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How to Properly Work With Yeast

Yeast may be intimidating if you ever find yourself baking bread and are new to baking. Overworking it can leave you with a stone hard loaf and a ruined dinner. Here’s everything you should know about getting started with dry yeast. Activating vs. Proofing Yeast An active dry yeast is a form of yeast that has been dehydrated to give it a longer shelf life. This yeast requires adding some

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Strawberry Mascarpone Tart Recipe

Bake a delicious strawberry tart with a sweetened mascarpone base. The combination of balsamic vinegar and sweetened strawberries is a perfect match for those who haven’t tried it. Learn how below. Prep time: 1 hour 30 minutes Cook time: 35 minutes Yield: serves 6 to 8 Ingredients: Tart Shell 1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed 1 egg whisked Filling and Glaze 2 lbs strawberries, stemmed and quartered 1/2 cup granulated

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Grow Your Savings in 2021

2020 was tough. A massive economic fallout left many people with additional debt and economic anxiety. Increasing your savings in the new year can be easier with the right strategies. Try these effective ways to build up or replenish your savings account. Unsubscribe Start off by hitting unsubscribe from all those store email lists. Even if we have the intentions to save, seeing an email for 70 percent off at

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Easy Lemon Pudding Recipe

A lemon pudding is probably one of the easiest desserts you can make. The key is a thick cream, reduced slightly, and combined with tart lemon juice. Use fancy glasses for a memorable presentation. Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Chilling time: 2 hours Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 2 cups heavy whipping cream 2/3 cup granulated sugar Finely grated zest of 1 lemon 6 tablespoons lemon juice 1

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How to Install Cabinet Hardware

A new set of cabinet hardware is a quick and easy way to upgrade the look of your kitchen. Hardware is typically a low expense with little effort required. If you’d like knobs where none existed, it’ll take a little longer to locate and drill new holes. Here’s how to install new cabinet hardware. What You’ll Need: Ruler or tape measure Hammer Drill with 3/16-inch twist bit Straightedge Screwdriver Materials:

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Vegetarian Eggs Benedict

Eggs benedict is a brunch favorite. If you’re trying to cut back on the meat, try this veggie packed version for a meal the whole family will love. Prep time: 15 minutes Cook: time: 10 minutes Yield: Makes 4 one-egg servings Ingredients: For Hollandaise Sauce: 2 egg yolks 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon salt Pinch of cayenne pepper 8 tablespoons melted unsalted butter For the Eggs Benedict: 1 tablespoon

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How to Solve 8 Common Kitchen Problems

Kitchen appliances may cause issues down the road. It’s useful to know the common problems you can easily fix before calling on a professional. Here’s 10 of the most common problems you can fix in your kitchen. A Warm Fridge or Freezer. If your appliance can’t stay cool, check the doors are closing completely and the seal is tight. Pay attention to any unusual heat, drips or noises. A refrigerator

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A Smoky Paprika Shrimp Skewer Recipe

Try out this recipe for a delicious dinner meal packed with flavor and smokiness. The best part? It’s quick and easy! Prep time: 40 minutes Cook time: 8 minutes Yield: Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons sweet paprika 2 tablespoons smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 Tbsp lime juice 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1

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How to Clean a Tiled Backsplash

A subway tile backsplash is bound to build up grease. Follow this step by step guide on how to get those tiles shining again. What You’ll Need: Sponge Dish soap Dish cloths Lemons Vinegar Baking soda Toothbrush Grout sealer Instructions: Use a soapy sponge: With circular motions, clean the backsplash and group with the sponge. Wipe clean: Take a damp dish cloth and wipe the tiles from any soapy residue.

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Blueberry Breakfast Cake Recipe

It’s never the wrong time to enjoy cake, even breakfast time. Try this blueberry cake recipe with the same flavor of a great blueberry muffin. Enjoy it with a morning coffee or tea. Time: 2 hr 25 min Active: 40 min Yield: 6 to 8 servings Ingredients: Melted unsalted butter, for buttering the pan 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher

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