#NationalLemonMeringuePieDay

National Lemon Meringue Pie Day is almost upon us!  The thought of this pie is enough to make anybody feel hungry and starved for the tart and rich lemon filling, the flaky crust and the soft and sweet meringue topping.  This pie will have your mouth watering in no time!  To celebrate, let’s take a…

Proofing Baskets

Do you ever wonder how a baker gets the perfect loaf of bread every time? It is highly likely that they are using a proofing basket to keep the shape and structure of the loaf when it’s rising. Proofing baskets are not only used in the professional kitchen but they are also popular items for…

Easter Desserts

Narrow your search and complete your Easter dinner on a sweet note with some of these delicious cakes. From Coconut, Carrot, Lemon, and Strawberry, to the Classic Easter Vanilla, there are many cakes to please your taste buds! Coconut Cake The Coconut cake is not only delicious but offers a balanced taste as well as…

Baking and all the Tips!

There are a variety of pastry tips ranging in size, shape, and product material to pipe anything from leaves, to flowers, to names. The most commonly used piping tips are the plain tips and star tips. Tips can usually be purchased individually or in sets. Let’s look further into what each tip can produce! Round:…

A Very Yummy Christmas!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and it’s time to start baking (if you haven’t already done so)! Enjoy some quality time with the kids and make some of their favorite treats to celebrate the Holidays! Mickey’s Santa Hat Cookie Puzzle Does this mean it’s finally acceptable to play with our food? White…

Forget Pumpkin Spice, Gingerbread Everything!

December is just around the corner! No really, it’s December tomorrow! Hard to believe we were just drinking our Pumpkin Spice Lattes and participating in fun Fall activities! It’s time for the Pumpkin Spice to move on over because Winter’s favorite flavor is moving in…GINGERBREAD! Gingerbread Cake Cookies Classic Gingerbread Cake Gingerbread Pancakes Gingerbread Cupcakes

Are You Whisking the Best Way You Can Be?

Video Credit: America’s Test Kitchen From America’s Test Kitchen: We’ve noticed that different cooks seem to favor different motions when using a whisk. Some prefer side-to-side strokes, others use circular stirring, and others like the looping action of beating that takes the whisk up and out of the bowl. That got us wondering: Is any one…

The Ultimate Baker Ruler

The Problem: You’re in your baking lab and you’re asked to caramelize your sugar. What do you bring the temperature to? You can’t seem to remember! What do you do next? Should you pull out your phone to Google it? Or get your textbook to look it up? Both these options seem unsanitary. WHAT DO YOU…

Apple Pie – With a Twist!

One of the best feelings in the Fall is walking into your house and smelling that fresh apple pie baking in the oven! Am I right or am I right? Well, it’s baking season and we’ve got the most popular APPLE PIES WITH A TWIST for you! Try these creative variations on apple pie to…

The Benefits of Mise en Place

Although professional cooks and home cooks have their differences, there are many practices common among professionals that can greatly improve the home cook’s command of the kitchen. Mise en place is one concept that is essential to success in any kitchen. So what does mise en place mean? It means that you’ve read the recipe,…

Mother’s Day Ideas

Words we don’t say quite enough: “Thank you Mom”, “I love you Mom”, “I appreciate everything you do Mom”. To help you show and express all these sentiments to your Mother or the Mother figure in your life, we have rounded up some recipes, “how to” tutorials and some of the best card and gift ideas…

Work on your piping skills with Chef Scott Green!

With the long Easter weekend ahead that means you’ll have an extra day to get those piping skills perfected. With the help of Chef Scott Green and Thermohauser baking tools, you can spend the weekend decorating a beautiful Easter cake! The best part? You can eat it too! To view or purchase the tools used in…