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How to Boil an Egg with Instant Pot

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How to cook eggs in an electric Instant Pot pressure cooker.

Recently, we have been getting a lot of emails asking how to cook (fill in the blank). So I figured, let’s start off with something easy–and popular, boiled eggs the Instant Pot. Below is all the information you need to boil your perfect egg.

How do you like your boiled eggs?

Soft-boiled eggs – 3 to 4 minutes.

Medium-boiled eggs – 5 to 7 minutes.

Hard-boiled eggs – 8 to 9 minutes.

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Below is the recipe, from Kitchn.

Recipe

Makes 1 dozen eggs

What You Need

Ingredients
12 large eggs
1 cup water

Equipment
Instant Pot electric pressure cooker
Steamer insert or steamer basket
Slotted Spoon
Large bowl half-filled with cold water and ice

Instructions

  1. Put a steamer basket and 1 cup of water in your electric pressure cooker: Insert the steamer basket that came with your pressure cooker, or just a generic folding steamer basket like the one shown here. Pour in 1 cup cold water.
  2. Add 3 to 12 eggs: I usually cook 12 eggs at a time.
  3. Lock the lid: It’s important to know how the lid on your pressure cooker works. Make sure it is locked into place. Most pressure cookers won’t start without the lid locked in properly.
  4. Turn on the pressure cooker and set to LOW: For eggs, you want LOW pressure (not HIGH).
  5. Cook your eggs: For soft-boiled eggs, set the timer for 3 to 4 minutes. For medium-boiled eggs, set the timer for 5 to 7 minutes. For hard-boiled eggs, set the timer for 8 to 9 minutes. Your ideal time for eggs depends on how you like the yolks (runny? gooey? jellied? super hard?) and also the specifics of your machine. I usually cook soft-boiled eggs for 2 to 3 minutes and get a gooey but not liquid yolk.
  6. When the timer goes off, release the pressure manually: Your pressure cooker will gradually come up to pressure, and then start counting down the time you set. By the time you set it up, the machine will beep or buzz. Carefully use a towel to release the pressure by swinging the pressure release on the lid. You should see steam escaping with a loud hiss. Be careful —it’s hot!
  7. Immediately put the eggs in an ice bath: When all the steam has been released and the safety latch on the pressure cooker allows you to remove the lid, open the pressure cooker and immediately transfer the eggs to an ice bath. Let them cool there for 5 to 10 minutes, then put them in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

  • Remember: You will need to do a little experimentation on the right time for you and your taste. These are general guidelines, but may vary slightly depending on your machine, your preferences, and how many eggs you are cooking at once.
  • Have a stovetop pressure cooker? Check out Laura’s links above for more info on cooking eggs in a stovetop cooker.
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Why Home Baking is Better than Buying

 

Why Home Baking is Better than Buying

(5 reasons)

  1. Experiment Baking Recipes and Creative New Ideas

Baking has always been a favorite activity for all kinds of women –and men. Be it is a holiday baking or daily life baking. By baking a person gets to experiment with new baking recipes that are simple and better than a prepared cake at a local grocery store.

By baking things yourself, you can find easy ways of baking the things that are conventionally baked by some difficult or time taking methods. When you take interest in baking, you use your mind in making new things every day with new tastes and new ingredients, by this way you can have new experiences in cookery, that most of our ladies lack.

  1. Baking cakes and pans

Baking is better than buying if you talk about baking cakes, pie, dough, cookies, cupcakes, donuts, muffins, choco lava cakes. These all things are not easy to buy from a bakery as it would be expensive as well as not that much tasty. Obviously, you will have to compromise on one thing or the other, whether the money or the taste. And women are always not ready to do both. so better choice is to do, again I say, BAKING. When you do baking, you buy new types of baking pans and moulds, new utensils which are to be used for baking, In short, you get a lot of equipment for baking, which has always been a dream of a household women. One pan can be used for baking different kind of things, like baking cookies, cake, and dough with a single rounded pan.

 

  1. Holiday Baking

Holiday baking is mostly done by working women. Holiday baking is the better consumption of time. you can better spend your time in baking than just sitting on your couch and watching tv.

 

  1. Save Money

Baking is better because it saves your money that you usually spend on buying. You buy ingredients and then bake but the whole cost of that process is always less than that you spend on buying a readymade thing. So, Baking things by ownself is always economical for our ladies, who usually look for sales here and there to save their money.

 

  1. Food Hygiene – A Clean Kitchen is a Safe Kitchen

With a clean kitchen, you are in control. Unhygienic food can lead to health problems, poor indigestion, and even food poisoning. Home cooked food is far more hygienic than the one that we buy from restaurants or bakeries.

When we do go out to eat food hygiene is one of those things we try not to think about. We don’t know whether the cook has washed his hand before cooking or not and whether the ingredients used were stale or fresh, whether the food is newly baked or was baked long ago.

 

We’re all busy individuals. It’s super easy to just go to a local bakery a buy a cake, but a homemade cake speaks a lot about you and the love you truly share with your friends and family.

 

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Oven Temperature Conversion Chart – Free Download

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We’re here to help you become a better baker with this free, downloadable Oven Temperature Conversion Chart.

In the United States, we use Fahrenheit to determine oven temperatures; the rest of the world uses Celsius. So how do you enjoy delicious baking recipes from around the world with two drastically different measurements of temperature? You use this kickass, easy to use and downloadable oven temperature conversion chart.

It’s easy to convert, find your desired temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius and use the “other” temperature you need to correctly convert your recipe oven temperature. Simple!

In the coming weeks we will be adding a few more baking conversion charts to help you become a better baker.

 

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Download chart here.

 

Fahrenheit Celsius
  225 degrees F   110 degrees C
  250 degrees F   130 degrees C
  275 degrees F   140 degrees C
  300 degrees F   150 degrees C
  325 degrees F   165 degrees C
  350 degrees F   177 degrees C
  375 degrees F   190 degrees C
  400 degrees F   200 degrees C
  425 degrees F   220 degrees C
  450 degrees F   230 degrees C
  475 degrees F   245 degrees C
  500 degrees F   260 degrees C

 

This oven conversion temperature chart is accurate for converting baking recipes from Fahrenheit to Celsius and vice versa. Temperatures will vary between different oven types, brands, and sizes. For best results also consider your altitude, outdoor temperature, and humidity.

 

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Our Top 5 Gif Dessert Recipes for Baking – September edition

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Our Top 5 Dessert Gif Recipes for Baking – September edition

 

We love recipes for baking. So we’d like to share our favorite animated desserts gifs / videos with you for the month of Septmenber. And a big THANKS to r/GifRecipes for helping make our search so much easier.

 

 

NUMBER 5

Mini Frozen Key Lime Pie
by Epicurious

YIELD: Makes 12, ACTIVE TIME: 40 minutes, TOTAL TIME: 3 hours, 40 minutes

INGREDIENTS
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup graham cracker crumbs (from about 8 crackers)
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
3 tablespoons finely grated key lime zest, divided
1/3 cup fresh key lime juice
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup chilled heavy cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar

PREPARATION
Melt butter and honey in a small saucepan over medium heat or in a microwave-safe bowl. Pulse graham crackers in a food processor until fine crumbs form. With the motor running, drizzle in butter-honey mixture and process until well combined. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl; set aside.
Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat cream cheese in a large bowl until creamy, about 3 minutes. Add condensed milk and beat until smooth. Add key lime juice and lemon juice and beat to combine. Beat in 2 Tbsp. key lime zest.
Using a whisk or electric mixer on medium-high speed, whip cream in another medium bowl to very soft peaks. Sprinkle powdered sugar over cream and continue to whip until it holds stiff peaks. Gently fold 1/2 cup cream into key lime mixture; cover remaining cream and chill.
Line muffin pan with paper liners. Pour key lime mixture into a pastry bag or plastic bag with the corner snipped off and pipe batter evenly into tins. Top each with 1 1/2 Tbsp. cracker crumb mixture, breaking up crumbs to completely cover, then press down gently to adhere. Freeze until set, at least 3 hours.
Remove pies from molds, turn upside down, and remove paper liners. Spread reserved cream over pies and top with remaining 1 Tbsp. key lime zest.
Do Ahead: Pies (without topping) can be made 2 weeks ahead; cover and freeze.

NUMBER 4

Ok, old recipe but an amazing cake.

STORY TIME: Back in 1984, my grandparents took my brother and me to Lake Tahoe for a week in the summer. My grandma decided she wanted to make a pineapple upside-down cake from scratch. She bought all the ingredients, mixed it all together and stuck it in the oven. After a few minutes, she went to the oven to take a look at the cake. It was baking properly and she walked away. Well, a few minutes later the timer went off so she went over to the oven to get the cake out. BUT, the oven was LOCKED.

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
by Bon Appétit

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8 TO 12 SERVINGS
Ingredients
Caramel
Nonstick vegetable oil spray
1 1/4 cups (packed) dark brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 cup bourbon
Cake
1 medium pineapple
1 1/3 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
Special Equipment
A 10-inch-diameter cake pan with 2-inch-high sides; a small round cookie cutter (about 1 inch diameter)
Preparation
Caramel
Preheat oven to 350°. Coat cake pan with nonstick spray; set aside. Cook brown sugar and butter in a small deep heavy saucepan over medium heat, whisking occasionally, until mixture is bubbling and sugar is completely dissolved. Boil, whisking occasionally, until caramel darkens, thickens, emulsifies, and pulls away from sides of pan, about 3 minutes.
Remove from heat and whisk in bourbon (mixture will bubble vigorously). Return caramel to a boil; cook for 1 minute. Pour caramel into prepared cake pan and swirl pan until bottom is completely covered. Let cool completely before proceeding (caramel will harden).
Cake
Cut skin from pineapple, making sure to remove all brown eyes. Cut 1/4-inch–1/3-inch-thick rounds from pineapple. Using cookie cutter, remove core to form rings. (If pineapple is very juicy, drain rings briefly on paper towels.) Arrange pineapple rings decoratively on top of caramel in cake pan without overlapping. (Cut rings into smaller pieces to fill any large gaps, if desired.)
Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and cardamom in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat sugar and butter in another medium bowl until light and fluffy, 5–6 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, beating to blend between additions. Scrape down sides of the bowl. Beat egg mixture until doubled in volume and very light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape the bottom of the bowl well, making sure to incorporate all butter into eggs. Beat for 1 minute longer.
Beat in flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with sour cream in 2 additions, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Scrape batter into pan; smooth top.
Bake cake until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, 50–60 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack. Let cake cool in pan for 30 minutes. Run a sharp knife around sides of pan to loosen cake; tap the bottom of the pan and invert cake onto a large plate.

DO AHEAD: Cake can be made 8 hours ahead. Cover with a cake dome and let stand at room temperature.

NUMBER 3

Twinkie Bundt Cake
by Tastemade

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INGREDIENTS
For the cake:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
3 large eggs plus 4 yolks, at room temperature
1 cup lowfat buttermilk
For the filling:
2 large egg whites, at room temperature
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
INSTRUCTIONS
For the cake
Preheat oven to 325 degrees, and grease a 12-cup Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Sift flour, salt, and baking powder into a medium bowl and set aside.
In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, vanilla and sugar on medium speed until very light and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes.
Add the canola oil and beat until light and fluffy. Next, add eggs and egg yolks one at a time, and beat until fully incorporated, about 1 minute.
Add the flour mixture and buttermilk to the batter in 3 alternating additions, starting and ending with the buttermilk. Beat just to combine.
Spoon the batter into the prepared pan using a spatula to smooth the top.
Bake for 60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes, then invert onto rack, remove the pan and let cool completely.
Once cooled, turn the cake upside down on a cutting board. Using a melon baller, scoop out several mounds of cake through the underside, being sure not to cut through top or sides of cake.
For the filling
In a medium glass bowl, using a whisk, combine egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar. Place the bowl over a double boiler, and whisk constantly until sugar dissolves and the egg whites are just above room temperature, about 3 minutes.
Remove bowl from the double boiler, and use an electric hand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment on medium-high speed to whip the mixture until stiff glossy peaks form, about 6 minutes. Add vanilla and whisk to combine.
Using a large piping bag fitted with a large, round tip, fill the hollowed out sections of the cake. Flip the cake onto a serving platter and dust with powdered sugar before serving

 

NUMBER 2

Zebra Striped Cheesecake
by Tastemade

 

INGREDIENTS
3 teaspoons powdered gelatin
2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons black sesame paste
Crust:
5 Oreos
1/4 cup pecans
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Cheesecake filling:
1 8-ounce package cream cheese
3/4 cup fresh cream
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
To garnish:
Whipped cream
Black sesame seeds
Mint

INSTRUCTIONS
Sprinkle the gelatin over the water and let it bloom. Heat dissolved gelatin in the microwave at 500 watts for 30 seconds.
Prepare the crust: Add Oreos and pecans to a plastic zip top bag. Use a rolling pin to crush into small pieces. Transfer to a mixing bowl and add melted butter. Stir to combine, then transfer to a springform pan lined with parchment paper. Press down to form the crust. Refrigerate until set.
In a blender, add all cheesecake filling ingredients. Blend until combined, then divide mixture between 2 bowls. Add black sesame paste to one of the bowls and whisk to combine until batter is gray in color.
Use an ice cream scoop to dollop scoopfuls of the batter in the center of the crust, alternating between white and gray. Refrigerate until set, then garnish with whipped cream, mint and black sesame seeds.

 

Number 1

Soft & Chewy Snickerdoodles
by Tasty

INGREDIENTS
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sugar
⅓ cup brown sugar
2 eggs
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat the oven to 375˚F(190˚C).
In a small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon until evenly incorporated. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl whip the butter with vanilla until light and fluffy.
Add the sugar and brown sugar and mix until well incorporated.
Add the eggs and stir until thoroughly incorporated.
Using a sift add the flour, cream of tartar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt and sift into the dough. Combine until evenly mixed.
Using your hands roll dough into ping pong sized balls.
Dip the dough into cinnamon sugar mixture and roll around covering the dough ball completely.
Place cookie dough on parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat the oven to 375˚F(190˚C).
In a small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon until evenly incorporated. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl whip the butter with vanilla until light and fluffy.
Add the sugar and brown sugar and mix until well incorporated.
Add the eggs and stir until thoroughly incorporated.
Using a sift add the flour, cream of tartar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt and sift into the dough. Combine until evenly mixed.
Using your hands roll dough into ping pong sized balls.
Dip the dough into cinnamon sugar mixture and roll around covering the dough ball completely.
Place cookie dough on parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.

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The Peanuts Cook Book – ICING

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The Peanuts Cook Book – ICING

 

I was 1 years old when The Peanuts Cook Book was published, 10 years later, I tried out the first of many recipes from this book. So as a man who learned early how easy it is to bake as a kid, let’s take a look at my first recipe I followed by the book – ICING.

 

ICING recipe

 

1 Cup Confectioners sugar

1 ½ tablespoons of very soft butter

1 tablespoon of vanilla or orange flavoring (actually any flavor you want)

Dash of salt

1 unfrosted cake

 

Blend sugar, a little at a time, with the butter. Add a dash of salt. When the sugar and butter are thoroughly mixed, blend the vanilla or orange flavoring. Add a few drops of milk if icing seems very dry. It should not be runny, but smooth and soft enough to spread. Pour on to top of cake and spread lightly over the cake with a knife of  spatula.

 

Pretty simple, right? Totally is. In fact, if you want add a little color to this, you can. Add your desired amount of food coloring (one drop for light color, multiple drops for darker /richer color).

And when you want to make frosting, it’s practically the same recipe, but less runny. Use the BakerMaker frosting tips for cool decorations.

 

FUN FACT: My brother and I went to an elementary school that had this cook book in its library. We would check it out every two weeks for months at a time just so we could read the comics and try out the recipes. We checked out this book so many times that the librarian asked us to stop for a while so other kids could have a chance at checking it out.

True story.

 

 

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Kid recipes – Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

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Kid recipes – Oatmeal cookie recipe

 

We’re start a series of kid recipes that are easy to make, starting today with kid recipes – Oatmeal cookie recipe, I was an elementary school kid in the 80s who baked. A boy who baked, (Insert cruel jokes here). The real reason I started baking was for selfish reasons, my mom wouldn’t buy (or rarely, very rarely) my younger brother and I store-bought cookies. She always wanted us to eat healthy, or healthier. No Oreos, no Chips Ahoy, no Nilla Wafers – you get the idea.  So, in an effort to get my way, I asked my mom if she could teach me how to make my cookies.

The first cookie recipe my mom would allow me to make were oatmeal cookies ( see the “health” angle). So, “healthier, easy to make and very tasty.

 

Here is that recipe.

 

2/3 cup granulated sugar

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup butter or margarine

1/2 cup shortening

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2  teaspoon salt

2 eggs

3 cups old-fashioned Quaker Oats

1 cup all-purpose flour

 

BONUS ADD-ONS (mix in with wet ingredients).

1/3 cup rasins

1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

 

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In large bowl,, mix all ingredients (except oats, flour and raisins) with big wooden spoon or electric mixer on medium speed. Stir in oats, flour and raisins.
  3. On an un-greased cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown. Remove from cookie sheet and place on a cooling rack immediately.

That’s it. They’re delicious. I must admit, my mom would not let us add chocolate chips at first, but like any kid, I always pushed the limits. Eventually we got to add chocolate chips as an “experiment”, an experiment that we made a few dozen times.

 

 

 

BakerMaker Supply Company encourages young bakers to try all recipes under “kid recipes.” These are kid tested, tried and true.

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5 REASONS YOU SHOULD TRY SILICONE BAKEWARE

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Today, silicone happens to be one of the hottest trends in cooking tools and bakeware. Silicone is not the same thing as silicon; Silicone is human-made substance derived majorly from SILICON and some other chemicals while silicon itself is a chemical element. Silicone is rubber-like-plastic tools used in kitchens. Here are few major reasons why silicone bakeware is the Best.

 

HEAT RESISTANCE

Silicone bakeware and cooking tools have the ability not to conduct heat unlike ceramics, glass, and metal equipment. Silicone bakeware cools down very quickly which gives you the instant opportunity of touch. Silicone bakeware can go right away from freezer to oven without any baking problems. Silicone bakeware’s ability to distribute heat evenly makes every baked good come out perfectly baked. Ceramics, glass, and metal materials will conduct the heat and continue to cook the food for several minutes after been brought out but Silicone bakeware cools off immediately and leaves your baked goods as perfect as you want it to be.

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WEIGHT

Silicone bakeware sets are flexible, and that makes the storage easy i.e. It is easy to be stored in your cupboard or storing on the top shelf of your kitchen cupboard, and it can never break. Silicone bakeware sets are lightweight materials which make it very easy for you to take on camping trips. It’s easy to fold and light to carry.

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MATERIAL

Silicone bakeware doesn’t break, smash or chip because it is made of rubber and that makes it durable. It is made of rubber, so it doesn’t rust and no material transference to the baked goods.

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SAFETY

The primary concern we have most times when stepping into the kitchen is safety. As we are always cautious in the kitchen, silicone bakeware is safe to use cook all sort of baked goods without causing any harm whatsoever to your health. You don’t need to apply fatty butter to your baked goods to avoid sticking, and this feature guarantees your heart health than any other bakeware. A simple twist is all that is needed to make the baked goods on the sides of the pan to fall away.

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MAINTENANCE

Silicone bakeware is easy to maintain in the sense that you don’t need much lemon paste and elbow grease. All you need to do is soak for a while in warm water, apply little soap and scrub gently. You don’t need to scour the surface because it’s non-sticky.

Silicone bakeware sets are brightly colored. They have colorful designs which are the best for storing your baked goods. Silicone bakeware comes in a variety of pretty and attractive colors, so this makes it presentable for serving. Silicone dishes always looks new after every use, and that makes it seems it just came from the store.

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You can use it, and your children can use it as a cooking practice tool because it’s safe. Do you want a silicone bakeware and you love to experience the benefits? Why not start small and try out BakerMaker Supply Company today. http://bakermakersupplycompany.com/  At Baker Maker Supply Company (BakerMaker for short), we sell the best possible baking products. We know the demands of every baker can be unique, that’s why we offer a wide variety of fantastic baking products to suit the preferences of our customers from all walks of life. From Grandmothers to mothers, to sons and daughters. Once you start using our BakerMaker products, you’ll enjoy them ever more. You are a click away… http://bakermakersupplycompany.com/

 

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How to Make A McDonald’s Shamrock Shake

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As a kid, I drank more than my share of McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes. As an adult, I realized it’s time to learn how to make my own.

 

It’s been awhile since I’ve eaten at a McDonald’s, going on 10 years to be exact, and I still miss it – sometimes. But what I really miss is the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. So I figured, it was time for me to reminisce about the good o’ days of eating at McDonald’s and sipping  my favorite seasonal milkshake drink. So let’s learn how to make a shamrock shake at home.

Here is your unofficial shamrock shakes recipe.

 

 

 

Now that you have your cool, refreshing, minty McDonald’s Shamrock Shake, how about enjoying a few nostalgic vintage McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes commercials.

 

P.S. I loved Mint Shamrock shakes without the cherries and whipped cream, and I’ll continue to drink them that way, because I’m a purest, and I don’t need the extra calories.

 

McDonald’s – Mint Shamrock Shakes and Sundaes TV Commercial, 1980

 

 

McDonald’s – Shamrock Shake! TV Commercial, 1983

 

 

McDonald’s Shamrock Shake – Triple Thick

 

 

shamrock shake mcdonalds  – Vintage Commercial – Uncle O’ Grimacey

 

 

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Top 10 U.S. Valentine’s Day Songs

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Express your love to your partner with our Top 10 U.S. Valentine’s Day Songs

 

So what are you planning to do this Valentine’s Day? A romantic candlelight dinner? Party with your friends? Going on a romantic short trip with your loved one? Greeting your partner with flowers and roses at your own peaceful place? Hiring a limo to propose your girlfriends in a memorable way? No matter what you’re doing this 14th February, you got to have a soundtrack to boost your candlelight dinner or proposal value. Here is a list of top 10 Valentine’s Day songs you can use to express your love to your partner:

1.  “I Won’t Give Up”

Artist: Jason Mraz

Yes, please make a promise to your partner that you’re gonna give up on him/her at anytime ever in life.

 

2.  “I Really Like You”

Artist: Carly Rae Jepsen

 

Starting to fall in love with someone lately? This song perfectly describes your feelings. It contains music from 70s and 80s disco pop songs and its music video features Tom Hanks and Justin Bieber.

 

3. “Thinking Out Loud”

Artist: Ed Sheeran

Simple, sweet yet mesmerizing and energetic song! Don’t think of it just being a wedding song but Ed’s guitar and acoustical voice has the capability to express how deeply you’re in love with someone and can’t wait to live with them for the rest of your life.

 

4. “Little Things”

Artist: One Direction

 

It simply expresses the “Little Things” boys usually love about the ones whom they’re in love with. It features from a simple smile to bedtime tea time.

5. “I Will Always Love You”

Artist: Whitney Houston

This is the perfect song to be played when you’re proposing your partner on Valentine’s Day. There is no song that can really match this iconic song by Whitney Houston. It was recorded in 1992 and is considered one of the saddest love songs.

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6. “The Heart Wants What It Wants”

Artist: Selena Gomez

 

Every girl like Selena Gomez and it’s better if you play this song in the background while proposing and romancing with your partner. It came out when she was in relationship with Justin Bieber.

Best Lyrics of the song:

“There’s a million reasons why I should give you up,”

. “But the heart wants what it wants.”

7.”Fool for You”

Artist: Zayn Malik

 

Title might look an old fashioned statement but it actually work when it comes to love songs. It’s a solo record of Zayn Malik and has the capability to swoon us all.

8.”Take Care”

Artist: Drake and Rihanna

 

The magic of Drake and Rihanna makes it pretty intense yet energetic personal chemistry. This song describes love, loss and protecting your loved one from the world. Do check out this duo’s more work like “Work” and “Too Good”. You’ll certainly enjoy.

9.”Teenage Dream”

Artist: Katy Perry

 

It will make you feel exciting as well as scary at the same time. It’s like to remember your first love and the feelings when you fell in love for the first time.

10. “Love Story”

Artist: Taylor Swift

 

Want to enjoy some of the best Taylor Swift’s songs? “Love Story” is the one where you can enjoy your secret meetings with your loved one which eventually ended up in marrying the other person.

Bonus Songs

“Smooth Sailin'”

Artist: Leon Bridges

 

“Lovebug”

Artist: The Jonas Brothers

 

“Adore You”

Artist: Miley Cyrus

 

“The Way”

Artist: Ariana Grande and Mac Miller

 

“YOUTH”

Artist: Troye Sivan

 

“Heart Attack”

Artist: Demi Lovato

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How to find a Valentine for Valentine’s Day

Valentine, Valentine's Day

Are you still single and afraid of spending another Valentine’s day alone? Don’t worry we’ll let you find a Valentine for your Valentine’s day. First of all, don’t underestimate yourself even if you’re in your 20s and had no girlfriend in the past. Stop feeling like a loser and energize yourself as here are some ways which you can follow to find a valentine for yourself on Valentine ’s Day:
1. Try Dating Apps

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Go online. It’s Valentine and obviously people are desperately looking to make new relationships. You can browse popular dating apps such as Tinder. It’s the easiest way to find yourself a Valentine this year. Blind date is option to go for.

 

2. Go to Your Local Bar

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Yes, it’s great idea to hit your local bar or bars if required. Do you know why I did not suggest you to go to restaurants or movie theaters to find yourself a date? It’s because people would be bringing their partners there. Not many people, who are serious in their relationships, bring their partners to a local bar. Mostly single people visit the bars and there is your chance to get a date on this Valentine’s Day.
3. Hit the Gym Today

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Yes, you will find many single men there easily. Your timing to hit the gym is important, so prefer to go there in the early morning before work or right after work.
4. Attend Functions and Social Gatherings

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Even if you’re not a person who likes to socialize, still you get invited to many functions and social gatherings each month. Let’s not miss this month if you really want to find your valentine.

 

5. Present Yourself Better

 

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This is the most important point here. There are chances that you’re single as you don’t care about your looks. Here are a few ways which can help you present yourself better in front of a potential partner:

• Wear a nice and attractive dress no matter you’re a boy or a girl. No one likes to date a messy person. Do use a charming perfume if you got one.
• Be confident when you ask out a potential date especially if you’re guy. Don’t accuse me of being a sexist now but that’s how things work in the real world.
• Timing is important. Don’t ask out on 14th February. Use the weekend before that.