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Apple Pie Secrets

Apple Pie Secrets

Do you love apple pie?  Ah, can you imagine the delightful aroma of pies baking, the tender, flaky crust, and sweet spicey filling? There are a few secrets to making a great apple pie. Here you’ll find an old-fashioned apple pie recipe and tips to get you baking the best homemade...

Baked Apples Stuffed with Raisins and Pecans

Baked Apples Stuffed with Raisins and Pecans

My mother made baked apples for every fall when I was growing up. As a kid, these were not my favorite dessert but I ate them because, well what kid turns down dessert?!  My Mom always served dessert. We usually had some sort of home-baked goodie such as cake, pie,...

Five Flavor Cake With Six Flavor Glaze

Five Flavor Cake With Six Flavor Glaze

The popularity of cake recipes come and go but this five-flavor cake with six-flavor glaze has been a favorite for generations of families. It must be the delightful combination of lemon, coconut, rum, and vanilla that makes it so good. Ingredients for the Five-Flavor Cake: 1 cup/250 mL (2 sticks)...

Quick As a Mix Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

Quick As a Mix Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect chocolate cake recipe that is quick and easy to make and this chocolate sour cream cake is it! It’s as quick as a mix to but without all those strange ingredients they add to commercial mixes. The ingredients are simple, and so is...

Pressure Cooker Cheesecake in Jars

Pressure Cooker Cheesecake in Jars

This pressure cooker cheesecake is light, creamy and tastes amazing, plus it’s fast and easy! The jars are adorable and make cute mini cheesecakes! I recently purchased an electric pressure cooker and everyone in the Instant Pot community kept raving about the cheesecake they made in theirs. Who knew...

The Secret to a Pretty Crust

Have you ever wondered how to get a beautiful shiny, golden brown crust on your pies, bread and other baked goods? Compare the buns on the left and the right. Which ones looks prettier and way more appetizing? The secret is to glaze or wash the dough with beaten egg just before...

Is It Ok For Children to Eat Frosting?

People often ask me questions and I’m thrilled to answer them but I thought it would also be a good idea to post some of them and the answers here! I hope you find the answer to this question I received by email helpful. “I made cupcakes with buttercream frosting using Watkins...

Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

There are countless chocolate chip cookie recipes but this one is my favorite! They are a bit cake like, not soft, but they’re not hard or crisp either.  I can’t remember where I found the recipe, I have the ingredients (but no method) written on a recipe card. It...

Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread Cookies

It’s the last day of twelve days of Christmas cookies and I’ve saved the best for last, shortbread cookies are my personal favorites! Christmas just wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t have these shortbread cookies. They’re sometimes called melting moments because they are so buttery and tender they...

Top 10 Cookie Baking Tips and Tricks

In order to increase your chances of baking success, here are the top ten cookie baking tips, tricks and techniques to ensure better quality cookies. Tip # 1. Start with fresh, high quality ingredients. Your cookies will only be as good as the ingredients you use to make them....