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Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar Most brown sugars are made of white granulated sugar to which a dark syrup has been added. Dark brown sugar has a mild molasses, and light brown sugar has a milder, lighter syrup, which may also be molasses. Dark brown has a slightly stronger flavor, but they may be used interchangeably. You can […]

Old Fashioned Food Coloring

Old Fashioned Food Coloring

Old Fashioned Food Coloring Next time you have a need to use food-coloring trying using natural dyes the old fashioned way. Just do what grandma did, and use fresh beet juice for red; turmeric for yellow, and blueberry juice for blue. You’ll save money and have peace of mind that you used truly natural dyes. […]

What To Do With Leftover Pumpkin Bread?

What To Do With Leftover Pumpkin Bread?

Make Pumpkin Bread Eggnog French Toast Of Course!

Turkey Roasting Instructions

Turkey Roasting Instructions

Turkey Roasting Instructions Remove turkey from refrigerator at least 1 hour prior to roasting. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place turkey in sink and remove neck and giblets. Place in roasting pan and brush with melted sage butter and season with kosher salt and pepper.  Place turkey in lower third of oven and roast for […]

Thanksgiving Cooking Tips

Thanksgiving Cooking Tips

Thanksgiving is nearly here. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner don’t panic. Here are some important tips that will help you get organized and ensure that your meal goes smoothly and tastes delicious. What’s important is enjoying being with family and friends. Plan your menu according to the number of guests you’ll have. Order your turkey! […]

Substitution Guide

Substitution Guide

Substitution Guide Ingredient Substitution Allspice (1 tsp.) 1/2 tsp. cinnamon + 1/4 tsp. nutmeg + 1/4 tsp. ground clove Baking Powder (1 tsp.) 1/4 tsp. baking soda + 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar Baking Soda (1 tsp.) 2 tsp double-acting baking powder + replace acidic liquid ingredient in recipe with non-acidic liquid Balsamic Vinegar Equal amount of sherry […]

How To Thaw A Turkey

How To Thaw A Turkey

Yes, this is an ENTIRE piece on how to thaw a turkey because it’s THE most important part of planning your Thanksgiving menu (if you purchased a frozen turkey that is). Food safety is important so please take a few minutes to review these thawing directions. 1.    Make sure to thaw your frozen turkey in […]

How To Purchase A Turkey

How To Purchase A Turkey

I just ordered my Thanksgiving turkey, which I like to get done early, as it truly is the star of Thanksgiving dinner. When planning your holiday menu purchasing a turkey is the first thing to consider. Should you buy fresh or frozen?  Below is a breakdown of turkey buying options.  Fresh Turkey Purchasing a fresh […]

Don't Forget The Seeds

Don’t Forget The Seeds

Don’t Forget The Seeds! Just like pumpkins, the seeds of butternut and other hard winter squashes can be tossed with a splash of olive oil and a pinch of kosher salt, then toasted for a crunchy every occasion snack. 

Keep Squash Fresh

Keep Squash Fresh

Keep Squash Fresh A whole squash can be stored in a cool, dry place for up to a month. Once peeled and cubed, it will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to one week in an airtight container. Once peeled and cubed, don’t keep it any longer than a week in an airtight container […]