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Peach Mint Ice Cream

Celebrate National Peach Month It’s hard to believe that July is already drawing the curtains. Summer is in full swing, with beaches packed on weekends and temperatures soaring. While not everyone is a fan of the heat, there is one fruit we can all appreciate currently in season: peaches! The fuzzy stone fruit is a healthy …

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Modified Food Starch Benefits

When shopping for ingredients, I purchase as many fresh, natural, or minimally processed ingredients as possible. Therefore, the word “modified” in the title may seem a little contradictory. Before you raise an eyebrow, though, hear me out! In this instance, the word modified isn’t as bad or artificial as it sounds. Modified food starch is …

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Give Berries Extra Life this Summer

Berry Season is Here! Nothing beats the flavor of fresh berries, especially during the summer season. They’re the perfect snack, addition to a yogurt cup, baking, and even summer cocktail ingredient! While fresh varieties do offer the best flavor, the cost is higher than frozen. When there’s a great sale, buying in bulk is tempting, …

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iced tea

Celebrate Iced Tea Month This June!

Iced Tea is the MVP Summer Beverage What comes to mind when thinking about some of your favorite recipes? Comfort foods like pizza, mac n’ cheese, Italian, or Chinese food may jump out. For others, recipes surface in their memory that reminds them of home or childhood. Recipes from your past can become more than …

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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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concentrated juice

How to Make Concentrated Juice at Home

What Is Concentrated Juice? When shopping the juice section of grocery aisles, whether refrigerated, dry, or frozen, the word concentrate is often on the label. Concentrated juice is most often seen on cans of lemonade slush in the frozen section of the grocery stores. Bottled juice also frequently uses “made from concentrate” or “not made …

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cracking eggs

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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