Category: Fruit


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




The Perfect Summer Fare Pannekoeken and German pancakes are perfect for summer.  It’s a great way to take advantage of the seasonal harvest from berries through apples—even though putting syrup […]

A Guide to German Pancakes and Pannekoeken


I’ve often referred to pannekoeken as a Dutch version of a German pancake.  That is, until some nice man said, “There is nothing German” about a pannekoeken! But you can […]

Pannekoeken, German Pancakes, and Fruit




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?






We think Mom should be able to sleep in on Mother’s Day. That means Dad and the kids need to fix breakfast. So maybe your Mother’s Day meal needs to be easy, as well as […]

Ten Easy Ideas for Mother’s Day


We’re serving crunch cake in our store this week: blueberry lemon, caramel peach, raspberry chocolate, mixed berry. The crunch comes from a layer of toasted, sliced almonds on top of […]

Crunchy Almond Topped Cakes and Muffins




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



Ingredients Cookies are wonderful concoctions of flour, sugar, and a fat—usually butter and eggs. To these basic ingredients, we add fruit, nuts, and flavors. If we start out with compromised […]

A Baker’s Cookie Guide





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



Dennis Weaver With the exception of the picture of the Tetons, the landscape images were taken in Eastern Idaho by Debbie Frantzen. This is our favorite time of year for […]

How to Have Great Picnics in the Fall


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



I look forward to the peach season all year. There is not anything much better than a chilled, luscious peach. While they’re in season, enjoy them every way you can. […]

Six Things You Can do with Fresh Peaches