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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 »

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 »

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 »

Pear and Pistachio Scones

Pear and Pistachio Scones

Pears don’t get all the stage time apples do when it comes to fall baking, but they can be a great fruit to work for baking desserts and other treats because they have a unique and delicious flavor. These Pear and Pistachio Scones are just one of many ways to incorporate pears into your baking this season. These easy to make scones include both pears ... Read More »

Bite Size Salted Caramel Pecan Pies

Bite Size Salted Caramel Pecan Pies

Most pecan pies have a gooey, syrupy center that lacks flavor because they are made with corn syrup. This syrup gives the pies a smooth texture, but I prefer to use things like maple syrup and honey because they give the finished pie a lot more flavor than corn syrup would and they showcase the pecans wonderfully. I’m a big salted caramel fna and it ... Read More »

Crustless Ginger Pear Custard Pie

Pear Custard Pie

The pie crust can be the best part of a pie, with a light and flaky texture that adds crunch to a pie filling and helps hold everything together. Pie crust is also the bane of many pie-bakers’ existences and there are many people out there who simply avoid baking pies to avoid having to make a pie crust. This Crustless Ginger Pear Custard Pie ... Read More »

Brûléed Pumpkin Pie

Brulee Pumpkin Pie

Creme brûlées are a dessert that never goes out of style. The silky custard is rich and satisfying, but it is that crackly, caramelized top that keeps people ordering it again and again. Creme brûlées aren’t the only dessert where you can brûlée the top and that same caramel layer can instantly elevate other desserts as well. This Brûléed Pumpkin Pie is the perfect example, ... Read More »

Flaky Vinegar Pie Crust

Vinegar Pie Crust

The basic ingredients in a pie crust are butter, flour, salt and water. I typically add in a little bit of sugar, even if I’m making a savory pie, because it helps the crust to brown more. One ingredient that you can add to a pie crust that is a little more unusual is vinegar. Vinegar helps tenderize pie dough because it slightly inhibits gluten ... Read More »

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