Category: Brownies & Bars


You can add a cream cheese filling to any brownie mix.  There are two ways to do this: either swirling the cream cheese filling through the brownie batter or putting […]

Cheesecake Brownies Recipe


How much cocoa butter should my cocoa have? The cocoa bean consists partly of fat and partly of nonfat solids. In processing the two are separated. The cocoa butter, the […]

What’s the Big Deal with Cocoa Butter?




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



Quiet Country Drives The Bone Store sits in Bone, Idaho, 17 miles down the Bone Road.  (Yes, there was a Mr. Bone, Mr. Orion Bone the town founder in the […]

Beyond the Bone Store


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



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




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!







The best part about these cheesecake bars is that you can do them your way. What flavors do you think your family will love the most? Mix and match flavors […]

Scrumptious Cheesecake Bars


We were making blondies, batch after batch, testing mixes and making blondies faster than customers in the store could eat them.  These were fancy blondies: Peanut Butter Cup, Raspberry Sour […]

Very Simple, Very Good Brownie Pops



Every kid (and big person) loves brownies and there is not much easier on a busy day than a brownie mix.  But brownies can be messy with crumbs on the […]

How to Make Back-to-School Brownies


Whipped cream makes scrumptious frosting–better than butter or shortening-based buttercream frosting.  And it’s easy to make fabulous whipped cream. How to Make Fabulous Whipped Cream We use caramel whipped cream […]

How to Turn Your Whipped Cream into Frosting



“How much chocolate can you put in a brownie before it’s too much chocolate?” We asked ourselves that question years ago—and then went to work to solve it.  Batch after […]

How much chocolate is too much chocolate?