The Best Baking Tips We've Ever Published

It's time to polish that Best Baker on the Block trophy, because these no-fail tips will take your baking to the next level.

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Bloody Mary Recipes

Whip up an amazing Bloody Mary recipe from our wide selection of beverages featuring variations made with vodka, tequila, and even beer. Plus, we throw in ideas for unique drink garnishes, along with our best tips for hosting a cocktail party. Cheers!

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All-Time Favorite Christmas Cookies

It's simple: These very merry Christmas cookie recipes are favorites that you'll want to save, hand down, and make again and again. We've got all the classics, including sugar cookie recipes, Christmas spritz cookies, and spiced gingerbread recipes. Try one of our cookie recipes to share this Christmas!

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60-Minute (and Under) Dinner Rolls

One of the most time-consuming parts of any holiday meal: making the dinner rolls. With the time it takes to prepare the dough, wait for it to rise, and bake, traditional dinner roll recipes can be an all-day affair! Making dinner rolls doesn't have to take all day, though. Whether you make them from scratch or start with a little extra help, you can make delicious dinner rolls in just one hour. So, make preparing your holiday dinner a little easier with these eight quick dinner roll recipes that are all ready in 60 minutes or less!

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Snowman Jars You Can Make in Bulk for Christmas Gifting

Add a frosty flare to your mason jars with this holiday craft that you can make for anyone on your gift list.

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Healthy Baking Products and Swaps

These heart-healthy baking essentials will help you trim fat and sodium, plus boost fiber, antioxidants, and whole grains in favorite dessert recipes. Stock up to bake tasty, wholesome goodies.


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    • Reduced-Fat Swap for Margarine

      Baking product: Unsweetened applesauce

      Baking tip: Cut fat and boost vitamin C in baked goods by using unsweetened applesauce to replace half or more of the margarine, shortening, or oil.

      Recipe that makes the swap:

    • Antioxidant-Rich Swap for Unsweetened Baking Chocolate

      Baking product: Naturally unsweetened cocoa powder

      Baking tip: Use 3 tablespoons of natural, unsweetened cocoa plus 1 tablespoon of canola oil to replace 1 ounce of unsweetened baking chocolate.

      Recipes that make the swap:

    • Cholesterol-Lowering Swap for Flour

      Baking product: Oat bran

      Baking tip: Add cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber to your recipes by replacing a few tablespoons of flour with oat bran. It keeps baked goods moist, too.

      Recipe that makes the swap:

    • Reduced-Fat Swap for Cooking Oil

      Baking product: Bananas

      Baking tip: Mashed ripe bananas work as a healthy and flavorful fat substitute. Mashed bananas infuse baked goods with their flavor, so only make this swap in recipes that have strong enough flavors to mask the banana or that you want tasting like banana. Start by replacing half the amount of oil for banana and adjust as needed.

      Recipe that makes the swap:

    • Healthier Swaps for White Flour

      Baking products: Whole wheat flour, white whole wheat flour, whole wheat pastry flour

      Baking tip: Higher in fiber and antioxidants than all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour can replace up to half the refined flour in recipes. White whole wheat flour bakes like traditional whole wheat flour but is light in color because it's from white wheat.

      Recipes that make the swap:

    • Good Fat Swap for Regular Canola Oil

      Baking product: Spectrum organic canola oil

      Baking tip: This all-purpose canola oil is obtained by a mechanical (expeller-pressing) rather than chemical method. It's high in good monounsaturated fat.

    • Lower-Sodium Swap for Baking Powder

      Baking product: Sodium-free or reduced-sodium baking powder

      Baking tip: Replace your baking powder with a sodium-free version, such as Hain Featherweight Baking Powder or Rumfod Reduced-Sodium Baking Powder, to save up to 480 mg of sodium per teaspoon.

    • Reduced-Calorie Substitutes for Sugar

      Baking product: Sugar substitutes such as Splenda, Sweet'N Low, Truvia, and Nevella

      Baking tip: Save calories by substituting traditional cane or brown sugar with a sugar substitute. Follow the substitute package directions to use an equivalent product amount.

    • Healthier Fat Swap for Butter

      Baking product: 60% to 70% vegetable oil spread or olive oil spread

      Baking tip: Many vegetable oil spreads are trans-fat-free and have heart-healthy EPA and DHA omega-3 fats. They also have less saturated fat than butter.

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      Bonus! Add Antioxidant-Rich Walnuts

      Baking product: Chopped walnuts

      Baking tip: Add chopped walnuts to your baking recipes to boost your intake of heart-healthy antioxidants and omega-3 fats.

      Recipes that include walnuts:

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      Easy Healthy Recipe Substitutions

      With these quick and easy ingredient substitutions, cooking heart-healthfully doesnt have to be a chore.
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