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How to extend the life of our baking pans

If you are looking for baking pans, you have to understand that one of the most important concepts that you should be aware of is the concept of total use value. You cannot lose sight of this concept. Otherwise, you’re going to basically hope that by sheer luck, you’re going …

Are aluminum baking dishes better?

If you’ve ever shopped for aluminum baking dishes before, you’ve probably realized that at some level or other, these things look pretty much the same. If you have used baking dishes, you’ve probably thought that in terms of functionality, all the different models and brands out there really don’t differ …

How to Convert Bread Machine Recipes to Gluten-Free Recipes

There are many reasons why you want or need to convert most bread machine recipes into gluten-free recipes. It can be gluten intolerance, or gluten intolerance and allergic reaction to wheat or gluten itself. Whatever the reason may be, gluten-free products are considered to be much healthier. Having a gluten-free …

The best type of lid for baking dishes

Usually when people buy best baking dishes, they think that the lid has to be the exact same material as the rest of the dish. I really can’t blame them for thinking this way because a lot of baking dishes are packaged this way. This is how they’re designed. When …

Lemon Angel Food Dessert

A Delicious Angel Food Dessert For New Year’s Parties Lemon is one of my favorite flavors. And you can fool yourself into thinking you’re eating something healthy, because the fruit has so much vitamin C! At any rate, this dessert is perfect for large parties and potlucks because it makes …

Gluten-Free Bread Machine Tips for Baking Success

There are a lot of difference between a traditional bread recipe and a gluten-free bread recipe. A gluten-free bread dough has a different appearance and consistency compared with a gluten-containing dough. The gluten-free dough is also usually heavier and stickier that makes it a little difficult to mix. There are …

Dessert Trays

Dessert trays can have multiple functions. They can serve as gifts, an edible centerpiece on your dining or coffee table or as an appetizer tray at a party. I like to include a dessert tray when I have company over for dinner. This way I have a variety of tastes …

Baking Cakes From Scratch

Flour, eggs, sugar, and butter are the main ingredients of your basic cake. Amazing how these simple ingredients, if put together correctly, can produce such a wonderful treat for almost any occasion. But believe it or not baking cakes from scratch was not among one of my high priorities, even …

How to compare baking pans the right way

If you are in the market for the best baking pans, it is very dangerous to think that once you’ve seen one pan, you’ve pretty much seen all the other products in its category. While a lot of people would tell you this, in practical terms, it’s very hard to …

Making a Personal Cookbook

In my kitchen, I keep everything that I regularly use for baking stored together on one side. Even though I keep a couple of recipe files, (one in a recipe card box, another on my computer), I like to keep copies of my family’s favorite recipes together in a notebook. …

Are nonstick baking dishes created equal?

Nonstick baking dishes might seem generic. I mean, when you see one nonstick baking dish, it seems like as far as the design goes, there’s really not much difference between one model and the next. Sure, there might be size differences and possible shape differences, but in terms of bottom-line …

The Science of Baking

Ever thought of baking as a science? While the average home baker may use a recipe, a professional baker will probably use formulas (ingredients are written in pounds and ounces instead of cups and spoons, therefore the ingredients are weighed instead of measured) for baking. Regardless of how you measure …

Baking With Children

Baking with children (of suitable age, of course) can be fun…. and eventful. But overall it can be a good experience. They don’t even have to be your children! My girls and I our own little “baking club” that some of their friends have even joined. They love assisting and …

Introduction to Baking for Joy

Baking for Joy Hey, what can I say? I love to bake. Do you want to prepare wonderful desserts for your family and guest? When you walk down the cookie aisle in the supermarket, do you just not find what you want? Usually, it seems the cookies in the store …

Just how important is portability for baking pans?

If you’ve been looking around for baking pans, you might want to consider portability. Now, a lot of people would wonder why this is even an issue. After all, when you bake muffins, cupcakes, and other delicious goodies, you usually bake them at home and they stay at home. Well, …

Getting Ready to Bake

Due to a recent move, I have not been baking nearly as much as I usually due. I am still trying to organize my kitchen (which is a lot smaller than my last one) and find extra space here and there. I cannot, and most times will not, bake in …

8 Tips on How to Make the Best Gluten-free Bread

Is your diet supposed to be gluten-free but can’t afford the extravagant food varieties you can find at stores? Why not try to make your own gluten-free food? And we’ll start that with making bread. You probably already have a recipe you want to make, if you don’t have any, …

Should You Buy Muffin Pans From Garage Sales?

The all-American garage sale is an amazing event, seriously. People huddle at the garage sale and if there’s enough stuff for sale, you can see long lines. People love a garage sale. It doesn’t matter at which corner of the United States you’re living, people can’t help but get excited …

Can You Cook Better with a Turkey Airfryer?

Let’s get one thing out of the way, cooking turkey with an oven is a thankless affair. Seriously. You’re damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Regardless of how great of a job you think you did, there’s always seems to be room for improvement. In many cases, too …

Do Bread Cloches Make Great Gifts?

Any high-quality item can make a great gift. Looking at dining chairs, furniture, laptops, electronic gadgets or even software – anything that is of high quality can make a great gift. After all, the essence of gifts really has nothing to do with the physical item you are giving. Instead, …

Does it Make Sense to Buy Used Muffin Pans?

Whether you are shopping on eBay or Craigslist, you will probably face many tremendous opportunities to save money by buying use items. You’ve probably have looked at buying used electronic items like gadgets. You might have considered buying used furniture or muffin pans. In those contexts, buying used or refurbished …

Grease Recovery Tips for Your Oil Less Turkey Deep Fryer

When you tell people that you’re using an oil less turkey deep fryer, I’m sure the first reaction that you would get is amazement. People just can’t believe their ears. People think you’re pulling their leg. People might think that you’re just trying to impress them and you’re exaggerating. Well, …

How does a greaseless turkey fryer work?

Usually when people think of a turkey fryer, they think about the frying process. Now, the thought that comes to your mind really depends on what you think of frying as a cooking method. A lot of people love fried foods. I have to admit, fried foods taste really great. …

How to Save Money on Oil Less Turkey Fryers

Oil less turkey fryers are all the rage. This should not come as a surprise. As more and more Americans discover the wonders of lean cooking and light diets, more and more people are shying away from deep fried foods. I am of course talking about french fries as well …

The Main Benefit of Getting an Infrared Turkey Fryer

An infrared turkey fryer really takes turkey cooking to the next level. If you’ve ever tried your hand at preparing a Thanksgiving turkey, you know full well how frustrating that experience could be. It seems that regardless of how much time, effort, energy and preparation you put into the cooking …

How to Use a Turkey Cooker, No Oil Needed

One of the most frustrating things about cooking Thanksgiving turkey is the fact that your oven is really the wrong tool to make turkey taste its best. Seriously. You might be upset after reading the previous two sentences but it’s the real deal. Let’s get real here. How many times …

Are Non-stick Muffin Pans Superior?

If you bake a lot of muffins, you probably have handled more than your fair share of muffin pans. Muffin pans are crucial to a wide range of baking activities. You should know this firsthand. Chances are, you don’t just use these pans to prepare muffins. You probably have also …

Eco-Friendly Benefits of an Oil Less Turkey Fryer

To fry anything, oil is a must. So, how does Oil Less Turkey Fryer defy this logic? Is it all style and no substance? My apprehensions were the same as yours. The Oil Less Turkey Fryer makes use of the latest infrared technology to create an oven-like environment that cooks …

What is the Most Crucial Feature of a Muffin Pan?

If you’re out shopping for the best muffin pan, you might need to pay close attention to this article. Keep in mind that muffin pans are not generic. You’re never in a situation here you can safely assume that once you’ve seen one muffin pan, you’ve pretty much seen them …

Hidden Muffin Pan Dangers

Now, you’re probably laughing out loud after reading the title to this blog. I really can’t say I blame you. I mean, after all, how dangerous could a muffin pan be? It’s not like somebody who is a Kung Fu master would take a muffin pan and the chuck it …

How Do Muffin Pans Work?

Now you’re probably laughing out loud at the title of this blog post. After all, when you’ve looked at your first muffin pan, you’ve probably said to yourself, this is easy, this is child’s play, this is self-explanatory. There’s no need for a manual. There’s no need for a training …

The Most Important Quality of a Good Muffin Pan

It’s easy to think that all muffin pans are pretty much generic. It’s easy to believe the misconception that once you’ve seen one muffin pan, you’ve pretty much seen them all. I really can’t say that blame you if you think along these lines because muffin pans do look alike. …

What Else Can You Cook in Muffin Pans?

Usually, when people shop for this type of bakeware set, they automatically assume that you use muffin pans to bake muffins or cupcakes. Fair enough. But did you know that you can use this specialized bake ware to bake other items? You can cook or bake other items besides muffins …

Are All Muffin Pans Created Equal?

Now, whether you are a hardcore baker or you’re a casual baker or you don’t bake at all, muffin pans may seem like a mystery to you. Whether you’ve been baking for a long time or you haven’t even checked out the kitchen of your home, you might be under …

Bread Cloches and What They’re Used For

Baking bread is one of the easiest forms of cooking your own food. Now, some people can be quiet intimidated by baking your own bread, but fear not, we’re going to go over every little aspect and hope to shed some light on any concerns that you may have. First …

Bread Cloche Secrets and Tips

We all have been in that mind set where we’re looking for a new recipe to surprise our family with. Search no further because we have a few tips and small recipe secrets to make your incredible tasting bread have more texture and longer lasting. Ingredient Tips & Common Cooking Secrets …

The Advantage Of Using A Bread Cloche

Bread is a staple of our diet as humans, and we have found ways to enjoy it with every type of meal, from fine Italian cuisine, to American Roadhouse dining, to simple sandwich bread, the world is enamored with bread. Fine Italian cuisine bread is made by a tool, with …

Types of Bread You Can Make with a Bread Cloche

The type of bread that a bread cloche makes is very distinctive, and actually very ancient compared to how we view bread today. It’s very crusty on the crust, but will break easily to retain a steamy, fluffy inside. This happens because the bread was cooked with the steam, none of …

Mixing and Baking Bread With A Bread Cloche

You can find all types of information in specific models of bread cloches, but what you will rarely see is specific instructions on how to operate one from the mixing process and a detailed instruction on baking bread with your bread cloche. If you don’t have a bread cloche yet, be …