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Celebrate Women’s History Month
March is National Women’s History Month and it is a perfect time to celebrate all the amazing recipes and baked goods that women have handed down and preserved through the centuries. In A Fine Dessert, author Emily Jenkins takes us through four centuries following four different families and…..
Craftsy Has a Fabulous Class on Pie Crust
This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. What is it about pie crust? The prospect of making it strikes fear in bakers. I learned by watching my Nana and she never…..
How to Win a Baking Contest
I judged a pudding contest yesterday. I am still full – but such is the plight of the judge. What I wanted to do here was write about how you, as a contestant, can have a better chance at winning. Of course many contests…..
A Trip of a Lifetime to Tanzania to Study Chocolate at the Source
Yes, the title is a mouthful, but the following post is by Lawren Askinosie (seen above in patterned pants) of Askinosie Chocolate and her company does indeed have a Chocolate University. Years ago her then new company came to my attention as a…..
Rose Levy Beranbaum’s New Book, The Baking Bible, is Coming Soon
All the buzz is about Rose Levy Beranbaum‘s forthcoming book, The Baking Bible. We received our advanced copy, took it into the kitchen, baked and played with it and will be reporting all about it in late October. But for…..
A Centennial Farm of Georgia
Our Test Kitchen was sent a care package from Oliver Farm near Pitts, Georgia. This Wilcox County farm was named as a Centennial Farm by the state of Georgia denoting the fact that the working farm has been owned and operated by the same family for 100 years or…..
Nestlé debuted their semisweet chocolate morsels 75 years ago, which is cause for a celebration in my book. Recently, I became a bit obsessed with recreating the original chocolate-chip cookie recipe that started the craze. Back in the 1930s, Ruth Wakefield whipped these cookies up in the kitchen of her…..Continue Reading •••