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cooking with bruce and mark

Join us as we cook through a new recipe in almost every episode of our podcast, straight from our kitchen to yours. And look for the smaller bonus episodes in which we take down cooking myths or work through some of the common cooking mistakes. We'll make your laugh. Promise.

Oct 31, 2017

Why is it that pasta dishes always taste so much better when you eat them out in an Italian restaurant? There is a simple answer, but it's not that a chef made the sauce. It's that any chef worth their salt will salt the water they boil the pasta in. And while that may seem like a fussy step, it's terribly important....


Oct 27, 2017

For most people, getting dinner on the table night after night is not an easy task. As cookbook writers we have in the past contributed to this dilemma. Calling for ingredients that no one can find, or even know what it is. And that is a trend in cookbooks that is continuing--with books that are so aspirational, no...


Oct 20, 2017

We've taken a class from our childhood, Drakes coffee cake, and recreated it in sheet cake for for today's episode. As usual, there are tips and tricks and hints for better baking along with way. And a few laughs and one completely incredible easy to make recipe for a cake that you will want to make for company this...


Oct 18, 2017

Installment #13 in our series on common cooking mistakes and how to avoid them, we're tackling garlic. Most people throw it in a pan along with the onions and that's just not a great idea. Garlic has a tendency to burn and adding it upfront can cause that to happen imparting a bitter taste to your dish. Garlic is...


Oct 12, 2017

We've offered  up a lot of sheet cake recipes in honor of our upcoming book ALL TIME FAVORITE SHEET CAKES AND SLAB PIES but this one is different. It's more like a candy bar with shortbread/peanut/fudge all baked in a 13 x 18 sheet pan. Its' really super easy to make and it's simply addictive.