Gesine Prado is sharing her tips and tricks for stocking a freezer full of baked goodies ready to go in a pinch. Whether for unexpected guests or a last-minute dinner party, Gesine has all the bases covered with make-ahead, bake-ahead dishes like Shaker Chicken Pot Pie, Cinnamon Crumble Buns and Devil's Cream Cake. For summertime sweets when it's too hot to turn on the oven, she shares her Frozen Crumble, an easy, no-bake dessert that every baker should have in their arsenal.
Gesine Prado and her husband, Ray, are celebrating the end of their first season on the local curling team by inviting the whole gang over for a party. Gesine makes her famous Baker's Roast Chicken with a side of Beer Gravy, plus Green Beans in Creamy Horseradish Sauce and Rock Scones. For dessert, she treats the team to a Red, White, and Blue Stripe Cake in a nod to the traditional curling colors.
Late spring in Vermont can only mean one thing -- maple syrup. Gesine Prado is baking up a big brunch with what remains of last season's maple syrup harvest while her husband, Ray, is in the yard tapping the trees for this year's crop. His mom, sister and niece are coming to town, so Gesine bakes up a sweet brunch with a Maple-Glazed Bundt Cake, Sunrise Biscuit Casserole and Maple Flower Cookies. Ray brings Gesine a fresh batch of maple syrup to top her Heart-Shaped Pancakes.
Gesine Prado and her husband, Ray, believe in "once bitten, twice better" when it comes to leftovers. The meatballs in the fridge get a second take on Gesine's Focaccia Pizza with a side of Potato Puppies made from leftover mashed potatoes. For dessert, she makes Leftover Fruit Popsicles and a delicious Chocolate and Butterscotch Bread Pudding with day-old bread.