6 Easy DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

6 Easy DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Spring flowers are blooming and the weather is gorgeous, which means Mother’s Day is on its way. If you’re like us, that also means you’re scrambling to come up with the perfect gift for Mom. We at Mother Rucker’s Sweets have a few favorite DIY gift ideas that are a breeze to make, look beautiful […]

What’s the difference between a Pie, a Tart and a Cobbler?

What’s the difference between a Pie, a Tart and a Cobbler?

As soon as it’s the farmer’s market begins to fill with fruit, we at Mother Rucker’s Sweets get a hankering for some blackberry cobbler, peach pie or maybe even a cherry tart — we just can’t make up our mind. In the pastry family, pies, cobblers and tarts are close cousins. Each of these scrumptious desserts consists […]

Our Favorite Rainbow Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Our Favorite Rainbow Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Here at Mother Rucker’s Sweets, St. Patrick’s Day is one of our very favorite holidays. Besides the parades, the shamrocks and the impending spring weather, this holiday makes a great excuse to dig into your box of food coloring and recreate the leprechaun’s rainbow right in your own kitchen. Here are a few of the […]

Do you know the shelf life of your baking ingredients?

Do you know the shelf life of your baking ingredients?

Have you ever followed a baking recipe exactly only to wind up with a total flop? Chances are it’s because you used an ingredient that was past its shelf life. No matter how well-sealed your pantry’s canisters and zip-top plastic bags are, your baking ingredients will start going bad once they’re opened. To prevent your next […]

5 Cherry Recipes to Try This Month

5 Cherry Recipes to Try This Month

Cherries have been a part of America’s heritage ever since George Washington chopped down the cherry tree. Maybe that’s why we celebrate National Cherry Month in February — the month of Presidents Day and Washington’s birthday — instead of in mid-summer, when cherries are in season. Whatever the reason, we’re taking this opportunity to share […]