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Use and Care of a Reusable Piping Bags

Piping Bags are a Kitchen Favorite Piping bags are one of my favorite kitchen tools to use and, contrary to popular belief, offer versatility outside of cake decorating. Transferring cake-style donut and muffin batter to trays, creating intricate designs with drizzles of melted chocolate, and even piping mashed potatoes onto dishes are done with ease. …

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Avoid This Common Mistake Cracking Eggs

Eggs Are a Kitchen Essential Eggs are by far one of the most common items added to a grocery cart, along with bread and milk. Those three items alone scream that a snowstorm is coming in the Northeast. The popularity of eggs is primarily thanks to their accessibility, cost, protein content, and versatility in the …

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How to Choose Bakeware

Bakeware Is Not Created Equal When preparing a recipe, the cookware used is equally important as the ingredients added. Different materials can alter how evenly heat distributes, and the care required when cleaning varies. Whether you’re shopping for new bakeware or deciding which to use at home for a recipe, the options can feel overwhelming. …

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Ten Kitchen Essentials I Can’t Live Without

Make Cooking Easier in 2022 With These Ten Kitchen Essentials With the start of a new year, many have made resolutions to help accomplish goals and improve their well-being. For many, cooking at home to save money, create a healthier lifestyle, or reduce single-use plastic waste is a popular resolution. Whether you already cook at …

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The Difference Between Active and Fast Yeast

One of my favorite bakes to make at home is artisan loaves of bread. While the ingredients can be as simple as flour, water, salt, and active yeast, creating bread from scratch can be a time-consuming process. The best reward of making bread at home is not only the satisfaction of cutting into a loaf …

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Sugar Varieties and Substitution Made Easy

The World of Sugar In the world of baking, sugar is not as simple as one choice on a grocery shelf. Much like flour, there are various options that, while similar, will alter the outcome of a bake. While flour can impact the texture of a bake and the gluten development (I discuss this more …

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