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There are lots of breakfast pizzas. We like this one. It’s a twist on the breakfast sandwiches that you get at the drive-through, a combination of eggs, ham, and cheddar […]

Country Breakfast Pizza Recipe


Aubrey comes in every morning at 6:00 to bake for a couple hours before school.  At sixteen going on seventeen, she’s a remarkably good baker.  (Way to go Aubrey’s Mom!)  […]

How to Bake Perfect Brownies Every Time






There are lots of recipes online for various potato casseroles.  The most famous of the potato casseroles may be a Shepherd’s Pie.  It’s a great way to use those leftover […]

Easy Meal: How to Make a Shepherd’s Pie


We always look at the dessert menus in restaurants.  If there is something intriguing, we order it.  The waiters probably think it strange that we’re studying their desserts instead of […]

Cinnamon Bun Sundaes



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


The Crust 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/2 cup butter, melted Preheat the oven to 350. Mix the sugar into the crumbs. Place the sweetened […]

The Perfect Cheesecake Recipe



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




Sometimes it’s the little things, 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 be […]

Thirteen Tips for Perfect Cookies


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



New Twists on a Familiar Theme -Alice Osborne The familiar theme? Salads served up in a salad bowl. The new twist? Layered, sog-free salad in a canning jar! This isn’t […]

Mason Jar Salads


Pizzeria Meatloaf Ingredients 1 ½ pounds of lean ground beef 2 large eggs 1 small can tomato paste ½ cup bread crumbs 1 can olives, chopped ¾ cup chopped red […]

Mini Meat Loaf Recipes




This is the recipe that Merri Ann used for Easter dinner mashed potatoes.  It’s a combination of several recipes that she found on line with her own simple seasoning.  Good […]

Merri Ann’s Crock Pot Potatoes



I wasn’t sure about bacon cupcakes but I must admit, they’re good.  It’s no wonder—chocolate, bacon, and maple are a good, balanced combination. These are made with our Very Fudgy […]

Maple Bacon Cupcakes


Includes Notes on Other “Essentials” Ovens drive me nuts!  The temperature is all over the board. In my experience, they’re not very precise even when new.  But the mechanics of […]

Bread Essentials: Oven Thermometer