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    Last Minute Thanksgiving Tips

    Ready to start cooking Thanksgiving dinner? This morning I came across with these tips to avoid last minute errors while getting everything ready for it. Check them out: 10 Easily Avoidable Thanksgiving Cooking Errors Cooking too many items at the last minute. Plan ahead, if you can prep food...
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    A Baking Business Plan

    I have seen some threads when we are discussing how to start a baking business, and since this is really a good idea some of us have thought of sometime in life, or actuall, I thought to research a bit more about how we can really go ahead with a project like this and I found a complete...
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    Bread Tips

    Trying to find some tips for basic breads, I found this useful resource that includes a guide to commonly used ingredients, tips for making the loaf, as well as bread making and bread machine baking tips. I'm sure this can be useful to whom is starting with baking, but also to many of us with...
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    Slow Cooker Banana Bread

    I don't know why but I have a mental fixation over a Marlboro commercial that was aired on TV long, long years ago. This commercial depicted several cowboys gathered around a bonfire where they were boiling fresh bread in a pot. Eventually I managed to get the recipe for such boiled bread, but...
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    Basic Pastry Recipe

    Okay, I thought to share with you handy all-purpose pastry recipe, a very basic recipe that can be used for any baking purpose you have in mind. Ingredients: 3 cups flour 1 1/2 sticks butter, cold and cut into bits 1 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoon water Instructions: - In a large bowl, combine...
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    How to Measure Ingredients

    One common mistake that one makes is measuring the wrong way when it come to cups of sugar, flour, butter, and so on. This is why I thought it would be helpful start a thread with tips on how to measure common ingredients used when baking cakes when a recipe indicates cups. Let's start with...
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    Equivalent Measures When Baking

    There are many online tools that are helpful to know the equivalent measure of a gallon converted in liters, or a pound in grams, but sometimes we need to know what is exactly a dash, a peck, or the equivalent of four quarts, if not how many tablespoons instead of a cup that we do not have at...
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    Do we really need all of those kitchen machines?

    Want to share with you this thought coming to my mind insistently for the past few days, do we really need those small cooking and baking appliance that are continuously being released? Actually I have a flat plate sandwich maker, but still wanting to get one of those with 2-slice triangles...
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    Baking Pastry Ahead of Time

    Many years ago I remember myself being a devoted enthusiast of Sara Lee products, not only because I like those frozen cakes when I was in a rush and could not bake myself, but also because of a series of pastries dough that were available in frozen cylinders, ready to open and take to the oven...
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    Salty Cakes or Sweet Cakes?

    Whenever we talk about cakes, we think of those wonders made with sugar, whipped cream and perhaps chocolate or other sweet involved in their confection. However, what about salty cakes? I remember my grandmother proud of baking a chicken tarts that I still miss, but she never disclosed the...
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    Getting Kitchen Gadgets and Tools Organized

    One main problem I found myself facing was being crazy about buying almost any kitchen gadget and tools available on the market that can serve to improve my cooking and baking skills, besides facilitating the hard work involved to prepare certain recipes that require either a large number of...
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    Superb Easy Cake Decorating Idea

    Many times we struggle too much with decorating ideas that look great in photos, but sounds complex when it comes to use our skills to get those pretty whipped cream ornaments, not to mention that we may not have whipped cream in the fridge. So that, when I found this idea watching TV some...
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    Stale Bread

    Whether you bake your own bread or buy it at the nearby bakery, many times we end up with bread pieces that dry fast leaving us with a hard bread that is hard to revive. I don't know why but bread that you buy at Walmart, particularly, tends to become stale bread just few hours later! Or at...
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    Best Baking Oven

    Traditionally gas stoves come built with ovens that might be as simple as those in a small-sized stoves, or as complete as those that include top-grills and rotisserie. At least these were the kind of stoves I grow up with at my parents' home However since before moving out to living alone, I...
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