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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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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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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

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    Vegan Cashew Ginger Ice Cream

    Is it ice "cream"? It's certainly a frozen dessert. And they do call it cashew cream, despite what the dairy princess in our duo thinks.

    Still, this is a pretty fine treat. It's creamy and rich, about the best thing after fare from the grill. Consider this your August treat. Or anytime, really. It would be quite tasty at the end of a holiday meal, even if you served a big roast turkey beforehand.

    To hear the podcast recipe for this episode, look for it in the media player at the top of the main recipe page. Or go here for iTunes, here to Iheart radio, or here for Stitcher. Pick your platform, then listen in.

    Vegan Cashew Ginger Ice Cream

    Makes about 1 quart

    • 1/2 cup raw cashews
    • Water as needed
    • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
    • One 2-inch section of ginger, cut into thin coins
    • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed coconut milk (see NOTE)
    • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk

    1. Soak the cashews in a big bowl of water overnight.

    2. The next day, stir the sugar and 3/4 cup water in a small saucepan set over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves. Add the ginger and bring to a boil. Boil until the mixture reaches 220F on a candy-making thermometer, a deep-frying thermometer, or a laser thermometer, about 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature off the heat, then strain out the ginger by pouring the mixture through a sieve and into a small bowl.

    3. Drain the cashews in a colander or sieve set in the sink. Pour them into a liquid measuring cup and add enough water to make 1 1/2 cups.

    4. Pour this mixture into a high-speed, turbo blender, such as a Vitamix or a Blendtec. Cover and blend at the highest speed until very smooth, stopping the machine at least once to scrape down the inside of the canister and test the mixture.

    5. Pour the drained ginger syrup into the blender canister. Also add the sweetened condensed coconut milk and the regular coconut milk. Cover and blend at a low speed until smooth.

    6. Set the covered canister in the fridge to chill for at least 8 hours or preferably overnight.

    7. Prepare an ice cream maker for freezing. Blend the mixture in the canister at low speed one more time just until smooth.  Pour into the ice cream machine and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Scoop into a container, seal, and freeze for at least 1 hour to harden it up a bit. The ice cream can be stored in a sealed container in the freezer for up to 1 month (yeah, right) but tastes best if it is then set out on the counter for 10 or 15 minutes to soften slightly.

    NOTE: Sweetened condensed coconut milk is not the sweetened coconut milk made for tiki drinks. Look for sweetened CONDENSED coconut milk near the regular sweetened condensed milk in most grocery stores.

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