fresh cranberries (or frozen, thawed)
    • 1 cup canned crushed pineapple in heavy syrup, drained
    • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
    • 6 tablespoons gold or white rum
    • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus additional for dusting the pan
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) cool, unsalted butter, cut into small bits, plus additional for greasing the pan
    • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
    • 1 large egg, at room temperature
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup regular, plain yogurt
    • 1/3 cup whole or low-fat milk

    1. Place 1 1/2 cups cranberries in a food processor; process until finely choppped. Scrape into a medium saucepan; add the remaining whole cranberries as well as the pineapple, brown sugar, rum, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Set over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring often, until the whole berries pop and the mixture thickens, about 5 minutes. Pour into a large bowl and set aside to cool for 20 to 30 minutes.

    2. Meanwhile, position the rack in the center of the oven; heat the oven to 375F. Lightly butter and flour the inside of a 9-inch round springform pan or a 9-inch round high-sided baking pan (not just a standard cake pan).

    3. Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl until uniform. Set aside.

    4. Beat the granulated white sugar and the butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until creamy and smooth, about 4 minutes, maybe a little longer if you're working with a hand-held mixer or the butter was cold. Scrape down the insides of the bowl; add the egg and vanilla. Beat at medium speed until smooth, then beat in the yogurt and milk until smooth.

    5. Scrape down and remove the beaters. Fold in the flour mixture with a rubber spatula just until thoroughly moistened, no dry pockets in the batter, but a somewhat grainy texture. Scrape and pour the batter into the prepared pan. Spoon and spread the cranberry mixture over the batter, making an even layer to the edges.

    6. Bake until the cake is set when shaken, until a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center part without touching fruit comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, about 40 minutes, maybe a little longer based on the ambient moisture content of some of the ingredients. Set on a wire rack and cool for at least 1 hour before unlatching the sides of the springform pan, if using. Slice into wedges to serve.

    TIP: Cool butter? Not exactly cold from the fridge but definitely below room temperature. Our best advice is to take the butter out, cut into into small bits, and set these aside in the bowl on the counter for 10 minutes. Cool butter traps air to create a cake's structure (that is, its crumb) better than room-temp butter. Want to know why? Check out our book LOBSTERS SCREAM WHEN YOU BOIL THEM AND A HUNDRED OTHER MYTHS ABOUT FOOD AND COOKING.

     

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