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Does Cake Need to be Refrigerated?

Question:
Does cake need to be refrigerated?
Is it necessary to refrigerate cake?
Can you freeze cake?

Answer:
Unfrosted cake does not need to be refrigerated.
Frosted cakes, on the other hand, may need to be placed into the refrigerator for extended safe keeping. Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients in the cake frosting […]

By | July 14th, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

How Long to Poach Eggs

Question:

How long to poach eggs?

Answer:

The length of time needed to poach an egg is 3 minutes.

The time needed to actually poach an egg is 3 minutes.
This does not include the time it takes to boil the water.
The clock […]

By | July 9th, 2018|Blog|

Ruby Chocolate

There’s now a fourth type of chocolate becoming available. To the list of milk, dark, and white chocolate add the new ruby chocolate.

Invented about six months ago by the Swiss chocolatier Barry Callebaut (the world’s leading manufacturer of chocolate and cocoa products sold to companies) this new product is beginning to become available […]

By | July 5th, 2018|Blog|

Red, White and Blue Ice Cubes

We did a post last year to make layered drinks to celebrate the July 4th in America. This year, why not try layered red, white & blue ice cubes? Extremely festive and sure to perk up sparkling water or any clearish liquid refreshment of choice.

You’ll need some large silicone ice […]

By | June 30th, 2018|Blog|

Baking Hacks & Cooking Tips

Even the most experienced bakers and cooks can pick up tips from others, experienced or not. Here are a few baking hacks and cooking tips that we’ve picked up over the years. Just a few ways to either save something, re-use something or in some way sweeten the deal. The baking hacks are […]

By | June 25th, 2018|Blog|

What is Kefir?

Question:

What is Kefir?

Answer:

There’s another new probiotic in town and it’s called Kefir. Kefir is a cultured milk product (basically, fermented milk) that is thicker than milk and thinner than yogurt. Some kefir labels refer to the product as a “cultured milk smoothie”, “probiotic smoothie” and even the “Champagne of milks”. This […]

By | June 21st, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

How to Use Dried Mushrooms

Dried mushrooms are small and often overlooked, almost hidden on a typical grocery shelf. Packages of dried up little pieces of something brown in a cellophane wrapper may not look too appealing, but they do actually have several advantages over both fresh mushrooms and canned mushrooms. The mushrooms in the back […]

By | June 16th, 2018|Blog|

Prevent Weeping Meringue

Keep your lemon meringue pie standing tall by preventing what is called "weeping meringue".

By | June 13th, 2018|Blog|

What is the Best Ground Beef?

Question:

Which ground beef works best?
What is the best meat to fat ratio when purchasing ground beef?

Answer:

The meat to fat ratio listed for hamburg, ground beef or ground sirloin is usually referred to as the grind. It is listed on the label as a percentage. The percentage of meat is listed […]

By | June 7th, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

How to Store Leftover Tomato Paste

So many recipes seem to call for one or two tablespoons of tomato paste. Really… this tiny little can and they can’t even use it all?! Well, it is a highly concentrated product so a little does go a long way, but the question then arises as to what to do with […]

By | June 3rd, 2018|Blog|

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