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The Basics: Microplane Grater

Cooking Essentials The Technique Microplane Grater Originally developed for woodworking, the sharp, tiny blades of a microplane grater make numerous preparation tasks simple. It allows the opportunity to capture citrus zest from lemons, limes & oranges that may be used for tempting items such as danish & coffee cake to savory favorites including salad dressings & dips. […]

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The Basics: Parchment Paper

Baking Essentials  The Profile  Parchment Paper Parchment paper is one of the most crucial products a baker should have in their equipment. If bread, pastries, cakes & cookies are unable to release from pans, your time & efforts have been wasted. Parchment paper is a natural product made from plants such as fir, sugar cane, cotton […]

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The Basics: How To Bake

Cooking Essentials The Technique How To Bake Baking is a dry heat heat cooking method that takes place in an enclosed space, usually an oven, although the same conditions may be replicated using a gas grill. Hot heat moves all around the food whereas the exterior or surface sets first, then throughout the allotted time […]

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The Basics: Fresh Ginger Root

Cooking & Baking Essentials The Technique Fresh Ginger Root Freshly grated ginger or Zingibar officinale is an herbaceous perennial that may be used in a variety of ways from adding wonderful flavor to baked goods & sweets to elevating soups, sides & main dish entrees. Although it does flower, it is the rhizome that may be peeled […]

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The 2021 Classic Easter Dessert Collection

Spring Entertaining Southern Socials  The 2021 Classic Easter Dessert Collection Whether your upcoming Easter gathering is large or small in nature, a lovely collection of desserts & sweet endings should be offered. Snip a few stems of seasonal blooming flowers & plants such as roses, hosta, hydrangeas, azaleas & ferns from your yard & plan […]

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The Basics: How To Sharpen Knives

Cooking & Baking Essentials The Technique How To Sharpen Knives  One of the most important kitchen tasks is making sure everyday equipment & tools are properly maintained. Sharp knives will not only aide in providing a pleasing look when slicing & chopping vegetables that may be combined in a mirepoix for heart warming winter soups or […]

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The Basics: Bread Knife

Cooking & Baking Essentials  The Technique Bread Knife A serrated bread knife is an essential tool that should be in every kitchen. With the blade generally measuring approximately 8 to 10-inches in length, it makes slicing bread, rolls & sandwiches fast & simple. They are an important tool particularly when classic torta recipe preparations are in […]

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The Basics: How To Make A Fondant Bow

Baking & Pastry Essentials The Technique How To Make A Fondant Bow Rolled fondant has become so popular that many grocery stores stock it with other classic baking staples. While I do not recommend the flavor, it’s an easy & fun way to add charm to cookies or cupcakes. Think of it as a decorative element. Working with […]

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