Keyword: Crisps



Plus, how to make crispy hash browns. My oldest son and his family were in town from Minnesota. We stopped at a country diner for breakfast. Half of our party […]

How to Make a Skillet Breakfast



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


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



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 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




Delicious Chocolate Macaroons | The Prepared Pantry
We really like macaroons.  These egg white-based cookies come in such interesting varieties—vanilla, chocolate, and cherry for starters.  Most of us think of coconut when we think of macaroons but […]

Heavenly Macaroons Recipe


This is my favorite time of year, September and early October.  I love the cooler weather, the crisp bite in the mornings.  I love the mountains in the fall, the […]

Fall Picnics | Ideas for Great Fall Picnics



I never thought of pizzas as a quick weeknight meal, but my daughter Debbie makes them in fifteen minutes (including the baking time). You can make pizzas in the same amount […]

How to Make Pizzas Quicker than Delivery


Veggie Flatbreads from http://PreparedPantry.com
Discovering the Foods of the Twin Cities: Margherita Flatbread I’m writing this from Minnesota. It’s a beautiful day, not too hot, plenty of sun, and a mere rustle of a breeze. […]

How to Make Fresh Veggie Flatbread Pizzas




When the warm summer nights turn crisp and clear, I find myself in an apple pie mood. And it can’t be just any apple pie; it has to be my […]

My Favorite Apple Pie



Just because it’s a biscuit, it doesn’t have to be plain.  You can load them up with all kinds of goodies: nuts, fruits, spices, herbs, dried tomatoes, peppers, chilies, bacon, […]

Fully Loaded Biscuits




  This refrigerator or icebox cookie recipe makes very good but unusual almond cookies–you can make light and dark cookies from the same batch—vanilla almond and chocolate almond. These scrumptious […]

Vanilla and Chocolate Almond Cookies


  This refrigerator or icebox cookie recipe makes very good but unusual almond cookies–you can make light and dark cookies from the same batch—vanilla almond and chocolate almond. These scrumptious […]

Vanilla and Chocolate Almond Cookies



This is a great dessert—kind of a cross between apple pie and pumpkin pie. It’s perfect at harvest time and is great for Thanksgiving. It’s an easy dessert and quick […]

Pumpkin and Apple Crisp Recipe