Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie 0

Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie Recipes

When a recipe is practically perfect, I don’t mess with it, and this one is.  The only thing I added is a high-altitude Boston Cream Pie version for my mountain friends.  Otherwise, this is the tried-and-true Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie recipe tested by Cook’s Illustrated (a fine publication, and highly recommended.)...

Chicken Divan 6

Chicken Divan from Scratch

No “cream-of-Something”, no artificial flavors, no preservatives – just creamy, tasty chicken goodness!  That’s the secret behind this Chicken Divan Casserole recipe I made the other night for friends. I checked my freezer and had 4 nice chicken breasts, so a Chicken Divan from Scratch sounded perfect.  It bakes in the oven...

Homemade Golden Syrup 9

Homemade Golden Syrup (for Americans)

If you peruse a lot of recipe sites, you’ll probably run across an ingredient that’s unfamiliar to most Americans: “Golden Syrup.” Folks in the UK will recognize it immediately, as it’s sold in every store under the brand name “Lyle’s.” Sometimes it’s referred to as “treacle,” though real treacle is darker than...

Sunken Cake 3

Why Did My Cake Sink in the Middle?

Sigh.  “Why did my cake sink in the middle?”  Here in Colorado, high altitude baking is a special challenge – and having a cake sink in the middle is particularly common.  That’s why, when you find a good, basic cake recipe, you usually stick with it through fire and flood.  But I...

Sprouts brand Natural Baking Soda 21

How to Substitute Baking Soda for Baking Powder

What’s the difference between baking soda and baking powder? Can I substitute baking soda for baking powder? Is baking soda the same as baking powder? The long and short of it is this: Yes, you can substitute baking soda for baking powder in most recipes.  No, you cannot substitute baking powder for...