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Using canned food ingredients in homemade baked goods

Using Canned Food Ingredients In Homemade Baked Goods

Canned food fills the aisles of our grocery stores with the familiar and the not-so-much. You...

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Baking with Buttermilk, Milk and Sour Cream

Baking with Buttermilk, Milk and Sour Cream

Baking with buttermilk. milk and sour cream. Which one is best? The short answer...they all have...

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11 Delicious Brown Sugar Hacks

11 Delicious Brown Sugar Hacks

Brown Sugar. It’s such a versatile sweetener and when used in even the simplest ways, it brings...

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Types of Flour Best for Baking

Types Of Flour Best For Baking

You’re ready to bake from scratch – but the different types of flour can be intimidating. All-...

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Vintage Baking Tips for National Bake Week

Vintage Baking Tips for National Bake Week

In case you needed the motivation, and we know many of you don’t, it’s National Bake Week! And...

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How to make 5 homemade scratch pantry items

How To Make 5 Homemade Scratch Pantry Items

The pantry is a place of many secrets. In old days, it was a dark and scary cellar that held...

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Domestic Mixology: 4 Craft Cocktails To Brew at Home

Domestic Mixology: 4 Craft Cocktails To Brew at Home

Craft distilleries are the latest zeitgeist to sweep the nation. There are over 800 active micro...

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How to Make Fabulous Homemade Fudge

How to Make Fabulous Homemade Fudge

Homemade fudge has been pleasing chocolate lovers for more than a century for good reason. It’s...

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Baking with Winter Spices - Holiday Recipes

Baking with Winter Spices - Holiday Recipes

Every season has its spices. In many ancient traditions “Earth’s medicine” has been used to...

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Meringues and Divinities – Fluffy Holiday Favorites

Meringues and Divinities – Fluffy Holiday Favorites

Fluffy and white, clean and bright — that’s how we like our meringues and divinities. These...

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Homemade Holiday Gifts and Packaging

Homemade Holiday Gifts and Packaging

Do you have a growing list of people to shop for this holiday season? There are a lot of people...

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Holiday Homemade Cranberry Recipes

Holiday Homemade Cranberry Recipes

Cranberries are fruits full of nutrients typically available from October through December....

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Vintage Baking Tips for National Bake Week

Vintage Baking Tips for National Bake Week

In case you needed the motivation, and we know many of you don’t, it’s National Bake Week! And...

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The difference between frosting, icing, filling & glaze

Dessert Toppings: Frosting, Icing, Filling & Glaze

A delicious cake is made even sweeter when topped with a scrumptious frosting. But what about...

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Intricate Recipes When You Have An Entire Day to Cook

Intricate Recipes When You Have An Entire Day To Cook

There’s nothing quite like a simple Saturday or a lazy Sunday. The possibilities on an...

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15 Movie Theater Copycat Recipes for Movie Night at Home

15 Movie Theater Copycat Recipes for Movie Night at Home

With the rise of online video, it’s easier than ever to make your own movie night. Save yourself...

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Melting and Tempering Chocolate – What’s the Difference?

Melting and Tempering Chocolate – What’s the Difference?

Looking through the glass cases of a gourmet candy shop, it’s hard not to be impressed with the...

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10 Ingredient Substitutions for Baking

10 Ingredient Substitutions for Baking

Have you ever been halfway through preparing a recipe when you discovered you were missing an...

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Fresh Blueberry Recipes

Fresh Blueberry Recipes

It's time to get picking...berry picking that is. Berries of all kinds are beginning to ripen,...

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75 Rich, Red Raspberry Recipes

75 Rich, Red Raspberry Recipes

Sweet, bite-sized, bumpy -- and they fit on the tip of our fingers -- what's not to love about...

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Quick Tip: How To Keep Cheesecake From Cracking

Quick Tip: How To Keep Cheesecake From Cracking

How do you bake a decadent, creamy cheesecake without any cracking?  Learn how to avoid this...

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102 Juicy Strawberry Recipes

102 Juicy Strawberry Recipes

It's strawberry picking season right now -- which means it's also strawberry eating season....

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Different Types of Chocolate

What Every Chocolate Lover Needs to Know

Not all chocolate is created equal. Chef Eddy Van Damme, world-renowned chef, instructor, TV...

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How to care for and cook with cast iron

Caring for and Cooking with Cast Iron

Cast iron skillets are the mainstay of any southern kitchen. Constructed out of one piece of...

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