Keyword: Fruit



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



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


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






The Perfect Summer Fare Pannekoeken and German pancakes are perfect for summer.  It’s a great way to take advantage of the seasonal harvest from berries through apples—even though putting syrup […]

A Guide to German Pancakes and Pannekoeken


I’ve often referred to pannekoeken as a Dutch version of a German pancake.  That is, until some nice man said, “There is nothing German” about a pannekoeken! But you can […]

Pannekoeken, German Pancakes, and Fruit




Syrups are easy to make.  They’re a mixture of water, sugar, a flavor, and maybe a thickener.  Juice can be substituted for the water. You can use the syrup on your pancakes.  We have often used […]

What Can You Make with a Syrup?




A silky, smooth vanilla custard makes a wonderful filling for crepes.  In this case, we made raspberry crepes but you cans substitute strawberries or blueberries.  If it’s peach season, make […]

Berry Vanilla Custard Crepes




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



The strawberry season is upon us.  Mid-April berries, at least in our area—are not as good as May berries but if you shop carefully, you can get good berries at […]

Two Easy Ways to Make Strawberry Pies!


We’re serving crunch cake in our store this week: blueberry lemon, caramel peach, raspberry chocolate, mixed berry. The crunch comes from a layer of toasted, sliced almonds on top of […]

Crunchy Almond Topped Cakes and Muffins




For brunch, we like to be just a touch extravagant. We made this for Saturday brunch recently and it was fabulous. Best of all, it was quick and easy.                                                                                                              […]

Blueberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast




“You’ll never go back to plain vanilla whipped cream.” We tell people that all the time.  It’s true.  Let them taste caramel whipped cream.  Caramel whipped cream is stunning. Make […]

How to Design your Own Fancy Whipped Cream