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5 Festive Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Mexican Food. Margaritas. Mariachi bands. All day happy hour. Cinco de Mayo is a bit like May’s version of St. Patrick’s Day. Americans love to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but most have no idea what they are really celebrating. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on … Continue reading 5 Festive Cinco de Mayo Recipes

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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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Superhero Side Dish Recipes for a Balanced Meal

Sometimes it’s tough to strike a work/life balance. Getting kids ready for school, fighting traffic during a long commute and plowing through a busy day can be just the beginning for many working parents. After the commute home there’s still school sports and activities, homework (um, mom – I have a major project due TOMORROW!) … Continue reading Superhero Side Dish Recipes for a Balanced Meal