I enjoyed baking in culinary school but I really learned the basics of baking from my Granny. Now that I create recipes for a living, I spend more time researching the science behind baking, and how different leaveners impact the texture of your favorite cakes and cookies.
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Over the past two months, I've received several questions from single parents who are still beginner cooks but want to make healthier meals for their kids -- so I thought, I've give them a little guide to making dinner faster and better. Keep it simple and stock up.
Granny is an extremely skilled baker who loved to spoil her family with home-made holiday treats. She would start baking three weeks before Christmas to be sure that we had plenty of holiday cookie varieties, teaching me a few of her insider baking tips and tricks along the way.
This post is dedicated to all my girlfriends who are busy moms who love the idea of hosting, but find that making holiday snacks and goodies are last on the list.
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Riding through the countryside in Bali, what could be more relaxing? That' what I thought when we first signed up to take a day-long bike tour through Bali's amazing scenery and rich culture. At the end of the day, we had visited coffee plantations, rice fields, and volcanos...
Growing up, Thanksgiving day was always a big day in my house - and my Granny cooked an enormous meal with all the fixins. In my Thanksgiving edition of Skinny Secrets, we?ll cover important how-to tips to make your upcoming holidays stress-free (with do-ahead tips), enjoyable (with great shortcuts) and successful (with key insights how to avoid common mishaps like clumpy mashed potatoes). Watch the five how-to videos now!
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Lump free gravy isn't magic, it's all in the technique as I show in this video. Instead of using flour to thicken, try making a slurry with cornstarch mixed with cold water and gradually whisk it into warm turkey stock
Smooth mashed potatoes are easy to make when you follow my latest How-To Video: Always mash the cook potatoes when they are still hot. Make sure the milk is warm, cooling down the potatoes can cause the starch to thicken and get lumpy.
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