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21 January, 2018

Substituting One Ingredient for Another

Substituting One Ingredient for Another
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Missing Ingredient So….don’t have that specified ingredient?  Here’s a few things you can do in a pinch.  I need to first apologize.  I wrote a post a few weeks ago that was titled Substitutions but had no substitution ingredients in it.   Getting older has it’s perks!  Well, I will cover substitutions now. One Ingredient For
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16 January, 2018

Measurement Abbreviations – More Recipe Lingo

Measurement Abbreviations – More Recipe Lingo
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Measurement abbreviations are very important to know when baking or cooking.  As you have all seen by now, recipes most always use abbreviations for measurements. These abbreviations are different than the cooking/baking terms talked about in my earlier blog.  Knowing measurement abbreviations can mean the difference between life and death of your recipe.  The capital
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12 January, 2018

All About Cookies – Tricks of the Trade

All About Cookies – Tricks of the Trade
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There are tips and tricks of the trade when it comes to cookie baking.  There are so many types of cookies and ways to make cookies, that some tips and tricks will be a friend in the kitchen. Tip #1 Rolled Cookies – If you are planning to roll cookie dough, refrigerate the dough for at
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11 January, 2018

Baking Equipment and Utensils

Baking Equipment and Utensils
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I  want to touch a bit on some baking equipment that I use and recommend.  I started out with a cheaper hand mixer, which always did the trick.  I was lucky to get a Kitchen Aid Mixer for Christmas one year.  I was torn about the ease of using this.  After all, my lightweight hand
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10 January, 2018

Baking Substitutions and Baking Jargon

Baking Substitutions and Baking Jargon
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I wanted to talk about baking jargon and baking substitutions.  Words you may run across while reading a recipe.  I won’t overwhelm you at first.  We will talk about a couple of terms at a time as they come up in recipes. Baking terms Creaming — Creaming is the process of mixing sugars and fats like
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8 January, 2018

Let’s Begin Baking Like Grandma!

Let’s Begin Baking Like Grandma!
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Bake Old Fashioned Desserts  Desserts are the finish to a great meal or as a bedtime snack or when guests come to visit.  Cookies, cakes, pies and quick breads can be used as gifts on holidays or other occasions to let someone know you are thinking about them.  Some can be frozen for use at
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