It is one of the best kept beauty secrets dating back to the Ancient Egyptians. Seriously, Cleopatra was probably all about this stuff. This simple product can make your life easier, keep your wallet happier, and make you as pretty as a peach. Up until now, chances are that all you’ve ever used it for is making cookies and cleaning out a stinky fridge.
Luckily, baking for Today by Betty Crocker is not like that. The recipes featured in this hardbound cookbook are very easy to follow using simple cooking terms. Ingredients were also easy to acquire and most of them are basic baking ingredients that you probably have at home. This is why it became my favorite baking cookbook.
Baking homemade food has increasingly more health benefits than buying processed baked goods from the store. Items bought from the bakery at the grocery store have preservatives to keep things fresh that you don’t have to use at home.
Relieve heart burn. Baking soda is an effective way to relieve heart burn and indigestion. The common problem for heart burn is acid. Baking soda is the opposite of acid, it is an antacid, which makes it effective in reducing heart burn. Stir 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda into 1/2 cup of water and drink for a safe and effective antacid.
This automatic bread maker does it all! Mixes, kneads, rises and bakes – everything you want or need a bread machine to do – it does it all. It even adds yeast automatically at precisely the correct time, so your bread or dough comes out perfect each and every time! With the SD-YD250 you can bake three different sizes of loaves – up to 2.5 pounds! That is a huge loaf of bread!
Another important benefit of measuring ingredients by weight is that you will be able to read bread formulas easily and understand if it is properly designed before doing anything. You can’t do this with volume measurements. It just doesn’t work. This is the key to being able to add any ingredient you want to your bread, be it an ancient grain, sunflower seeds, nuts, sugar, oil etc., and knowing it will work. You will be creating great bread and eliminating a significant amount of guess work.
NATURAL MOUTHWASH. It even works as a great mouthwash. When my twins were born, they had to stay in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) for 6 weeks. It was a very stressful and tiring time and I drank a ton of coffee just to stay awake and (somewhat) alert. To combat the resulting bad breath, I rinsed my mouth with a baking soda/water solution (1 teaspoon per 2 ounces) several times a day. It works!
These are just 10 great uses of many-and there are a lot of other uses that I plan to use in the near future. For instance, sprinkling baking soda on the soil around tomato plants is supposed to make your homegrown tomatoes taste sweeter.