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How to Make Cheesecake. + enlarge image 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. 31 Things You Can Freeze To Save Time and Money. Yummy Presents: 40 Homemade Gifts from The Kitchn Recipe Roundup. How to Make American Cheese. As our regular readers know, I’ll go to my grave defending processed, pasteurized American cheese.

How to Make 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. Why? To celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day today, we wanted to pay special tribute to processed cheese, the childhood classic that for many of us, formed the basis of our relationship to the grilled cheese sandwich. Ingredients 1 tablespoon water 1 1/2 teaspoons powdered gelatin 12 ounces Colby Jack cheese, finely shredded 1 tablespoon nonfat milk powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole milk Method Line a small 4×5 loaf pan (disposable pans work fine) with plastic wrap, letting the excess hang over the sides.

Notes Copyright 2010-2013, Kitchen Basics: How To Make Pesto. Homemade pesto is super easy to make and can add so much flavor to dishes you probably already make.

Kitchen Basics: How To Make Pesto

Fresh store-bought pestos (like the kind you can usually find in the deli section) are fantastic too. 100 Days of Real Food. What To Do With...? 75 Tips for Leftovers and Ingredients. Canning (the rundown: recipes, ideas, and information)Canning (the run down: recipes, ideas, and information) This summer I’ve fallen in love with canning.

Canning (the rundown: recipes, ideas, and information)Canning (the run down: recipes, ideas, and information)

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. I (and the media) had built it up in my head that canning was somehow dangerous. But, with a little time spent reading up and a little extra precautions with cleanliness, I have a few shelves stocked for winter. Extra Large Round Stainless Steel Pastry Tip by BakersBlingShop. View BAKEWARE / SPOONS/ FORKS by thebakersconfections. Make Your Own Coffee Syrup (Gift Idea)

Do you have any coffee lovers on your holiday gift list this year?

Make Your Own Coffee Syrup (Gift Idea)

(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. If you are making these as a gift I highly recommend making 2-3 flavors. We made vanilla, raspberry, and caramel flavored syrups. For the vanilla syrup you need: 2 cups water, 2 cups sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (the clear kind is much preferred here).

For the raspberry syrup you need: 2 cups water, 2 cups sugar and 1/2 cup fresh raspberries. 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.

100 Ways to Use Strawberries

So what to do with all those juicy little red guys? Oh we’ve got your covered… Click on the photos for full recipes. 10 Fascinating Food Facts. 25 Foods You'll Never Be Able To Eat Again. How to Cook. How to Pipe Icing Roses. I baked this spring bouquet of cupcakes for my Weekend Baker post on the Cooking Channel blog.

How to Pipe Icing Roses

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. With a little practice and the right tools you can easily recreate these flowers. The contrasting color that tips the petals is one of those easy tricks that takes them from ordinary roses to extraordinary. Here is how I did it: You can find my recipe for the cupcakes on the Cooking Channel Piping Icing (This recipe is easy to pipe with and it has lots of body, so the flowers will have structure and not flop over. (makes about 8 large roses. 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened. The Perfect Pantry Article. Food Pyramid Submissions.

12 Fascinating Food Facts. TasteBook - Cookbooks, recipes, and friends. All-Purpose Baking Mix Recipe : Sandra Lee. Restaurant Takeout. 50 of the World’s Best Breakfasts from Around the World. – Written by Victoria Philpott Not quite had your fill of breakfasts just yet?

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

Check out our beautifully visual list of the 30 best breakfasts from around the world. Plan your next culinary adventure or just get a little adventurous with breakfast at the weekend. Salivating. That’s the only way to describe me after looking at all this food porn. If you’ve got a tasty recipe for a breakfast you’ve made in a hostel kitchen, let us know. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Commonly Used Measurements & Equivalents Article.