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Pear Desserts for The Fall Season

Delicious pear desserts make the perfect autumn treat. Varying in taste, different kinds of pears can be juicy and buttery sweet, citrus or melon-like, or spicy in flavor; making them a versatile ingredient for both sweet and savory dishes. Pear season kicks into gear in the late summer and continues throughout the fall and winter. … Continue reading Pear Desserts for The Fall Season

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Using Canned Food Ingredients In Homemade Baked Goods

Canned food fills the aisles of our grocery stores with the familiar and the not-so-much. You can find purees, pickles, pastes and whole foods of all kinds. You can find pre-mixed potions to enliven into a mundane menu. But how can you incorporate canned food ingredients into your home cooking? Canning actually became popular from the … Continue reading Using Canned Food Ingredients In Homemade Baked Goods

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Baking with Buttermilk, Milk and Sour Cream

Baking with buttermilk. milk and sour cream. Which one is best? The short answer…they all have their place in the kitchen. But one of them seems to shine above the rest. We asked Chef Eddy Van Damme, Imperial’s world-renowned chef affectionately known as the “Prince of Pastry,” to weigh in on each ingredient. “A lot … Continue reading Baking with Buttermilk, Milk and Sour Cream

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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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Different Types of Dough

Slapped onto a counter or slipped into a pan, dough is a diverse ingredient when baking. For millennia, people have been making simple mixtures of flour, water and fat to build a basic necessity for many of our lives. As cultures and people have developed, so have our dough-based recipes. But we have to stop … Continue reading Different Types of Dough