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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Cherry Crumb Pie Recipe: Easy Comfort Food Dessert

 


This cherry crumb pie is a perfect dessert to make with up and coming 

"little" chefs! 

Kids love getting their hand dirty when baking! This cherry pie is perfect for 

parties, events, gatherings, or a weekend treat. 

 

It is also perfect topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

 

I consider this cherry crumb pie recipe a semi-homemade recipe since it calls 

for a pre-made graham pie crust and canned pie filling. None-the-less, it is 

sweet, tart, and delicious!

 

Cherry Crumb Pie

  •  1 can cherry pie filling (21 ounces)

  •  1 graham crust, prepared

  •  1 tbsp cold water

  •  1 tbsp cornstarch

     

Mix together cornstarch and water in a bowl until smooth.

Stir in pie filling and pour mixture into crust.

 

Prepare topping:

  •  1/3 cup flour

  •  1/3 cup quick oats

  •  2 tbsp sugar

  •  2 tbsp brown sugar

  •  3 tbsp margarine, cold

     

Add flour, oats, and sugars into a bowl and cut in margarine.

Squeeze together with your hands until crumbly.

Sprinkle over filling.

Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly.

Allow to sit for 25 minutes before serving or refrigerate until ready to serve.

 

Tip: If you serve it warm, it may not be fully set and may be hard to serve.

 

Chocolate caramel brownie trifle recipe

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Chocolate caramel brownie trifle

 


This brownie trifle recipe is for all the chocolate and caramel lovers in the world. It is super easy to prepare and assemble. 

I have included a recipe for super simple brownies. You can also use a box brownie mix or any other brownie recipe that you enjoy.  

In my opinion, trifles always taste better after they have been refrigerated overnight. It allows all of the textures and flavors to blend together beautifully.  

 

Chocolate Caramel Trifle

  • 2 boxes of instant chocolate pudding, prepared

  • 1 batch of brownies, prepared and cubed

  • 1 container of whipped topping

  • Hot fudge sauce*

  • Hot caramel sauce*


Bake brownies: Super simple brownie recipe - no mixer required

Brownies can easily be baked the day before.

 

Layer all of your ingredients: this looks pretty layered in a clear bowl.

  • 1 layer of pudding

  • 1 layer of cubed brownies

  • Drizzle hot fudge and caramel over brownies

  • 1 layer whipped topping

  • Repeat all of the above layers.

Top with hot fudge and/or caramel and swirl.

 

Reese's brownies with icing 

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Cottage Life: Pastry Arts Magazine

 


Hello, friends! I am excited, happy, and proud to announce my new column in Pastry Arts Magazine...Cottage Life. There's nothing like taking what you love, for me that is baking and writing, and using it to help others be successful.

The purpose of the column is to help guide cottage bakers in their business journey. I offer helpful information, tips, and ideas to help cottage food operators create a thriving business for themselves.

This particular article is titled: Menu Selection and Pricing... How should cottage food operators create and price a menu for success?


I would love for you to take a look:

 



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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Breakfast banana split recipe

Breakfast banana splits are perfect for adults and children, for breakfast or brunch. 

You can double up the recipe to make it a meal. 

Breakfast Banana Splits

2 Bananas, peeled, sliced in half length wise, then each half cut in half (8 pieces total)
1 8oz. container of yogurt, any flavor
8 Tablespoons of strawberry or blueberry pie filling (or both)
8 Tablespoons of crushed pineapple
8 Tablespoons of granola, recipe below or use Nature Valley crunchy granola bars


In a small bowl, add 2 pieces of banana.
Place a dollop of yogurt over the bananas.
Put 2 tablespoons of pie filling over yogurt in each bowl.
Then add 2 tablespoons of pineapple over the pie filling.
Finish each bowl with 2 tablespoons of granola.

This recipe serves 4 people. 

Monday, March 28, 2022

Homemade granola recipe

Homemade granola makes a healthy snack!
You can save money by making your own and save on chemicals and preservatives too! 
 
Granola makes a great cereal, ice cream topping, and  additive to yogurt for breakfast! It is also tasty by the handfuls as a snack.

Honey Granola
12 cups quick oats (not instant)
1 1/2 cups sweetened coconut flakes
1 1/2 cup nuts, chopped
2 cups honey
2/3 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups raisins

*Choose your favorite variety of nut for this recipe. 
*Use vegetable oil, olive oil, or avocado oil.

Heat oven to 350 degrees. 
In a large bowl combine, oats, coconut, raisins and nuts. Mix well.
In another bowl combine, honey, oil & vanilla. Pour over oat mixture. Stir to coat.
Place on 2 non-stick foil lined cookie sheets and bake for 25-30 minutes.
Let cool and place in an air-tight container to store.


Friday, March 11, 2022

How Home Bakers (Cottage Bakers) or Bakeries can find new customers

How to find clients


Let's take a look at how home business bakers or bakery owners can find clients. There are several easy ways to go about this.

Podcasts
Look for baking-related podcasts and reach out about doing a guest episode. To narrow it down even further, look for local podcasts of any genre and reach out about being a guest on an episode.

Network
Look on MeetUp for local business groups. Go and network your business. Also, look into joining the local Chamber of Commerce. They will also host networking events for local business owners.

Network on Social Media
Be sure to share to social media daily and use proper hashtags relating to what you do and the city you serve. Create useful and relevant content.

Blogs
Reach out to local bloggers and see if they will do a guest post about your business.

Referrals
Ask your customers to refer your business to others. Offer an incentive.

Newsletters
Send out a monthly newsletter to your customers and ask them to forward it to others who would be interested in your business.

Partner with Local Businesses
Ask them if you can leave business cards in their shops and offer to hand theirs out to your customers.

Contact Information:
Be sure you have your contact information easily visible on your website and social channels.

Facebook Ads
Run a Facebook ad and target people in your city. For example, you can run a $10 ad and reach a decent amount of people.

Marketing tips:
Be sure your products look appealing
Keep your pricing in the range for your city
Promote your work regularly
Market to your location
Create an amazing customer experience 

 

 Family history, traditions, and comfort food

Get crazy with your brownies

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Winter and Holiday Baking: Monkey bread recipe

 


Ever wonder how monkey bread got its name? It is said that the stacked bread resembles a barrel of monkeys. I'm not sure about that, but what I am sure about is that this recipe tastes delicious and is perfect for a cool weather treat.

Monkey Bread

    4 packages buttermilk biscuits
    2 tsp cinnamon
    ½ cup sugar
    1 cup brown sugar
    1 stick margarine or butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together cinnamon and sugar on a plate.
Cut biscuits into quarters.
Coat with cinnamon sugar mixture.
Place coated biscuits into a bunt pan.
Melt brown sugar and margarine in a glass microwave bowl for 1 minute. Stir.
Pour melted mixture over biscuits.
Bake for 30 minutes or until biscuits are cooked through.
Let rest 10 minutes and flip over onto a platter. 

Apple pie fritter bread recipe

Ice box cake recipe