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Food Scales- A Great Kitchen Equipment to Have

So you decide to do some baking in your kitchen one day and out come your mixing bowls, whisks, and measuring cups. But what about a food scale? Like most American kitchens, you too may not have a food scale. This great kitchen tool is oftentimes overlooked despite its usefulness. Let’s educate ourselves about the […]

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Three Common Baking Dilemmas: Solved!

Baking can be a lot of fun and work. Everything doesn’t always go as planned and that’s where this expert advice will come in handy when you need it most. Baking dilemmas happen and when you’re down to the time crunch of needing that perfect cake, these tips and tricks will help you overcome all […]

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Commonly Misunderstood Baking Instructions

Have you ever wondered why a recipe will instruct you to mix the dry ingredients separately when everything is eventually being mixed together?  Or what does it mean to “fold” in an ingredient like egg whites?  You’ve undoubtedly followed the instructions as best as you could and still produced a satisfactory dish, but perhaps we […]

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A Quick Guide to Baking Substitutions

How often have you found yourself in a cooking predicament where you lacked a key ingredient and wished that you knew more about practical baking substitutions?  We hope to help you learn more with this quick guide to useful substitutions in baking. Stocking the Pantry Substitution Staples For Every Kitchen Baking is always simpler when […]

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Cooking with Coconut Oil

First, don’t be afraid of coconut oil! Yes, the experts warn against using an oil that’s a solid at room temperature the way coconut oil is, but keep in mind that it really is good for you and that the experts are going to change their minds the day after tomorrow. Indeed, it looks like […]

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Subsititutions and Alternatives in Cooking

When cooking or baking on a busy schedule, missing ingredients can be devastating. Luckily, many common items found in the pantry or refrigerator act as emergency substitutes, saving both time and money. In some cases, the substitutes can even be healthier than the original ingredients, so many substitutions can become permanent alternatives that save time, […]

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Clumping Sugar Cure

One of the most frustrating things about baking is going to reach for dry ingredients, only to find that they aren’t as fresh and ready to use as you thought they would be. Even after just sitting in your cupboard for a few weeks, you might find clumps in the sugar or bugs in the […]

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Have I Had My Brown Sugar Too Long?

Baking supplies are a staple in any well-stocked kitchen, and they usually have a very long shelf life. But every now and then, kitchen challenges pop up to make your life more difficult. Brown sugar, for instance, has a tendency to clump together after being stored for long periods of time because it loses moisture. […]

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Bread Preparation

Little do they realize that if they only possessed the professional Baker’s secrets bread baking would be so easy that the bread would practically make itself! For instance: How many amateur bakers know the secret to keeping bread (polish: Przepis na chleb) from sticking to the pan every time? My father happened to learn this […]

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Low Fat Cooking Tips | The Baking Queen

Low Fat Cooking Tips In a time of fast food chains with super sized servings and instant meals that contain nothing but empty calories, it’s no wonder why people seem to be packing on pounds rapidly. And if these extra pounds have already taken a toll on your health or on your self-esteem, then maybe […]

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Finding Success in Baking

Finding Success in Baking

Some of us were lucky enough to bake and cook alongside a parent or another adult when we were younger. Some may have gained baking experience through home economic classes in school. Others may have had their first baking experiences as college students away from home, or newlyweds beginning their own households. No matter what […]

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Get Creative With Baking Cups

Get Creative With Baking Cups

When baking cupcakes or muffins there will come a point when you will need to use baking cups to spoon your mixture into. Although these cups may appear to be very straightforward items, there are available in a wide range of colors, designs and sizes. They can turn a very plain set of cupcakes into […]

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