Keyword: Filling


You can add a cream cheese filling to any brownie mix.  There are two ways to do this: either swirling the cream cheese filling through the brownie batter or putting […]

Cheesecake Brownies Recipe


I stopped at a bakery café the other day and tried a slice of their zucchini bread. It was extraordinary. They had included pineapple, pecans, coconut, and citron. (It took […]

How to Make Ordinary Recipes Extraordinary




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



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


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 . . .




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


Our Chubby Cherry Filling and Topping is really good so we had to make a cake out of it.  We added Chubby Cherry to the frosting, put it between the […]

Chubby Cherry Whipped Cream Cake



We’re famous for our caramel nut whipped cream.  For two cups of whipping cream, we add two teaspoons of caramel flavor, brown sugar instead of white, and two tablespoons of […]

Caramel Nut Whipped Cream Cake


Huckleberries are a big deal in Idaho and Montana.  There are folks that spend their weekends in late summer searching for and picking huckleberries. Huckleberry jam and even frozen huckleberries […]

Huckleberry Whipped Cream Cake



This is one of my favorites, a very fragrant, fruity cake. We made this cake because we are in love with our apricot flavor.  It’s delightful, smooth, sweet, and authentic. […]

Apricot Cream Cake with a Mango Drizzle


This is a delightful cake, one of the favorites in the store. We topped this cake in several ways.  What you see on this is a light coating of lemon […]

Lemon Cream Cake with Lemon Filling



We originally designed this recipe for a pumpkin sheet cake with a very good cream cheese frosting recipe.  But we used this to make our whipped cream layer cake and […]

Pumpkin Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting


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







Temperature is critical for successful cheesecakes!  Time and oven temperature is important.  The internal temperature of your cheesecake should reach 150 degrees.  You need a good oven thermometer and reliable […]

Four Keys to the Perfect Cheesecake