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How to Build a Gingerbread House

Last year was the first time my family hosted a gingerbread competition, and I was super excited to be as creative as I could be.  Jeremy and I brainstormed about several different ideas of what to make. We came across this website called Gingerbread House Patterns. (which I think the website is inactive now, because …

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How To Make Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkin season is among us, and that means pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin brownies 🤔, pumpkin blondies 🤯… Pumpkin everything. The one ingredient that you need for all of these recipes is pumpkin puree. Of course, it’s easy enough to go to the sore to buy a can of pumpkin puree, but homemade …

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How To Make Pie Crust

“Good pastry is flaky, tender, delicate, and evenly browned. It is not crumbly, but when broken shows layers of flat flakes, piled one about the other with air spaces between. To achieve this result, the cook must be quick and “lighthanded,” since pastry cannot be good if handled roughly or slowly. – The Victory Binding …

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How To Make Pizza Dough

I love pizza. I don’t know anyone that doesn’t. Is there even anyone that doesn’t? I don’t know. I don’t think I want to know that either. For me, a crispy crust with a sweet tomato sauce, lots of cheese, Italian sausage, and pepperoni is the pinnacle of pizza perfection. When I lived in NY, …

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How to Make Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

LEMONADE!!! My Favorite drink. I love the sweet and tanginess of it.  In my opinion, it’s the perfect drink. Almost any flavor could go with lemonade, peach, mango, strawberry, you name it, and it will go perfectly with lemonade lol. Lemonade is just perfect because if you’re having people over, you can squeeze a few …

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How to Cut a Watermelon

Its Summer Time, and that means cold refreshing watermelon. I like to cut watermelon and get the “work” out of the way in the beginning lol. I usually peel the watermelon by cutting the rind off, and then slice and dice it. This technique could be used for cantaloupe and honeydew melon as well. One …

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How To Make Whipped Cream

My friend recently got a stand mixer as a gift. #1 I was super excited, as if I had just gotten a stand mixer.  I love my bright green stand mixer, I don’t know what I would do without it.  #2  I told her now you can make your own whipped cream. Whipped cream in the stand mixer …

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