JULY 4th: American Flag Pie Top

While we just said that our favorite pie topping is streusel (crumb topping), here’s something special for July 4th. You can buy or bake an open face pie (no top crust) or a tart, and decorate it as the American Flag. All you need to decorate are: Blueberries Strawberries Whipped Cream   Older children can…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Crumb Top Instead Of Pie Crust

Use a yummy streusel topping instead of a dough top crust. Photo courtesy Grand Central Bakery | Portland.   We’re not a huge pie crust pan. We prefer thicker, buttery, cookie-like tart crusts (here are the differences between pies and tarts). Personally, we’d rather have a cobbler, crisp or grunt (the difference). If it has…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Strawberry Parfait Day

Today is National Strawberry Parfait Day. We just published a July 4th breakfast parfait recipe, but the original parfait was made from ice cream. In the U.S., a parfait is a layered sundae. It can be simple, with alternating layers of ice cream and syrup, or a mélange of ingredients as shown. THE HISTORY OF…
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JULY 4TH BREAKFAST: Yogurt Parfait With Star-Shaped Toast

A spectacular breakfast parfait. Photo courtesy Smucker’s.   What better way to celebrate July 4th, than to wake up to a red, white and blue yogurt parfait and star-shaped toast. Smucker’s uses its Natural Orange Marmalade Fruit Spread, Seedless Strawberry Jam and Blueberry Preserves to make the parfait. Prep time is 20 minute, cook time…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pavlova Dessert

If you’ve ever seen meringue like shells in a bakery and wondered what they are: They’re Pavlovas. The Pavlova is one of the most popular desserts in Australia, where it’s commonly known as a Pav. The dessert is named after the legendary Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, who toured Australia and New Zealand in 1926 and…
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