I mostly bake fruit pies, because they’re my husband’s favorite. I do a “three-berry” pie from frozen blueberries, sour cherries and either raspberries or blackberries that is just great! I thaw the fruit and reduce the juice a lot—many, many thanks to Rose for this tip.
For pie crust, I either do Rose’s Cream Cheese crust or my own whole-wheat/white flour butter/shortening blend.
I’ll be doing a lot of different cookies for Christmas. Once in a while I do scones.
I’ve just started baking cakes. Chocolate, with coffee buttercream, so far. I had no idea I liked frosting so much! The commercial stuff is so sweet and awful. Home-made Rose’s Neoclassic Buttercream recipe was a revelation!
Jim does all the bread in the family. His “standard” is a great multi-grain loaf made with Bob’s 7-Grain Cereal. Perfect for toast. He also does waffles, French Toast, pancakes and home-made pizza.