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Piping Makes Perfect: Detailed Designs

Curious what culinary school homework is like? For our baking and pastry students, it often includes piping practice. And in this post, we're sharing the templates they use night after night to finesse their flourishes, swag, and scripts for decorated pastries. Your birthday cakes will never be the same!

Common Baking Problems

The beauty of at-home baking is that you are in charge of the final results, and this handy reference can help you decide where to start when it comes to tweaking and perfecting a recipe to make it just right for you.

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Video: Apple Cider Custard Tart

This classic northeast specialty using one of New York’s most abundant fall fruits is typically made in pie form, but gets upgraded here to an elegant tart. Check out this video to see how CIA student Mia Lopez prepares our Apple Cider Custard Tart.

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Saucy Chicken Wings Without a Recipe

Wings are a Big Game staple, and while take-out wings on the couch is a whole mood, there is also a whole world of homemade, customizable wings waiting for you! Making wings at home is easy, whether you want them crisp and fried or roasted and tender. Here, we break down making the ultimate game-day wings, no recipe required.

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DISH Q&A - Episode #4

Unleash your culinary potential with our exclusive on-demand video featuring our Editor, Laura Monroe. Tune in to this enlightening Q&A session tailored for DISH members, where you'll gather insider tips, hacks, and fresh ideas to elevate your home cooking endeavors. Don't pass up this chance to enhance your kitchen skills and create extraordinary meals!

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Multigrain Pasta with Broccolini, Crab Meat, and Orange Sesame and Ginger Dressing

Multigrain pasta serves as a base for a dish that is delicious and diabetes-friendly (see the nutritional information after the recipe). Experiment with different brands of multigrain pastas to find one that appeals to you.

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Honey-Lime Waldorf Salad

We love this updated take on the Waldorf salad, featuring crisp apples, tender mâche greens, and a tangy vinaigrette. It's great on its own as a light dinner, but it also shines as a bring-along weekday lunch..

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How to Prepare Laminated Doughs

Laminated dough is dough with layers of butter folded in before using. It is what makes flaky layers in puff pastry and pastries like croissants. It takes some practice, but once you get the hang of it, it's easy to prepare and fun to use!

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4 Easy Changes for Your Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

There is no universally perfect chocolate chip cookie, but we all know what cookie is perfect for us. And whether you like it chewy, crispy, cakey, or maybe a little salty, finding the right mix can take a lot of trial and error.

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Baba Ganoush

The puréed eggplant gives a silky smooth texture to this baba ghanoush. Enjoy it as a dip for vegetables or serve with pita bread. Its versatility makes it a natural candidate to put out on a meze table alongside other dips and spreads.

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Pisarei e Fagioli (Bread Gnoocchi with Beans)

Stewed cranberry beans top bread dumplings (no potatoes this time) for a warm and cozy crowd-pleasing dinner.

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Using Meringue Powder for Royal Icing

Royal icing is a decorative icing made from egg whites and confectioners’ sugar, but there is a second method for preparing the icing that makes it food-safe (meaning, no raw egg whites) and a sturdy for cookies that you may be shipping or delivering for the holidays.

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EXPLORE CIA TIPS, TRICKS, & TOOLS

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Tap into the CIA’s more than 70 years of culinary and baking and pastry expertise with our own chef-created recipes, technique videos, and Chef’s Notes blog... and all the tools you need to cook like a chef.

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