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Quick Tip From Chef Eddy: Salted vs. Unsalted Butter

You’ve seen both types of butter in the refrigerated section of your favorite grocery store. Salted and unsalted. Ever wonder why they carry both kinds and why you would use one over the other when you bake? Learn more from this quick tip from Chef Eddy. As you might have guessed, salted contains salt while … Continue reading Quick Tip From Chef Eddy: Salted vs. Unsalted Butter

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12 Tips for Hosting A Holiday Cookie Exchange Party

Cookie Exchange parties are popular during the Christmas holiday season. What’s not to love? You only need to come up with one cookie recipe and bake several dozen to swap with others at a festive exchange party. You’ll leave with new friends, new recipes and several dozen different cookies to share with your own family. … Continue reading 12 Tips for Hosting A Holiday Cookie Exchange Party

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Delicious Make-Ahead Desserts

Why should dinners have all the plan-ahead fun? Make-ahead desserts are like money in the bank: it’s great to know you’ve got something extra waiting for you at the end of the day (or any time of day). Desserts are often prepared as a special occasion treat – sometimes when you expect guests to come … Continue reading Delicious Make-Ahead Desserts

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Differences Between Vanilla Extract & Imitation Vanilla

You often see vanilla extract as an ingredient in dessert recipes. What is vanilla extract – and is it really necessary? We asked world-renowned Chef Eddy Van Damme, the “Prince of Pastry” to give us the scoop between this ingredient and imitation vanilla. Vanilla beans grown in tropical countries can be pricey, so vanilla extract … Continue reading Differences Between Vanilla Extract & Imitation Vanilla

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How to Decorate Desserts with Flowers

Flowers abound in the South in spring and summertime, and they always seem to make everything more beautiful. So why not add them to your desserts? Don’t let this fabulous flora and fauna intimidate you – you can decorate desserts with flowers right at home. Cakes of all kinds can be decorated with edible flowers … Continue reading How to Decorate Desserts with Flowers