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    Cutting a Cheesecake Recipe into 1/4 - Bake Time

    Great advice! Thank you so much, I really appreciate it.
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    Cutting a Cheesecake Recipe into 1/4 - Bake Time

    I'm taking on the challenge to cut down a cheesecake recipe and make 1/4 of it. I'm hoping I can bake the mini size in a standard loaf pan. If the full size 9 inch cheesecake bakes for 60 to 65 minutes I'm trying to estimate the bake time for the loaf pan (1/4 size). Any thoughts or advice...
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    Bloomberg Oven Taking too Long to Preheat

    We just bought a new house and I'm trying to figure out the oven. It's made by Bloomberg and seems like a great appliance I'm not sure why it would take it 40 minutes to get to 350 degrees. I put an oven thermometer in it the first time I used it to be sure it was accurately heating. It took the...
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    Do You Have a Favorite Cocoa Powder?

    I've mostly baked with Hershey's brand Special Dark dry cocoa powder and sometimes I mix it with the Kroger brand. I'm quite happy with the results but I'm wondering if it's worth it to try some of the finer brands (Droste, Guittard, Valrhona, Scharffenberger, Ghiradelli). Any thoughts?
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    6" Round 2 Layer Cake - Can I just cut my regular 9"cake recipe in half?

    Thanks all for your valuable advice. I think I will make the full recipe and freeze the extra as suggested. Another question, have either of you used Kahlua or other Liqueur in a frosting? I usually use a bit of strong coffee but thought I might try Kahlua this time.
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    6" Round 2 Layer Cake - Can I just cut my regular 9"cake recipe in half?

    I have a favorite cake recipe for a standard 9" 2 layer cake. Since it's just the two of us home alone right now I thought it would be fun to make a much smaller cake. If I cut my recipe in half will it make the right amount of batter for two 6" pans? The recipe calls for 3 eggs. I have large...
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    Casserole Reheat Timing Quandary

    I have a breakfast casserole assembled and chilled in the refrigerator. It usually takes about an hour to reheat at 350. The casserole contains pre cooked potatoes, scrambled eggs, bacon and shredded cheese. I want the casserole to be ready at about 11am but I have to leave the house from...
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    Banana Nut Muffins - How to Maintain Crunchy Top

    I love Ina Garten's recipe for Banana Crunch Muffins because of the nice crunchy top (granola) but once the muffins have been put in a sealed container moisture always finds it's way into the top and it becomes soft and chewy like the rest of the muffin. I've read where adding some saltines to...
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    Meringue Cookies - Powdered Food Color

    Thanks for your help. I successfully used the powered coloring and my mint meringue cookies with chocolate chips appear to have been a success. Just in time for St. Patrick's Day!
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    Meringue Cookies - Powdered Food Color

    I'm a home baker. I've been experimenting with various flavors of meringue cookies but now what to try making some in various colors. I ordered some powdered food colors which I can't wait to try. I'm having trouble finding recipes using powdered food color so I'm not sure how much to add. The...
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    Egg White Omelettes - Restaurant says can't make without cheese (?)

    It sure could be used as a deterrent for special requests. I successfully ordered it without cheese within a few days of the offical opening of the restaurant. It has now been about 2 1/2 weeks after the official opening and today is when I was told "no".
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    Egg White Omelettes - Restaurant says can't make without cheese (?)

    I'm pretty sure they cursed the looked angry when it arrived. Next time I'll get pancakes straight off the menu.
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    Egg White Omelettes - Restaurant says can't make without cheese (?)

    I'm a lover of egg white veggie omelettes. I was dining at a restaurant and was told they could not prepare an egg white omelette without cheese. The server offered no explanation other than the kitchen had told the servers it must be prepared with cheese and that they could not enter the order...
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    Hopefully Not Too Off Topic - Looking for Good Loose Tea Website

    Hopefully this isn't too off topic --- I'm looking for a good online source for ordering loose tea. Anybody have a favorite? Thanks for any info.
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    Can I Leave Out the Red Food Coloring In My Red Velvet Cake?

    I used the same recipe I've used before and left out the red coloring. I made no other changes and it produced the same delicious cake as usual but it was just a light tan color instead of a vibrant red. It was very well liked by everyone who tried it and I'd definitely do it the same way again...
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