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...
Free Pan Dulce (Concha) Recipe from Chef Susan

Free Pan Dulce (Concha) Recipe from Chef Susan

When I began to think about what baked product I would try for National Hispanic Heritage Month I thought of those colorful breads known as pan dulce- sweet bread. I always wanted to try to make my own brightly colored rolls that I saw at special booths at bakery...

Baking Classes In Your Kitchen

Nothing makes a dessert more appealing than the finishing touches that cake decorations can add. It is these techniques that can take your sweets to the next level. Learn about how to use frosting and glazes to complement a cake or cookie and make it as aesthetically...

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