Pear and Walnut Crisp

Pear and Walnut Crisp photo

Pears are one of my current food passions. Cold and busy days mean it is time for comforting food and this Pear and Walnut Crisp is perfect.

Slow Cooker Desserts Published!

Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce

It’s official! We are excited to announce that our newest book, Slow Cooker Desserts, Oh So Easy, Oh So Delicious!, is published and ready for you to enjoy. September 1st is finally here and so is our new book! Yipeeeeeeeee!!! This has been so exciting for us! We have loved baking in our Crock-Pots® since [...]

Blackberry Galette

Blackberry Galette

Summer cooking should be fun and relaxed. It has been so hot and humid here that no one wants to spend hours in the kitchen—but the summer produce is at its height. Mouthwatering, sweet, and juicy.  The Saturday farmers’ market is bursting with local farmers showcasing berries, tomatoes, peaches and corn. How can you use [...]

Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler

It seems like clockwork each summer–fresh peaches equals pie or cobbler. After visiting the farmers market and selecting the best peaches we could find it was definitely cobbler time. Lots of wonderful childhood memories pop into mind when the word cobbler is mentioned. You may look at this picture and say cobbler? I don’t think so.

Strawberry Hand Tarts

Strawberry Hand Tarts

Is it time for strawberry shortcake? Or strawberry pie? Or just eating strawberries fresh, one after another? Yes to all of these, but one mark of the strawberry season for me is a batch of strawberry hand tarts.

Crescent pastry

Coffee Cake

It happens! Some days I cave and go straight to the easy way out. No, I am not always proud but hey, I am human. Yes, I went to pastry school and yes, I travelled to Paris with Julia Child and have attended more pastry school presentations than I can count. The trip to France [...]

Fresh Peach Pie

Peach Pie

Summertime conjures up so many fond memories both of activities and food. You can’t recall past summers and not remember peaches. The rosy, ripe jewels and that juice that drips from your chin to your toes. Awh, yes, when peaches are ripe and at their peak their is no better memory. My peach memory from [...]

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Merinque Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie Yes! The sun is shining and there is a brightness with the lingering daylight that definitely feeds my soul. Think Spring and think eggs, don’t you agree? Check out the facts on the difference between white shell and brown shell eggs at my article on the Kansas City Star’s Chow Town Blog. [...]

Banana Cream Pie

banana cream pie #1

Easy as pie! How many times have you heard this expression? Pie really can be very easy, very comforting, very tasty and very affordable. Don’t sweat the small stuff. If the thought of a homemade crust is more than you can bare, simply use one of the pie crusts that are premade and in the [...]

Strawberry Fields Forever


It has been a strawberry filled summer and summer hasn’t even arrived. Every year I promise myself that I will find a luscious strawberry patch, pick berries and enjoy the fruits of my labor. Sadly, years have raced by and either I couldn’t locate a strawberry picking farm or I was out of town during [...]