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how to bake a cake

how to bake a cake

My latest post for Tablespoon is an important one folks: How to bake a cake from scratch. In the post I talk about the most-used ingredients, how to choose and prepare your pans, how to know when your cake is done. It’s one of those necessary life skills, baking a cake, so you best rush…

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Mountford_chocolatechips

tip to make the best chocolate chip cookies

There are a thousand million billion versions of the chocolate chip cookie, each claiming to the be the best. And for a cookie so easy to make, there sure are a lot of variables. Here’s one to consider that’s pretty gosh darn important though: Butter vs. shortening. Which one do you use in your chocolate chip…

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simple cat marshmallows

saying goodbye to a beloved pet

I have no new post for you today, as last week we had to say good-bye to our beloved cat, Lyra (the boy cat with a girl’s name, which has caused endless gender confusion over the years). I found Lyra, named for the strong, determined, and clever main character of my favorite book, The Golden Compass, on…

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homemade funnel cakes

homemade funnel cakes made EASY

My daughter is now a big fan off funnel cakes. In that, she tried them once and said she’s a big fan. She doesn’t try new foods often (or ever, really), but she is slightly more flexible with her self-imposed rule when it comes to dessert. And now she wants to make funnel cake, which…

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Mountford_watermelonpops

EASY watermelon pops for summer

So these are simply balls of watermelon on lollipop sticks. That’s it. Hence, the term “easy.” But when you paint the sticks to look like watermelon rind, it looks so much fancier, right? Party-worthy fancy. Pinterest-worthy fancy? I could use the traffic, so I hope so. Hint, hint. You know how I love Americolor and…

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