This strawberry pie was made in about 15 minutes using a strawberry pie kit. When the Strawberries are This Good, Use Them Everywhere! In the last few days, I’ve used […]

Make Better Strawberry Desserts in Less Time


If you want to bake better cookies, read this new advice! We bake cookies in our test kitchen every week.  So, it’s natural that folks in our store ask questions. […]

What You Should Know About Baking Cookies



Tips, tools, and recipes to make wonderful smoothies. Smoothies are often made with ice cubes and frozen juice. We prefer frozen yogurt or a scoop of ice cream. Adding ice […]

How to Make Smoothies and Shakes


Six Principles of Perfect Cookies Use the Perfect Mix or Recipe. Baking is a science.  Start out with a recipe that is perfectly designed. A professional kitchen lab understands ratios […]

How to Make Perfect Cookies




Delight your family and impress your friends with these delightful treats! Use your favorite fruit!  Even if you’ve never made crepes before, you can now! Crepes are simple to make. […]

How to Make Blintzes and Crepes



Once upon a time, back when we were starting the business, we decided we needed to find out just how good our measuring cups really were.  After all, we were […]

The Importance of Measures


I have a friend that survived a major heart attack.  The doctors told him that if he left the hospital and went back to smoking his heart wouldn’t heal and […]

“If you smoke, you die!”



We all like to save money.  I came across a story in the Reader’s Digest, “40 Supermarket Secrets You Need to Know.”  I thought it had some great suggestions.  But […]

How to Save Money at the Supermarket


What if there was a breakfast food that was readily available, very nutritious, and inexpensive? What if you could eat it plain or use it a hundred different ways? What […]

How to Bake, Cook, and Live Better with Oats



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“Whoever is happy will make others happy too.” -Anne Frank I spent a lot of money taking classes about behavior in organizations, then I got out of school and in […]

Recipe for Happiness



Use fondant to make beautiful cupcakes in a hurry.  There is no frosting.  Just roll out the fondant, cut the fondant into shapes, and lay the fondant on the cupcakes. […]

Make Beautiful Cupcakes with Fondant


By Casey Archibald and Dennis Weaver These are adorable cupcakes but the spun sugar nests are tricky.  The rest of the cupcakes are straightforward.  Be sure and look at the […]

Birds Nest Easter Egg Cupcakes



Chinese cooking is not that much different than American cooking.  The recipes are different and there are a few different techniques.  You have to be able to stir fry for […]

A Newbie’s Guide to Chinese Cooking




“Sponges are the perfect incubators for germs and mildew.  Never wipe your counters with a sponge–you’re smearing germs everywhere.”  I’ve always known that wet sponges were big germ factories!  Pick […]

How to Manage Your Germ Factory: The Kitchen Sponge


Fried rice is quick and easy to make; it only takes minutes to convert steamed rice to fried rice.  This fried rice is made with peas, carrots, and eggs. Really good […]

How To Make Fried Rice



This is the orange chicken that you are familiar with in most Chinese restaurants.  It’s crispy and coated with a sweet orange sauce. This is one of the most popular […]

How to Make Orange Chicken


By Dennis Weaver   I like cooking with spices.   I like exploring and trying something new.  Of course, we’re all a bit reluctant to try something new if dinner is on […]

How to Use Spices in Everyday Meals