Category: Desserts


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


Add this recipe to your kitchen arsenal.  It will be a “go to” recipe for years to come, an impressive dessert for busy days. The beauty of cheesecake squares is […]

How to Make Cheesecake Squares



FREE! Learn what they teach in culinary school–without the tuition! Baking is both an art and a science.  Learn how ingredients work, learn the secrets of the pro’s—all for free.  […]

How to Bake: The Art and Science of Baking




Here’s how to build the perfect pie. Anyone can put a filling in a pie shell.  It’s the pie crust that gives folks pause. Making the Crust From scratch: The […]

Hey, anyone can make a perfect pie . . .





“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!