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Flour really is a minimally processed raw ingredient and needs to be treated that way.
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Just like there are camera tricks to take food styling to the next level, there are kitchen toys that help you upgrade your baking game at home.
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I went through this phase where I baked the most simple, one-bowl-baking, f*ck up proof banana bread recipes, just so there was a sweet floating smell that took over my home before friends came over. It made me very popular ... and fat.
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The ultimate goal for culinary creators would be to come up something deliciously sweet without the calories or guilt. Imagining inhaling a Paula Dean's dessert (she came up with a Krispy Kreme pudding) that came with one third of the calories and was made from nothing but superfoods? For now, that idea is as real as the fairy tales we tell children under four.
There's a lot to be said about the deliciousness of deep-fried foods. You can pretty much fry anything these days from chicken to Mars bars to...even, butter! The possibilities are truly endless. And while deep-fried foods are super tasty, we all know that deep down it's not the healthiest of options.
Easter is just around the corner which, for me, always makes it really feel like spring! All of the pastel colors, the memories of Easter egg hunts out in the grass on a sunny spring morning... I love...
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If you aren't familiar with what beta-carotene is, not to worry, we've got you covered. It is a red-orange pigment found in plants and fruits especially in colourful vegetables and...you guessed it, carrots! One of the great aspects of beta-carotene is that it converts into vitamin A, which is an essential vitamin.
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A few nights ago, a swanky hotel in Toronto hosted a Chocolate Chip Cookie Battle. I would be stupid not to go. All the cookies sampled varied in their level of decadence. None of them disappointed. Each of the cookie connoisseurs told me that the recipe used to make their classic chocolate chip cookie was one that they had been using for over a decade. At this point, their recipes no longer needed tweaking, because to them they had the technique and ingredients down, therefore creating the perfect recipe. But I needed to know their secrets. So I asked.
Move over Kim Kardashian...because we've just broken the Internet with these ultra drool-worthy recipes. You heard that right! We're too busy gawking at these awesome recipes that are the total package filled with so much yum factor. After you feast your eyes on these delicious beauties, you'll want to cook or bake one up too!
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Remember the good old days as a kid when snack time was the best part of your day? Well, there's no reason why you still can't indulge in this favourite pastime. No one can resist a delicious snack, so you'll have no trouble rounding up some friends to join you.
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What's the deal with vanilla? Why is vanilla so important in baking? What are vanilla substitutions? To answer these questions, I reached out to a few people that know a thing or two about baking.
So much of what we eat is done with our eyes first. We want our food to look like the flavours that best represent them. With so many naturally beautiful coloured foods available to us, it's not difficult to create our own food colouring without powdering bugs.
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What are your plans this Valentine's Day? If you want to treat that special someone to a dinner that will fill their heart (and stomach) with love, then we can help.
Perfect as a romantic gesture, or a special something to make the day of a teacher, a friend, and of course the kids, there is nothing like a homemade gift to show someone you're thinking about them. And let's be honest -- who can resist a sweet treat? So get ready to make hearts melt with these perfect little recipes.