Making the Perfect Cobbler

The perfect cobber is perfectly juicy, and sweet and has a¬†perfectly crisp and tender top crust….served with a huge scoop of the perfect…(Blue Bell, perhaps)…vanilla ice cream…served straight out of the oven. But perhaps the best thing about cobbler is that it’s just so darn easy to make. Not only that, you can use¬†whatever fruitContinue reading “Making the Perfect Cobbler”

Holiday Baking—Candy

Before the Industrial Revolution in the late 1800s making candy was only done at home during the holidays or by professional candy makers in small specialized shops. Candy was very expensive and considered quite a luxury. During and after the Industrial Revolution, candy became affordable and more readily available. Competition became fierce, and large advertisingContinue reading “Holiday Baking—Candy”

16 Cooking Tips Just in Time for the Ucoming Holiday Baking Season

This time of year brings out the baker in me. The illsbury doughboy and I have an annual affair that ends at the same time that the Christmas tree is taken down. Over our rhitty year relatinoshi, here are a few things that he has taught about baking a cake. Get an oven thermometer…It isContinue reading “16 Cooking Tips Just in Time for the Ucoming Holiday Baking Season”

Pumpkin, Pumpkin…Good for Your Skin

I’m sure that I’m not the only one disappointed that Pumpkin Season has alreadty come and gone… Soon to be replaced with Turkey Season and Peppermint Season… Not to mention deer season, right?!…or make that Deer Season Widow season for many of us… But anyway, what’s a woman to do while her husband is outContinue reading “Pumpkin, Pumpkin…Good for Your Skin”