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.



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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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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.


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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    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.


    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.