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!

 

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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.

À LA MODE!


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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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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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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    Halva Cookies

    Crunch. No joke. Crunch. You'll need a cup of coffee. Or a glass of red wine. Or maybe a brandy. Or even milk. You'll need something to dunk these cookies in. They're super hard. And super tasty: sesame, a little savory, irresistible.

    You should check out the podcast. You'll laugh. Guaranteed--with all the money you paid for the podcast back if you don't. The show's in the media player at the top of the main recipe page. Or it's here on iTunes. Or here on Stitcher. Come on: you need something to do at the gym.

    HALVA COOKIES

    Makes 40 cookies

    • 10 ounces plain halva (a Middle Eastern sesame candy)
    • 2/3 cup granulated white sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 cup untoasted sesame oil or almond oil
    • 2 tablespoons milk, plus more as needed
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

    1. Divide the oven into thirds with the racks. Heat the oven to 325F. Line two 13 x 18-inch baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone sheets.

    2. Using an electric mixer at medium speed, combine the halva, sugar, and salt in a large bowl until crumbled together.

    3. Add the oil, milk, and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Add the flour and mix just until the dough comes together. Add more milk in 1-teaspoon increments if needed. The dough should be dry but coherent. Do not use too much milk.

    4. Lightly dust a clean, dry work surface with flour. Divide the dough in half. Roll each half into a 8 x 10-inch rectangle on the prepared surface. Cut each into 2-inch squares and place them about 1/2 inch apart on the prepared baking sheets. Use a fork to poke holes across the top of each square, about like the holes in a graham cracker.

    5. Bake for 8 minutes. Rotate the sheets back to front and top to bottom. Continue baking until browned and firm, about 7 more minutes. Cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool to room temperature, about 1 1/2 hours.

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