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Old School Banana Bread: Did You Even Know That Was a Thing?

Old School Banana Bread: Did You Even Know That Was a Thing?

Somewhere in the last few years, banana bread recipes have morphed into overly sweet and crumbly quick bread disasters. What once was a sturdy slice that could hold up to good smearing of cream cheese has become a crumbly muffin in a bread loaf shape.…

Cravings Buster Dense and Fudgy Brownies

Cravings Buster Dense and Fudgy Brownies

I thought of several angles to go about sharing this homemade brownie recipe.  One bowl easy brownie recipe? Better than a box mix brownies? They all felt a little cliche. Then I noticed that everything good about this brownie reminded me of all my favorite things about my…

How to Get Started Selling Baked Goods from Home

How to Get Started Selling Baked Goods from Home

Do you absolutely love baking in your spare time? Have people told you that your cakes are amazing and you should sell them? What if there were a way to sell the bread, pies, cookies and brownies you bake at home and make some extra…

How I Created My Dream Job

How I Created My Dream Job

I always dreamed of owning my own business. I fantasized about what it would be like to work for myself for a long time.  I planned and planned and waited. I wrote and revised business plans like it was my day job, but I never…

Anyone can bake bread with my easy 2 x 4 bread baking method

Anyone can bake bread with my easy 2 x 4 bread baking method

Have you always wanted to bake a loaf of bread but felt like you don’t have the technical know-how to pull it off? Do recipes that have yeast or call for “proofing” scare you? Well today I am sharing a recipe for the absolute easiest…

Red Velvet Cupcake, the Stuff Dreams are Made of.

Red Velvet Cupcake, the Stuff Dreams are Made of.

A customer messaged me recently… “Hi Allyson! … I know this is a weird question but do you still make your cupcakes? I live in Cincinnati now and not sure if you ever share your recipe but the only one I dream about almost weekly…

First Place Strawberry Shortcake Pie Recipe

First Place Strawberry Shortcake Pie Recipe

Today I’m sharing my contest winning recipe for this Strawberry Shortcake Pie. It is a no bake cream cheese pie that uses fresh strawberries and strawberry jello to get the most intense fresh strawberry flavor. Its piled high with whipped cream and topped with crunchy…

Why Chocolate Ganache Needs to be in Your Wheel-House

Why Chocolate Ganache Needs to be in Your Wheel-House

I’m going to let you all in on a little secret…… chocolate ganache is kind of a big deal! It can catapult your cakes, cupcakes, donuts, and brownies from pretty good to WHOA!!…what kind of next-level chocolate heaven is this? As much as I’d like…

Three sure-fire ideas to increase bakery sales!

Three sure-fire ideas to increase bakery sales!

We all want to increase bakery sales, but how? If you are struggling to get more customers in your baking business and it feels like you are just waiting for the phone to ring then these sure-fire ideas are for you! increase bakery sales I’m…

My money maker chocolate cupcake recipe

My money maker chocolate cupcake recipe

One recipe, one million cupcakes. Back in the early 2000’s at the very beginning of the cupcake shop boom, I opened a gourmet cupcake store. My concept was to feature 12 different flavors each day and always have them baked fresh daily. Today I am…

Oatmeal Cookie Apple Crisp

Oatmeal Cookie Apple Crisp

What do you do when you find yourself with too many apples on your hands? Here is an easy and fun way to freeze extra apples so you have warm homemade Apple Crisp anytime you want.  Too many apples! Recently I was shopping at the…

How to take special orders in your bakery in 5 simple steps.

How to take special orders in your bakery in 5 simple steps.

Make a commitment to getting details right. Before diving into the five steps, you’ll need to recognize why special orders are the key to repeat business. When customers come to you for special orders, what they are saying is…..  I trust you to get this…

It took me 30 years to find a pie crust this good!

It took me 30 years to find a pie crust this good!

I have to admit. I have a love/hate relationship with pie. What looks so simple and homey is actually a test of everything you’ve got! Good ingredients, good technique, a good recipe and lots and lots of patience. Tons of respect goes out to those…

6 things you can do to make a better pie

6 things you can do to make a better pie

Do you dream of making a flaky pie crust? Does yours shrink up and melt in the oven? Do you get frustrated when the same recipe yields different results? You’ve come to the right place. Today I’m sharing with you six tips that the pros…

Hello, my fellow bakers!

Hello, my fellow bakers!

You may be wondering what the Better Baker Club is all about? I’m so excited to tell you a little about myself and why I decided to start this baking blog.  I currently work as a bakery manager in a residential foodservice setting. What is…

Easy Rolled Christmas Sugar Cookies

Easy Rolled Christmas Sugar Cookies

Whether you’re going to decorate these with frosting and sprinkles or gobble them up fresh from the oven, these Easy Christmas Sugar Cookies make a fun holiday activity for kids. Put them out on a plate for Santa or package them up as a gift…

Old Fashioned Skillet Cornbread

Old Fashioned Skillet Cornbread

This is my all-time favorite old fashioned skillet cornbread recipe. It’s moist, slightly sweet, and has the most delicious crisp buttery edges. Its the perfect side dish for a big crockpot of soup or chili! My old fashioned skillet cornbread is so quick and easy,…

Best of Both Worlds: Chewy and Crisp Chocolate Chip Cookie

Best of Both Worlds: Chewy and Crisp Chocolate Chip Cookie

Newsflash: not everybody loves the same type of cookie! While some people may swear by the Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie recipe, others insist that Chips Ahoy are the best cookie out there. They are both right. Why not up your baking game and have more…