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Kelli Tracy, who worked in our test kitchen, has been making this chocolate zucchini cake for years.  It’s a hand-me-down recipe and has been around for years.  She was generous […]

Kelli’s Old-Fashioned Chocolate Zucchini Cake


Six Principles of Perfect Cookies Use the Perfect Mix or Recipe. Baking is a science.  Start out with a recipe that is perfectly designed. A professional kitchen lab understands ratios […]

How to Make Perfect Cookies



Once upon a time, back when we were starting the business, we decided we needed to find out just how good our measuring cups really were.  After all, we were […]

The Importance of Measures


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



“Whoever is happy will make others happy too.” -Anne Frank I spent a lot of money taking classes about behavior in organizations, then I got out of school and in […]

Recipe for Happiness


FREE! Learn what they teach in culinary school–without the tuition! Baking is both an art and a science.  Learn how ingredients work, learn the secrets of the pro’s—all for free.  […]

How to Bake: The Art and Science of Baking



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