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How to Make Cheesecake How to Make Cheesecake Step 13: Cut and serve cheesecake To cut a cheesecake into clean slices, use a nonserrated knife with a thin blade. Before cutting each slice, dip the knife in hot water and wipe it dry with a towel. Tip: If the top of your cheesecake has cracked, you can always cover it up by spreading a thin layer of sweetened whipped cream over the entire chilled cake before you present it to your guests. Embellish with berries or chocolate curls, if you like. Tip: Cheesecake needs to be refrigerated for storage.
31 Things You Can Freeze To Save Time and Money

31 Things You Can Freeze To Save Time and Money

This post is brought to you by Amazon where you can get deals on freezer bags! The last few weeks I have been in “squirrel mode”. I have been buying large amounts of grapes and FREEZING them before the season ends! I do NOT like the grapes that they have in the grocery stores during the winter months. They are yucky. :-) And since frozen is my PREFERRED way of eating these sweet little gems…freezing a bunch for winter is a no-brainer.
Yummy Presents: 40 Homemade Gifts from The Kitchn Recipe Roundup
As our regular readers know, I’ll go to my grave defending processed, pasteurized American cheese. I understand your objections to this position. I’ve heard all of the arguments. It’s bland. It’s lowbrow. Heck, it’s not even technically cheese, but more of a sciency slurry of milk, whey, milkfat, artificial flavorings and oil, dyed orange and laid flat in individually-wrapped squares of cellophane.

How to Make American Cheese

How to Make American Cheese
Homemade pesto is super easy to make and can add so much flavor to dishes you probably already make. Fresh store-bought pestos (like the kind you can usually find in the deli section) are fantastic too. Lately I have been getting a large bunch of basil in my CSA delivers and more often than not I turn it into pesto. This is most easily done with a food processor but a good blender will work too or you can do it by hand with a mortar and pestle if you're cool like that. Kitchen Basics: How To Make Pesto Kitchen Basics: How To Make Pesto
January 13th, 2014 It is no secret that I’ve dedicated a decent amount of time on this site talking about packing “real food” school lunches. From the posts on the blog to the pictures on my Facebook page – it is clearly a recurring theme!

100 Days of Real Food

100 Days of Real Food
What To Do With...? 75 Tips for Leftovers and Ingredients
This summer I’ve fallen in love with canning. Each step I take away from the grocery store and processed foods leads me in to a new territory. Before this summer, I was petrified of canning. Canning (the rundown: recipes, ideas, and information)Canning (the run down: recipes, ideas, and information) Canning (the rundown: recipes, ideas, and information)Canning (the run down: recipes, ideas, and information)
Extra Large Round Stainless Steel Pastry Tip by BakersBlingShop Extra Large Round Stainless Steel Pastry Tip by BakersBlingShop Decorate your confections like a pro with our Extra Large Round stainless steel pastry tip.This tip measures 2" high with a 5/8" wide opening at the top. Easy to use with our 12" or18" professional grade disposable pastry bags, It's amazing what the right pastry tip cando to turn your cupcakes from ordinary into extraordinary. Also great for piping merengueand trims on your fabulous cakes. Bake, Bling and Enjoy!
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Make Your Own Coffee Syrup (Gift Idea)

Make Your Own Coffee Syrup (Gift Idea)

Do you have any coffee lovers on your holiday gift list this year? (If not, feel free to go ahead and put me on your list!) This is a cute little idea for making your own flavored coffee syrups that you can use at home to take your morning cup of joe to the next level.

100 Ways to Use Strawberries

100 Ways to Use Strawberries Strawberry season comes but once a year, and before you know it, you’ve spent way too much at the farmers’ market buying an entire flat of them, only to panic when you remember they go bad faster than bananas. So what to do with all those juicy little red guys? Oh we’ve got your covered… Click on the photos for full recipes. 100 Ways to Use an Apple From bacon to bananas, find the rest of our 100 Ways here.

How to Pipe Icing Roses

I baked this spring bouquet of cupcakes for my Weekend Baker post on the Cooking Channel blog. I was limited in space and wanted to go into a bit lot more detail on how to pipe the icing roses. Creating these flowers is not at all difficult, but it helps to have some simple tricks of the trade.
Pantry essentials for easy home cooking. Stock your kitchen with these basics and you'll always have a dinner backup plan. The Bare Minimum These are the essential six staples to always have on hand. SaltPepperOlive oilVegetable oilAll-purpose flourGranulated sugar

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50 of the World’s Best Breakfasts from Around the World

- Written by Victoria Philpott Salivating. That’s the only way to describe me after looking at all this food porn. I love to eat breakfast, it’s the best meal of the day as far as I’m concerned.