Category: Food

Vanilla Extract Substitutes: DIY Making Baking Extracts

Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive: Substitute sweet, floral extracts with a hint of earthy flavor for vanilla Extract in your favorite baked goods, including cookies, cakes, brownies, creams, puddings, and ice creams. My own favorite of late has been cardamon extract, although Pink Rose extract is a really close second. Consider other tasty flavors, too. Orange and Ginger extract wonderfully and they blend beautifully with chocolate and nutty flavors. Tulsi and Chamomile are beautiful when used lightly in golden cakes, creams and frostings. Whatever you’re baking, it is wise to give your herbal extracts a test before you commit to the whole recipe. Here’s How…

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Pie Crust Recipe

by Sue's Beloved Aunt Patty This is the tastiest and easiest pie crust recipe I have ever used. I got the recipe from my mom who credited it to her sister, Patty as its creator. I have been using this recipe for pies since 1982 and it has never failed me. Thanks Aunt Patty! It [...]

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Pumpkin Spice Blend Recipe

Pumpkin Spice has risen so rapidly in popularity over the last few years that it dominates everything from coffee drinks to social media hashtags. Once the public realized the flexibility of this blend, it started showing up everywhere. Most blends consist of cinnamon with a touch of ginger, nutmeg and cloves. Distinguishing any flavor but [...]

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Hawthorn Syrup Recipe

Most hawthorn syrup recipes require fresh hawthorn berries but those are only available seasonally and quality syrup should not be stored for more than a few months. One way to keep fresh haws at your fingertips year round is to freeze them after harvest in 1/2 cup containers.Most hawthorn syrup recipes require fresh hawthorn berries but those are only available seasonally and quality syrup should not be stored for more than a few months.

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