Baking Tips and Tricks

{Tips & Tricks} Wet and Dry Measuring Cups

Many of the sessions that I attended at BlogHer Food covered so many avenues that I want to explore when it comes to the blogging world. I left Atlanta with a laundry list of to dos and ideas that I can’t wait to tackle within the coming months. I also attended many sessions that provided…

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{Tips & Tricks} Crushing Cookies

Tons of recipes call for crushed cookies and it’s not often that you find packages of cookie crumbs or crushed cookies lining your grocery store aisles. So, what do you do? That’s easy. Simply buy a package of the cookies that are needed to make the recipe and get to work crushing them yourself. It’s…

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{Tips & Tricks} Valentine’s Day Recipe Roundup

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you know what that means…flowers and chocolates galore…for everyone else, that is. You see, my husband and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. I’ve never been a fan of the color pink, I’m not huge into hearts and even though I’m a hugger, I’m not into lovey-doveyness. Let’s…

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{Tips & Tricks} Cooking with Wine

Usually when people think of wine and food they think of pairing…but what about cooking? When it comes to wine and cooking, just the simple thought of it sets fear in the minds of many. They often think that only top chefs can master this task. Would you believe me if I told you that…

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Tips for Keeping Cookies Fresh

There are plenty of cookie cravings that take place in our house. My husband has quite the sweet tooth and so do our guests. I always try to keep the cookie dome filled to the brim with all sorts of sweet goodies. Does this sound familiar? What happens when you go to all the trouble…

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{Tips & Tricks} Portioning with an Ice Cream Scooper

To me, 2010 was all about discovery in the kitchen. I fell in love with parchment paper, figured out a way to consistently make light and fluffy pancakes, set up a system to easily organize my food magazine recipes, and started the downward spiral of what was to become my obsession with puff pastry…just to…

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Tips on Using Parchment Paper

I came to the realization in 2010 that a must-have in my kitchen is parchment paper. If there was ever a time when I went to make cookies and I noticed that I was out of parchment paper, I almost felt immobilized. Instead of breaking out the cooking spray or butter, I would grab my…

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