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!




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.


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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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! 



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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    Everything-In-Your-Pantry-But-Canned-Tuna Oatmeal Cookies

    Everything. Seriously. As we said, no dried pasta or canned tuna. But everything else in your pantry and then some. If you missed the podcast episode--what? you don't like to laugh?--you can find it in the media player on the first page of recipes here, or you can find it in iTunes here, or--what? you don't like Apple?--you can find it at Stitcher, a radio aggregator, here.

    But seriously, make these. Fill your pantry. You have to. Trust us.

    Everything-In-Your-Pantry-But-Canned-Tuna Oatmeal Cookies

    Makes about 3 dozen

    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
    • 1/2 cup wheat germ
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cool unsalted butter, cut into chunks
    • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
    • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
    • 1/2 cup packed dark or light brown sugar
    • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 3 cups rolled oats (do not use steel-cut or instant oats)
    • 1 cup chopped pecans
    • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
    • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut flakes
    • 1 cup Grape Nuts cereal

    1. Heat the oven to 350F. Line 3 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking sheets.

    2. Mix both flours, the wheat germ, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg in a medium bowl until uniform.

    3. Using a hand-held electric mixer or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, shortening, and both sugars at medium speed in a large bowl until creamy and light, about 5 minutes.

    4. Scrape down the inside of the bowl, then beat in the eggs one at a time. Beat in the vanilla until smooth.

    5. Scrape down the inside of the bowl one more time. Add the flour mixture and beat at low speed until thoroughly combined.

    6. Beat in the oats, then the nuts, chips, and coconut, and finally the cereal until uniform and cohesive.

    7. Scoop up 1/4-cup balls of the mixture and space these about 12 each on the prepared baking sheets. Press down just a bit to give each of the balls a flat surface so it doesn't roll but don't take the curve off the top. You may make a couple more cookies that we suggest--fit these in as you can.

    8. Bake for 10 minutes.

    9. Squash the tops of the cookies to flatten them somewhat (see the photo above). Continue baking for another 5 minutes or until browned and set.

    10. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and cool to room temperature. Seal in a container and store at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months.

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