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Brown Sugar: Pack It!

Let’s talk about brown sugar!  It’s easily one of my favorite baking staples.  It’s deep, sweet, and utterly lovely. Commercially produced brown sugar (the kind most of us probably buy) is a mixture of granulated sugar (from canes or beets)…

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Beyond the Kitchen

Ten (Super Rad) Blog Post Ideas

Beyond being a baker, I’m also a blogger.  Had you noticed.  Yea… it’s a real thing. Maybe you’re a blogger too!  There are tons of blogs these days.  They’re beautiful!  The internet has definitely become a more lovely place… thank…

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10 Real-Talk Blog Tips

It’s time for just a touch of real-life blogger talk. It’s not often that bloggers talk honestly about the beginning, the behind the scenes, the flops, the late nights, and all the doughnuts. Allow me to lay a tiny bit…

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Ask Joy the Baker

It seems like I’ve been exactly everywhere but my own kitchen this past week.  My oven is lonely and my kitten is pissed. Let’s play a game.  I need your company with all of this airport time I’ve got on…

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My Kitchen Basics

  I cleared out my cooking cupboard and piled everything up on a table… I’m trying to make a point.   I think it’s important you know that you don’t need cabinets full of fancy equipment to make glorious things…

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A Lesson in Nutmeg

We need to talk. It’s important. I can’t have you using that Ground Nutmeg you have in your pantry. I know it’s easy. I know it’s cheap. I just can’t in good conscience let this continue. Let’s talk about nutmeg….

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Ode to my Bench Knife

I’m not a kitchen equipment junkie.  I more of a kitchen minimalist.  I really couldn’t do without just a few things:  stainless steel mixing bowls, my darling Kitchen Aid, a cast iron skillet, and good metal measuring cups, high temperature spatulas and my brilliant bench knife. Don’t have a…

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Mis-en-place

French culinary terms always seem snooty and unapproachable to me.  Mis-en-place is no different, but it’s the concept behind the term that’s important.  Translating into “everything in it’s place” the term has everyday baking signifigance.  Simply stated, in American English,…

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