Kitchen Tips & Techniques

Rose Garden Gravity Cake
 The sweetest gift for your sweetheart! What better way to show your loved ones just how much you love them than to bake them this scrumptious Rose Garden Gravity Cake?Simply click on the below links to view step-by-step, full color, detailed instructions on how to make your very own Rose... More »
How to Decorate a Valentine's Day Cake
These fat pink rosettes make for a perfect Valentine's Day cake, and the subtle shift in hue adds to its beauty.Want to see how to make the rosettes plus the decorated cake? Click the link below for full color, step-by-step photos and instructions...  More »
Tips for a Special Valentine's Day Dinner
Looking to add a special touch to you Valentine's Day dinner? How about trying your hand at at a pretty tomato rose, which can look remarkably like the real thing... Just click on the attachment below for full-color, detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to create one! More »
Bake Something Great!
 Kid-friendly ingredients - such as cereal, graham wafers, marshmallows, chocolate chips, peanut butter and caramels - dominate, making the recipes favorites for the young as well as the young at heart. These bars are also relatively easy to make, which means that kids can help out in the... More »
Tips on Purchasing a Food Processor
Are you one of the many people with a food processor tucked in the back of your cupboard? If so, dig it out. Seriously. I guarantee that your food processor will soon become the most versatile and useful appliance you’ve ever had in your kitchen.If you don’t have one – buy one. Or give it to... More »
What Can I Make in a Stand Mixer?
As food professionals, we’ve had stand mixers in our kitchens for longer than we can remember. Because of their versatility, they are perhaps the most integral piece of culinary equipment we own. Certainly our cupboards are filled with all kinds of machines, tools and gadgets, but we can turn to no... More »
Easy Tips for Successful Bread Machine Baking
Looking for some help with your bread machine baking? Experts Donna Washburn and Heather Butt can help, with a few tips from their book, 300 Best Bread Machine Recipes:   Measure all the ingredients accurately.    Remove the baking pan from the bread machine when... More »
Cleaning Tips for Bread Machine Users
When the first automatic bread machine was released in Japan in 1986 by Matsushita Electric Industrial (now Panasonic), it slowly began to revolutionize the way bread was made in kitchens all over the world. By the late 1980s, Sanyo and Zojirushi were also producing bread machines. By the early... More »
Panini Maker Sandwich Ideas
'WHEN I WAS ASKED to write 200 Best Panini Recipes, my initial reaction was, You better know I will! Then I thought, Are there really 200 panini recipes?    But just as my mom was, I am the master of sandwiches. I have been told I make the best sandwiches, and I think this is because... More »
Easy Ways to Add More Fruits & Vegetables Into Your Diet
 Camilla Saulsbury,  fitness expert and author of 5 Easy Steps to Healthy Cooking, offers easy ways to add more fruits and vegetables into your diet and busy schedule: Step 2: Eat Mostly Vegetable- and Fruit-Based Foods  • Keep ready-to-eat raw vegetables handy in a clear container... More »
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