Category Archives: Baking

Cook’s Country taste tests Ready Made Pie Crusts

Premade pie shells

Homemade pie crust is the best option when you are baking pies, and although they can sometimes be intimidating to make, it only takes a little practice to get the technique of making a very flaky pie crust down. That being said, ready made pie crusts are very convenient and can be a time-saving solution for many bakers who want to put together a pie ... Read More »

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If you’re getting a little tired of pumpkin pie already this season, you might want to consider another pumpkin dessert for Thanksgiving. Natasha’s Kitchen baked some elegant Pumpkin Creme Brulees that look so delicious, no one will miss the pie. The creme brulee is flavored with pumpkin puree and a touch of cinnamon, but also has heavy cream to make it rich and eggs to ... Read More »

How to roll out pie dough (video)

Rolling out pie dough

There are two things that would be pie-bakers find to be intimidating: making the pie dough and then rolling it out. The technique used for making pie dough – cutting butter/shortening in to a flour mixture – is used for many types of baked goods, including scones and biscuits. The technique for rolling out pie dough is really only used for making pies. Fortunately, if ... Read More »

What kind of pie plate is the best?

Pie plate stack

Pie plates are usually made of one of three materials: metal, ceramic or glass. Metal pie pans range from thin, disposable aluminum pans that might come with a store-bought graham cracker crust to heavy duty steel pans. Glass pie pans, which includes Pyrex brand plates, and ceramic pans are typically thicker and heavier than metal pans. There are so many pie plates to choose from, ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

The Tart Cranberry Cherry Pie that Pass the Sushi whipped up sounds like it would be a great addition to any Thanksgiving table. The pie features a filling of tart red cherries and fresh cranberries, accented with some orange and ginger. Those flavors make a winning combination in any form, but work especially well when served up in a buttery pie crust with a scoop ... Read More »

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Cookie Monster Cooking‘s Brownie Sandwich Cookies are like making your own Halloween Oreo’s because these chocolate sandwich cookies have a bright orange filling that is perfect for celebrating Halloween. Unlike Oreo’s, however, the cookies are fudgy and brownie-like, delivering a lot of chocolate flavor. The filling is a simple vanilla buttercream that is a nice contrast for the richness of the cookies. A few drops ... Read More »

Sweet and Scary Must-Try Halloween Treats


Halloween is a holiday that is all about having fun. You can go all-out with scary decorations, glowing pumpkins and lavish costumes. You can have just as much fun with your baked goods this time of year, as well. It’s a chance to be creative and try things that you probably wouldn’t do for one of the more “serious” holidays! Here are some of my ... Read More »

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The Novice Chef‘s Pumpkin Dream Cake looks like a showstopper. The tender cake has three tall layers of moist pumpkin cake sandwiched together with fluffy maple cream cheese frosting. Although it is a towering cake, it looks as light as a pillow – and when you take a bite, you won’t be disappointed because the cake really is that tender and soft. This could easily ... Read More »

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