How to Soften Butter (the Fun Way!)

Everything’s better with butter! Since the creamy sticks are refrigerated to maintain freshness, the fats inside harden and need to be broken down into a malleable state before being added to your favorite recipes. By using just two simple kitchen tools (a rolling pin and parchment paper), kids will be amazed at this method’s simplicity. …

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Do It Yourself Pastry Bag

Hint: there’s no need for fancy equipment to make artfully designed cakes! STEP 1:Put a resealable plastic bag into a cup or Mason jar, with the corner of the bag pushed to the bottom of the cup. Using the cup to keep your bag steady, add your frosting to the bag. (If your bag is …

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The Dos and Don’ts of Dry Ice

Mysterious and mesmerizing, dry ice is a spooktacular way to turn your Halloween punch into a thing of BOO!-ty. That said, as with lots of awesome stuff in life (hot glue guns, sharp knives, propane torches), dry ice is also something you must handle with care, especially when children are involved. Get the dos and …

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