Category: Breakfast


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


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


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


We have made our white chocolate cheesecake many times.  It’s our most popular cheesecake.  This time we put huckleberry flavor and color in one-third of the batter and swirled the […]

White Chocolate Huckleberry Swirl Cheesecake



Lemon pie may be my favorite pie but I’m not crazy about the meringue. It’s kind of a take-it-or-leave-it affair.  What I really don’t like is how it looks on […]

The Double-Crusted Lemon Pie




There are lots of breakfast pizzas. We like this one. It’s a twist on the breakfast sandwiches that you get at the drive-through, a combination of eggs, ham, and cheddar […]

Country Breakfast Pizza Recipe





“Eight of these ramekins – that’s the new muffin pan!“ We’ve baked sticky toffee pudding in these pretty little ramekins.  Now we wanted to do the same thing with muffins. […]

How to Make Fancy Filled Muffins in Ramekins!



We love banana muffins this time of year. They fill a void waiting for the summer harvest to come on.  Besides, we’ve frozen so many over-ripe bananas over the course […]

Three Ways to Make Superb Banana Muffins




I’ve been writing articles about food and baking for over ten years—I’m guessing several thousand articles. Sometimes the well just seems to run dry.  But for a magazine that we […]

Ask the Baker: Answers to Popular Questions


Banana Bread
PB & J Banana Bread             I love banana bread, always have.  But some banana bread is better than others.  Today we’ll give you some tips for better banana bread and […]

If you love banana bread, this is for you!



Donuts are usually fried.  Deep frying is not my favorite way to cook, but I love donuts.  So, when I came across a way to bake donuts, I was very […]

Two Ways to Make Baked Donuts


When our kids were young, Merri Ann would make fritters often. The kids loved them. Back then, we drizzled them in maple syrup.  Now, it’s apricot or buttermilk or butter rum […]

Easy Corn, Pumpkin, and Apple Fritters




Christmas day was a blizzard.  When I ventured to look out, the drifts were two feet deep in my driveway.  The county posted that they were only going to dispatch […]

Look What You Can Make With a Brownie Mix!