Author Archives: Baking Better

English Muffins!

No really, you can make your own English muffins, and it is really easy!  Why would you want to do such a thing?  ’cause you can, and you will know exactly what is in them! You’ll need Milk shortening yeast … Continue reading

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Sweet Moist Cornbread

Here is my favorite recipe for cornbread, and I may be taking liberties calling it that, it is more like a moist cake, but it is delicious.  If you are a cornbread purist and prefer the savory dryer cornbread, and … Continue reading

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Cream Biscuits

Biscuits, you can’t even really say it without a southern drawl! Biscuits are already pretty easy, but these are by far the easiest scratch biscuits that I have ever made, no really, they really are quite easy. Now let’s get … Continue reading

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Baking Powder

Oh how exciting, a post about baking powder, what’s next a video of paint drying? Hang on, there is some good information here. Baking Powder is one of those make or break ingredients in a recipe.  Baking powder and baking … Continue reading

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Dad’s Pie (Graham Cracker Pie)

This was my dad’s favorite pie, his favorite dessert from the Governor’s Restaurant back in Maine, this is my version. Today would have been his 72nd birthday. My dad always joked that he was sure that having a birthday so … Continue reading

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Here is the recipe for my favorite gingersnaps.  These are old fashioned, soft and chewy, just the way I like them.  They have a nice assertive spiciness. And they are really EASY! Preheat oven to 350 degrees Get your stuff! … Continue reading

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Chewy Chocolate Cookies!

How often do you take a bite of a chocolate cookie only to discover that it has almost no flavor and is dry and lifeless?  Do I sound like the introduction to an infomercial? These cookies are intensely chocolate, soft … Continue reading

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Potato Rolls!

Who doesn’t love soft squishy buns? Here is a great recipe for an Amish style potato roll.  No you don’t have to wear a long dress or have a beard without a mustache, and you don’t have to be named … Continue reading

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Pecan Pie!

This is now my “go-to” pecan pie recipe.  I wish that I could take credit for it, but I can’t darn it!  This is a recipe from the fabulous Pioneer Woman.  I want to meet that lady and cook in … Continue reading

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How to make pie crust!

OK, I have to admit, I don’t like making pie crust, but I dislike the refrigerated more.  I love the convenience, but am not crazy over the flavor. So if you want to give homemade pie crust a shot, here’s … Continue reading

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