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Making The Most Of Seasonal Berries

Making The Most Of Seasonal Berries

Just a few fresh berries add color and nutrients to a salad, cocktail, or mocktail. Stock up on fresh berries, wash and freeze them in a single layer on a sheet pan. Then transfer to a freezer bag for future smoothies and baked goods. Add a handful of berries to a parfait, with yogurt for […]

Using Up Every Ingredient

Using Up Every Ingredient

I grew up in the Midwest where it was considered a mortal sin to waste food. The motto was “waste nothing and make the most of every ingredient.” Here are some ways for you and your family to make the most of ingredients that otherwise may make their way into the trash bin. Stewed Fruit […]

Figs

Figs

Figs are truly fantastic! Dried figs are available all year round and many markets offer luxuriously sweet fresh figs throughout the year as well. Figs are a healthy and portable snack that is packed with nutrition. Figs are rich in potassium, which helps control blood pressure. They also provide calcium, magnesium, iron, and copper. Because […]

Breads

Breads

Bread can be either leavened or unleavened. Leavened breads are made with rising agents, like yeast or baking powder, which allows the dough to release gases and expand. Unleavened bread contains no yeast, baking soda, baking powder or other leavening agents that allows dough to rise. Leavened and unleavened bread are nutritionally similar. It is […]

Saffron

Saffron

Saffron Highly prized as a dye, medication and culinary spice since Greek and Roman times, saffron is the stigma of a type of crocus, Crocus sativus, which was once grown all over Europe, including in England. It has a distinctive and lasting aroma, and a pleasant pungency if used sparingly. Because of its striking color, […]

Ways To Make The Most Of Seasonal Citrus

Ways To Make The Most Of Seasonal Citrus

Ways To Make The Most Of Seasonal Citrus Zest It Add zip to baked goods, stir-fries or stews. Make citrus salt! Juice It Lemons juice helps keep sliced fruits and root vegetables from turning brown. Finish savory dishes with a squeeze of lemon juice to enhance the flavors. Freeze It Freeze citrus juice or zest […]

Storing Baked Goods

Storing Baked Goods

Storing Baked Goods Always allow baked goods to cool completely (preferably on a wire rack) before wrapping and storing. If they are wrapped before they are thoroughly cooled, pastries will steam, turning their nice crisp surfaces soggy and limp. The texture and flavor of most baked goods fare best when stored, well wrapped, in a […]

How To Eat More Protein On A Meat-Free Diet

How To Eat More Protein On A Meat-Free Diet

How To Eat More Protein On A Meat-Free Diet If you’re new to a meat-free diet or you struggle with ways to get the protein you need here are some important tips that may help you. It really isn’t as hard as you might think. Snack on protein rich munchies and skip the carbs. Eat […]

Pre-Baked Pie Crust: Five Steps For A Perfect Pie Crust

Pre-Baked Pie Crust: Five Steps For A Perfect Pie Crust

A pre-baked pie crust (sometimes called a blind baked pastry case) is one that has been partially baked without a filling so it can still cook and crisp thoroughly if the filling needs a shorter time to bake than the pastry. Pre-baking a pie crust also stops the pastry from getting soggy by a moist filling.

Butter Cookies

Butter Cookies

It’s time to start thinking about making Christmas cookies.