Baking Tips

Gail shares some of her tried and true baking tips in the articles below.

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Never Go Searching for the Bottom of Your Springform Pan Again!

I can't believe Fall is upon us already, and that means the holidays are soon to follow. I have a ...
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Temperature Malfunctions

I have a pet peeve. Food that is not served at the proper temperature! If I am at a function ...
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Increasing the Lifespan of your Whipped Cream

Desserts topped with whipped cream can be a beautiful thing. However, they can be frustrating as well! Once you whip the cream ...
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Happy 20th Birthday, Bubbles!

Bubbles, my sourdough starter turns twenty years old this year. She and I have been through a lot over the last ...
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A Chef Too Big for His Britches

I just spent a wonderful week traveling through California starting in San Francisco and ending up in Napa Valley! The ...
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Top off Your Cookies

I have a tip for you. If you are baking cookies and you have any leftover nuts, cookies or candy, ...
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Grilling tips for Desserts

Strawberry shortcakes and s'mores are great this time of year, but have you ever entertained the idea of grilling your ...
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Tuiles

Tuile, which is a French word meaning roof tile, is a very thin, crispy wafer cookie. These cookies are very ...
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Missing Julia Child

All those kitchen reality shows are driving me CRAZY! I get why they are so popular. People love to be entertained. They can't ...
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Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Makes approximately 1 quart 1 cup whole milk 1 vanilla bean, sliced in half lengthwise 2 cups heavy cream ¾ ...
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Baking Boot Camp

I can't believe that I am heading into the third week of my baking camp for kids already. The time has ...
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Leftover Bread– It’s Not Just For the Birds

Bread crumbs or French toast are the go to things to do with leftover bread. I get that, but whenever I have some ...
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Camp Cheesecake and So Much More…

This is my favorite time of the year, and it is not just because school is out and the days are ...
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Looking at the Dark Side of Baking Pans

Did you ever wonder why dark clothing makes you feel warmer than lighter clothing? Dark colors do not radiate energy ...
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Grilled Pizza- A Summer Twist on an Old Fav

I get that summer is all about grilling hotdogs, hamburgers, steaks, and chops, but grilling takes on a whole new twist when ...
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Flaky and Loving It

In my opinion the best part of a pie is the crust. The crunchy, buttery, flakes just falling apart as my fork ...
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Highlighting the Summer Bounty

I am going to offer some sound advice now. Be sure to take advantage of all that summer has to offer! If ...
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S’More en Flambe

I was recently invited to the house of good friends for dinner, and as always, I volunteered to bring the dessert ...
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Individual Baked Alaskas

Individual Baked Alaskas Makes 6 Mini Baked Alaskas Ingredients: 6 brownie circles (homemade or store bought) cut out with a ...
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Summer Memories Baking with my Grandma Etta Makes a Wonderful Throwback Thursday

In the summer time, as a little girl, I would stay with my grandma Etta and my grandpa Jack in their ...
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