Baking

Equipment

7 Essential Tools for Baking Drop Cookies

Make your next batch of drop cookies the best they can be with these essential baking tools....(more)

Baking Equipment: Cooling Racks

Whether you are a casual or frequent baker, wire cooling racks are essential equipment. There's no better way to cool baked goods quickly and efficiently....(more)

Review of the Play and Freeze Ice Cream Maker

Most people like ice cream, right? Thanks to the Play and Freeze Ice Cream Maker, making ice cream can now be as enjoyable as eating...(more)

Breads

Serving More Nutritious Quick Breads: Zucchini Bread

Quick breads are a great breakfast treat and snack. Bake a healthier version for your family with this lightened version....(more)

Spicing Up the Traditional Banana Bread Recipe

Banana bread is one of the most popular baked goods, both for home baking and in bakeries. Mashed, overripe bananas sweeten a quick bread that's moist and dense. It's a great option for breakfast, a snack, or a coffee break.If you love banana bread but are looking for some ways to spice up the traditional recipe, try one of these delicious variations....(more)

Common Ingredients for Baking Delicious Bread

Baking your own bread is rewarding, and yields a delicious final product. With the right combination of bread ingredients, your loaf is almost always superior to any common product you find in a supermarket or grocery store. The bread ingredients listed here are some of the most commonly used to bake fresh, great tasting loaves for any occasion....(more)

Dinners

Standard Ingredients in Masa Harina

Masa harina is a dried and powdered form of masa that is used in many aspects of Mexican cooking. When reconstituted, only three ingredients are present in masa harina, all of which rarely cause allergic or other adverse reactions. Masa harina is a great go-to ingredient for quick meals and classic foods from Mexico and Central America....(more)

Restaurant-style Creme Brulee

Creme brulee comes and goes on restaurant menus as trends change, but despite what's in style, the creamy dessert with a crunchy topping remains a favorite choice for many diners. Proving that texture is as important as taste, creme brulee is traditionally comprised of velvety vanilla custard topped with a crispy sugar layer hardened with a torch or under a broiler. You can make restaurant-style creme brulee at home but plan ahead. Before you brown the topping, the custard has to be thoroughly chilled for a couple hours to make the consistency and temperatures perfect. If you make your own vanilla sugar, you have to start a week ahead of time....(more)

Dinner Recipes: Strawberry Gelatin Salad

This is a refreshing and delicious gelatin salad recipe. It comes together quickly and does not require many ingredients. It appeals to both adults and kids, and can be served at almost any type of meal. For a different twist, the frozen strawberries can be replaced with other kinds of fruit, and the gelatin can be replaced with almost any other flavor of gelatin....(more)