Easy and Fast Baked Chicken 0

Easy and Fast Baked Chicken

Fast baked chicken?  Snort.  That’s just crazy talk. Well, it would be if you did it the old-fashioned way, prepping the bird, preheating the oven, baking for a few hours and pulling out a chicken with dry breast meat, rubbery, yellow skin and under-cooked thighs.  Sigh.  Who needs it? This two-step method...

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Why Sign Up for Amazon Prime?

Why Sign Up for Amazon Prime? I’ve been a member of Amazon Prime for 3 years now, and I have found it to be simply indispensable.  The up-front cost is low, and I’ve recovered it every year in the free-shipping savings.  It gains me access to a lot of benefits that I...

Simple Golden Cake 0

Simple Moist Golden Cake Recipe from Scratch

Revised Recipe.  Easier and even more moist! This cake perfectly displays the difference between a typical boxed mix cake and a “from-scratch” cake.  Yes, you might be able to throw a box mix into the oven a tiny bit faster, but when you pull it out, you have a rather gooey, sickly...

South Park Colorado 0

High-Altitude Baking Adjustments

High-Altitude Baking Adjustments If you’re lucky enough to live in the mountains above 3,000 ft., you know that this presents some challenges for baking.  Cakes rise too fast, and fall too hard!  But these problems can be overcome if you follow these instructions. First, find out the exact altitude of your location...

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All-Natural Whole Wheat Bierocks with Cheese

If you’ve never had a bierock (we pronounce it BEER-OCK in Kansas where I grew up), you are really missing a treat.  This authentic German bierock recipe using ground beef comes from Ellis, Kansas, center of the Volga-Deutsch settlements that sprung up all over Kansas and Nebraska in the 1870s.  It’s a soft,...