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Peanut Butter & White Chocolate Fudge Recipe

In our last recipe post, I showed you how to prepare homemade calzones, perfect for a family dinner. In this post, let’s get back to one of our favorite desserts with some delicious fudge. Fudge is a classic dessert that is surprisingly easy to make. I wanted to make some peanut butter fudge, but decided to mix in some white …

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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 am here to help you …

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14 Must-Have Gifts for a Baker Enthusiast

Got a friend, parent, sister, or other loved one who is absolutely and completely obsessed with baking? Don’t know what to get them for Christmas or a birthday? No need to worry. There are plenty of items out there that make the perfect gift for a baker enthusiast. These items range from pieces of clothing to cake tins to beautifully …

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How to Bake a Simple Cake from Scratch (for Beginners)

Like balancing a check book or changing a tire, learning how to bake a cake from scratch is an indispensable life skill. Okay, maybe it’s not as high on the list as the first two, but it’s still important. Understanding what goes into what we eat is essential to becoming a good baker or cook. Besides, who doesn’t love cake!!! …

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What Is a Quick Bread?

Modern life is increasingly fast-paced, and we all find ourselves pressed for time on occasion. We’d all love to cook and bake the way our grandparents did, but sometimes the pressures of our lifestyles simply do not allow us. Luckily, this faster-paced modern society has brought with it solutions to some of our problems, and developed new traditions suited to …

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How to Turn Brownie Mix into Cake Mix

So you want to make a chocolate cake. You go to the store, grab a box of mix and drive home, ready to bake, only to find that you purchased brownie mix instead of cake mix. What to do now? Going all the way back to the store would be a pain, but you still really need to make that …

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9 Best Affordable Stand Mixers Available Today

Whether you are an avid baker or even someone who is just beginning to get into baking, a stand mixer is something every baker should have. As a professional pastry chef, I definitely think of my stand mixer as something I cannot live without! If you think all stand mixers are expensive or out of your price range, think again! …

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Easy and Delicious Homemade Calzone Recipe

In our last recipe post, we showed you how to make apple cinnamon muffins. In this post, let’s go in a different direction and make something a little more hearty: calzones! This recipe is a fun way to get your kids involved with making dinner. A simple, yet amazingly tasty calzone that rivals your favorite pizza place’s menu. You won’t even need …

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10 Things Every Baker Needs in their Kitchen Arsenal

Beyond the obvious — an oven — there are a few things that the baker in your life would love to have. When looking for something to buy for that special someone for Christmas, their birthday, or just as a nice gesture, look no further. We have assembled a list of the top 10 things that every baker needs … …

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Replacement Bowls for a KitchenAid Mixer: Where to Buy?

For a home baker, using a stand mixer almost feels like magic. You simply throw your ingredients in the bowl, hit a button, and within a matter of minutes, or even seconds, you’ve got a perfectly smooth mixture! This sure beats the good old days of mixing things by hand, am I right? Now, all of this amazing wizardry can …