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With only four ingredients and three steps, this is an easy flourless cake. And it’s scrumptious—perfect to make for your sweetheart. As with other flourless chocolate cakes, this is dense […]

Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake




Delight your family and impress your friends with these delightful treats! Use your favorite fruit!  Even if you’ve never made crepes before, you can now! Crepes are simple to make. […]

How to Make Blintzes and Crepes


We all like to save money.  I came across a story in the Reader’s Digest, “40 Supermarket Secrets You Need to Know.”  I thought it had some great suggestions.  But […]

How to Save Money at the Supermarket




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



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


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







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 . . .




We’ve made dozens of brownie variations from a mix.  I started digging through our old recipes to find my favorites.  Here are my top six. The cheesecake brownies above.  Make […]

Six Decadent Brownies You Can Make with a Mix



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!


When our kids were young, Merri Ann would make fritters often. The kids loved them. Back then, we drizzled them in maple syrup.  Now, it’s apricot or buttermilk or butter rum […]

Easy Corn, Pumpkin, and Apple Fritters