Kitchen Tips & Techniques

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 »
Easy Decorating Tips for Your Table
Want to dress up your table for a special day/night? Want to impress your guests by going that extra mile? Why not show them how much you care by adding this special touch to the table... Other topics you may find of interest: Julia Aitken's Top Twenty Tips for Entertaining Tips for serving... More »
How to Decorate a Cake for Father's Day
A monogram is a great way to boldy personalize a cake. Use a monogram template to create the letter, then use your imagination to peronalize it ever further.For dad, why not create a smooth scalloped border, add in some leaves or swiss dots and maybe even an embroidered heart or two to let him know... More »
How to Decorate a Mother's Day, Baby or Bridal Shower Cake
 Few foods are more exquisite than a magnificently decorated cake, and few cakes taste more divine than those swathed in buttercream. Sensational Buttercream Decorating will help you create stunning cakes you can be proud of, with expert advice on everything you need to know along the way.... More »
How to Decorate a Wedding or Bridal Shower Cake
Spring and summer are filled with Mother's Day celebrations, weddings and bridal showers!Want to save a bit of money, add a personal touch, and have a little fun?Why not decorate your own Mother's Day, wedding or bridal shower cake, or offer to do one for your best friend?Simply follow the simple... More »
Decorating Tips: How to Make Petal Daisies
When paired with cloth or disposable pastry bags, decorating tips open up a world of cake decorating possibilities. Essentially, these tips are small cones with openings cut in various shapes, creating distinctive decorations when buttercream icing is pushed through.Depending on the brand, tips may... More »
Easter Egg Nest Gravity Cake
 Put all your eggs in a delicious chocolate basket this Easter with this amazing mini egg creation.This cake will help make the holiday extra special for kids of all ages! Simply click the links below to reveal full color, detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to create your very own... More »
Easy Easter Decorating!
 What could be more fitting for Easter dinner or a springtime brunch than this cute fellow placed atop each plate? Add candy or button eyes to the finished Bunny fold to make it even more recognizable.Any color or pattern will do; for springtime parties, think white or solid pastels, such as... More »
How to Decorate: Spring Umbrella and Raindrops Cookies
Spring showers and plump raindrops require a large and preferably fashionable umbrella to keep you dry. This chic design is perfect for beginners, requiring only some basic piping and flodding skills, but the impressive results will yield a downpour of compliments! Click on the below link to... More »
Fun with Food this March Break!
 Seeking some fun ‘kids stuff’ ideas this March Break? Author of 12,167 Kitchen and Cooking Secrets, Susan Sampson has some fabulously fun ideas:    Fill a cash register with M&Ms or Smarties and jelly beans; the kids will have fun ringing in sales to pop open the drawer. They... More »
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