Category: Desserts





“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!


Aubrey comes in every morning at 6:00 to bake for a couple hours before school.  At sixteen going on seventeen, she’s a remarkably good baker.  (Way to go Aubrey’s Mom!)  […]

How to Bake Perfect Brownies Every Time




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



We’ve made dozens of brownie variations from a mix.  I started digging through our old recipes to find my favorites.  Here are my top six. The cheesecake brownies above.  Make […]

Six Decadent Brownies You Can Make with a Mix


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!





Wendy, who published our e-books, told me that my instructions for these multi-colored cookies were not very clear.  She was right.  So we went to the kitchen and made new […]

How to Make Rainbow Cookies



If your cookies are too tough . . . You may have used too much flour or a flour with too high of a protein content.  Unless you want a […]

Cookie Troubleshooting Guide


We always look at the dessert menus in restaurants.  If there is something intriguing, we order it.  The waiters probably think it strange that we’re studying their desserts instead of […]

Cinnamon Bun Sundaes



Our Chubby Cherry Filling and Topping is really good so we had to make a cake out of it.  We added Chubby Cherry to the frosting, put it between the […]

Chubby Cherry Whipped Cream Cake


We’re famous for our caramel nut whipped cream.  For two cups of whipping cream, we add two teaspoons of caramel flavor, brown sugar instead of white, and two tablespoons of […]

Caramel Nut Whipped Cream Cake