The different types of pie crusts

When making a pie crust there are usually two ways to do it. A plain flour and butter crust can be used for both sweet and savory types of pies. Sweeter crusts made of crushed cookie crumbs are lovely for frozen custard pies. If these two types of crusts are so popular, why would someone […]

The benefits of slow cooker use

The slow cooker, also known as a crock pot, is not a new culinary gadget. These super handy appliances have been around for decades. Home cooks first discovered the benefits of using a slow cooker in 1971 and have never looked back.  There are numerous benefits to using a slow cooker. They are convenient, portable and […]

The Light and Dark Holiday Fruitcake Recipe

Fruitcakes of the world bear one of two major characteristics, apart from being special cakes that contain fruits and nuts: alcoholic and non-alcoholic. And then there are dark and light fruitcakes on top of that. The end result looks like a dense, delicate concoction chock full of scrumptious wonder and, with the addition of alcohol, […]