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Six Secrets to a Stressless Thanksgiving Meal

Does the thought of creating a Norman Rockwell, picture-perfect Thanksgiving meal make you nervous? Do you worry about getting all the dishes on the table at the same time? Does a trip to a crowded grocery store to get the last can of cranberries make you want to run for cover? You’re not alone. Sometimes … Continue reading Six Secrets to a Stressless Thanksgiving Meal

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How To Enhance The Sweet Taste of Vegetables

Spring has sprung and the earth is dancing with fruits and veggies galore. Here in Texas, we’re looking forward to the juicy summer squashes, plump tomatoes and crunchy carrots the ground offers up. This time of year, grocery stores reduce prices of their produce abundance, which means more opportunities for you to enhance the sweet … Continue reading How To Enhance The Sweet Taste of Vegetables

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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