Whipped Cream

Summer Baking

July 29, 2020

I know that summer baking seems counter intuitive, but for some reason I feel compelled to keep baking in the warmer months of the year. Keeping your home cool can be though enough without the oven adding to the heat. Plus, adding in heat-sensitive ingredients and humidity and you can...

Winterize Your Cocktails

December 10, 2018

Now that the colder weather is here and you’ve put away your beach towel it’s time to winterize your cocktails. One way to achieve this is by using amari, the rich, bitter, herbal European-style liqueurs-before–dinner aperitifs and after-dinner digestifs-that have become more popular and widely available. Amari can add structure...

Thanksgiving Emergency Strategies

November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving Emergency Strategies Help, help, I have extra guests coming!  My gravy doesn’t look right!  What to do?  These are some holiday entertaining questions that I have been asked over the years. Whether this is the first time you’ve hosted Thanksgiving dinner or your 20th time there are always things...

Packing A Picnic & Serving Food Outdoors

September 3, 2012

Packing A Picnic & Serving Food Outdoors Packing A Picnic *Pack lots of extra drinks in a cooler.  When it’s hot outside picnickers get thirsty. *Pack sweet treats.  Bring fresh fruit such as berries and melon or cookies instead of ice cream. *Keep prepared foods in the refrigerator until it...

Serving & Storing Cake

August 13, 2012

Serving & Storing Cake To enjoy cakes at their best, follow these tips:   *Allow cakes with butter type frosting to stand for about an hour before slicing.  This allows the frosting to set.    *For cakes that are filled or frosted with whipped cream make sure to assemble Them...

No More Weeping Whipped Cream

November 29, 2011

No More Weeping Whipped Cream There are several ways to prevent whipped cream from weeping or separating into foam and water. The easiest way is to buy an envelope of commercial whipped cream stabilizer and follow the directions. Another option is to sprinkle 1 teaspoon of unflavored gelatin into 1...

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