Brown Sugar and White Sugar: What’s the Difference?

Brown sugar and white sugar in wooden spoons.

Have you ever encountered a recipe that calls for both brown sugar and white sugar? You may wonder why it requires two different types of sugar. Can you simply use one or the other and get the same result? Can you substitute one for the other? What’s the difference? While they are both a form …

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How Smart Phones Have Revolutionized Weight Loss: What’s Next?

With the advent of smartphones and the bevvy of apps allowing one to have a personal coach and cheerleader, all in the palm of your hand, losing weight has never been ‘easier.’ With the ability to log the food you eat, track the calories you’ve burned and the distance you’ve gone, users can track almost …

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Get Better Results Baking Now!

It can be extremely frustrating to put so much time and effort into a recipe, only then to have it turn out less than desired… There are so many different things that could potentially go wrong! However, by being aware of all those potential mishaps, you can  learn from others’ mistakes and avoid ending up …

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7 Equipment Essentials to Master Baking

Baking has revived itself in recent years. Cupcakes and cake pops have become fashionable and have re-ignited the baking craze. A lot of people have also taken to make their own baking businesses from home. Yet without the correct equipment your baking ambitions can soon crumble. Here are the top SEVEN must-have baking essentials to …

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Introducing Escali SmartConnect™ App, Kitchen & Body Scales

The Escali SmartConnect™ products will revolutionize the way people cook in their kitchen, track their diet and monitor their health! The Escali SmartConnect™ products combine the proactive awareness of a smart kitchen scale with the ability to track results on a smart body weight scale to address all aspects of a healthy lifestyle. Download the …

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Cesto Nutritional Readings

The Escali Cesto scale is a portable, sleek nutritional tracker that is preprogrammed with 999 different food codes of the most commonly eaten foods. The scale allows users to save up to 99 codes of their most commonly eaten foods for quick memory and easy nutritional data. The user-friendly touch glass scale shows the calories, …

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Twin Cities named “Fittest City” in America

The annual American College of Sports Medicine released it’s Fit Cities list and for the third year in a row… the Twin Cities was named “Fittest City” in America! As Escali is a Minnesota based company, we are proud of these results! There must be a lot of Twin Cities Escali scale owners! Fittest Cities …

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Overweight Bag Fees Got You Down?

Summer is one of the most popular times of the year to hit the road or take to the skies for those treasured family vacations. Even though traveling can bring some amazing times to share with your loved ones, it can also bring massive headaches and money disappearing from your pocket. Our Velo luggage scale …

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Nutritional Scales: Where does the info come from?

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Gougères Recipe & Guide

This post was prepared by Chef Mary Evans. I lead food and wine tours to France every September along with my business partner Hallie Harron, and gougères are always a hit when we make them with our groups.  These little, cheesy puffs—a savory, mini version of cream puffs—perfectly complement the Côtes du Rhône wine from …

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