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Easy Ways to Keep Your Cake Soft (or Make it Soft Again)

The texture of cake is one thing most people can agree on. Unlike cookies which can be delicious crunchy or chewy, cake really needs to be soft. I have yet to meet the person who enjoys crunchy cake. However, if you have ever made a cake or even just purchased a cake, you know that …

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Easy Ways to Keep Your Cookies Soft (or Make Them Soft Again)

So you made some delicious, chewy, homemade cookies- nice job! Aren’t fresh cookies amazing the first day? But then comes the second day…you go to reach for a cookie only to find that it has gotten hard and crunchy. What happened?!? Why don’t the cookies stay soft for longer than a day? Don’t worry- I …

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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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