Baba, Baba Au Rhum, Baba Au Savarin, Savarin - French, the word baba
meaning, "falling over or dizzy." These are small cakes made from yeast
dough containing raisins or currants. Read about this cake.
Alaska - History of Baked Alaska.
Alaska is ice cream encased in some sort of hot casing (pastry crust or
- What are Baker's Scales?
and Pan Sizes
to substitute different pans sizes
Baking Corner -
Cooking tutorials, with photos, of making your own beautiful
cakes, cookies, frostings, and even cookie cutters by Peggy
4th of July Top Hat Cake
Chocolate Amaretto Snowball Cake
Crop Circle Cake
Ear of Corn Cupcakes
Easter Egg Cake
Father's Day Tie Cake
Make your own Cookie Cutters
and Gumpaste Cutters
Mother's Day Triangle Cake
Ski Slope Cake
Valentine's Day Cake
- Learn about the history of baking powder.
Balsamic Vinegar - All Balsamic Vinegars are not created equal!
Bananas - Learn about the banana
Basic Rules for Baking - Your are not born with baking skills,
baking skills are made.
- Learn about basil, how to store it, and preserve it.
Beans (dried) - Cooking with dried beans.
A Lot of New Wrinkles In the Anti-Aging Segment
Demand for cosmeceuticals
will increase 8.1% a year to $6.4 billion by 2010. Gains will
be propelled by a stream of new and technologically
advanced product introductions offering age-defying
and other appearance- enhancing benefits for an
Facelift alternatives rid patients
of neck 'wattle'
without the downtime of surgery
As people age, they often loose definition in their
chin and jaw line due to fatty deposits, weakening
muscles and loose skin where the neck and chin once
made a right angle. By improving the neck region,
patients' profiles look years younger and clothes
and fashion accessories such as ties, turtlenecks,
and necklaces are worn more comfortably.
I Admit It, I'm Vain!
I admit it, I'm vain! Guilty as charged! I
think every women is vain to some degree. Face
it, the face is the first mark of aging, as
aging is an irreversible process. I care what I
look like and how my skin looks.
Lip Balm Recipe -
How To Make Your Own Lip Balm
your own lip balm and/or gloss is simple, very
economical, and it is truly rewarding. By making your
own lip balm, you know what products are going into it,
and that you are using safe ingredients. I have made my
own lip balms for a couple of years now. They also make
Teeth Whitening - Teeth Bleaching
One of the first things people notice when they meet
someone new is their smile. Teeth Whitening has become
an accessible and relatively easy way to instantly
improve appearance, create a positive first impression,
and achieve a more youthful and radiant appearance.
Understanding Cosmetic Labeling
–Decoding the Cosmetic Label
are learn more about our skin, the public is becoming
more ingredient conscious. Understanding what substances
make up a product can be helpful. This is not meant to
be a complete list of every ingredient used in the
industry, but will attempt to cover the most popular
individual ingredients and categories that have gained
recognition as of late.
Younger Looking Hands - Keeping Hands Beautiful As
- A lot
of us take care of our faces, but forget about our aging hands.
Next to your face, your hands are
probably the most visible parts of your body. Knowing how to maintain
your hands as you age is the best way to make sure they look your best
and that you, in turn, look your youngest.
Cooking the Perfect Steak
Using dry heat is the best
way to cook steaks and other tender cuts of meat. Dry heat cooking causes the exterior of the meat to brown and caramelize which gives the steaks a richly
browned complex flavor. This is partly a result of the sugars inherent in the
meat going through a series of complex reactions called the "Maillard reaction."
The moisture on the surface of the meat also evaporates and the juices becomes
concentrated, forming the appealing brown crust.
- Cooking perfect prime rib, Chart for roasting prime rib.
For a generous serving of roast, figure
on two people per rib. That means if you plan to serve six (6) people,
you should be able to do so with a three (3) rib roast; eight (8)
people, four (4) ribs. Don't even bother with less than a three-rib
roast, any less than that is not a roast but rather a thick steak and
would be better treated as such.
Beef 'Prime' Rib Roast - Tips From The
From my years as a
retail butcher, I can report that the beef bone-in rib roast is a cut
that often draws from shoppers the kind of careful consideration one
normally associates with buying a car. Understandably so! You could
think of it as an investment piece; a chunk of money goes into it, but
if chosen and prepared wisely, the returns can be great indeed at the
dinner table. So come with me for a bit, and I will pull from my pocket
of experience a handful of insider tips & tricks I think may help you
when investing a hard-earned chunk of change in your next rib roast.
Beef On Weck Sandwich -
This sandwich is a unique staple of
Buffalo, New York’s bars and taverns. Few, if any, restaurants outside
of the Buffalo area serve this sandwich or even know what it is.
Beignets - All about the famous New Orleans beignets. Also includes
a beignet recipe.
Bermuda Fish Chowder -
This chowder is considered
to be Bermuda's national dish, differs from American versions by its
dark, rich color and the finely minced quality of the ingredients. Learn
about the national dish of Bermuda.
History of Bialys,
Bialystok Kuchen. Also includes a recipe for bialys.
Outside of New York City, the bialy is little known. Bialys came to the
United States from Bialystok, Poland, and they are sometimes known as
Birthday Cake - Have you ever wondered how the birthday cake came
about? Learn all about the birthday cake.
Black Forest Cake - The
origin of this cake in unknown, but historians believes it originated in
the late 16th century. Read about this cake.
Blueberries - Did You Know?
Wild bears will eat nothing except the
succulent, juicy blueberries when they are in season. Learn all about
Health Benefits of Blueberries
- According to researchers at the USDA Human
Nutrition Center (HNC), blueberries rank hands down number one with regards to
natural antioxidant content. This is in comparison to 40 other fruits and
History of Huckleberry,
Berries with the name huckleberry can be found throughout the Rocky
Mountains and the Pacific Northwest, but the berry that grows in the high
mountains of Montana, called "Vaccinium globulare" are the favorite
berry of the people of Montana.
Often confused with the blueberry due to its close resemblance,
huckleberries are a wild blue-black berry.
Your Body Mass Index
(BMI) is a tool that can help adults determine whether
you are at risk for a weight-related illness by
correlating the ratio between your height and weight
with body fat.
The body mass index (BMI)
is an index number (a ratio of weight/height) that has
been used in nutrition research to determine which
height/weight relationship are safer, and which numbers
correspond to greater risk.
Boiled peanuts are a traditional snack in South Carolina, North
Carolina, Georgia, northern Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi.
Boiling Points of Water - Learn about the various boiling points of
water using different ingredients, with climate changes, different pan
size, & altitude.
Boston Cream Pie - It is
really a cake, not a pie. Two layers of sponge cake are filled with
thick vanilla custard and topped with a chocolate glaze or a sprinkling
of confectioners' sugar. It is cut in wedges like a pie.
Brazilian Pink Peppers - What
are Brazilian Pink Peppers?
Pink Peppercorns have
a sweet and mild taste, also very aromatic, not pungent like the regular
ripe pepper fruits.
Using the Bread
in Bread Making - There are two types of dry yeast: Regular Active Dry Yeast
Dough Relaxer -
The Dough Relaxer is
a combination of
all-natural gluten-relaxing ingredients.
Learn how and when to use a dough relaxer.
Italian Breads - Daily Pane
- The Italian Way - Bread is a serious staple in the Italian food
chain; it has been a part of Italy's cuisine since ancient times. The roots of
bread are baked deep into Roman culture. The bakery way not only important, but
also a part of religious ritual with ovens built in temples. The Romans were the
first bakers to refine milling practices to produce flour for baking what is
known today as "white bread."
Making Homemade Bread Crumbs
- There is nothing
like homemade bread crumbs to improve the taste of your dish, Fresh
homemade bread crumbs are so easy to make, too! This
also saves money since commercial bread crumbs are expensive.
Starter - A good sourdough starter can last for years, even
decades, with the proper loving care! Sourdoughs were originally
produced by wild yeasts. The wild yeasts in the San Francisco area
produce a unique flavor in breads. The starter (or sometimes called a
sponge) is a flour and water mixture that contains the yeast used to
rise the bread./p>
Have you had it with tasteless, juiceless
pork chops? Guidelines for brining pork.
Brining Poultry -
The secret to juicy
chicken breasts is simple - brine them before grilling or baking!
Guidelines for brining poultry.
Brining Shrimp -
Brining is a
process to be used if you want to put a little more
"snap" to shrimp. Brining draws extra moisture out of
the shrimp flesh, thus firming it's texture. Brining
turns potentially mushy shrimp into shrimp with a chewy
texture similar to lobster tail.
Equivalents vs. American Measurements - Learn to change amounts in
Cooking Terms vs. American Cooking Terms
Broccoli - How to select, buy, and cook broccoli.
Broccoli Raab/Rapini - It is truly a vegetable with many names
around the world. Learn about this vegetable.
Bubble Tea -
Finally there's a drink
that's fun to eat! Learn all about bubble
- Learn how to how a safe and healthy party.