• New York

    Baking Made Easy with Krusteaz

    If you are an amateur baker, have a crazy busy life or live in a small Manhattan apartment like me – Krusteaz Mix is a GODSEND!!!  The easiest way for you to enjoy some home baked goods.  They can be used for lunch, potlucks, holidays and weekends. Krusteaz has an incredible range of both savory and sweet Mix boxes like pancakes, corn bread, flat bread and brownies. You can make variations with different nuts, fruits and shapes. It can be muffins, loaves etc… Get creative and get some cool ideas on the website. With some effort and a little bit of love – you can bake at home without buying…

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  • New York

    Baker’s Best Kept Secret: Nielsen-Massey Vanilla

    Last week I got a bag of pears from Union Square farmer’s market and I was wondering what I should do with them!  Some of them were so small that I juiced them with ginger and apples and made really tasty drink.  Then I found the Golden Almond Pear cake and just had to bake a mini one. My secret ingredient was the amazing Nielsen-Massey Vanilla extract.

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  • New York

    Anything but Boring Nielsen-Massey Vanillas #nielsenmassey

    Vanilla is a classic and amazing flavor used in sweets, cooking and baking everyday. Even real estate professionals use the scent of vanilla for their open house.  I recently tried Neilsen Massy Madagascar Bourbon Vanillas and they have made a world of difference in my weekend French Toast!  I can’t wait to use it in all my favorite recipes…. Panna Cotta! Nielsen-Massey are vanilla experts,  crafting vanilla products for over a century. They know everything from where the bean is from, to the best use and pairing for its natural essence to shine. They use proprietary cold extraction process instead of heat extraction. This process gently extracts vanilla’s essential oils,…

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  • New York

    Yummy to Try via @ElsieCake

    Buttermilk Pie, makes one. 3 eggs 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup honey (I used this kind, it’s amazing!) 2 tablespoons flour 1 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Whisk the eggs with the sugar and honey. Now stir in the other ingredients and pour into your favorite pie crust (mine’s store bought—hence the “halfway homemade”). Bake at 350°F for 40-45 minutes until the sides are golden brown and the pie is set (it will still have a slight jiggle in the center). Allow to fully cool before serving. Repost via http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2013/02/halfway-homemade-buttermilk-honey-pie.html

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  • New York

    Recipes to Try via @Pinterest – Banana Foster Cake

    Bananas Foster Cake Recipe from “My Sweet Vegan,” by Hannah Kaminsky “Modeled after the traditional flavors of bananas foster, the layers are soaked in rum before assembly and topped with a caramel frosting that pulls the whole dessert together. In the typical showy fashion of traditional bananas foster, the banana slices used for garnish could be made with the addition of some rum, and then set ablaze to let the alcohol cook off. Knowing my personal ineptitude with fire, I think it is safer to recommend a simple sauté. The end results are still extraordinary, even without the stovetop bonfire.” Banana Cake 2-1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder…

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  • WorldWide

    Get Baked: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with @ZulkaSugar

    The holidays are a great time to experiment in the kitchen.  I was recently inspired to mix up a recipe for peanut butter chocolate chip cookies using a substitute for both white and brown sugars.  Zulka makes sugar that is minimally processed and comes straight from freshly-harvested sugar cane.  Their brown sugar is non-GMO project verified and blended with fresh molasses.  Together, they perfect an already stellar recipe.  Have at it and watch them disappear within a few minutes. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies  1 1/2 cup all purpose flour 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup softened, unsalted butter  1 cup crunchy peanut butter…