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Waxing or Waning: Can I Use Waxed Paper in Baking?

By Jessie Oleson Moore

If you're a frequent baker, you've certainly encountered parchment paper: It's called for to line cake pans and baking sheets when baking all manner of sweet stuff. But what about waxed paper? After all, it's sold in the same section, and it looks awfully similar. Can waxed paper be used for baking projects, too? Read on to find out!

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Our Cups Runneth Over: Types of Measuring Cups (and Spoons)

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Measuring Cup Filled with Flour

Do you understand the types of measuring cups and spoons? Even though it might seem elementary, educating yourself on the proper measuring vessels for both liquid and dry ingredients is an important aspect of food and cooking. Using the proper measuring cup for the project at hand will help you attain consistent, delicious results -- regardless of what you're cooking, from rich sauces to risotto to light and airy decorating cakes.

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