Keyword: Bread



We love banana muffins this time of year. They fill a void waiting for the summer harvest to come on.  Besides, we’ve frozen so many over-ripe bananas over the course […]

Three Ways to Make Superb Banana Muffins



Aubrey comes in every morning at 6:00 to bake for a couple hours before school.  At sixteen going on seventeen, she’s a remarkably good baker.  (Way to go Aubrey’s Mom!)  […]

How to Bake Perfect Brownies Every Time




I’ve been writing articles about food and baking for over ten years—I’m guessing several thousand articles. Sometimes the well just seems to run dry.  But for a magazine that we […]

Ask the Baker: Answers to Popular Questions


Monkey bread is more of a method than a recipe.  You can make monkey bread with a bread mix or your favorite bread recipe.  The difference in the recipes is […]

Make Monkey Bread!



Banana Bread
PB & J Banana Bread             I love banana bread, always have.  But some banana bread is better than others.  Today we’ll give you some tips for better banana bread and […]

If you love banana bread, this is for you!


If your cookies are too tough . . . You may have used too much flour or a flour with too high of a protein content.  Unless you want a […]

Cookie Troubleshooting Guide



We always look at the dessert menus in restaurants.  If there is something intriguing, we order it.  The waiters probably think it strange that we’re studying their desserts instead of […]

Cinnamon Bun Sundaes




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


“How much chocolate can you put in a brownie before it’s too much chocolate?” We asked ourselves that question years ago—and then went to work to solve it.  Batch after […]

How much chocolate is too much chocolate?






For brunch, we like to be just a touch extravagant. We made this for Saturday brunch recently and it was fabulous. Best of all, it was quick and easy.                                                                                                              […]

Blueberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast


Cherry Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting You can braid nearly any bread—including your favorite recipe. We often grab a mix—that makes it even easier. And you can stuff your bread […]

How to Make Stuffed Braided Bread



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


If your cookies are too tough . . . You may have used too much flour or a flour with too high of a protein content.  Unless you want a […]

New Cookie Troubleshooting Guide



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


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