Tag Archives: baking

Baking isn’t so scary with a crazy cake

Baking.  It’s the one place that can inspire sheer terror in many novices, along with being asked to prepare a holiday dinner.  It doesn’t have to be frightening, and it’s not as difficult as some people would like to convince … Continue reading

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November Baking: Pumpkin Bread

This is the first of the recipes I’ll be posting this month. We’re entering the “hot” season for baking and cooking.  Face it, November has to be the national eating month, with the pinnacle being the American Super Bowl of … Continue reading

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Learning to cheat as a cook

Several years ago, my daughter was mystified how I could “measure” things in the palm of my hand, and why she was completely incapable of doing so.   For the first time, I was teaching someone how to cheat on the … Continue reading

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Holiday baking and the Christmas cookie season

Holiday baking is probably the primary baking season, and the undisputed King of holiday foods is the Christmas cookie. All sizes, shapes, and types make their appearance, some are traditional, some are modern, and some are entirely whimsical.  We even … Continue reading

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