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Cake making tips from an old book to the new generation

Cake making tips for children

These are the tips that Betty Crocker wrote in her cookbook for boys and girls. They are age appropriate (10/11 year old) but they need to be interpreted as they are from long time ago.

Cake making tips

Cake making tips


1) Liquids and eggs should be about room temperature.

2) Use a wooden spoon for stirring.

3 )Always prepare cake pans by greasing thoroughly and dusting with flour.

4) Use a rubber scraper to keep spoon and bowl clean so batter will mix well.

5) Get the last of the batter out of the bowl with the rubber scraper.

6)Cake is done when a toothpick stuck into center comes out clean.

7)When two times are given in the recipe (as 20 to 25 minutes)set timer for first and see if cake is done.

8) Give extra time if needed.

9) Set pans on cooling racks when they come from the oven.

10) After 10 minutes turn cake from pans to finish cooling on racks.

11) Cakes are ready to ice when cool.

Other site where you can find recipes and tips about cake making:

Making Cakes – Wilton
Basic Cake Making
Basic Cake Making with Photos
How to make a cake



Three Quick Recipes For Cookies Without Heating The Oven

Three Quick Recipes for Cookies Without Heating the Oven

Three Quick Recipes for Cookies Without Heating the Oven by Chris Rawstern

When looking at recipes for cookies, there is always the thought of the baking time. If you do not have a convection oven, it usually means baking in many batches, so the oven is on for long periods. What if baking was not necessary? When a busy Mom is on the go, anything that is quick and easy is going to be the first option. These recipes have been made many times over my years as a Mom, and I hope to pass along these recipes for everyone with time at a premium.

No Bake Caramel Cookies

In a large saucepan, combine 2 cups of granulated sugar, 3/4 cup butter and 2/3 cup evaporated milk. Bring this mixture to a rolling boil, stirring often. Remove the pan from the heat and add in one small package of instant butterscotch pudding mix and 3 1/2 cups of quick cooking rolled oats. Mix this together thoroughly and allow to cool for 15 minutes. Drop the dough from a teaspoon onto waxed paper. This will make about 5 dozen cookies.

No Bake Chocolate Haystacks

There are many existing recipes with this same title, but this is my favorite. In a large saucepan combine 2 cups granulated sugar, 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup unsweetened butter. Bring to a full boil, stirring to mix well. Remove from heat and add in 3 1/2 cups quick cooking rolled oats, 1 cup coconut, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Drop this mixture quickly from teaspoons onto waxed paper and allow to cool. This should make about 48 cookies, depending on size.

No Bake Apricot Macaroons

This recipe could not be easier with only 4 ingredients. In a large bowl, combine 2 1/2 cups of shredded coconut, one 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk, 2 cups finely diced dried apricots and 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts. Mix thoroughly and chill for at least 30 minutes. This dough is very sticky to work with. Shape the mixture into small balls and roll into powdered sugar. These cookies should be kept refrigerated.

Apricots can be replaced with another dried fruit of choice such as raisins, dried blueberries or craisins. Tart fruits with the sweetness of the condensed milk make these so tasty. The use of craisins or dried cherries mixed with some green glaceed cherries for Christmas time would make a lovely presentation.

These recipes are all so very easy to make quickly. They are also good ways to have children learn about how to measure ingredients. They can be taught very young about filling a measuring cup or spoon and using a straight edged table knife to scrape level. They can be taught the measuring cup sizes and how to measure liquid ingredients. The actual combining is something a 6 or 7 year old child can do, as well as the scooping out of cookies onto the waxed paper. Forming them into balls is a simple process for these last cookies, and having sticky hands is surely no deterrent to a child.

Have fun with children and grandchildren making some of these cookies. Take delight in the time made more enjoyable by sharing and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Thank you for taking the time to read my article. I hope it was informative and helped you along your own culinary journey. You will find many more recipes and helpful tips on my web site. I am on Facebook at A Harmony of Flavors and share a recipe or tip each day to the fans that have liked my site. I hope to see you there soon.

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Summer bikini diet!

Summer means see, beach, less clothing… but…also SUMMER BIKINI DIET! My favorite way to get back in shape is this easy and fast summer bikini diet. What about the fat we have accumulated during winter? It will disappear.

Summer bikini

Well, this can be a huge problem for many of us a small problem for others. To get back into shape there are many options.


The summer bikini diet will last for six weeks,but you will eat normally for 5 days out of two.

That’s why I love this summer bikini diet!

Practically you will fast two days a week for two weeks and for the rest of the time you can eat whatever you want.

There are easy rules to follow:

– fast on two non-consecutive days per week (let’s say, Monday and Thursday)

– eat normally on the other five days (healthy food!)

– workout for at least 30 minutes on your non-fasting days for at least three times a week

Following this summer bikini diet’s plan you will be able to drop a dress size within the summer .

After the first week your weight loss will be of about 2 or 4 lbs. Not so much, but this is a first step!

In six weeks your weight loss will be of about 20 lbs. Not bad, right?

There is another good news about this summer bikini diet:  it helps to reduce cellulite!

Summer bikini on PRINTEREST