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.

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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.

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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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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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're leading a hands-on curry class at the Hillsdale General Store on Saturday, 11/4. Click here for more information. 

And get this. 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.

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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    A FULL LIST OF THE RECIPES ON THIS SITE
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    Apr212016

    Homemade Matzoh

    Yep, you can make your own. You should make your own, even if you're not celebrating Passover. These are deliciously thin and crisp, a great treat any time of the year. But if you are making your own, the rule is that they must be in the oven within 18 minutes of the water hitting the flour. And one more thing, the all-purpose flour you can buy at the store is not kosher for Passover. If you're very observant, you'll be out of luck with these. As to cleaning your house for hametz for the holiday, you're really on your own.

    To hear the podcast for this recipe, click the media player at the top of the main recipe page. Or click the link at the bottom of this page to open a player right in your browser.

    HOMEMADE MATZOH

    Makes four long sheets, probably enough for 8 people (although honestly we could eat the whole batch ourselves if we're snacking through the afternoon)

    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    • At least 1/3 cup room temperature water

    1. Set the rack in the center of the oven; heat the oven to 450F.

    2. Mix the flour, oil, salt, and 1/3 cup water in a large bowl, adding more water in small dribs and drabs until you have a coherent, not-sticky dough (no more, certainly, than 1/2 cup water total volume). Gather the dough into a ball; divide it into four equal pieces.

    3. Using a pasta machine on the widest setting, roll one piece of dough repeatedly through the machine, folding it onto itself and reworking it until it forms a coherent if still a bit grainy sheet. Reduce the levels of the roller, rolling the dough through each time, until you get to the next to the last setting. Make this your last rolling. Set the long sheet of dough on a large baking sheet. Roll out a second piece of dough in the same way.

    4. Use a fork to prick each sheet repeatedly. Bake until golden brown with tiny puffs across the surface, 5 to 6 minutes. As these two sheets bake, roll out the other two sheets and get them ready to go in the oven on a second baking sheet.

    5. Once baked, cool in the pan on a wire rack for a few minutes, then cool directly on the wire rack until room temperature. The matzoh will stay fresh at room temperature for about 6 hours.

    Homemade matzoh

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