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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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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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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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How to Use a Butter Crock

What Is the Purpose of a Butter Crock? A Butter crock is a way to store butter at room temperature while extending the shelf life as long as possible. Butter crocks are commonly made of ceramic and used to keep butter fresh. While crocs can be placed in a fridge when traveling, butter crocs are intended for counter …

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Can Butter Be Stored at Room Temperature?

Say Goodbye to Cold Butter Tearing Bread One of my favorite aromas in a kitchen is freshly baked bread. When sliced fresh while the bread is still warm, slices of butter melt with ease. However, once that bread cools, cold butter can tear apart slices of bread. There are a few tricks to warm the …

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Simple Lemon Hacks to Save You Money

Lemon Peels Can Pack a Flavor Punch Lemon is a popular flavor throughout the culinary world. From baked goods, teas, seasoning blends, and even candy, lemon is a classic flavor. While the acidic juice inside lemons provides the sour pucker, the peel has a more mild citrus profile with much less bitterness. So instead of …

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