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Pear Desserts for The Fall Season

Delicious pear desserts make the perfect autumn treat. Varying in taste, different kinds of pears can be juicy and buttery sweet, citrus or melon-like, or spicy in flavor; making them a versatile ingredient for both sweet and savory dishes. Pear season kicks into gear in the late summer and continues throughout the fall and winter. … Continue reading Pear Desserts for The Fall Season

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Shortening or Butter? Which Fat Is Better For Baking?

When you flip through our vintage cookbooks you’ll notice the majority of recipes call for shortening, while most of today’s recipes use butter. Shortening or butter – which is better for baking and why have we used different fats in recipes over the years? The main reason was simply cost. In the early 1900’s, butter … Continue reading Shortening or Butter? Which Fat Is Better For Baking?