Baking Muffins

How To : Make red velvet Voodoo themed cupcakes

In this tutorial, learn how to make spooky voodoo inspired cupcakes. These are great for Halloween and any other party that needs a little funky factor. Cupcakes: You Will Need: *3 1/3 cups cake flour (not self rising) *3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, softened *2 1/4 cu ...more

How To : Decorate cupcakes with some helpful tips

How to decorate cupcakes with some helpful tips Cupcakes can be baked in two standard sizes mini and standard muffin size. To make cupcakes with different colors start by making a basic batch of vanilla frosting. Separate the vanilla frosting into different batches based on t ...more

How To : Make fizzing bath bombs

Janice Cox shows how to make fizzing bath bombs like the ones you see in bath and beauty boutiques or department stores. These bath bombs can be very relaxing when dropped into a warm bath and can be given as gifts. She starts with about a cup of citric acid crystals which is ...more

How To : Make mini cheesecakes with a tangy topping

This recipe from Betty's Kitchen shows how to make mini cheesecakes. She uses a muffin tin and makes a graham cracker crumb crust. She makes graham cracker crumbs by crushing the crackers in a Ziploc bag with a rolling pin. She generously greases each cup in the muffin tin wit ...more

HowTo : Make Mini Pizza Cups

Dangerously close in resemblance to the over-the-top pizza cone, these mini pizza cups look like muffins. After testing a recipe from My Kitchen Snippets, Serious Eats came up with this: Look yummy? (It's hard to go wrong with pizza). Try My Kitchen Snippets' recipe and repor ...more

How To : Create a monster cake

Make a kid-friendly cake for Halloween this year. Kraft teaches you how to make one "monster" of a cake, sure to top and snacks acquired during trick or treat. This howling good treat will keep your guests guessing, because it only "looks" like a cake. Watch the Kraft Kitchens ...more

How To : Make bagel & English muffin breakfast

In this video series, let Rachel Dayan teach you how to make homemade bagels and English muffins. She shows you the simple ingredients you need to make these truly tasty breakfast staples. Learn how to make and kneed dough. Also, learn how to boil and bake bagels. Part 1 of 19 ...more

How To : 5 Savory Appetizers You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

To me, the term muffin tin is a lot like Voldemort—it should never be uttered. Not for being evil, however... instead, it's because it's inaccurate. First of all, muffin tins are hardly ever made out of tin anymore. (The materials on trend are stainless steel, cast iron, and ...more

How To : 5 Unconventional Uses for Leftover Cookie Dough

While I frown upon any form of uneaten cookie, sometimes we overestimate our late-night cravings for baked goods leaving us with extra cookie dough at 4 a.m. If you're in the privileged dilemma of not having enough excess dough to make another batch of cookies but just enough ...more

How To : Make a Full Breakfast—Without a Skillet

Aren't the weekends extra special when they include a bacon, egg, and pancake breakfast? We call it "Lazy Sunday" for a reason. Actually, who needs it to be a weekend? Monday it is! Make Perfect Poached Eggs Every Single Time But who wants to wake up, prep for a half-hour, a ...more

News : 8 Edible Cups That Make Finger Foods a Snap

"You can even eat the dishes," claims the song "The Candy Man Can" from 1971's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The idea of edible cups, even back then, grabbed my attention—any kid would much prefer to eat her dish instead of clean it afterward, of course! Don't Miss: ...more

How To : 16 Baking Hacks for Your Next Baking Adventure

Did you accidentally burn the edges of your freshly-baked cookies or muffins? Rather than throwing them away, salvage the good parts by using a cheese grater to shave off the burnt ends before serving. Read below for more baking hacks, which include tips for softening hardene ...more

DIY Bacon Rose Bouquet : Who Says Bacon Can't Be Romantic?

Show your significant other just how much you love them by surprising him or her with one of life's most precious, romantic gifts—bacon! Best thing is, this passionate treat works for any day of the year (Valentine's Day, a first date, anniversary, etc.), since love and bacon ...more

Mess-Free Muffins : No Mixing Bowl Required

In my opinion, the greatest food hacks are the ones that help you cut way, way down on dishwashing. That's especially true when it comes to baked goods, which usually involves dirtying up a couple of mixing bowls, measuring cups and spoons, some kind of stirring implement, and ...more

How To : 10 Insanely Delicious Pizza Dough Hacks

If I could survive on one food for the rest of my life, it would be pizza. The irresistible smell of baking pizza instantly makes me feel both comforted... and hungry! While frozen pizza can satisfy your cravings, using fresh dough to make your own pizza is definitely much mo ...more

How To : Valuable Kitchen Trash You Should Always Keep

If there's one thing that gets used far too frequently in the modern kitchen, it's the trash can. Home cooks everywhere waste enormous amounts of food by throwing it away before it's actually ready to be tossed. So much waste... so depressing.. One way to lessen the amount of ...more

How To : 5 Amazing Ways to Bake with Coconut Oil

I remember the first time I used coconut oil; the whole kitchen was filled with a fragrant aroma that reminded me of the tropics. After learning it was a healthier alternative to traditional cooking oil—not to mention a great source of the good-for-you saturated fat—I was hook ...more

How To : 5 Reasons Why You Should Always Keep Stale Cereal

It happens to even the most avid cereal eaters: sooner or later you open a box, unfurl the crinkled plastic bag, and find that the cereal inside is stale. Maybe you forgot about it, maybe you ate it too slowly, or maybe you just found a new, better cereal and left it behind li ...more

How To : Make Cereal Milk—A Momofuku-Inspired Drink

If you have satisfying memories of slurping up the sweet milk left in the bowl after eating your cereal, then this cereal-infused milk will make you feel like a kid again. Although people have technically been enjoying cereal milk since the invention of cereal, it was recently ...more

How To : Feel Alive Again with Maca Root

I'm sure I'm not the only one on here that has googled "Why am I always tired?"... and I'm definitely not alone when I say that all of the advice I've found so far is useless: Go to bed early. (Wow, you think?) Don't skip meals. (Real talk: if I skip meals, it's under extreme ...more

How To : Ripen Bananas Faster with These 3 Simple Tricks

A trip to any grocery store's produce section will quickly reveal that bananas are often picked from the tree well before their prime—which is necessary for them to arrive at our local store without going bad. In fact, bananas are refrigerated en route to our supermarkets in o ...more

How To : 5 Baking Substitutions Every Home Cook Should Know

Few things in life are as relaxing and enjoyable as baking. When I'm having a bad day, I make cookies. When I'm stressed out, I bake a cake. When I have a free Sunday with nothing to do but listen to music and drink coffee, I bake a tart or a batch of cupcakes. True, much of ...more

How To : For Healthier Desserts, Bring Out the Veggies

I think we've all had that childhood (or adult) desire to have ice cream for dinner. But veggies for dessert? It's something I had nightmares about as a kid. That being said, the truth is that when properly prepared, veggies can easily star in desserts as the main ingredient. ...more

How To : 6 Delicious Twists on the Classic BLT Sandwich

When I get struck by a craving for something SCJ (savory, crunchy, juicy), nothing fits the bill better than a BLT. But why settle for the sandwich form when there are so many other possibilities? Some of my favorite alternative ways to serve up a BLT are 1) as a salad, 2) in ...more

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