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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 Essential Guide To Metal Bakeware

Baking Essentials The Technique The Essential Guide To Metal Bakeware Freshly baked cakes, cookies & bars are just some of the confections that benefit from the use of metal bakeware. These hardworking essentials are a must for every serious baker as some may be used for many different recipe applications. Metal bakeware is generally used […]

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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 Essential Guide To Ceramic & Porcelain Dishes

Cooking & Baking Essentials The Profile  The Essential Guide To Ceramic & Porcelain Dishes  Elevating casual social functions such as birthday celebrations or parties need not be complicated. Just a few simple elements may be integrated into tablescapes to offer easy style. White ceramic & porcelain dishes offer a clean shape & should be a staple […]

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The Basics: How To Choose A Whisk

Cooking & Baking Essentials  The Profile  Whisks Whisks come in all sorts of sizes & many varieties from which to choose as they are designed for very specific tasks. Ultra small classic shaped whisks are ideal for emulsifying small batch salad dressings & marinades perfect for beef cuts such as skirt steak & flank steak […]

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The Basics: Pastry Bags & Tips

Baking & Pastry Essentials The Profile Pastry Bags & Tips This refresher tutorial is designed to offer pointers for decorating all types of items but it is especially relevant when Christmas cookies are in the making. I hope you find it to be informative & helpful so your projects & tasks become more manageable.  Pastry bags […]

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