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The Science of Sugar & How it Plays a Vital Role in Baking

Professional chefs will tell you that baking is just as much science as it is an art. So what is the science of sugar? Each ingredient plays a part in the chemical reaction that happens when your cake, cookies, and pies go in the oven. Even tinkering with just one of the ingredients can affect … Continue reading The Science of Sugar & How it Plays a Vital Role in Baking

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Other Desserts You’ll Flip Over

Pineapple Upside Down Cake – it’s fragrant, sweet, caramel-y, moist and rich – and now you have an excuse to make this delectable dessert. National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day is on April 20th, and we’ve got a showstopping (and easy) classic recipe for this delight. This traditional version with pineapple and caramel sauce is … Continue reading Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Other Desserts You’ll Flip Over

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5 Much Loved Southern Pecan Recipes

In honor of National Pecan Day on April 14, we want to share some of our favorite pecan recipes with you – sure to make you swoon. Southerners have been known to have a love affair with the pecan – and try to work them into as many dishes as possible. So whether the pecans … Continue reading 5 Much Loved Southern Pecan Recipes

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How to Make Strawberry Mint Jelly

We’re bringing back an oldie but goodie with our classic 1949 recipe, Strawberry Mint Jelly.  Strawberries are nearing the peak of their season, so now’s the perfect time to buy up containers of them to boil down.  You’ll make so many jars – seven in fact – that you can keep one for yourself and … Continue reading How to Make Strawberry Mint Jelly

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The Difference Between Light Brown Sugar and Dark Brown Sugar

Baking minds want to know: What is the difference between light brown sugar and dark brown sugar? It’s easy – the short answer is molasses. Both light and dark brown sugar contain molasses, but dark brown sugar contains more. Along with the increased amount of molasses comes a deeper, darker color, slightly more moisture and … Continue reading The Difference Between Light Brown Sugar and Dark Brown Sugar