Category: Baking Tips

Tips for baking with natural ingredients.

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Get the Most From Your Bread Machine

A bread machine is a useful tool, but it usually needs a little help to produce the best-quality loaf. Here are a number of things to look for when making adjustments to your bread machine recipes.

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The Best All-Time Cookbooks

For Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, International Home Cooking Day and Christmas – these cookbooks are (or soon will be) classics for the home cook and baker. Yes, you really can learn to cook well by following in the footsteps of the masters. Check them out! The Best All-Time Cookbooks Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Julia Child, Simone Beck, and...

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Organic Food Coloring – Review

Organic food coloring?  Is there such a thing? Nothing seems more artificial than adding coal-tar chemicals to your food to change the color.  But these days, artificial food coloring is found almost everywhere, from sodas to candy to pickles and even your daily vitamin!  It’s very difficult to avoid, even if you’re scrupulous about it. In the United...

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How to Substitute Baking Soda for Baking Powder

What’s the difference between baking soda and baking powder? Can I substitute baking soda for baking powder? Is baking soda the same as baking powder? The long and short of it is this: Yes, you can substitute baking soda for baking powder in most recipes.  No, you cannot substitute baking powder for baking soda in most recipes. The...

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How to Cook Beans

You and many others have decided to stock up on beans. I know this, because my store is completely bone-dry of any variety of bean! Understandable, and thankfully, I already had several bags on hand. They last for a long time and there’s a lot you can do with them. But if you haven’t used them much before,...