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8 Flavor-Filled Bake Sale Recipes to Bake for a Cause

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

8-Flavor Filled Bake Sale Recipes

Earlier this fall, I was walking out of our church and happened upon several friends gathered around a table of sweets overflowing with little bags and bundles of various treats from oatmeal cookies and chocolate brownies to rice cereal squares and another cereal sweet snack fondly known as “puppy chow” (my daughter’s favorite).  I learned that the bake sale was inspired by a few teens who wanted to send relief to the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The word spread quickly, resulting in an abundant selection of family favorites begging for a buyer to support the teens’ mission.  A familiar scene no doubt was happening outside churches, schools, fields and store fronts in many towns across the nation, raising money not only for hurricane victims, but soccer teams, marching bands, class trips, dance troops, football teams and a myriad of other causes, banking on the draw of yummy, home-baked sweets and the big hearts of friends and neighbors.

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Pick the Perfect Pie: Meal & Pie Pairings Guide

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Meal & Pie Pairings | WiltonWhen I invite people over for dinner or plan a family meal, I often approach the menu backwards…what’s for dessert?  That’s just my inner sweet tooth driving the get-together, but I often bake a pie or tart to feature seasonal ingredients that I want to share while they are at their peak. It keeps family and friends sitting at the dinner table as long as possible, sharing stories, sipping wine or coffee. However, to make menu planning a little easier and frankly more “straight forward,” here is a primer on matching some of our best Wilton main dishes to favorite pies, marrying flavors and textures to make simple meals worth repeating or improvising to suit your taste and pantry.

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How to Make a Pie: Do’s and Don’ts

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Pie Making Do's and Don'tsThere are just about as many techniques and recipes for making pies from scratch as there are types of pies which make the process a bit daunting for the novice.   Even an experienced baker will shy away from the process merely because of the time it takes to get from mixing the pastry dough to cutting into the finished pie.  But no doubt, the first time you pull out bubbling berries in a flaky crust or a stunning meringue topped masterpiece, you will understand that pie making is really pretty easy and ultimately worth the time and effort.  Here are just a few tips on how to make a pie that have helped me over the years. Hopefully, it will convince you to reach for your rolling pin the next time you have an occasion for pie.

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Share Your MOMent: Baking Family Favorites

Friday, April 29th, 2016

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we asked Wilton employees to share some special memories and stories. For many of us, our moms – or someone who is like a mom to us – piqued our interest in baking. Who did you learn from? What special memories do you have? Or, are you a mom who enjoys baking with her kids? In this series, we will feature a different story each day. We hope you enjoy reading the stories of those who chose to share their MOMent!

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