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Martha Stewart Vintage-Inspired Flour & Sugar Container Giveaway!

Martha Stewart Vintage-Inspired Flour & Sugar Containers

The tools that get the most use in my kitchen are the storage containers that I use for flour, sugar and other dry goods. No matter what I’m baking or what mixing method I’m using, those ingredients are the backbone of my kitchen. I often leave my dry goods containers on the countertop, where I can access them easily, but not all storage containers are ... Read More »

Cook’s Illustrated Rates Dry Goods Storage Containers

Cook's Illustrated Rates Dry Goods Storage Containers

Dry storage containers are airtight containers that are designed to store flour, sugar and other dry goods, helping to keep them fresh and safe from both moisture and insects. Unlike your standard tupperware container, dry goods containers are large – usually large enough to hold several quarts – because you want them to hold at least a 5-lb bag of flour. Ideally, dry goods containers ... Read More »

FoodSaver Bags: Not Just for Saving Food

FoodSaver System with Bags

The FoodSaver® System is one of the most useful tools in my kitchen when it comes to keeping food fresh. The handy vacuum sealer is excellent when it comes to helping me preserve everything from meat to cookie dough for long term storage, but that isn’t the only thing that it can be used for despite the fact that it is in its name! The things that make ... Read More »

A Better Way to Keep Your Cookie Dough Fresh

Keep Cookie Dough Fresh with FoodSaver

  It is easy to buy a tube of pre-made cookie dough in the grocery store when you want to have an easy-to-make dessert on hand, but I like to make my cookie dough from scratch. Homemade cookies generally use better ingredients and you have complete control over the “mix-ins” that you add to your cookie dough base, which gives you a lot more flavor ... Read More »

Zak Designs Insulated Ice Cream Tubs

Zak Designs Insulated Ice Cream Tubs

If you’ve ever made homemade ice cream, you’ve probably wondered where to put it once you have churned it. Tupperware, Glad containers and even bowls covered with plastic wrap are often utilized, but while these containers get the job done, they don’t give your ice cream a very professional look. The Insulated Ice Cream Tubs from Zak Designs, on the other hand, are great looking ... Read More »

How to store cakes and cupcakes in the summer

Yellow Layer Cake

Baked goods should usually be stored in airtight containers to give them the longest shelf life and keep things from becoming stale. Airtight containers will keep cookies crisp and chewy and keep cakes moist and fresh tasting much longer than simply leaving them out on the counter. During the summer, however, keeping your baked desserts in an airtight container can actually create some unexpected problems, ... Read More »

Progressive International Flour Keeper

Progressive Flour Keeper

The best way to store flour is in an airtight container, so that nothing unwanted gets into your flour and so that the flour stays fresh, longer. There are all kinds of airtight containers out there that you can choose from, but it makes things a lot easier when you opt for a container designed for flour storage because you get a few extra features ... Read More »

Can you rehydrate a dried vanilla bean?

vanilla beans in sugar

Vanilla extract is used in most baking recipes to add a splash of vanilla flavor, which helps to intensify other flavors in your recipe. Vanilla beans, on the other hand, tend to get saved for “special occasion” baking. Since they can be fairly expensive, many people only reach for whole vanilla beans when they are making a special recipe that needs that extra vanilla flavor. ... Read More »

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