How To Adjust A Loaf Pan Recipe

How To Adjust A Loaf Pan Recipe

HOW TO ADJUST A LOAF PAN RECIPE (When the pan you have is different from the one in a recipe.) How many cake pans do you have? I have a ZILLION, but not loaf pans that measure 9x5 inches. You say- “What!?” …. A baker without that “standard size.?” When I had my...
What It Takes To Eat A Cake

What It Takes To Eat A Cake

THE CREATIVE PROCESS-PART ONE Ah! The ebb and flow of family… One thing -you cannot control—OTHERS! I learned that my cousin, Joyce, is pulling up her Los Angeles, California roots and moving to Texas. Fun memories shared as kids flash through my mind…. Feelings of...
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,...
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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