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How to Keep Muffins Fresh (5 Simple Methods)

Whether you’re baking healthy muffins for breakfast that are filled with whole grains, nuts, and dried fruits or baking up a batch of delicious sweet banana chocolate chip muffins for a snack or dessert, once they’re baked you want to keep them as fresh as possible for as long as you can. One of the storage problems with muffins is …

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How to Make Macarons Without an Oven

Making perfect macarons is a tricky thing to do. Even the most experiences pastry chefs sometimes find macarons to be a challenge. The shells can crack, they can come out lumpy, they can be too dry and they can spread too thin- so much can go wrong! However, once you perfect the macaron shell, you will be blessed with one …

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How To Soften Hard Brownies (9 Simple Methods)

When it comes to baking, there’s not much that beats a delicious brownie. Chewy and soft. Rich and chocolatey. But every now and then you’ll get a batch that bakes up hard instead of soft and moist. Or a pan of brownies that’s nice and soft on the day you bake, only to turn hard and crisp the next day. …

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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 …