Have you ever been in the middle of baking and wondered, what are the functions of flour in baking?. Why does this recipe call for flour? And is it calling for whole wheat flour, or all-purpose flour, or bread flour? And why wheat flour all the time?” The last question is easy to answer. Wheat is plentiful and cheap. The United States alone grew 58 million tons of wheat in … [Read more...] about What Are the Functions of Flour in Baking?
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Flower preservation is returning as a popular hobby. Some brides want to save flowers from their wedding bouquet. Gardeners want to decorate their houses with flowers grown in their own flowerbeds. Unfortunately, any methods for preserving flowers leave the flowers brittle. One method for preserving flowers that retains a more life-like appearance is to dip them in a solution … [Read more...] about Glycerine for Flowers
While the water proves an enticing playground to some children, others harbor a fear of water that makes the same shallow pool seem like a dangerous place for play. If your child is aquaphobic, or has a fear of water, you can help him overcome it. By both considering the reasons behind this fear, and dedicating yourself to the task of helping him overcome it, you can transform … [Read more...] about How Do Children Overcome a Fear of Water?
Hormonal birth control, including the pill, patch, vaginal ring and birth control shots, is one of the most popular contraceptive choices. Unfortunately, while hormones are a great way to prevent pregnancy, they do come with side effects, including weight gain, according to the Women's Health Resource website. Lower doses or alternate delivery methods can reduce the likelihood … [Read more...] about Birth Control That Doesn’t Cause Weight Gain