Save Money By Baking Birthday Cakes For Your Family

August 15th, 2013 by admin

Baking is one of the greatest activities you can do with your children. Not only does it provide quality time, but it also teaches them the fun of baking and creating. The simple joy on their faces, AlaBama cable tv, makes cookie baking worth the small amount of work that it requires.

Depending on the age of your children, making cookies will not be a difficult task. It is important to have all of your ingredients ready before you begin. Allow your children to be involved in every step, from mixing to shaping. They may make quite a Read the rest of this entry »

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Lemon Squares Make Great Housewarming Gifts

May 26th, 2013 by admin

Part of building a healthy community is getting to know your neighbors. By developing a sense of well-being between yourself and those living around you, the idea of working together towards a brighter future moves closer within reach. Welcoming new members to a neighborhood with a small offering of good will is an easy way to reach out. Lemon bars make a popular house-warming gift that is simple to prepare.

These sweet treats require very little time and ingredients, allowing you to Read the rest of this entry »

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Teach Your Kids Math With Baking

March 24th, 2013 by admin

Baking and kids go together like chocolate cookies and milk. Why not use baking together to have fun and teach your kids a little simple math?
Addition. With very young children, this is known as counting. “One! Two! Three cups of flour!” Older children can add up number of cookies you have made. After all, if you need to take three dozen cookies to the bake sale, somebody needs keep track.
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Ideas For Cookie Designs For Halloween

June 18th, 2012 by admin

No Halloween party would be complete without a batch of homemade Halloween cookies! When thinking of ideas for cookie designs you are only limited by your imagination. Halloween cookie designs should include classic the imagery of Halloween such as witches, ghosts, bats, spiders and Frankenstein’s monster. Draw inspiration from the latest movies and TV shows crafting cookies that look like the hottest superheroes and teen idols. Use candies to add worms and bugs. Make simple shapes like tombstones and decorate by writing funny names under “RIP”. Decorate cookies like mummys, drizzline white icing back and forth Read the rest of this entry »

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Tips For Icing Cakes Like A Pro

September 4th, 2011 by www.lifeportsolar.com

Baking and icing cakes can be a fun activity for an entire family. It’s a great way to build and/or maintain close relationships while satisfying your sweet tooth cravings. Learning exactly how to be a pro at icing cakes can be a bit challenging, however, there are a few tools and tips that might, with practice, help you gain some experience.
Frosting Cake Tips
First, it’s advised to bake a cake and slice the layers (assuming you are baking a layered cake). Next, you want to use the right Read the rest of this entry »

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How Baking Can Improve Your Mood

August 30th, 2011 by admin

What is the one thing you remember most about your grandma’s house? For most of us the answer would be the smell. It always smelled so yummy at grandma’s house. She was always baking something. Cookies, brownies, cake, it doesn’t matter what it was, there was always a yummy concoction baking at Grandma’s house. Why did she always bake? She knew that whenever she baked something it made her family happy.

One of the top tips when selling a house is to have cookies baking. The smell of baking makes people feel comfortable. It makes you feel safe, Read the rest of this entry »

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Are Cookie Appropriate At A Wake?

August 27th, 2011 by admin

When attending the wake of friends or family the main concern is that the closest family members keep up their strength. Typically, there are many different casseroles and main dishes that are brought to wake for the family members. While these dishes are great, sometimes the family can end up with too many main dishes and not enough bevergaes or deserts.

A welcomr change for the mourners could be cold cuts or deli trays. These would include a variety of meats, cheeses, and condiments. Everyone always enjoys cookies as well. A tastefully arranged cookie tray will offer a welcome Read the rest of this entry »

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Our Favorite Green-Living Shows on TV

August 15th, 2011 by www.lifeportsolar.com

We think it’s great you’re interested in solar energy and odds are you’re probably all about being eco-friendly in other parts of your life, are we right? Here are a few of our favorite Direct.tv shows that feature sustainable lifestyles as well as entertainment value
Roseanne’s Nuts: Roseanne Barr is back and she inexplicably now owns a macadamia nut farm in rural Hawaii. She’s all about alternative energy and her farm’s pretty organic in its own rights so tune in for some tips. But Roseanne, please take a shower. Read the rest of this entry »

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10 Ways to Reduce Sugar and Calories

June 22nd, 2011 by admin

1. When baking cakes, cookies and muffins replace part of the oil and sugar with unsweetened applesauce to retain moisture while reducing calories and sugar.
2. Grilling or baking corn on the cob in the husk will make it so flavorful that no salt or butter is needed.
3. Use agave honey or stevia (a super-sweet plant-based sweetner) extract in place of about half the sugar for less calories when cooking and sweetening beverages. NOTE: Stevia is twice as sweet as table sugar with zero calories.Check out this link here.
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Kitchen Gadgets Every Baker Must Have

June 17th, 2011 by admin

If you enjoy baking, you may feel limited depending on the type of kitchen gadgets you own. There are several kitchen gadgets you should have to making baking easier and more enjoyable.

A stand mixer is a great addition to any baker’s kitchen. You can add your ingredients with two hands since you don’t have to touch the mixer at all. Also if you have to walk away from your kitchen, your ingredients will continue to mix. A Read the rest of this entry »

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