10 Tips to Bake Perfect Cookies Every Time

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Whether it’s for a holiday, bake sale, potluck, or just to enjoy at home at snack time, there are so many reasons to make a delicious batch of cookies from scratch. And when you’re preparing to bake, you want to get everything just right. Follow our top 10 tips to create your best baked goods yet. Read more now.

How to Prep a Pomegranate

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Do you always make a huge mess when prepping pomegranate? Leave behind all those red stains, and learn how to cleanly remove the seeds in just a few easy steps. We’ll also teach you how to select the best pomegranates when shopping, and how to properly store them. Read more now to get the step-by-step tutorial.

How to Make Your Own All-Natural Homemade Yellow Cake Mix

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If you do a lot of baking, save yourself some time and skip a few steps with our recipe for an all-natural homemade yellow cake mix. Store it in your refrigerator or freezer, and just add water and eggs before baking. You’ll get perfect cakes or cupcakes every time with a heavenly aroma and sweet flavors. Read more.

Make Your Own Bisquick-Style Pancake and Baking Mix

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For those times when you run out and don’t want to go all the way to the store, simply make your own homemade Bisquick-style pancake and baking mix. Save some money, take control over the ingredients that you put in, and get ready to bake up a storm with this all-purpose dry flour mixture. Get the recipe now.

How to Make Homemade Kefir

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An excellent source of probiotics and calcium, kefir is a fermented beverage with many health benefits. With just two ingredients, kefir is free of added sugars, and it’s surprisingly easy to prepare at home. Read more on Foodal to get tips, tricks, and step-by-step instructions for successfully making your own batch.

How to Select, Store, and Prep Jicama

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You see jicama at the grocery store every time you shop for fresh produce. Today’s the day you finally buy it. We’re here to help you select, store, and prep this refreshingly crunchy root veggie. And we’ll provide you with some of our favorite cooking suggestions in the kitchen. Get all of our tips now.

Kitchen Composting 101: 4 Easy Methods to Repurpose Food Scraps

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Turning your food scraps into kitchen compost is a proactive way to reduce your food waste. Easy and fun to practice, it has a positive impact on the environment. And if you enjoy gardening, it’s an economical way to add organic, natural nutrients your plants will love. Learn how to get started now.

How to Cook and Use Rhubarb in the Kitchen

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You know it’s spring when rhubarb shows up on shelf and table – and the talk (maybe even the aroma!) of pie is in the air. Wondering what else to do with this unique seasonal veggie – also considered a fruit – besides packing it in pies with some strawberries? Check out our suggestions, hints, and even health tips, along with suggestions for choosing, storing and preserving the stalks to keep them at their freshest this spring and beyond.