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differences between vanilla extract & imitation vanilla

Differences Between Vanilla Extract & Imitation Vanilla

You often see vanilla extract as an ingredient in dessert recipes. What is vanilla extract – and...

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how to decorate desserts with flowers

How to Decorate Desserts with Flowers

Flowers abound in the South in spring and summertime, and they always seem to make everything...

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how to make fourth of July fireworks cookies

How To Make Fourth of July Fireworks Cookies

We are so excited to welcome back our friend and brand ambassador Bridget Edwards from ...

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How to make a layer cake like a pro

How to Make a Layer Cake Like a Pro

An impressive layer cake is the signature mark of an accomplished baker. But really, anyone has...

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The Difference Between Baking Powder and Baking Soda

The Difference Between Baking Powder and Baking Soda

Baking powder and baking soda. Sometimes a dessert recipe calls for one, sometimes it requires...

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How to care for and cook with cast iron

Caring for and Cooking with Cast Iron

Cast iron skillets are the mainstay of any southern kitchen. Constructed out of one piece of...

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Quick & Easy Frozen Sweet Treats - A Cool Twist on Popsicles

Quick & Easy Frozen Sweet Treats - A Cool Twist On Popsicles

When the lazy days of Summer turn hot and humid, the last thing you want to do is heat up the...

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5 Summer Drinks to Perk Up Your Parties

5 Summer Drinks To Perk Up Your Parties

When it’s party time, refreshments are expected. Go beyond the basic bottled beverage route by...

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The difference between frosting, icing, filling & glaze

Dessert Toppings: Frosting, Icing, Filling & Glaze

A delicious cake is made even sweeter when topped with a scrumptious frosting. But what about...

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Intricate Recipes When You Have An Entire Day to Cook

Intricate Recipes When You Have An Entire Day To Cook

There’s nothing quite like a simple Saturday or a lazy Sunday. The possibilities on an...

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Melting and Tempering Chocolate – What’s the Difference?

Melting and Tempering Chocolate – What’s the Difference?

Looking through the glass cases of a gourmet candy shop, it’s hard not to be impressed with the...

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Throwing the Perfect Holiday Party

Throwing the Perfect Holiday Party

Holiday party time is upon us. And that means it’s time to make the tough choices when it comes...

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How to care for and cook with cast iron

Caring for and Cooking with Cast Iron

Cast iron skillets are the mainstay of any southern kitchen. Constructed out of one piece of...

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5 Summer Drinks to Perk Up Your Parties

5 Summer Drinks To Perk Up Your Parties

When it’s party time, refreshments are expected. Go beyond the basic bottled beverage route by...

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Using canned food ingredients in homemade baked goods

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...

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Baking with Buttermilk, Milk and Sour Cream

Baking with Buttermilk, Milk and Sour Cream

Baking with buttermilk. milk and sour cream. Which one is best? The short answer ... they all...

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11 Delicious Brown Sugar Hacks

11 Delicious Brown Sugar Hacks

Brown Sugar. It’s such a versatile sweetener and when used in even the simplest ways, it brings...

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Types of Flour Best for Baking

Types of Flour Best For Baking

You’re ready to bake from scratch – but the different types of flour can be intimidating. All-...

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Different Types of Dough

Different Types of Dough

Slapped onto a counter or slipped into a pan, dough is a diverse ingredient when baking. For...

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Fresh Blueberry Recipes Imperial

Fresh Blueberry Recipes

It's time to get picking...berry picking that is. Berries of all kinds are beginning to ripen,...

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Mother's Day Sunshine Decorated Cookies

Mother's Day - "You Are My Sunshine" Decorated Sugar Cookies

Our friend and brand ambassador Bridget Edwards from ...

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102 Juicy Strawberry Recipes Imperial

102 Juicy Strawberry Recipes

It's strawberry picking season right now -- which means it's also strawberry eating season....

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Quick Tip: How To Keep Cheesecake From Cracking

Quick Tip: How To Keep Cheesecake From Cracking

How do you bake a decadent, creamy cheesecake without any cracking?  Learn how to avoid this...

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how to decorate desserts with flowers

How to Decorate Desserts with Flowers

Flowers abound in the South in spring and summertime, and they always seem to make everything...

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