Bake, Cook and Learn...Its never too late!

Hosted by Linda Kauppinen
Group active since Wed, Sep 25, 2013

There are ALWAYS new things to learn along the way! With that being said, this group is for anyone from the beginner to the seasoned who would like to learn more or share what they already know. The tips and hints that make up a good cook or baker. Keep in mind that conversation will not always necessarily be just cooking or baking. There may be discussions on special diets, allergies, healthy eating just to name a few as each person's normal diet is different from anothers. Please feel free to bring up these subjects!
I guess even in this simple group I have to post rules now.
Rule 1. Play nice in the sand box. There will be no bashing, nastiness or arguments. I will not have it. Im not here for drama. I will moderate my own group if I have to and it could mean removal of comment/post and or removal from the group.
2. have fun please! We are here to share good recipes, good conversation and good friendship.

Valeree Dunbar
Nov 16, 2016

Cooking with Stevia

Does anyone bake with stevia? I am looking for conversion chart. How much should I use for 1 cup of sugar. The internet is all over the place. Looking for someone who has used and experienced this

Valeree Dunbar
Sep 24, 2016

Apple Sauce

I have often bought apple sauce from the grocery store that says it has no sugar added. But for some reason they don't carry it anymore. does anyone know of a good apple sauce recipe that doesn't require adding sugar. Of course I don't use artificial sweetners either. I was wondering what kinds of apples to use to make it taste sweet. any suggestions?

Valeree Dunbar
Sep 21, 2016

Sweet Potato toast

Who knew you could actually make sweet potato toast. its such an easy idea and so good. put your favorite topping on it and you're good to go.

Valeree Dunbar
Aug 10, 2016

Better than fast food, cheaper than eating out

The take-out pizza store in my neighborhood sells ready-to-roll pizza dough. I can buy a large ball of dough for $2.50, which makes a sixteen-inch pizza. That’s more than it costs to make dough from scratch. But when time is of the essence, this is a fast, cheap, reliable alternative.

Using my own sauce and toppings, I can have really great pizza on the table in no time at all. I do rely on this option quite often, particularly when we have last-minute guests. It is impressive to turn out a high-quality delicious pizza so quickly.

Not all pizza stores sell their dough (the national chains in my area are sticklers for this), but independents are typically more than happy for the business—any business. In fact, some stores even lists this on their menu board. Hint: You can freeze the dough and use it to make breadsticks and calzones, too.

Junia Sonier
Jul 13, 2016

I've been MIA

I'm sorry that I have been MIA for a while but I have been busy doing homework, working, being mommy and taking care of my mom. My mother had Lung Cancer but is now a 2 month cancer survivor.
My oldest son has been wanting a cake for some time now so I finally made him one. He likes to challenge me by asking me to bake something I have never baked before. Challenge accepted! He wanted this cake so I made it for him for his UnBirthday. Challenge accomplished! :)
Please check out recipe and pinch me. Thank you!
Junia's Cookies & Cream Cake