Use fondant to make beautiful cupcakes in a hurry.  There is no frosting.  Just roll out the fondant, cut the fondant into shapes, and lay the fondant on the cupcakes. […]

Make Beautiful Cupcakes with Fondant


By Casey Archibald and Dennis Weaver These are adorable cupcakes but the spun sugar nests are tricky.  The rest of the cupcakes are straightforward.  Be sure and look at the […]

Birds Nest Easter Egg Cupcakes



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




“Sponges are the perfect incubators for germs and mildew.  Never wipe your counters with a sponge–you’re smearing germs everywhere.”  I’ve always known that wet sponges were big germ factories!  Pick […]

How to Manage Your Germ Factory: The Kitchen Sponge


Fried rice is quick and easy to make; it only takes minutes to convert steamed rice to fried rice.  This fried rice is made with peas, carrots, and eggs. Really good […]

How To Make Fried Rice



This is the orange chicken that you are familiar with in most Chinese restaurants.  It’s crispy and coated with a sweet orange sauce. This is one of the most popular […]

How to Make Orange Chicken


By Dennis Weaver   I like cooking with spices.   I like exploring and trying something new.  Of course, we’re all a bit reluctant to try something new if dinner is on […]

How to Use Spices in Everyday Meals



We have made our white chocolate cheesecake many times.  It’s our most popular cheesecake.  This time we put huckleberry flavor and color in one-third of the batter and swirled the […]

White Chocolate Huckleberry Swirl Cheesecake


Valentine’s Day is just days away. Are you ready to wow your sweetheart? We have dinner in restaurants often. That’s nice, but we do it often enough that it doesn’t […]

A Guy’s Blueprint for Valentine’s Day



Quiet Country Drives The Bone Store sits in Bone, Idaho, 17 miles down the Bone Road.  (Yes, there was a Mr. Bone, Mr. Orion Bone the town founder in the […]

Beyond the Bone Store


…Better Than A Bag When I was still in school, I worked in a potato chip factory. I quickly learned that chips off the line were much better than those from a […]

How to Make Potato Chips



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


Add this recipe to your kitchen arsenal.  It will be a “go to” recipe for years to come, an impressive dessert for busy days. The beauty of cheesecake squares is […]

How to Make Cheesecake Squares




FREE! Learn what they teach in culinary school–without the tuition! Baking is both an art and a science.  Learn how ingredients work, learn the secrets of the pro’s—all for free.  […]

How to Bake: The Art and Science of Baking






Here’s how to build the perfect pie. Anyone can put a filling in a pie shell.  It’s the pie crust that gives folks pause. Making the Crust From scratch: The […]

Hey, anyone can make a perfect pie . . .


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