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Introducing French Macarons To Your Bakery Menu

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Vive le Macaron Cupcakes are so last year. True, the fluffy petit gateau is delicious and nostalgic, taking us back to the days of childhood parties and sneaking a finger full of frosting when mom wasn’t looking. But it’s time to make way for the new kid on the block: the French macaron. Where the cupcake is soft, homey and filling, the macaron is sophisticated and light with a texture that is crisp, chewy and creamy all at once. A well-made macaron practically melts in your mouth. Adding macarons to your bakery line up—or starting up a macaron-only enterprise—requires a bit of a learning curve for the uninitiated. Macarons are finicky and demand precision and attention to detail on the part of the pastry chef. But strict adherence to temperature, timing, humidity and ingredient preparation reward the baker with...

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3 Ways To Cut Your Home’s Energy Costs

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Energy costs are often the highest utility bill that a homeowner must pay. If you dread opening your electric and gas bills, it may be time to make some changes around your house to make it more energy efficient, which can drastically lower your energy costs. There are a number of things that you can do to make your home more energy efficient, such as: Boost Your Home’s Insulation A poorly insulated home will get hot in the summer and cold in the winter, as the air from the outdoors leaks into the interior of the building. The first area of your home that you should check is the attic. If the insulation in your attic is poor, it is relatively inexpensive to add more insulation, and in the long run that financial investment can result in substantial savings....

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