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The Difference Between Baking Powder and Baking Soda

Baking powder and baking soda. Sometimes a dessert recipe calls for one, sometimes it requires the other. But really – what’s the difference between baking powder and baking soda and when do you use each? We asked world-renowned Imperial Sugar chef, Chef Eddy Van Damme, the “Prince of Pastry” to weigh in on the soda vs. … Continue reading The Difference Between Baking Powder and Baking Soda

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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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11 Delicious Brown Sugar Hacks

Brown Sugar. It’s such a versatile sweetener and when used in even the simplest ways, it brings out the flavor in everyday foods. We’ve gathered some brown sugar hacks from our 1957 Alice in Brown Sugarland and 1959 Icings, Frostings and Cake Decorating Made Easy vintage cookbooks to make your snack and meal time quick, easy … Continue reading 11 Delicious Brown Sugar Hacks

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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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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