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Easy Ways to Make Frosting Without Key Ingredients

Have you ever made a batch of flawless cupcakes or a beautifully baked cake only to find that you are missing ingredients to make some perfect frosting to go with it? We have all been there! You reach for the butter/sugar/flour etc. only to be let down. But you still need frosting to complete your …

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6 Clever Ways to Make No Bake Cookies Without Peanut Butter

The idea of no bake cookies is almost too good to be true. After taking the time to measure ingredients, make the batter and scoop the cookie dough, who wants to wait the extra time for the cookies to bake- I want to eat them now! Luckily, there are tons of no-bake cookie recipes out …

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3 Creative Ways to Make Macarons Without Almond Flour

Nuts are a hot topic in today’s cooking environment. Not only are schools becoming more cautious about nuts (some even ban all nut and peanut products), but more and more people are being diagnosed with a nut allergy, even as adults! So what’s a person with a nut allergy to do when a delicious confectionery …

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5 Simple Substitutes for Pie Weights

So you’ve decided to make your family a delicious summer fruit tart, or take advantage of the fall’s harvest by baking a sweet pumpkin pie, but there’s just one snag… the recipe calls for blind baking the crust and the addition of pie weights, and that’s not something you keep hanging around your kitchen. But …

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Easy Ways to Keep Your Cookies Crisp

If crisp cookies are your thing, it can be frustrating to know that shortly after making them, that yummy crispiness will fade away into softness, which is not everyone’s cup of tea. In my experience, this usually happens the day or two after making fresh cookies. I don’t mind softness, especially when it comes to …

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How to Make Bread Without Yeast or Baking Powder

One of the great things about baking real bread at home is that it requires so few ingredients – flour, water, salt and leaven. That’s it! The addition of baker’s yeast is the most common way to leaven a loaf of bread, with the loaf being made to rise through the power of fermentation. Soda bread, …

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How to Make Your Brownies More Cake Like

Among the many baking mysteries that exist out there, I feel like “how do you make brownies more cake-like?” is one of those million dollar questions. Whether you prefer fudge-y brownies or cake-y brownies, most people have a preference and it’s good to know what changes you can make to achieve either effect. Personally, I …

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