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The local school district was sponsoring a science fair and they asked me to do a kitchen demonstration; one that demonstrated a principle of science.  I chose buttermilk syrup. They […]

The Secret to Buttermilk Syrup


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




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



“Best peanut brittle ever,” is what several customers in the store said.  Of course, “free” makes it go a long ways toward “best” but it is very good brittle.  The […]

Salted Peanut Brittle Recipe


This is a traditional gingerbread made with robust spices—most notably, ginger—and molasses.  We think the flavor is just right but you can reduce the ginger if you like. A tangy […]

Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce



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


Steps to making a soda float
GET THESE SYRUPS! Make the best drinks of the summer. Fill a tall glass with ice cream, add little soda pop, then drizzle a dessert syrup on top. Make the […]

Great drinks. Good times. Great Summer.




These rich biscuits are quick and easy to make.  The secret ingredient is cottage cheese. The addition of fresh chives gives the biscuit a full-bodied flavor. Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose […]

Cheese and Chive Biscuits



Ingredients 2 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoons salt zest from one orange 1/4 teaspoon coriander or 1/2 teaspoon […]

Apricot Orange Biscuits


This is a classic butter-based biscuit recipe with nuts added and made just a little sweeter than most. It works marvelously well with a soup and for breakfast served with […]

Southern Pecan Biscuits



Chicken is so versatile. This recipe calls for pairing the chicken with a cornbread dressing that is loaded with nuts and apple bits. You can use any leftover cornbread. We […]

Roast Chicken with Apple Cornbread Dressing


You make these biscuits just as you would biscuits made with butter or shortening.  The principles are the same.  We think you will like the extra richness of the cream […]

Cream Cheese Biscuit Recipe



In this recipe, acidic buttermilk reacts with baking soda, an alkaline, to make tall light biscuits.  You still should be able to taste a bit of the buttermilk. Ingredients 3 […]

Classic Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe


Ingredients 2 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 pound (one stick) cold butter 1 cup plus one […]

Easiest Buttermilk Biscuits



Biscuits can be made with sour cream instead of buttermilk.  Sour cream is acidic like buttermilk and will react with baking soda.  Unlike buttermilk, sour cream is high in fat […]

Sour Cream Biscuit Recipe


In this mix, acidic buttermilk reacts with baking soda, an alkaline, to make tall light biscuits.  You still should be able to taste a bit of the buttermilk. Editor’s notes:  […]

Classic Buttermilk Biscuits



What makes this easy is the lemonade concentrate.  Add water, pureed strawberries, and maybe some strawberry flavor and you’re done.  If you want it carbonated, add dry ice. Carbonating your […]

Easy Strawberry Lemonade or Lemonade Soda Pop


Understand these principles for great biscuits and yours will always be a success. 1. Make certain that your oven is hot—usually 425 degrees. The hot oven gives the dough a […]

Principles for great biscuits