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New Orleans King Cake… The Sweetest Part of Mardi Gras!

It may still be cold and gloomy in Jersey, but in N’Awlins it’s already spring and Mardi Gras is right around the corner! We can’t match their weather, but we can indulge in one of the most delicious traditional treats of the season… King Cake! For the unfamiliar, New Orleans King Cake is the ultimate …

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Up Your Cookie Game!

Yes, the holiday baking rush has wound down… but most of us are still in the house, trapped by Mother Nature, and looking for a little comfort food to take the edge off our cabin fever. Never fear, we’ve got the cure – cookies! And since you aren’t rushed to bake by the dozens and …

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Bake and Share Friendship Bread!

Baking connects people. That’s part of its magic. Recipes passed through generations. The memories of baking cookies with mom or grandma. Gifts of baked goods at housewarmings, weddings, and more… Baking brings people together, and the world can always use more of that! So we were happy to see Friendship Bread in the news at …

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Holiday Baking Tips!

‘Tis the season… for warm kitchens full of wonderful smells, ingredients on the counters, and joyful baking shared between generations! It’s also the season when baking tips come in handy, and we’ve got some good ones from Consumer Reports! Start Smart It’s said that cooking is an art, and baking is a science. And any …

Better Baking, Every Batch!

It’s COOKIE SEASON!! Well, we’re a bakery… so for us it’s always cookie season. But this is the time of year when more civilians try their hand (or master their craft) at making mountains of cookies! And just in time, we’ve got some tips via The Washington Post for better baking, every batch! To Bleach, …

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More Common Baking Mistakes – And How To Avoid Them!

We recently shared some tips (via Buzzfeed) on how to avoid common baking mistakes… and now we’ve got the second half of the list of tricks! Flatten Your Cookies Are your cookies staying rounded? Not flattening properly? The problem is usually temperature related. When baking cookies, you need the fat to melt for the cookies …

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Common Baking Mistakes – And How To Avoid Them!

It’s baking season again… the time of year when even the oven-shy venture into the kitchen to create something delicious for the holidays. And sometimes, even with experienced bakers, mistakes happen. Fortunately, we’ve got tips via Buzzfeed on how to avoid the most common! Don’t Get All Hot and Bothered If you overheat the oven, …

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Healthy Baking Substitutes When You’re Missing Ingredients!

We’ve all been there… You’re craving something sweet, or you’re in a pinch for a school treat, or maybe you’re just feeling down and in the mood to bake. But you’re missing an ingredient. And it’s usually a major ingredient, right? Something you can’t bake without, like butter or an egg. Well, don’t panic. There …

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Pan-Bang Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Chocolate chip cookies are a classic. Ever since Ruth Wakefield had her happy baking mishap in 1938 (and accidentally created the world’s first batch of Tollhouse Cookies – yay, Ruth!), chocolate chip cookies have been one of the most popular varieties of cookie. And chips or chunks, walnuts or not, even spread across the bottom …

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The Easiest Chocolate Cake EVAH!

Admit it, sometimes you want to have cake, but you don’t feel like having to clean up after. We’ve all been there. A piece of fresh cake sounds soooo good, but it means washing bowls, and measuring cups, and measuring spoons, and the beaters… and do you really want cake that bad? Well, what if …

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