Category: Main Dishes



There are lots of breakfast pizzas. We like this one. It’s a twist on the breakfast sandwiches that you get at the drive-through, a combination of eggs, ham, and cheddar […]

Country Breakfast Pizza Recipe



There are lots of recipes online for various potato casseroles.  The most famous of the potato casseroles may be a Shepherd’s Pie.  It’s a great way to use those leftover […]

Easy Meal: How to Make a Shepherd’s Pie


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




(Includes how to make a sandwich wrap) Last weekend Merri Ann and I went hiking with our 9-year old granddaughter, Anna.  It was delightful.  Anna and Merri Ann took pictures […]

A Lunch for a Mountain Hike




New Twists on a Familiar Theme -Alice Osborne The familiar theme? Salads served up in a salad bowl. The new twist? Layered, sog-free salad in a canning jar! This isn’t […]

Mason Jar Salads



Pizzeria Meatloaf Ingredients 1 ½ pounds of lean ground beef 2 large eggs 1 small can tomato paste ½ cup bread crumbs 1 can olives, chopped ¾ cup chopped red […]

Mini Meat Loaf Recipes







By Dennis Weaver These are really simple to make. It’s simply a brownie baked in a pizza pan and then frosted and decorated with drizzles. 1. Bake the pizza. We […]

How To Make A Brownie Pizza


This is the recipe that Merri Ann used for Easter dinner mashed potatoes.  It’s a combination of several recipes that she found on line with her own simple seasoning.  Good […]

Merri Ann’s Crock Pot Potatoes



I may have the most fun job on the planet!   I’m a food explorer.  I have an office just down the hall from the test kitchen.  I don’t do all […]

Seven Kitchen Breakthroughs I Love


Includes Notes on Other “Essentials” Ovens drive me nuts!  The temperature is all over the board. In my experience, they’re not very precise even when new.  But the mechanics of […]

Bread Essentials: Oven Thermometer



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 This article is adapted from How to Bake: The Art and Science of Baking, Chapter 3.  If you would like a free downloadable copy of this chapter, click […]

The Secrets of Great Breads