Baking is just one of those things that can turn a dull day into a family-oriented and cozy one. While baking is just one of those things that people think of when they think about family togetherness, many individuals simply do not bake often. There are actually many reasons why a lot of people do not bake as often as they’d probably like to. One factor has to do with time and the fact that many people work one or even more jobs just to support themselves and their family. These individuals Read the rest of this entry »
A few weeks ago, I was upstairs surfing the Internet and comparing insurancetown.com quotes when I smelled something strange. Panic suddenly set in and I realized that I had left the stove on. I ran downstairs and came across a scene that almost made my heart drop. Pillars of smoke were rising into the ceiling and my entire stovetop was nearly on fire. Fortunately, I was able to quickly put out the fire with a small extinguisher that I had stashed away near the stove. While your kitchen is the heart of your home, it’s also the area which is most prone to fire. To help avoid a stove fire, keep the following tips in mind:
1. Never leave any food being cooked unattended.
2. Make sure you have a functional smoke detector in your kitchen. Make sure to test it at least once a month and replace it at least once every 10 years.
3. Keep a tested, UL-rated fire extinguisher handy in the kitchen.
4. Make sure you lend you are completely focused when cooking oils at high temperatures. In addition to grease and fats, oils are the culprit for the majority of stovetop fires.
5. Avoid long, dangling hair and loose-fitting clothing when cooking at the stove.
There are some things that people must know before they begin baking. You always want to make sure that you are fully prepared. It’s considered pre-preparation. You need to make sure that you understand everything fully before you begin baking as well, as far as the directions, etc. You need to also make sure that you do not over mix or under mix any of your ingredients. You should always want to make the highest in quality food and you cannot Read the rest of this entry »
It-s a common assumption that if you want to get into the world of baking your own homemade goodies, you need lots of spare time on your hands. There are some types of baking that are time consuming, but the truth is, you can whip out a huge array of baked goods in the time it takes you to get ready and out the door every morning, or right before bed at night. The tricks for baking on a time budget are planning ahead and choosing the right recipes.The whole story can be found at http://nancysrecipes.wordpress.com/2011/09/07/blackberry-peach-coffee-cake/
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Many people enjoy going to the bakery pr grocery store and getting delicious treats. The treats are so good that many people do not care about the fact that those sweets are loaded with almost a day’s worth of fat, calories and sugar. There is no need for people to give up the foods that they like, but one way that people can enjoy healthier foods is by baking their treats at home.
Baking food at home is definitely more healthy than buying desserts from a bakery. Most bakeries and other stores are concerned Read the rest of this entry »
With concern for weight and diabetes in today’s world, many cooks have decided to use artificial sweeteners instead of sugar. I, being a traditionalist, have decided that only real sugar will work with my recipes, and would like to point out the benefits. Moreover, at a flea market, I found a beautiful jar that looks like Roseville Pottery, and this is where I hide my sugar for baking cookies and cakes. The leaf decorated jar is an appropriate container for something as Read the rest of this entry »