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Freezer Essentials

Freezer Essentials

These freezer essentials will help you with your weekly meal prep as well as last minute meals that you need to get on the table fast. Bagged frozen vegetables, like mixed peppers, broccoli, and spinach. Bagged frozen fruit, like blueberries, mangos, bananas, and strawberries. Bagged frozen pastas, like tortellini and ravioli. Frozen waffles and pancakes. […]

Rules For Better Baking

Rules For Better Baking

Turn out amazing treats with these easy tips and tricks to help you bake your best every time. Measure Flour Accurately Using a measuring cup to scoop directly from the bag can pack in too much flour, leading to dry, dense baked goods. Use the “spoon and sweep” method by gently stirring the flour in […]

Maple Syrup & Making The Grade

Maple Syrup & Making The Grade

Prior to 2014, U.S. states and Canadian provinces each had separate systems for grading their maple syrup. The objective was to quantify the syrup’s distinct range of colors and flavors as the sugaring season progressed. Early in the season, sap tends to yield a lighter, more delicate syrup with vanilla flavor notes. As the weeks […]

Cast Iron Pans

Cast Iron Pans

Chefs love cast iron’s durability and its ability to evenly retain heat. What’s old is new again. Cast iron comes in all sizes from pans that hold a single fried egg to 20-inch giants that weigh 25 pounds and take up two burners. You can pick up a cast iron pan for $25 to $300. […]

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 […]

Quick Breads

Quick Breads

Quick Breads For mouth-watering breads that don’t require a lot of time, turn to quick breads. By using baking powder, baking soda, steam, or air instead of yeast to leaven dough. An advantage of quick breads is their ability to be prepared quickly and reliably, without requiring time-consuming skilled labor and the climate control needed […]

French Toast Toppings

French Toast Toppings

French Toast Toppings Ok, most of us love maple syrup on our pancakes and French toast, but sometimes it’s fun to change it up a bit. Here are some interesting alternatives that just may become your new favorites. Apples & Thyme Sauté 2 large Gala apples (cut into 1/2 inch thick pieces(, 1 tablespoon fresh […]

Ways To Use Maple Syrup

Ways To Use Maple Syrup

Ways To Use Maple Syrup Add flavor to your favorite recipes by replacing refined white sugar with pure maple syrup. 1 1/3 cups (335 ml) of maple syrup replaces 1 cup (225 g) of white sugar. When using maple syrup, reduce the amount of liquid in recipes by 1/3 cup (85 ml). Drizzle on fruit […]

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 […]