Summer Entertaining A Pocketful Of Rosy Sunshine Peach Melba Turnovers showcase the tree-ripened beauties we patiently await each summer & a Southerner’s love of flaky pie crust prepared with a smidgen of good grit. Just the right amount of sweetness balances the miniature jewels drizzled with an effortless Buttermilk-Vanilla Glaze adding a casual warmth that invites guests to […]
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Summer Entertaining County Road 31 By far the most handsome in the stable, Diablo held a dignified stature at the farm in rural Alabama. His coat stark white with a pattern of splotchy, dotted markings that began near his mane & trailed off about mid-saddle in the uncanny shade of Benjamin Moores’ Abyss. I had never been […]
Cooking & Baking Essentials How To Peel, Pit & Slice Peaches From mid-May through the end of August, baskets of fuzzy, ripe peaches grace our produce stands across the South. You should certainly have a plan as to how you would like to best enjoy this delicious fruit. Clingstone varieties are the first to emerge which means […]
Cooking & Baking Essentials How To Make A Lattice Pie Crust Design Lattice patterns can be created by weaving together a chosen medium to form a grid. Generally, the idea refers to garden elements such as trellises made from lumber but the same approach can be replicated in the kitchen when making a scrumptious lattice […]
Summer Entertaining A Star Spangled Celebration Homemade double crust apple pie. It doesn’t get any more patriotic than that. A sweet, tart mix of apple varieties along with a simple upper crust pastry design that salutes our great nation will have you star struck. No diamond in the rough here but a miniature cutter is […]
Cooking & Baking Essentials How To Select Apples For Pie & Pastry Applications Choosing the right variety of apples for baking can mean the difference between a well-balanced, firm slice of pie to a saturated dough filled with super sweet, mealy applesauce. With a multitude of choices available at the produce stand, it can be […]
Cooking & Baking Essentials How To Make A Quilted Star Upper Crust Design An Americana-style star pattern stands at attention grabbing the hearts of those who love to celebrate our nation’s independence. Layout this upper crust design with a recipe of Buttermilk-Cornmeal Pastry Dough & a few unassuming tools. Miniature cookie cutters are a wonderful source of inspiration […]
Summer Entertaining How To Make A Beautiful Cherry Pie The promise of homemade cherry pie will lure anyone over for a slice. When cherries are abundant the plump, sweet fruit is hard to resist. Queen Of Hearts Cherry Pie uses a blend of cherries, raspberries & strawberries to give the filling a bright red hue. Sometimes cherries […]
Cooking & Baking Essentials How To Pit Fresh Cherries A thimble to a seamstress is a piping tip to a pastry chef when it comes to pitting a pound or two of bright, sweet lovelies. If you don’t have a cherry pitter, this unassuming tool can complete the task quickly. Fresh cherries are at their […]
Cooking & Baking Essentials How To Make A Queen Of Hearts Pie Crust One of the most effortless ways to add instant style to a pie crust is by adding a decorative edge of cut shapes on the lip of the plate. If you keep the pattern simple, only one recipe of the Buttermilk-Cornmeal Pastry […]
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