Category: Juice & Punch

Tips, tools, and recipes to make wonderful smoothies. Smoothies are often made with ice cubes and frozen juice. We prefer frozen yogurt or a scoop of ice cream. Adding ice […]

How to Make Smoothies and Shakes

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

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

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

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

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

  Peaches and Cream Pie Dutch Apple Pie Apple Pie Cake Raspberry Peach Pie with Topping Luanne’s Secret Strawberry Pie St. Patrick’s Leprechaun Pie Banana Cream Pie Royal Lemon Meringue […]

Fruit Pie /Recipes

This is a traditional gingerbread made with robust spices—most notably, ginger—and molasses.  We think the flavor is just right but you can reduce the ginger if you like. A tangy […]

Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce

By Casey Archibald The 4th of July is filled with memories for most people. For me, the memories that flash through my mind include the time when I accidently shot […]

Fireworks Patriotic Beverage

How to Insert Strawberries in Cupcakes I saw a picture of strawberries and cream cupcakes, cupcakes piled high with whipped cream with strawberry pieces in the cream and a strawberry […]

Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

When we were kids, we made homemade root beer with yeast.  The yeast created the carbon dioxide bubbles in the beverage. There is an easier way—dry ice which you can […]

How to Make Homemade Soda Pop