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.


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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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    No-Churn Strawberry Ice Cream

    No-churn is definitely the fad this summer. As we said in the podcast, it's not as creamy and light as a traditional, churned ice cream--but it's certainly easier and more appealing if you live in, say, an apartment and don't have room for an ice cream machine. Or if you simply don't want to lug the thing out any night of the week.

    If you'd like to hear the podcast about this frozen treat, clck here to find it on iTunes, or here to find it on the aggregator stitcher, or click the link at the bottom of this page to open it up right in your browser.


    Makes enough for a 5 x 9-inch loaf pan

    • 2 cups heavy cream
    • One 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
    • 1 pound frozen strawberries, thawed and drained
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    1. Beat the cream in a large bowl with a whisk or an electric mixer at high speed until stiff but still sauce-y.

    2. Blend the sweetened condensed milk, strawberries, vanilla, and salt in a covered blender until smooth.

    3. Fold the strawberry mixture into the whipped cream in gentle, smooth arcs until uniform.

    4. Prepare an ice cream machine. Freeze the mixture in the machine according to the manufacturer's instructions. Pack it into a 5 x 9-inch loaf pan and store, covered, in the freezer for up to 1 month.

    No-Churn Strawberry Ice Cream


    Summer Pudding

    Updated on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 12:53PM by Registered CommenterMark Scarbrough

    We first learned about summer pudding when we were still living in New York City. At least once a week, we had breakfast at a chi-chi French cafe, awash in strong espresso and attitude. We were such regulars, they once actually let us order eggs for breakfast. Dégueulasse!

    There was a literary salon at the front table. (Of course there was.) One of the participants was also known for her food obsessions. Each week, she made her way to us, the food writers, before settling into the salon and chipping Derrida quotes at her peers. One hot summer morning, she blew in, hair plastered to her forehead, and came in for her usual landing at our table. "Have you made your summer pudding yet?" she exclaimed.

    Taken aback, we mumbled something about "no." Undeterred, she launched into a description. It didn't involve French literary theory. And it sounded pretty good. So we set out to discover more about this old-fashioned dessert.

    We quickly became mavens. If you love bread and jam, if you search for quick summer fruits desserts, if you're a fan of berries--well, this one's for you. It's like a no-fuss bombe: the pectin in the berries sets the "pudding" (layered sandwich bread, in fact) so you can cut the thing like a cake. It's the very best reason to whip cream. Here's the recipe:

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