How To Set A Realistic Grocery Budget

Saving money on grocery shopping is something all homemakers, parents, and those who do the family budget long to do. However, how much money can you really save? That depends entirely on your budget. There are government guidelines that state how much a typical family should spend (or does spend) on groceries in America. The…

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Cookies

The Six Major Kinds of Cookies

Cookies are generally easy to make and one of the first things a beginning baker makes. There are only six major types of cookies, each with their own particular methods. Below, I have listed all six types (plus a seventh) and some characteristics and tips to help you make each one. Molded Cookies Molded cookies…

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brown-sugar

How To Soften Brown Sugar

How many times have you reached for the package of brown sugar on the shelf and found it to be hard as a rock? Do you just throw it out and head for the store for a new package? This problem usually happens because the sugar dries out and the added molasses sticks it together…

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chinese-raspberry

Freezing Your Baked Goods

Freezing is an excellent way to have desserts on hand when you do not have the time to prepare one or when unexpected guests arrive for dinner. All you need to do is carefully follow these guides for freezing prepared desserts. These hints to freezer success are important: Cool the food quickly and completely. After…

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Cakes

Baking Processes and Definitions

Find out what went wrong with your last recipe. Or maybe you just want to brush up on your culinary terminology. Learning the baking lingo can vastly improve your baking experience and how your goodies turn out. A La Mode Dessert served with or garnished with a topping of ice cream – like pie a…

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Why Did My Cake Fail?

Cakes can be very touchy. Make sure you follow the recipe closely and carefully measure all your ingredients. Never make changes in the amounts of ingredients and be careful with substitutions. Make sure you are using the correct pan as called for in the recipe. The wrong pan may change your cake texture or consistency.…

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