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Savory Pies

Savory Pies

When you think of a pie, you might picture a fragrant apple pie or a rich chocolate cream pie before you think of a chicken pot pie, but savory pies are just as delicious as their sweeter counterparts. Savory pies offer an almost endless number of options for fillings, including meat, cheese and vegetables, and can be adapted to suit any occasion, from appetizers to ... Read More »

Simply Sensational Cookies

Simply Sensational Cookies

The bar for home cooking and baking has been raised in the past several of years, with more and more people starting to bake and cook actively as a hobby, rather than just cooking to eat. People are using more complex recipes, looking for better and bigger flavors and wanting recipes that deliver a “wow” factor of some kind instead of just an “it’s ok.” ... Read More »

Classic Snacks Made from Scratch

Classic Snacks Made From Scratch

When you walk down the snack aisle in the grocery store, you’ll see all kinds of snacks and treats that bring back memories of weekend cartoons and bagged lunches. You might not always buy these treats on a regular basis these days, but you probably still have a soft spot for them because of the memories that they bring up. One of the reasons that ... Read More »

The Secret Lives of Baked Goods

The Secret Lives of Baked Goods

The Secret Lives of Baked Goods is another book from Jessie Oleson Moore, the author of both the book and blog Cakespy, and it features the histories of some of the most beloved baked goods that we make. The stories attached to all of the recipes on the book describe how the recipes and and their components evolved over time into the very recognizable treats ... Read More »

Make Your Own Soda

Make Your Own Soda: Syrup Recipes for All-Natural Pop, Floats, Cocktails, and More

Simple syrup is a mixture of equal parts water and sugar that many home cooks and bakers are familiar with. It’s a versatile syrup that can be used for sweetening all kinds of things in the kitchen, but it is especially useful when it comes to sweetening drinks. The only problem with simple syrup is that it is very plain, so the drinks that you ... Read More »

Pretzel Making at Home

Pretzel Making at Home

Soft pretzels are a favorite American snack, sold at both malls and at sports games, and enjoyed for their salty taste and chewy texture. But pretzels are much more than a gameday snack. In Germany, as well as neighboring countries, they are as ubiquitous as the baguette is in France and are a popular part of both snacks and regular meals. Pretzel fans will tell ... Read More »

Bake It Like You Mean It: Gorgeous Cakes from Inside Out

Bake Like You Mean It

I tend to think that cakes, especially layer cakes, look the best just after you first slice into them and you can see the moist cake and layers of frosting within. Most of the time, you get what you expect when you slice into a lovely looking cake, but there are also times when the cake surprises you by looking even more impressive on the ... Read More »

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