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Sun-Dried Tomatoes Dried in the Sun

              While cleaning out my storage this Summer, I stumbled on a bamboo tray I bought 3 years ago. Talk about impulse buying! What attracted me to this tray when I bought it was

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Homemade Pure Vanilla Extract

                As a baker, one ingredient you tend to use a lot of is vanilla extract. Whether its a vanilla cake, chocolate cake or red velvet cake, most cakes and baked goods always

How to Make Simple Syrup

              Simple syrup is a thick viscous liquid containing water, dissolved sugar and sometimes flavors, extracts and alcohol. Simple syrups are used to keep cakes and cupcakes moist. Simply spray this syrup over your

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

              Swiss meringue buttercream is a type of meringue frosting pipped on cakes and other desserts. As the name implies, it is an egg white base frosting. There are various types of meringue frosting

How to Make Tortellini and Tortelloni

            Tortellini is a ring shaped pasta which is usually stuffed with cheese, vegetables and meats. They are usually served in a broth, infused melted butter or with various types of pasta sauces. Tortelloni is

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How to Make Ravioli

            Ravioli is a type of stuffed pasta. It consists of a filling between two thin sheets of pasta dough. It can be served with pasta sauces or in a broth. The beauty about making

How to Make Farfalle (Bow Tie) Pasta

            Farfalle is a type of pasta commonly referred to as bow tie pasta because of its distinctive bow tie shape. It derives its name from the Italian word farfalla which means butterfly. They come

Raspberry Jelly

            This is a jelly made out of raspberries thickened with gelatin. It can be used as glaze for desserts like raspberry cheesecakes (recipe here) or as an integral part of a dessert like raspberry

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How to Truss a Chicken

            When you truss a chicken, you tie the legs and wings firmly to the body of the chicken using kitchen twine. This helps the chicken to cook evenly, prevents the wings and legs from

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            Gnocchi is a form of dough dumpling which is usually made from potatoes and a bit of flour. It has its origin in Italy and like pasta, is usually enjoyed with different types of

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