Peach Rhubarb Crisp- Baker Bettie

Peach Rhubarb Crisp- Baker Bettie.

I have rubharb in the freezer and while I don’t have peaches, I do have strawberries I could sub in this recipe! Thinking this will be a weekend creation of mine… How about you?

Lemon Cheesecake with Raspberry Swirl- Baker Bettie

Lemon Cheesecake with Raspberry Swirl- Baker Bettie.

My LOVE of cheesecake will necessitate I make this one in the very near future – and as luck would have it – I have plenty of cream cheese!  🙂

I may have to sub strawberries for the raspberries since I just bought 4#s of strawberries (Yes, I LOVE strawberries!)

A Great Brine and Smoke – Soy Sauce, Brown Sugar and Seasonings for Salmon, Trout and other Fish

Adjusting the quantities of the ingredients, I used this as a marinade for wild caught sockeye salmon the other day. I also subbed sorgum (sp?) molasses for the brown sugar. Oh boy did it turn out great!

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For the past couple of years, our brining and smoking method for salmon, trout, sturgeon and other fish has been the most popular article on our blog. Here it is again, with updated notes and photos.

If you’ve ever looked at those electric smokers sold in sporting goods stores and wondered if they did the job, the short answer is, “They do.” Our favorites are the Big Chief, Little Chief and Mini Chief models made by Smokehouse in Hood River Valley Oregon. Inexpensive, easy to use, easy to store and efficient, these smokers come with complete directions and a useful booklet that details the how-to of smoking and provides a number of recipes for fish, shellfish, poultry, meat, cheese, and even noodles, soup and breads.  My own most recent experiment with smoking was sea salt. It came out… smokey!

smoked salmon fillet_nTo obtain the best smoked fish, start with high-quality fish. Fresh fillets…

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Diner Pancakes

Oh yes! I will be making up a batch of this pancake mix to keep in my pantry for those “I just need a pancake” moments. 🙂

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diner pancakes

Do you love pancakes? If so, here is the best recipe you will ever find for that perfect tasting pancake. I’ve always wanted to make those pancakes like you get when you eat at the pancake diners. You don’t have to look at any other recipe because you just found it. Cook’s Country has come up with the best pancake ever! If you don’t have all the ingredients it’s really worth you buying them and giving these a try. So yummy!!!

Here’s what Cook’s Country had to say- All-purpose flour made for tough pancakes. Replacing half the all-purpose flour with cake flour yielded sturdy yet tender cakes. To give pancakes made from our Better-than-the-Box Pancake Mix complexity and depth, we added an unusual ingredient: malted milk powder. It imparted a sweet, nutty flavor that tasters loved. Tasters also preferred the flavor of butter to vegetable shortening. For higher-rising pancakes, we…

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