Cream Biscuits with Strawberry Balsamic Jam

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In my years of baking and teaching, I have found that people are leery of making pie crusts and biscuits.  The one thing both of these usually have in common is cutting in the butter.  How about a recipe for the best biscuits ever with no butter – period. This has to be the easiest biscuit recipe […]

Strawberry Cake – A Little Slice of Heaven

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This Strawberry  Cake was originally designed for my Frostings and Fillings Zoom class. It illustrated the American Buttercream in the middle and whipped cream as the finish.  A combination of my favorite White cake that appeared in  From 1 Recipe Comes Multiple Cake Layers and the incomparable Strawberry Buttercream, intensely flavored with powdered freeze dried strawberries, comes this elegant cake fit for […]

Belgian Waffles with Berry Compote

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This Belgian Waffles with Berry Compote blog was posted years ago.  Sometimes it is fun to revisit recipes I had forgotten about and this is one of them.  It came directly from the International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot when we visited Disney World in Florida ten years ago.

May is Fresh Strawberry Month

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While the month of May is designated Fresh Strawberry Month, you can hardly miss it as you grocery shop.  We love strawberries and eat them plain, on ice cream, in smoothies, yogurt parfaits, on cereal – any and every way. Here are some past blogs that highlight this favorite fruit.  Almost all can be made […]

Fried or Baked Doughnuts – Your Choice

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There are two different types of doughnuts – baked or fried.  All the recipes I have seen have distinctly different recipes for them. The fried doughnuts are yeast recipes that rise to great heights, light in texture and medium brown.  The baked doughnuts are smaller, baking powder driven and more compact.  There is no right or […]