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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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5 Summer Drinks To Perk Up Your Parties

When it’s party time, refreshments are expected. Go beyond the basic bottled beverage route by whipping up something your guests have never tried. These summer drinks will perk up your parties well into the fall months. The following factions of summer drinks come from a day-and-age where entertaining was easy. Find a descriptor that perks … Continue reading 5 Summer Drinks To Perk Up Your Parties

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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