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Tips for Troubleshooting Pie Crusts

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Pie crusts are intimidating to many bakers because we always hear how difficult and temperamental they are to make. Pie crusts are not that difficult to make, but there are quite a few problems that you can encounter with them and, unfortunately, sometimes you won’t know what is wrong with a pie until after you have baked it, so make sure to read through these ... Read More »

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkin pie is a traditional part of than Thanksgiving meal for many families, such as staple that it is as expected as the turkey. I am a big pumpkin pie fan myself, but there are times when I am hosting people who just aren’t pie lovers or I simply want to do something a little different with my pumpkin while still making a dessert that ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

This is a wonderful time of year because there are so many opportunities for baking, with several major holidays just around the corner and regular holiday parties and events with friends. You don’t need an excuse to bake, of course, but it never hurts to have an excuse to make something a little extra special for dessert. Use Real Butter made Rolled Pistachio Baklava. These ... Read More »

Flaky Sour Cream Biscuits

Flaky Sour Cream Biscuits

Biscuits are a quick and easy thing to make when you want to serve bread as a side dish, either on a weeknight or during a big holiday meal like Thanksgiving. I often use buttermilk in my biscuits because it adds a nice flavor to them and helps to tenderize the dough. Buttermilk isn’t the only ingredient that makes a great biscuit, however, and these ... Read More »

Muffin Tops Baking Cups

Muffin Tops Fred

There are a few definitions of “muffin tops.” One is the delicious top portion of a muffin that has just the right ratio of golden exterior to fluffy interior. For some, muffin tops are even better than whole muffins. The other definition of a muffin top is a little bit less delicious and refers, according to Wikipedia, to “overhanging fat that spills over the waistline ... Read More »

Raspberry Cranberry Sauce

Raspberry Cranberry Sauce

Homemade cranberry sauce is easy to make and a fresh batch is sure to brighten up the Thanksgiving table in a way that store-bought cranberry sauce never will. I love that you can really customize homemade sauce, adjusting the sugar, spices and other ingredients to suit your tastes. Once you make one batch, you learn just how easy it is to make your own sauce ... Read More »

Easy As Pie Pops: Small in Size and Huge on Flavor and Fun

Easy As Pie Pops: Small in Size and Huge on Flavor and Fun

Pie pops are the pie’s answer to cake pops: bite-sized pies that sit atop a stick that deliver just as much cuteness as they do flavor. Easy As Pie Pops: Small in Size and Huge on Flavor and Fun is a cookbook devoted to these little treats, with dozens of recipes so that you can make your own and tips that will help them to ... Read More »

Loaded Potato Pinwheels

Loaded Potato Puffs

The 46th annual Pillsbury Bake Off competition was held last week in Las Vegas. The contest is the largest cooking contest in the world, with a grand prize of $1 million dollars for the creator of the winning recipe. For the past few years, the winning recipes have been sweet treats – cookies and other desserts – but this year the winner was something a ... Read More »

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