Category: Juice & Punch


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


Throw a cut-up potato in.  The potato will act like a sponge and soak up the salt.  Throw the potato away before serving.  Soup still too salty?  Sometimes a little […]

Too much salt in the soup: Soup too salty?



Sour cream and apples make a delightful combination.  We often add walnuts, dried cranberries, or raisins to our sour cream apple pies.  We think you will enjoy this pie. There […]

Sour Cream Apple Pie


This makes a great peach pie. The spices and the vanilla will remind you of peach cobbler. The slurry, with the spices, is a rich translucent caramel color which contrasts nicely […]

Harvest Peach Pie



Most lemon pies are similar in construction though the fillings may change some.  If you understand the methods for this pie, you should be equipped for most recipes. What you’ll […]

A Lesson in Lemon Pies


This is made with cinnamon cream syrup thickened with Clearjel.  Serve it with whipped cream or ice cream. 4 1/2 to 5 cups 1/4–inch thick sliced apples (4 or 5 […]

Apple Pie with Cinnamon Cream Filling