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Melting and Tempering Chocolate – What’s the Difference?

Looking through the glass cases of a gourmet candy shop, it’s hard not to be impressed with the beauty as well as the taste of the high-end chocolate candies. Shiny, crisp chocolate encasing any number of surprises inside just beg you to take a bite. You don’t have to head to the gourmet chocolate candy store … Continue reading Melting and Tempering Chocolate – What’s the Difference?

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10 Ingredient Substitutions for Baking

Have you ever been halfway through preparing a recipe when you discovered you were missing an ingredient? All you needed was just a dab of butter or a touch of lemon juice. As you rummaged through your pantry or refrigerator searching for the missing item, you wondered if there were any possible ingredient substitutions or … Continue reading 10 Ingredient Substitutions for Baking

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Vintage Recipes That Never Go Out of Style

We all have a favorite recipe of grandma’s. With a dash of this and a pinch of that, she’d toss it together effortlessly and completely from memory. Even today, one bite of that recipe and you’re transported right back into grandma’s kitchen or sitting around her big dinner table. If you’re lucky, your mom talked … Continue reading Vintage Recipes That Never Go Out of Style

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How to Make Fabulous Homemade Fudge

Homemade fudge has been pleasing chocolate lovers for more than a century for good reason. It’s delicious, makes a great gift and is one of the easier sweet treats to make. While following a recipe for homemade fudge, you may run across the following cooking terms in the instructions. We published the definitions in our … Continue reading How to Make Fabulous Homemade Fudge

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Baking with Winter Spices – Holiday Recipes

Every season has its spices. In many ancient traditions spices have 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 can do … Continue reading Baking with Winter Spices – Holiday Recipes