Category: Baking Tips

Tips for baking with natural ingredients.

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Why Sign Up for Amazon Prime?

Why Sign Up for Amazon Prime? I’ve been a member of Amazon Prime for 3 years now, and I have found it to be simply indispensable.  The up-front cost is low, and I’ve recovered it every year in the free-shipping savings.  It gains me access to a lot of benefits that I...

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High-Altitude Baking Adjustments

High-Altitude Baking Adjustments If you’re lucky enough to live in the mountains above 3,000 ft., you know that this presents some challenges for baking.  Cakes rise too fast, and fall too hard!  But these problems can be overcome if you follow these instructions. First, find out the exact altitude of your location...

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The Secret to Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

What is the secret to chewy chocolate chip cookies? Isn’t it funny, but you can walk up to a potluck table and find 4 or 5 plates of chocolate chip cookies, and every one will be completely different from the other. Some are flat, crusty and lumpy with chips. Others are thick...

Indoor Herb Garden Kit

Spring has sprung here in Colorado!  It’s an old adage that you avoid planting or moving plants outside until after Mother’s Day, so we’re in the process of preparing our plants to be moved back outside.  My indoor herb garden is ready for some real sun, but it’s been producing lots of...

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White Whole Wheat versus Regular Whole Wheat

Like most of the rest of the country, we’ve been getting some cooler weather here in Denver.  When that happens, I like to fire up the kitchen and start baking.  I noticed I was running low on bread, so I decided to check out this Easy Whole Wheat Bread Recipe.  And for...