Perfect Crepes Every Time

Lift the pan from heat when you add batter. This will keep the batter from cooking too fast and allow it to coat the bottom of the skillet evenly. Tilt the pan quickly to spread batter in a thin…

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Perfectly Shaped Spritz

If you are making spritz cookies for the first time, it may take a little practice with the cookie press to make perfectly shaped cookies.

Just Right

When just the right amount of…

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Phyllo lined tube pan

Spoon into a phyllo-lined fluted tube pan for a weeknight dinner, or wrap sheets of phyllo around the filling for individual packets and impress guests at your next dinner party.

Line tube…

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Pipe Frosting on Cookies

Pipe a bead of icing around the edge of cookies. Then remaining icing if necessary, so that it will flow smoothly. Fill in the cookies with icing, letting the icing flow up to the outline. Let…

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Piping Creates New Spritz Design

Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert a #32 star pastry tip. Fill the bag with dough. Pipe dough into concentric circles or other shapes 2 inches apart on ungreased…

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Piping Meringue Cookies

Insert a decorating tip that has a large opening into a pastry bag or heavy resealable plastic bag. (If using a plastic bag, first cut a small hole in the corner of the bag.)

Fill the bag…

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Piping Meringue into a Disk

Make meringue according to recipe directions. Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or resealable plastic bag. Insert a 1/2-in. round decorating tip (#A1).

Fill bag about half full with…

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Pitting Peaches

Cut peach in half, cutting around the pit and using the indentation as a guide.

Twist halves in opposite directions to separate. Using a sharp knife, loosen and remove pit. Treat cut…

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Plastic-and-Foil-Wrap Method

Plastic-and-Foil-Wrap Method is handy for semisolid foods such as casseroles. Before filling your baking dish, line it with heavy-duty aluminum foil and then with plastic wrap, making sure you…

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Plate of Distinction

IN THE PHOTO above, we used the well-known “You Are Special Today” plate by Waechtersbach. This stunning, signature red plate is a fun, family heir­loom that’s wonderful to have on hand to…

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