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Celebrate National Dog Day with Homemade Dog Treats

Happy National Dog Day! Recognized on August 26, National Dog Day is a time to celebrate our canine companions and acknowledge the need for dog rescue and adoption. National Dog Day, founded in 2004 by Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige, is a great day to spoil your favorite four-legged friend with homemade dog treats. … Continue reading Celebrate National Dog Day with Homemade Dog Treats

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5 Summer Drinks To Perk Up Your Parties

When it’s party time, refreshments are expected. Go beyond the basic bottled beverage route by whipping up something your guests have never tried. These summer drinks will perk up your parties well into the fall months. The following factions of summer drinks come from a day-and-age where entertaining was easy. Find a descriptor that perks … Continue reading 5 Summer Drinks To Perk Up Your Parties

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Baking with Buttermilk, Milk and Sour Cream

Baking with buttermilk. milk and sour cream. Which one is best? The short answer…they all have their place in the kitchen. But one of them seems to shine above the rest. We asked Chef Eddy Van Damme, Imperial’s world-renowned chef affectionately known as the “Prince of Pastry,” to weigh in on each ingredient. “A lot … Continue reading Baking with Buttermilk, Milk and Sour Cream

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Types of Flour Best For Baking

You’re ready to bake from scratch – but the different types of flour can be intimidating. All-purpose, enriched, cake, bread, unbleached…which types of flour are best for baking? This question has been up for debate for many years. In fact, we published an article about this very topic in our 1987 Homemade Goodness Newsletter, vol. VII, … Continue reading Types of Flour Best For Baking

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Vintage Baking Tips for National Bake Week

In case you needed the motivation, and we know many of you don’t, it’s National Bake Week! And it’s during this week that we want to thank and honor you. You hostess with the mostess, who bakes up a storm for birthday parties and baby showers. You organization aficionado whose cake pans and cookie sheets … Continue reading Vintage Baking Tips for National Bake Week