Are you all mixed up and wondering: hand mixer versus stand mixer – does it really matter which one you use when baking? There are noticeable differences in the way these appliances function. Here we explain the differences, advantages and drawbacks to owning and using both. Hand Mixer – Small and light, a hand mixer … Continue reading Hand Mixer Vs. Stand Mixer – Which Is Better For Baking?
Crème Brûlée, also known as Burnt Cream, Creme Catalana, or Trinity Cream, is a decadent dessert with a rich custard base and hard caramel top. The custard base is traditionally flavored with vanilla, but can have a variety of other flavorings like our delectable Butterscotch Crème Brûlée version made with the help of a kitchen … Continue reading How to Use a Kitchen Blowtorch to Make Crème Brûlée
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
Unevenly baked cookies, soggy dough or a fallen cheesecake isn’t always the cook’s fault. Sometimes the problem lies within the cooking utensils or tools. When you want top-notch results out of your kitchen, you have to know where to invest. Sure, you can get away with inexpensive spatulas and measuring spoons. But when it comes … Continue reading 5 Cooking Utensils You Should Invest In
Every season has its spices. In many ancient traditions spices have been used to counteract or enhance what’s happening in the environment. In the summer, we crave coolness and in the winter, heat. While we can do all we’d like to make that happen in the external world (with clothing and air conditioners/heaters) we can do … Continue reading Baking with Winter Spices – Holiday Recipes