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What to Do with Leftover Bread (10 Ideas to Try at Home)

The sad truth about bread is that it doesn’t stay fresh for very long. That beautiful loaf of sourdough gets hard after a day or two and that tasty, soft sliced bread gets crunchy all too quickly. It is such a shame! However, you should never, ever throw away leftover bread! There is so much you can do with old …

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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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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 …