Category: drucooks

Dru’s Sugar Cream Pie

I adore this pie. At its worst it can be pasty and gloppy; but when you get a really good slice its pure heaven on a plate. Typically this is a Midwestern specialty, I’ve gotten many strange looks when I explain this pie....

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Hello Saturday and Merry Christmas

Saturday is finally here. The house is ready for company and I’m sipping a cup of excellent coffee waiting for my day to begin. My partner Chris surprised me last night with my Christmas present in time for the Cookie...

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Shortbread…plain and simple.

This really has to be the easiest, most versatile cookie recipe I know. I use this all the time and continue to come up with new variations. This cookie can be rolled into logs and chilled to cut and bake or you can scoop it out...

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My favorite memories…

One of my favorite memories of the holidays is when my Mom would have my sisters (Joanne, you count here too!) over for the weekend for a baking marathon. We would make dozens and dozens of cookies and pounds of candy that...

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Measurement Conversions

Teaspoons…Tablespoons…Confusion? Here is your list: 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon 2 tablespoons = 1 ounce 4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup 2 cups = 1 pint 2 pints (4 cups) = 1 quart 4 quarts (8 pints or 16 cups) = 1 gallon 1...

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Temperature for Candy Making

You should always use a thermometer to get the best results for candy making, but most of the older recipes refer to the following terms. So I included this guide to give you a reference for making your candy. If you’d...

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