Keyword: Chocolate


Tips, tools, and recipes to make wonderful smoothies. Smoothies are often made with ice cubes and frozen juice. We prefer frozen yogurt or a scoop of ice cream. Adding ice […]

How to Make Smoothies and Shakes


What if there was a breakfast food that was readily available, very nutritious, and inexpensive? What if you could eat it plain or use it a hundred different ways? What […]

How to Bake, Cook, and Live Better with Oats



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


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


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, the 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 […]

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