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Mother’s Day Menu – Main Dishes, Sides & Drinks

It’s sweet that the kids want to treat you to breakfast in bed. But, all too often that equates to a soggy bowl of cereal or something so ambitious that you just end up cooking it yourself. Not this year! Slip one of these Mother’s Day menu ideas to the kids or your partner and you can … Continue reading Mother’s Day Menu – Main Dishes, Sides & Drinks

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12 Heart Shaped Valentine Sweets

Amor. Amour. Liebe. Upendo. Are you looking for a way to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry about finding the right words – serve a heart shaped dessert for your sweetie, neighbor or friend instead. These Valentine sweets also make a great party favor or snack for a classroom party. Heart Shaped Cookie … Continue reading 12 Heart Shaped Valentine Sweets

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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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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