Calibrating Your Oven

Calibrating Your Oven

Ok, I admit I am a “control freak” and a perfectionist, especially when I bake. And those traits help when I want consistent, predictable results. You will achieve baking perfection when you control your measuring accuracy, ingredient temperatures, mixing methods,...
NANAIMO BARS-The Most Requested Confection!

NANAIMO BARS-The Most Requested Confection!

A Decadent Confection When my husband and I visited beautiful Vancouver a few years ago- we missed learning about a Nanaimo Bar! ERR—A confection famous in British Columbia- not a social destination! 😊 Once you taste one–you need at least one more-so rich and...
National Eat a Cranberry Day

National Eat a Cranberry Day

My mom loved to cook and bake! Thanksgiving was an important family time—my dad actually took the day off—mostly—from his business and that meant everyone enjoyed the day. One thing my mom did not make was cranberry sauce. We had homemade everything else but the CS...
Bill Hauser’s Mom’s Peanut Cookies

Bill Hauser’s Mom’s Peanut Cookies

In honor of National Peanut Butter Month  I got to thinking about one of my high school students years ago who shared a recipe for his mom’s Peanut Butter Cookies. Because of their distinct shape and flavor combination, the recipe has turned out to be one several...
Seedless Grape Pie with Concord Grape Wine

Seedless Grape Pie with Concord Grape Wine

Or How to Reduce a Recipe When You Have Less of a Major Ingredient but Want to Make the Recipe Anyway! WARNING: There are over twenty steps to this but at least read on so that if you are ever in a similar situation, you too can MAKE WHATEVER YOU WANT ANYWAY! This...

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