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The Difference Between Light Brown Sugar and Dark Brown Sugar

Baking minds want to know: What is the difference between light brown sugar and dark brown sugar? It’s easy – the short answer is molasses. Both light and dark brown sugar contain molasses, but dark brown sugar contains more. Along with the increased amount of molasses comes a deeper, darker color, slightly more moisture and … Continue reading The Difference Between Light Brown Sugar and Dark Brown Sugar

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Pull-Apart Goodness: Homemade Soft Pretzels

As you enter the gates to a baseball game or carnival, do you immediately crave a buttery, soft, salted pretzel? This giant, twisted dough of goodness has come a long way over the years, making its way from ballparks onto the appetizer menu of many gourmet restaurants, or in pubs as a popular snack to … Continue reading Pull-Apart Goodness: Homemade Soft Pretzels

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6 Amazing Apricot Recipes

Ah, the apricot. Each juicy, sweet and tart golden ball of fruit contains only 17 calories, making them a guilt-free, go-to snack. Not only are these orange beauties tasty, they are also an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, copper, dietary fiber and potassium. We’ve pulled 6 of our amazing apricot recipes so you can … Continue reading 6 Amazing Apricot Recipes

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What’s the Difference between Mint and Peppermint?

Mint tea. Mint candy. Mint chocolate ice cream. Thin Mints®. Lots of recipes call for mint flavoring. But what does that really mean? Does “mint” flavoring automatically mean peppermint? Are they interchangeable in recipes? The term “mint” is an umbrella term for the Mentha plant family that includes spearmint, peppermint, orange mint, apple mint, pineapple … Continue reading What’s the Difference between Mint and Peppermint?

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How to Make Easter Lamb Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Easter is Christianity’s most important holiday as it celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Besides the traditional symbol of the cross, other Easter symbols include Easter eggs and baby chicks, bunnies, Easter lilies, and butterflies – all which symbolize new life and birth. A lamb is one of the most popular Easter symbols. It represents Jesus (the … Continue reading How to Make Easter Lamb Carrot Cake Cupcakes