Our brand-new Instant Pot Book

We've written THE Bible for every model of Instant Pot. Yep. Every. Model. Including the new Max machines. The recipes are written so that you can use whatever buttons you've got. They're written so about a third of them can be used with EITHER the pressure cooker or the slow cooker mode. They are 350 of them--including some of the most innovative "road map" recipes you've ever seen. And the book is priced to sell. Check. It. Out. Here. (Or by clicking the cover of the book for a link.)

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.



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. Click here.

We're so proud of our pressure-cooker class, one of the most popular classes on craftsy. 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. 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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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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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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    Pressure Cooker Sweet Potato Hash

    Man, this sweet potato hash fits the bill on a cold morning. Too bad we ate it for lunch on the day we shot that photo! Believe us, it's a delicious addition to your pressure cooker rotation.

    The recipe comes from THE GREAT BIG PRESSURE COOKER BOOK, our best-seller from last year. Three sell-outs on QVC landed us on the chi-chi lists. Pretty nice. If you want a copy, please click here.

    To hear the podcast about this recipe, look for it in the media player above--or click here to find it in iTunes. Or click the link at the bottom of the this post to open up a media player in your own browser (on a computer or lap top, most likely, not on a smart phone).

    So. The recipe. Yep, pretty fine. It's not crunchy like traditional hash. This is sweet potato hash with turkey sausage. It's rich and satisfying. You can't beat that.


    Serves 4 – 6

    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 3/4 pound bulk mild Italian turkey sausage (no casings)
    • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
    • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
    • 1/4 cup shelled green pumpkin seeds (a.k.a. pepitas)
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon mild paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • Up to 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne
    • 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds total weight), peeled, halved lengthwise, and cut widthwise into 1/2-inch thick slices
    • 1/2 cup chicken broth

    1. Melt the butter in a 6-quart stovetop pressure cooker set over medium heat or in a 6-quart electric pressure cooker turned to the browning function. Crumble in the sausage, add the onion, and cook together, stirring occasionally, until the meat is lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

    2. Stir in the cranberries, pumpkin seeds, cumin, paprika, sage, salt, and cayenne; cook until aromatic, less than a minute, stirring occasionally. Add the sweet potatoes and stir over the heat for 1 minute.

    3. Sprinkle the broth over the ingredients in the pressure cooker. Lock the lid onto the pot.

    For a stovetop pressure cooker: raise the heat to high and bring the pot to high pressure (15 psi). Once this pressure has been reached, lower the heat as much as possible while maintaining high pressure. Cook for 5 minutes.

    For an electric pressure cooker: set the machine to cook at high pressure (9 - 11 psi). Set the machine's timer to cook at this pressure for 8 minutes.

    4. Use the quick-release method to bring the pot’s pressure back to normal. Unlock the lid and open the cooker. Set the stovetop pot over medium heat or turn the electric pot to its browning function. Cook until the liquid has evaporated out of the cooker and the bottom of the sweet potato mixture has begun to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Serve at once.

    Pressure Cooker Sweet Potato Hash