Pie brings happiness…and we can all use a dose or two of cheerful joy!
“Would you like to bake something,” I asked Little Missy? With a grin that erupted from her sweet ten-year-old face, “Can we?” was her enthusiastic reply! Many of you Dear Readers have followed the baking journey of my granddaughter since the inaugural penning of these baking chat columns. Time to gather with our grandchildren, Little […]
Do you ever consider the beauty within the mundane things of life, Dear Readers? Look within the perimeters of nature. Simple beauty is ever present. One might not surmise that little kitchen gadgets offer beauty in simplicity, too. But, they do! Tucked inside a kitchen pantry are tools that can transform a ho-hum dessert into a […]
Oh, those Germans! They know how to bake! “Schnecken” is proof of that, Dear Readers! Gather a few ingredients such as flour, sugar, butter, cinnamon, salt, and yeast, and you are in Ready, Set, Go mode to make “Schnecken.” What in the world is “Schnecken,” you might ask? Initially, this Come-and-Get-‘Em treat is a beautifully […]
In the world of baking, numbers are second nature, Dear Readers. Pan sizes, ingredient measurements, scale weight versus volume, and oven temperature and time settings indeed play astounding roles in the creation of a taste-tempting dessert. With a meager amount of ingredients and craft-home-inspired techniques, numbers on a recipe are boosted into an exciting taste […]
Music soothes my soul and has done so since I was a preschooler. Perhaps, Dear Readers, that is why as a five-year-old child, my parents introduced me to a lady of musical distinction. Her name was Miss Belle Mehus—the grand dame of piano in North Dakota. I became her pupil—and for the next 13 years, […]