How to Make Berry Crème Brulee

Crème Brulee is an impressive dessert.  Adding berries makes it even better.  Use this berry creme brulee recipe as a template for raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries. Making the Creme Brulee Easier Caramelizing the Tops If breaking out a torch to melt the brown sugar on top seems like too much, don’t worry.  You can finish these in the oven under the broiler. You want to heat the brown sugar quickly so that it does not heat the custard.  Chilling the Creme Brulee to Make it Set Quicker We sometimes place the ramekins in the freezer to chill more quickly.  Do …

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Creamy Orange No-Churn Ice Cream Recipe

This creamy orange no-churn ice cream is phenomenally good ice cream. We found an orange custard ice cream recipe and converted it to a no-churn ice cream. It’s a mild, mellow combination of orange, caramel, and vanilla that seems rich and sophisticated. This is a great ice cream to make in your ice cream freezer. If you use your ice cream freezer, you can substitute milk for a portion of the cream. The Creamy Orange No-Churn Ice Cream Recipe For the syrup 1/2 cup brown sugar 3 large egg yolks 1 pinch of salt 1/2 cup milk 1 1/2 tablespoons …

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3 Step Spumoni No-Churn Ice Cream

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This 3-step spumoni no-churn ice cream is an easy ice cream to make. Whip up the cream, fold in the goodies, and freeze it in the freezer compartment of your refrigerator. If you like cherry pie, you will love this ice cream. And we’ll give you your money back if this isn’t the best cherry filling you’ve had. It is neither regular ice cream nor original spumoni. But it’s good and easy to make. It’s sure to become a new summertime favorite. Understanding the Differences in this No-Churn Ice Cream Regular ice cream is made with paddle or churn to …

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Easy Spumoni No-Churn Ice Cream with Maraschino Cherries

This no-churn spumoni ice cream is an easy ice cream to make. Whip up the cream, fold in the goodies, and freeze it in the freezer compartment of your refrigerator. It makes a light, delightful dessert. It isn’t your regular spumoni ice cream because it only has the cherry flavor, but it has delicious maraschino cherries, chopped almonds, and chocolate chips to make it an absolute delight. The No-Churn Spumoni Ice Cream with Maraschino Cherries Recipe Ingredients 2 cups whipping cream 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk 1 teaspoon cherry flavor 1/2 teaspoon vanilla flavoring 1/2 teaspoon rum flavoring 2 drops …

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Chunky Banana Monkey No-Churn Ice Cream

This chunky monkey banana no-churn ice cream is another great ice cream. It’s very banana-flavored and then speckled with nuts and chocolate bits. The bananas act like fat in the recipe and make the ice cream smooth and luscious. This is a great ice cream to make in your ice cream freezer. If you use your ice cream freezer, you can substitute milk for a portion of the cream. The Chunky Banana Monkey No-Churn Ice Cream Recipe Ingredients 1/4 cup milk 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3 large ripe bananas or 4 small ripe bananas, mashed with a fork 1 tablespoon …

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Hints and Tips for The Best Cornbread

Cornbread is a classic Southern dish and absolutely delicious. From how long the cornbread can last in the refrigerator or freezer to what cornmeal to use, we’ll give you these awesome tips along with a few recipes for making the best cornbread. Always check your cornmeal for rancidity before baking. Rancid cornmeal will smell stale and musty; good cornmeal will have a sweeter smell. When mixing batter for cornbread or muffins, put away your electric mixer. Mixing by hand helps eliminate over mixing. It is desirable to have a few lumps in the batter. They will hydrate during baking and …

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Storing and Freezing Piroshki

You can make piroshki ahead of time and store them before baking in either the refrigerator or freezer.  You can also refrigerate or freeze leftovers piroshki and reheat them when you’re ready to enjoy them again.  Here’s how: How to Do Make-Ahead Piroshki To do make-ahead piroshki, follow the recipe filling the piroshki and sealing the seam.  Instead of baking the piroshki, store them tightly wrapped in the refrigerator for up to five days or in the freezer for up to three weeks. Use this as a base recipe for your make-ahead piroshki. When you get ready to bake your …

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Using Clear Jel®

Clear Jel® is the easiest way to make pies, gravies, jams, jellies, and more. It’s the perfect solution to a sauce that needs thickening, and unlike flour and cornstarch, it cools clear rather than giving your recipe a new tint. “Clearjel has become an essential in our kitchen. We use it in place of cornstarch in gravies and sauces. But the real marvel is Instant Clear Jel. You don’t have to cook it!”—Dennis Weaver What is Clear Jel? Clear Jel®, a corn starch derivative, is a commercial thickening product used by bakeries and or frozen food. This product is used …

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Pineapple Peach Freezer Jam

You can make peach freezer jam without cooking the peaches but minimal cooking does release the flavor. In this case, we enhanced the flavor with the addition of crushed pineapple. It really brings out the peach flavor. Ingredients 5 cups diced peaches (or ground apricots) 20 oz crushed pineapple, drained 1/4 cup lemon juice 7 tablespoons Original Clearjel 3 cups granulated sugar Directions Wash and dry the five pint-sized jam jars or plastic containers. Make sure the lids fit tightly. Add lemon juice to fruit. Mix Clearjel with 1/4 cup sugar. Add mixture to peaches and pineapple. Bring ingredients to …

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Storing Bread: Keeping Bread in the Freezer

Blog Home Prepared Pantry Store Shopping Cart Storing Bread: Keeping Bread in the Freezer There’s a lot of bread in our freezer. In our exuberance, we often bake more bread than we can eat in a day or two. What isn’t given away goes in the freezer. Sometimes, we bake bread just to store. It’s wonderful to have homemade bread on hand for those periods when we’re just too busy to bake. And it’s always a good feeling to have bread on hand for an emergency. The Secret to Getting the Best Bread from Your Freezer The secret for quality …

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Light Vanilla No Churn Ice Cream

Blog Home Prepared Pantry Store Shopping Cart Light Vanilla No Churn Ice Cream If you make ice cream with heavy whipping cream, it will be rich. (Some would argue that is what makes ice cream so great.) For those who asked for a lighter version, we went to work to reduce the amount of cream and sugar. You can enjoy it with less guilt! This ice cream uses Splenda instead of sugar and replaces one-third of the heavy whipping cream with skim milk, so it isn’t nearly as rich as regular ice cream which means less guilt as you enjoy your …

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Vanilla Ice Box Ice Cream

Blog Home Prepared Pantry Store Shopping Cart Vanilla Icebox/ No-Churn Ice Cream So tasty! This recipe takes heavy whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, and good quality vanilla extract to make a delicious frozen treat. If you’ve tried our Chocolate icebox ice cream recipe, you know this will taste good. So simple! This ice cream takes just four easy steps! Just make a sugar syrup in the microwave, whip the cream, fold in the other ingredients, and throw it in the freezer to enjoy later. You’ll find it so much easier than churning the ice cream. What Makes Icebox or No-Churn Ice Cream …

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Chocolate Covered Ice Cream Cupcakes

Sometimes the best ideas are really the combination of two great ideas. When we served these chocolate-covered ice cream cupcakes in the store, someone called them “brilliant.” I don’t know that they were brilliant, but they were delightful. We took fudgy chocolate cupcakes and put a scoop of peanut butter fudge ice cream on each. Then we dipped the cupcakes in chocolate ganache. So here’s the evolution of that idea. Idea #1. Chocolate Covered Cupcakes This is where it all began: the cupcake and some ganache. Chocolate covered cupcakes are one of my favorite things, especially when the chocolate is …

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How to Freeze Zucchini for Baking

One of the most common summer vegetables is zucchini. If your garden looks anything like mine, it’s bursting with more zucchini than you know what to do with. Since we love the moistness of zucchini bread, cookies, and muffins too much to let the zucchni go to waste, we often like to freeze it for later baking.  Here’s how to do it: How to Freeze Zucchini Wash and trim the zucchini. If you are using large squash, remove the seedy pulp and save only the firmer flash. Do not skin. Grate the zucchini. Stir a little salt—a teaspoon per large …

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Three Ways to Make Strawberry Freezer Jam

When it’s strawberry time, why not pick up a flat or two and turn them into this easy freezer jam.  You’ll make far better jam than anything you might buy in the store. As of this writing, we have three recipes for strawberry freezer jam on our website.  How do they compare?  What are the differences? Strawberry Freezer Jam: Pectin vs. Clear Jel Two of our strawberry freezer jam recipes are made with pectin and one with Clear Jel.  The Clear Jel recipe comes from Washington State University, Skagit Extension, and used with permission.  There are advantages to Clear Gel, …

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How to Make Ice Cream Sandwiches Three Ways

How to Make Ice Cream Sandwiches Three Ways Get a FREE Soft Cookie Mix for your ice cream sandwiches! Choose one, add it to cart, and use code “ZSOFT” at checkout. Make Ice Cream Sandwiches Three Ways! So much better than the store! You can’t get more than simple chocolate and vanilla ice cream sandwiches from the store; making them yourself is so much better. Get creative! Choose your favorite cookie base and mix and match with the ice cream, the toppings, and even the shape. You can even dip them in chocolate or frosting. So fun and always delicious! Whether you decide to use the ice cream sandwich maker, cut out the cookie shapes from a sheet cookie, or use simple cookies they’re fun to make with the kids and will taste great.

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How to Make a Calzone like a Pizza Shop

The Perfect Make-Ahead Freezer Meal (Updated From May 10, 2014) Get a FREE Pizza Crust Mix! Add it to cart and use code “ZPIZB” at checkout. If you can make a pizza, you can make a calzone. Calzones are easy meals that you can even make ahead of time, freeze, and then have out of the oven in just fifteen minutes. In this article, we’ll tell you how to make a calzone with methods and tips. Calzones are closely related to pizzas, sort of a folded over pizza. Somehow though, cutting into the crisp, golden crust of a calzone to …

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Nine Ways to Make Stuffed Burgers

(Updated from June 9, 2015) We discovered stuffed burgers a long time ago.  But they were simple affairs. We would grind up a block of cheese and mix it into the burger.  Maybe we would chop up onions and peppers and mix those in.  Occasionally, we would look to meatloaf recipes for inspiration. They were good but we found another way to make stuffed burgers. It’s a stuffed burger press.  Instead of mixing the fillings into the meat, you create a stuffing pocket in the middle of the meat. This is what a stuffed burger press looks like: Learn how …

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Four Keys to the Perfect Cheesecake

(Updated From August 13, 2016) Get a FREE Snickerdoodle Mix! Add it to cart and use code “Z145” at checkout. Cheesecake is my ideal treat in the summertime, but cheesecakes can be finicky creations, and it can be hard to create the perfect cheesecake. That’s why I’m going to help you make the perfect cheesecake this summer. Here are four keys to never forget to make the perfect cheesecake. Key #1: Bake Your Cheesecake Precisely. Baking is a game of precision. This couldn’t be more significant than with baking cheesecakes and custards (a pumpkin pie is a custard). If it …

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How to Bake the Perfect Cheesecake

(With tips from experts) Slow-baking, jiggle testing, careful cooling, adding structure, and 150 degrees— these are just a few principles to making the perfect cheesecake. Along with knowing how long to bake a cheesecake and understanding that it is not a cake, there are several key principles to keep in mind every time you bake a cheesecake. We think it should be just as enjoyable to make a cheesecake as it is to eat one. In this article, we’ll tell you how to make delicious cheesecakes that are picture-perfect without too much trouble. If you understand the principles, you can …

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