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Glass Bakeware

Glass is a great conductor of heat. Glass retains heat better than even metal. When using glass bakeware, reduce oven temperature by 15 - 20 degrees(F), depending on oven. [more]

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Caraway is an aromatic plant in the parsley that is common to central and northern Europe. The seeds are particularly aromatic when dried and have a nutty anise flavor. Widely used in German and … [more]