Category: Kitchen Tips/Tricks

DIY Baking Mix

Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 in Baking, Dessert, Family-Friendly, Kitchen Tips/Tricks, Recipes
Clabber Girl Baking Mix

  We can’t control what our family eats during the day. Sure, we can try, but the one real shot we have is when we all sit down at dinner for a healthy, happy home-cooked meal. But who has time for that? From your full-time hectic job to balancing homework and soccer practice, there is…
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How to Infuse Maple Syrup

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 in Baking, Cooking, Kitchen Tips/Tricks, Recipes, Seasonal Baking

Few things are as satisfying as made-from-scratch breakfasts on weekend mornings. A sizzling griddle, the smell of coffee enveloping the kitchen, shamelessly wearing pajamas until noon – what’s not to love? Whether your go-to breakfast is pancakes, waffles, or some sweet, magical hybrid (Handle the Heat combines waffles and doughnuts!), the common ground is passing…
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Top 3 Biscuit Mistakes

Posted: Thursday, August 7, 2014 in Biscuits, Kitchen Tips/Tricks, Recipes
Skillet Biscuits

It’s almost Sunday morning – time for biscuits! The mouth-watering smell of rising dough fills the house. Every second the aroma strengthens, enticing you to nibble on that flaky, buttery goodness. The timer goes off and you eagerly open the oven door, only to feel your mitt-clad hand lower and your mouth dry up. The…
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Perfect Pie Crust At Your Fingertips

Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014 in Baking, Kitchen Tips/Tricks, Pie

Let’s face it: few things are as loved and as feared as homemade pie crust. We love it because at its best, it’s perfectly flaky, yet perfectly tender, and it reminds us of Grandma and the comforts of home. But many novice bakers have avoided mastering this kitchen repertoire staple because it has the reputation…
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5 Ways to Get More Veggies in Your Diet

Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 in Healthy Eating, Kitchen Tips/Tricks

  We all know that veggies are good for us, and many of us probably don’t get the recommended two cups per day like we should. So how can we “veg-load” our meals? A person can only eat so much salad, right? Fortunately, there are many options for increasing your vegetable intake. These are some of…
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13 Kitchen Superstitions Plus One

Posted: Friday, June 13, 2014 in Kitchen Tips/Tricks

Look out! It’s Friday the 13th and you know what that means: bad luck. Or at least that’s what the superstitious among us may think. But the kitchen is not immune to the influence of old wives’ tales and superstition. Though they vary from place to place, depending on culture, food superstitions might just be…
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Tips for Gluten-Free Baking

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014 in Allergy Free, Baking, Kitchen Tips/Tricks

Whether you’re gluten-free for medical reasons or you just want to avoid the “wheat belly,” baking with alternative flours can be a challenge. There are plenty of gluten-free recipes online, but what if you want to create a gluten-free version of your grandma’s signature banana bread? These handy tips can help you do just that,…
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10 Cooking Tips for College Grads

Posted: Sunday, May 4, 2014 in Baking, Cooking, Kitchen Tips/Tricks
10 Cooking Tips for College Graduates

  1. Get yourself a slow cooker. Sure, it’s not glamorous, but with this kitchen workhorse you’ll have the next best thing to Mom’s home-cooking ready and waiting when you get home. 2. Invest in a few good knives. Nothing makes chopping more frustrating and downright dangerous than cheap, dull cutlery. The basics–a paring knife,…
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