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Where to Buy Vanilla Beans

Because of how rare they are, the properties that they possess, and also because of how versatile they are in recipes, searching for vanilla beans can be lengthy and frustrating. Vanilla beans serve a lot of functions. You can create extracts out of them, you can use them directly in recipes, you can grind them […]

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Need a Queso Fresco Substitute?

f there’s one indulgent cuisine everyone loves, it must be Mexican! With the cheesy goodness and mixture of fresh greens with perfectly-barbecued meat, you’ll want to keep going back for more, and with extra cheese! But did you know that when cooking Mexican dishes, there are specific types of cheeses to create the ideal flavors? Whether […]

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Does Flour Go Bad? (All You Need To Know)

Does flour go bad? As a baking aficionado, you might have asked this simple question. But as simple as it is, the answer to this question is the difference between a well-baked bread and a foul tasting one. Cookies are particularly affected by the quality of flour that you use. Its chewiness and texture are […]

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Need a Fish Stock Substitute?

When it comes to cooking, you’ll need to make sure that you use the quality ingredients to have the delicious results. But there will be times you won’t be able to use the exact ingredients, like fish stock. While this ingredient is great for many types of broths or soups, you might need a fish […]

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How to Toast Sliced Almonds

What I appreciate about baking is the unlimited possibilities on what you can add to your finished product. May it is a drizzle of syrup or confectioner’s sugar, these toppings add more pizzazz and flavor that burst into living once you eat it! And if there’s one thing I love incorporating into my baked goods, it […]

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Substitute For Tomato Paste

Are you aware that there are literally hundreds of recipes that require tomato paste? A lot of newcomers in cooking are actually spooked when they see tomato paste in the recipe and there is no specific designated replacement. Now tomato is a highly versatile fruit—and yes larval ones, it’s a fruit—that you can turn in […]

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13 Cumin Substitute That Will Make You A Spice Guru

If you talk about a universal spice, cumin is the name that would come out of the mouths of spice gurus. You can find it in North American, Middle Eastern, Latin American, Mediterranean and Asian dishes. Indeed, those who love international cuisine—and who doesn’t—probably have their taste buds conditioned to the earthy, nutty and a touch […]

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