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How to Make a Layer Cake Like a Pro

An impressive layer cake is the signature mark of an accomplished baker. But really, anyone has the chops to make a layer cake with just a few tips. First timers and veterans alike can stand to learn a bit from Chef Eddy’s suggestions on how to give your layers some extra lift. A layer cake … Continue reading How to Make a Layer Cake Like a Pro

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Quick & Easy Frozen Sweet Treats – A Cool Twist On Popsicles

When the lazy days of Summer turn hot and humid, the last thing you want to do is heat up the oven to make dessert. But don’t let that stop you from entertaining or (gasp!) serving the sweet stuff altogether. We’ve got the answer for your next warm weather picnic or party. Homemade gourmet frozen … Continue reading Quick & Easy Frozen Sweet Treats – A Cool Twist On Popsicles

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The Difference Between Baking Powder and Baking Soda

Baking powder and baking soda. Sometimes a dessert recipe calls for one, sometimes it requires the other. But really – what’s the difference between baking powder and baking soda and when do you use each? We asked world-renowned Imperial Sugar chef, Chef Eddy Van Damme, the “Prince of Pastry” to weigh in on the soda vs. … Continue reading The Difference Between Baking Powder and Baking Soda

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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