Category: Drinks






What You can Learn from a Blondie? These blondies are really good, so good that a major company commissioned us to make them a blondie mix.  The original Chocolate Caramel […]

The Blondies and the Baking Lessons



Syrups are easy to make.  They’re a mixture of water, sugar, a flavor, and maybe a thickener.  Juice can be substituted for the water. You can use the syrup on your pancakes.  We have often used […]

What Can You Make with a Syrup?


The strawberry season is upon us.  Mid-April berries, at least in our area—are not as good as May berries but if you shop carefully, you can get good berries at […]

Two Easy Ways to Make Strawberry Pies!



I went last week, starving.  They had sirloin steaks on sale for $2 each.  I could tell they weren’t the best cuts of meat.  I bought them anyway—quite a few […]

How to Cook the Perfect Steak—Every Time




The local school district was sponsoring a science fair and they asked me to do a kitchen demonstration; one that demonstrated a principle of science.  I chose buttermilk syrup. They […]

The Secret to Buttermilk Syrup


What a Dough Conditioner Does A good dough conditioner does three things: It “conditions” the protein strands so they are longer and more elastic (I have no idea how that […]

Bread Essentials: Dough Conditioner



Three Things that Every Bread Baker Should Have and Why Baking bread is not hard but it pays to know the essentials and the science about baking.  We’ve written a […]

Three Essentials for Bread Bakers





Pancake syrup is sugar syrup made with flavors, juice, or maple. Candy popcorn is made with a sugar syrup cooked to the softball stage.    Why not cook a pancake syrup […]

How to Make Candy Popcorn with Pancake Syrup




Dennis Weaver & Debbie Frantzen Chiffon pies are ethereal–light and dreamy, refreshing, melt-in-your-mouth affairs.  They are perfect for summertime as well as anytime a light, less-filling dessert is desired. We […]

The Search for the Best Chiffon Pies



Plus “How a Burger Press Works” 1.   Use the right beef. Use the best meat you can buy.  Make sure it is fresh and use it within 48 hours.  […]

Four Steps to Incredible Burgers




We got the idea for this monkey bread from a recipe that we found on our friend Linda Kilbride’s site, Recipe Goldmine. We thought our Swedish Vanilla Almond Bread would […]

Cherry Almond Monkey Bread Recipe