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Baking Sheet vs. Cookie Sheet: What’s the Difference?

Have you ever wondered if there’s a difference between baking sheets and cookie sheets? Most people assume they’re the same thing, so you might be surprised to find out that that’s not entirely true. Although they’re similar in many ways, there is a subtle difference that sets them apart. By the end of this article, the baking sheet vs. cookie …

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Whole Wheat Banana Bread with Crumb Topping

In our last recipe post, Macaroni & Cheese – All Grown Up, we showed you how to make delicious mac and cheese that the whole family can enjoy. In this post, we’re going to show you how to make a tasty dessert that falls into the category of quick breads to go with it. First, let’s take a look at a …

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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 love both and as a …

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4 Easy Ways You Can Frost Your Cupcakes Today Without a Tip

A cupcake is the epitome of American desserts. With the fluffy cake base and the smooth, luscious piped frosting, the cupcake is truly a versatile and delicious dessert. When you see a cupcake at the store or in a bakery, one tends to admire the sheer perfection of the frosting on top. Whether it be a round dome of frosting, …

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3 Creative Hacks to Bake Cookies Without an Oven

You need to make cookies. Maybe your child has a birthday party at school tomorrow, maybe you need a dish to pass for the family reunion, or maybe you simply have a hankering for some cookies. Regardless of why you need to make cookies, the fact is that you do and as luck would have it, your oven is not …

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How to Mix Cake Batter Without a Mixer

If you’re new to baking, making a cake can be a bit intimidating. After all, just making one small mistake with the ingredients or prep can completely ruin all of the hard work you put in. Learn about the essential techniques, tools, and ingredients for a beginner. If you’ve never baked a cake before, you’re probably under the assumption that …

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10 Best Bakeware Sets (by Material)

Choosing the right bakeware set is an important decision for anyone who regularly spends time in their kitchen. Whether you’re looking to buy a nice set of pans for yourself or an affordable set of dishes as a gift for a friend or family member, a lot of thought needs to go into the decision to make sure you make …

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What is a Detroit Style Pizza Pan?

There are certain places in the world that have put a unique spin on classic foods. When done right, these places become well known for these foods, and visitors to those places always make it a point to eat at a restaurant that offers them. In the USA, we have cities that are well known for their unique spin on …

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Hand Mixer vs. Stand Mixer: When to Use One Over the Other

When it comes to baking, having the right tools can make all the difference in the world. In our last post discussing our favorite manual hand mixer, we took a look at the benefits and drawbacks of manual hand mixers. In this post, we’re going to do our best to help you determine which type of electric mixer, a hand mixer …

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Macaroni and Cheese – All Grown Up

Sometimes all you need is a warm bowl of macaroni and cheese to make your day. Boxed mac n’ cheese is convenient, but it doesn’t compete with home baked macaroni. The great thing about making it yourself is that you can experiment with different ingredients to suit your personal taste. I have adjusted my family’s recipe over the past few …