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How to Use a Kitchen Blowtorch to Make Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée, also known as Burnt Cream, Creme Catalana, or Trinity Cream, is a decadent dessert with a rich custard base and hard caramel top. The custard base is traditionally flavored with vanilla, but can have a variety of other flavorings like our delectable Butterscotch Crème Brûlée version made with the help of a kitchen … Continue reading How to Use a Kitchen Blowtorch to Make Crème Brûlée

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Caring for and Cooking with Cast Iron

The mere mention of cooking with cast iron sends us into visions of campouts and cowboys. But these heavy-duty pans don’t need to stay out on the open road. They deserve a very special place in your day-to-day cooking. All they need is a little tender love and care to cater to your rustic cooking … Continue reading Caring for and Cooking with Cast Iron

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5 Cooking Utensils You Should Invest In

Unevenly baked cookies, soggy dough or a fallen cheesecake isn’t always the cook’s fault. Sometimes the problem lies within the cooking utensils or tools. When you want top-notch results out of your kitchen, you have to know where to invest. Sure, you can get away with inexpensive spatulas and measuring spoons. But when it comes … Continue reading 5 Cooking Utensils You Should Invest In

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Baking with Winter Spices – Holiday Recipes

Every season has its spices. In many ancient traditions “Earth’s medicine” has been used to counteract or enhance what’s happening in the environment. In the summer, we crave coolness and in the winter, heat. While we can do all we’d like to make that happen in the external world (with clothing and air conditioners/heaters) we … Continue reading Baking with Winter Spices – Holiday Recipes

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Which Type of Cutting Board is Best?

A true chef needs few appliances and utensils. One of the “essentials” is a high-quality chef’s knife, but as everyone knows, no knife is complete without a board to cut upon. When choosing a cutting board, it’s essential to think about longevity, safety and ease. Think about the longevity not just of the board itself, … Continue reading Which Type of Cutting Board is Best?