Slab Apple Pie with Easy Crumb Topping

slice of slab apple pie on plate next to apples

This easy-to-prepare Slab Apple Pie takes just minutes to assemble. It’s delicious and simple, and a huge hit for fall. Bake one for now and stash an extra in the freezer. Apple pie is almost a perfect food. What with its buttery, flaky crust, sweet filling, and crunchy, nutty topping, an apple pie makes an […]

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Fresh baked Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are the perfect treat for harvest parties and fall celebrations. Bake up a dozen today! Some days you just want a little treat. Nothing big. Just a few bites of sweet to top off a meal or to go with a mid-afternoon coffee break. Homemade is best, […]

8 Steps for Better Cookie Baking

oatmeal cookies on a white plate with glass of milk

Bake someone happy today. Include cookies. And make it easy on yourself with these eight simple steps to better cookie baking. Pictured: Cranberry Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies C is for cookie. It’s good enough for me. Truer words were never spoken. Who doesn’t have fond memories of the Cookie Monster gobbling down cookies in a flurry of […]

How to Make Hot Cocoa from Scratch

hot cocoa in red mugs on tray with toppings

Morning hot cocoa is only about five minutes away and contains just five ingredients. Enjoy a hot cup of this easy, affordable chocolatey goodness. Full day of skiing and sledding? Camping trip? Just a cozy day at home? A hot chocolatey drink is just the ticket on many a day. When we want a sweet, […]

How to Make S’mores Indoors (in the oven!)

S’Mores made in the oven

You can make s’mores indoors in rain or shine with this easy recipe. Learn how you can make smores in the oven and it’s so quick, you’ll have chocolate on your face in less than five minutes. You had great plans for a campout, but a major storm came through right before you hit the […]

How to Make a Fruit Tray

tray of berries with toppings on the side

Want to serve a fruit tray at your next gathering? Not sure how to swing it so that it looks pretty? No problem. Follow these easy tips to make pretty fruit platters with very little work. Party season approaches! Passover, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, weddings, graduations, baby showers, not to mention the endless parade […]

Pat in Pan Pie Crust

Making pie crust from scratch is like kid’s play when you use my Gramma John’s Pat in Pan Pie Crust recipe. It’s simple and delicious and easy for kids and adults alike! intro   Do you see how HAPPY that child is? He just made his first pie crust. He’s so incredibly proud of doing […]

Homemade Pies: Tips, Tools, & Recipes

Want to learn to make stellar pies? I gotcha covered. Check out these tips, tools, and homemade pies you can dig into today. Pictured: Toffee Dream Pie If you’re a fan of pie, then you’re going to want to learn how to make homemade pie. You just can’t have one without the other. Not really.  […]