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How to Keep Bread From Molding (13 Must-Know Tips)

There’s really nothing better than a fresh loaf of bread for sandwiches or to spread with butter and homemade jam to have with a cup of tea. Whether I’ve baked the bread myself, or picked up a loaf at the specialty bakery, I always have bread in my kitchen. One of the problems I have with bread is how to …

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7 Foolproof Ways to Store Brownies and Keep Them Fresh

So you just made a batch of perfect brownies. They are amazing, they are delicious, they are the best brownies that you have ever tasted. You could probably eat the whole batch but it is probably a better idea to save some for later. However, you want them to be just as fantastic the next day. So what is the …

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3 Straightforward Ways to Make Pie Crust Without Shortening

Making a pie crust with shortening is a classic way to ensure you have a soft flaky crust. But what if you don’t have any shortening on hand? Or maybe you just don’t want to use shortening and are wondering if there is another way. No one wants to give up that amazing texture that shortening provides but don’t worry, …

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9 Simple Tips to Make Box Brownies Moist and Chewy

I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like a brownie! Rich and delicious with an intense chocolate flavor. I have some great brownie recipes but there are those times when I’m just too busy to put together the ingredients and mix up the batter. And then there are those days when my family is craving a batch of brownies but I’m …

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How To Cool a Cake Quickly (In 4 Simple Steps)

So you’ve made a cake and it just came out of the oven, looking perfect (yay!). The only problem is you need to decorate it….now! No time to wait around letting it cool for hours, that cake has a deadline and it can’t wait. So what can you do when you need to cool a cake quickly? Time to find …

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How to Keep Cupcake Liners From Pulling Away

I love baking cupcakes…and my family and friends love eating my cupcakes…so these cute little cakes are something I bake over and over again. The last thing I want to ruin their stunning appearance is cake liners that pull away from the cupcake! After having this happen far too many times, I’ve come up with some simple techniques and tips …

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11 Simple Ways to Get Cake out of a Pan (When Stuck)

You spent all that time finding the right recipe to make the perfect cake to impress your family and friends. You carefully mixed the batter and poured it into the pan, watched as it turned a golden brown in the oven. Now it’s time to take your cake out of the pan…and it just won’t budge! Has all that time …

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What to Do When Pastry is Too Crumbly (Fix in 5 Simple Steps)

You want to make a perfect pie crust. You read the recipe, you measure and knead and everything is looking great. Then, you go to roll the dough out on your work surface and it just falls apart. The dough is no longer a nicely blended mass but a pile of pieces, all crumbling apart. What can you do?! Don’t …