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The Difference Between Whipping Cream and Heavy Cream

Before you reach for that carton of cream to make your Christmas goodies, be sure you know the difference between whipping cream and heavy cream—and when to use each in your dessert recipes. According to our very own “Prince of Pastry” Chef Eddy Van Damme, heavy cream has 36 to 40 percent milk fat and … Continue reading The Difference Between Whipping Cream and Heavy 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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Things To Make With Just A Little Bit Of Sugar

The bottom of the sugar bag is a curious place. With just a few scoops left, there’s a dilemma of, “Do I buy more now? Or can I find a way to use this before I head to the store?” We opt for the latter, because there is so much you can do with just … Continue reading Things To Make With Just A Little Bit Of Sugar

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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

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Holiday Homemade Cranberry Recipes

Cranberries are fruits full of nutrients typically available from October through December. Cranberry recipes were enjoyed at early New England holiday fall feasts. Bright red cranberries have been adding beauty, tartness and sweetness to the family dinner table for centuries. Cranberries are delightful when accompanied with turkey, chicken and pork – and can have many … Continue reading Holiday Homemade Cranberry Recipes