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18 January, 2023

Gluten-Free Blueberry Lavender Mascarpone Tart

Gluten-Free Blueberry Lavender Mascarpone Tart
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Citrus, blueberries and lavender make for a delicious flavorful combination. And the flavor of blueberries works deliciousness perfectly well with Mascarpone cheese. Mascarpone Cheese is an Italian double or triple creamed cheese made from cows milk and is best known for its use in Tiramisu and baked cheesecakes. Mascarpone is the equivalent of cream cheese.
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29 December, 2022

History Of Cooking

History Of Cooking
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The exact origins of cooking are not known, but at some point, humans conquered fire and started using it to prepare food. For most of human history, the only way to cook a meal, was over an open fire. While fire is the most important element of cooking, it was not the only heat source
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24 September, 2022

Know Your Herbs – Spices & How To Cook With Them

Know Your Herbs – Spices & How To Cook With Them
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This article will cover the basics of knowing your herbs and spices and how to cook with them. Herbs and spices are a treasure chest of zesty, sweet, savory and spicy flavors. These flavors fresh or dried impart flavor to any cooked dish or baked good they are used in. One of the best qualities
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24 September, 2022

Banana Walnut Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Walnut Cream Cheese Frosting
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Cream Cheese was invented in the U.S. in the 1870s by a New York dairyman named William Lawrence. Cream cheese frosting became popular in the 1960s, due to increasing availability of packaged cream cheese in supermarkets. The frosting is a traditional choice for red velvet cakes, carrot cakes, spice cakes, and banana cakes.

15 September, 2022

Using Citrus Zest When Cooking & Baking

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When a recipe calls for “zest” of a citrus fruit, it’s referring to the colorful outer part of the skin, not the inner white part, which is known as the pith. You can use the zest of oranges, lemons, and limes, among many other citrus fruits, to bake and cook with. The zest of citrus
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2 September, 2022

What Apple To Use For Cooking & Baking

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When using apples for cooking and baking does it matter the apples you choose to use? It does matter. As all apple varieties have their own flavor and texture. All apples are made to eat fresh. But to use an apple to make apple pie, apple sauce and even apple juice, the apple you choose
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4 July, 2022

4 Ingredients You Can’t Do Without In Cooking & Baking

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You will find through a Google search lists of all the necessary ingredients you need in your pantry to cook and bake. There are though, four ingredients that are the most important, and you cannot do without them. Each of the 4 most important cooking and baking ingredients serves a particular function, reacting with each
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23 January, 2021

Coconut Pecan Sugar Cookies

Coconut Pecan Sugar Cookies
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Originally, cookies had one purpose in the kitchen as bakers used them to test the oven by baking small amounts of cake batter before baking an entire cake. Since then, these “small cakes” have evolved and now hundreds of recipes for cookies are available today – which includes the Sugar Cookie. The Sugar Cookie made
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2 May, 2016

How To Flavor With Vanilla

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Vanilla is a flavoring that is extracted from orchids, primarily from the flat-leaved vanilla Mexican species. The first endeavors to propagate or grow the vanilla orchid outside of Mexico had shown to be in vain as this particular orchid has a synergetic alliance with its natural pollinator, the Melipona bee. At least 40 species of this bee are known, and thrive
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22 February, 2016

Alternative Ingredients For Making Pie Crusts

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A recipe that requires a crust, has an important function, as it is the foundation to countless culinary and pastry dishes. The crust is a crucial structural aspect of the particular recipe you are preparing. Crusts impart texture, either crispy, crunchy, or flaky depending on how you prepare the crust. Can you imagine making a
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