No Bake Recipes Any Parent Should Know

There are many no-bake recipes out there for you to make that do not require you to use a stove or oven at all. These types of recipes normally involve very few ingredients that you will have to mix together and then put into a refrigerator or freezer so that the recipe sets and is available for whenever you want to enjoy it with the family. Finding these types of recipes can be easy when you look online for them and do a search specific to [...]

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Baking The Gluten Free Way

Whether you’re going Paleo or you have a food intolerance, the toughest part about giving up gluten often comes with baked goods. You can plan most of your meals around lean proteins and vegetables and choose gluten-free sauces and dressings, but when it comes to baking, that sweet flavor and tender mouth feel we associate with our favorite bakery items usually comes from wheat.

There are a number of options out there for gluten free baking. Gluten free commercial mixes are available and tend to mimic the flavors [...]

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Let the TV Be Your Guide

If you have DIRECTTV or even a moderately good internet connection, then you really don’t need a cookbook or family recipes. At least, not when you have access to things like the Food Network or the Cooking Channel.

For years now, channels like these have been giving America all kinds of helpful information including preparation tips on interesting desserts and all kinds of fascinating recipes. Guy Fieri occupies the more casual end of the spectrum while Paula Deen gives new definition to the term “comfort food.”

However, it’s not all about recipes and cooking preparation. There are plenty of other shows too.

Marc Summers who you might remember from Nickelodeon Double Dare fame hosts a kind of “how it’s made” show that focuses on different foods and candies called Unwrapped. There are also plenty of competitive cooking shows like Iron Chef America, an American version of the hit Japanese program, as well.

And if understanding the science behind different foods is your thing, Alton Brown has a program for that too. Pretty much if you are even marginally interested in food, there’s something out there for you.

Don’t get me wrong, cook books are great, but don’t forget the TV – there’s big wide open world of food out there.

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Baking The Perfect Desert For Any Dinner

Many modern home cooks believe that baking is a mystery best not explored in-depth, and it’s true that busy professionals and those with active families often don’t have the necessary hours to spend creating elaborate baked desserts in their home kitchens. Instructions and recipes can seem overly complicated to those not familiar with baking terminology, so many people simply depend on the bakery section of their local supermarket to provide their family’s dessert needs. Although some stores have excellent baked goods, well-prepared home-baked dessert items almost always have a superior taste [...]

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Infusing New Flavors In Old Cake Recipes

Cake can often be boring. It is fun to try and spruce up an old cake recipe. Our palettes are more distinguished. We like bolder flavor, and often enjoy inventing a new combination. Cake is the perfect platform for experimentation. For instance, a plain yellow cake can become a lemon thyme or lemon lime basil cake. It is common to see sweet, or dessert quality items, mixed with savory flavors. Fresh herbs are the perfect vehicle to add something new to a boring cake recipe. Adding coffee to a chocolate cake recipe [...]

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The Most Important Ingredients In Any Bakers Kitchen

There are some essentials that every baker needs in their kitchen to make basic recipes like breads, cookies, cupcakes and cakes. There are other more specific ingredients that can be used to make additional and more complicated recipes but for making basic recipes the basics are as follows:

Every baker needs to have the staple ingredient for making breads, cookies, and cakes and this ingredient is white flour. Some bakers prefer to use whole wheat [...]

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Fun Ways to Back With Young Children

One fun activity that many children enjoy is baking. Children love to be involved in the process of breaking eggs, stirring the mix, licking the beaters and watching the cookies bake through the oven window. Though children love traditional aspects of baking there are many other ways to make it fun.

One way to make muffins and cupcakes more fun is to use mini muffin tins. Children love the “mini” aspect of anything so this is always a hit. Another way to add some fun to the occasional baking session is to use food coloring. Food [...]

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Getting Picky Kids To Try New Things

Having children, you may know that finding something for them to eat can be difficult at times. Children have proven to be some of the pickiest eaters around. They are not very keen on trying new food items, especially if they think that it looks “funny.” This is not a good way for the children to continue their lives. Being picky at a young age can affect how picky they are when grown up. Children should be encouraged [...]

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