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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




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




Christmas day was a blizzard.  When I ventured to look out, the drifts were two feet deep in my driveway.  The county posted that they were only going to dispatch […]

Look What You Can Make With a Brownie Mix!




Wendy, who published our e-books, told me that my instructions for these multi-colored cookies were not very clear.  She was right.  So we went to the kitchen and made new […]

How to Make Rainbow Cookies


These cakes are absolutely scrumptious.  We have served them to hundreds of people in our store and repeatedly we hear, “Best cake I’ve ever had.” The cakes are good but […]

Whipped Cream Cakes and Cupcakes






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


Whipped cream makes scrumptious frosting–better than butter or shortening-based buttercream frosting.  And it’s easy to make fabulous whipped cream. How to Make Fabulous Whipped Cream We use caramel whipped cream […]

How to Turn Your Whipped Cream into Frosting



Sometimes it’s the little things, attention to detail, that makes cookies better.  Here are thirteen ways that you can make your cookies perfect. Use great ingredients. Your cookies won’t be […]

Thirteen Tips for Perfect Cookies




What You can Learn from a Blondie? These blondies are really good, so good that a major company commissioned us to make them a blondie mix.  The original Chocolate Caramel […]

The Blondies and the Baking Lessons


“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?




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



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