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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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How To Make 5 Homemade Scratch Pantry Items

The pantry is a place of many secrets. In old days, it was a dark and scary cellar that held jars of who-knows-what. Nowadays, we have the luxury of filling our pantry with store-bought items that our friends in factories and on farms have prepared for us. While it’s nice to have pre-prepared pantry items … Continue reading How To Make 5 Homemade Scratch Pantry Items

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How to Store Common Baking Ingredients

We’ve all heard or experienced the pantry horror stories. You’re ready to bake an amazing dessert, and you open a bag of flour or sugar only to find unwanted pests, hard clumps or both. And there’s nothing sweet about that. Don’t let these discoveries turn you off from storing these baking staples. All it takes … Continue reading How to Store Common Baking Ingredients