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Every kid (and big person) loves brownies and there is not much easier on a busy day than a brownie mix.  But brownies can be messy with crumbs on the […]

How to Make Back-to-School Brownies



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!




Again we paired chocolate with pumpkin for this really nifty-looking, scrumptious dessert. It’s a great holiday or seasonal dessert but since canned pumpkin is available anytime, you can indulge year […]

Chocolate Swirled Pumpkin Cheesecake




Pancake syrup is sugar syrup made with flavors, juice, or maple. Candy popcorn is made with a sugar syrup cooked to the softball stage.    Why not cook a pancake syrup […]

How to Make Candy Popcorn with Pancake Syrup


Caramel Recipe (For Caramel Apples or Candy) This makes great caramel, better than the caramel that you buy in the store and is way easier than unwrapping a million little […]

Caramel Recipe



Easy Homemade Egg Noodles Recipe “I really love these noodles.”–Katie Ingredients 2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1/3 cup water Directions […]

How to Make Homemade Noodles




 How to Make Stuffed Burgers (with or without a stuffed burger press)   We discovered stuffed burgers a long time ago.  But they were simple affairs. We would grind up […]

Nine Ways to Make Stuffed Burgers


This is our all-time favorite chicken skillet dinner—chicken and new potatoes slathered in sour cream. We’ve been making it for years, ever since we lived in Alaska where we grew […]

Chicken and New Potatoes Skillet Dinner



5-Minute Fudge from the Prepared Pantry
This fudge is so easy that it’s ridiculous. Just mix it up in a bowl, stick it in the microwave to melt the chocolate, and pour it into a pan. […]

5-Minute Fudge




We love to feed people in our store!  We love food and we love people. A while back we served breakfast calzones in the store.  We bought five dozen eggs, […]

How To Make Breakfast Calzones


Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake With only four ingredients and three steps, this is an easy flourless cake. And it’s scrumptious—perfect to make for your family or sweetheart. As with other […]

Flourless Chocolate Cake in 3 Easy Steps



  Ice Cream Concentrate Pies Leprechaun Pie Easy Strawberry Cream Pie St. Patrick’s Leprechaun Pie Lemonade Pie  

Frozen Pie Recipes


Do your sales go up or down when you offer more products? Amazon thinks they go up.  In their internal studies, they found a 70% correlation between the number of […]

Psychology of Choice



Delicious Chocolate Macaroons | The Prepared Pantry
We really like macaroons.  These egg white-based cookies come in such interesting varieties—vanilla, chocolate, and cherry for starters.  Most of us think of coconut when we think of macaroons but […]

Heavenly Macaroons Recipe