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December 2008

Adjusting Baking Powder in Pumpkin Muffins

I am making low cal pumpkin muffins using a box of spice cake mix combined with a can of pumpkin. Can I add a little baking powder to make them rise up and be a little bigger? --Judy You can certainly try adding more baking powder, but there are a few things you might want to consider before you try... Read more →




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Coriander and Cilantro

What is the difference between coriander and cilantro? --Alexis Coriander and cilantro are the same plant, coriandrum sativum. Typically, the seeds are called coriander. The leaves may be called coriander, cilantro, or Chinese parsley. Both parts are used in cooking. The coriander seed is small, about 1/8 inch (3 mm) and is light brown or tan in color. It has... Read more →




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How Can You Prevent a Cheesecake from Cracking?

How can you prevent a cheesecake from cracking? --Sr. Celine Cheesecakes crack because the filling expands during cooking and then contracts while it cools. If the filling is not able to relieve the stress caused by this contraction in some way, it cracks. There are a few ways to help prevent cracking, according to Harold McGee . They come down... Read more →




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