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If you have a box of pancake mix sitting on your shelf at home, you are more than prepared to make a variety of breakfast baked goods. You can use that mix to make waffles, to make muffins and, of course, to make all different kinds of pancakes! While the directions for making pancakes and waffles may be right on the box, it may not have the directions for using the mix to make muffins.…

When it comes to baking different foods for the first time, it can be extremely difficult to get everything right. After all, getting baking recipes correct takes time, practice, and a good eye. One example of how troublesome baking can be is often found with fondant. Fondant is often used to decorate cakes and it is fairly common in that regard. However, getting a fondant just right is something that isn’t easy for beginners to…

Cool Whip has long been a favorite topping for desserts. It is light and fluffy and just sweet enough to add flavor. The problem with Cool Whip is that it doesn’t always last after it has been added. When you make frosting, it needs to be able to sit out at room temperature and last. If you want to use Cool Whip to make frosting and make it thick enough to last, you can do…

There are many, many different kitchen utensils that you might not think about on a regular basis, from mixers to graters. However, when a recipe calls for a finely minced item and you don’t have a grater on hand, you might not know what to do. Depending on the type of food it is, you might feel at a complete loss. With that being said, there are a few different ways that you can cut…

One thing that nobody really anticipates happening is having his or her oven stop working or be out of commission for a period of time. Whether your oven needs repairs or you simply just need to fix something inside of it, there will come a time when you cannot use your oven. What this means is that you will eventually have to figure out how to cook your favorite foods without using said oven. While…

When you think of the most common ingredients that go into baked goods, you likely automatically think of sugar. Sugar is a very common ingredient in almost all baking recipes and it may even be hard to imagine baking without sugar. However, it definitely is possible to avoid using sugar, finding alternative ways to sweeten a recipe or to skip the sweetness completely! This guide will help you learn all about baking without sugar and…

Often people wonder if there is anything they can substitute for oil in their cake mix. You might be in the midst of mixing your ingredients and find that you have no oil. On the other hand, maybe you are looking for an alternative because you want something with more texture. In any case, one great option is mayonnaise. Mayo is made from eggs, oil, and a touch of vinegar, so it works well as…

Baking a basic cake uses general ingredients that most people have on hand in their cupboard and fridge. For example, a cake can be baked with flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. This is simple enough. However, people are always looking at and using variations to change to flavor, moisture, texture, and fluffiness of their cakes. There are many ingredients that you can use, including sour cream. What Is Sour Cream? Sour cream is, quite literally,…

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