This Secret Ingredient Will Make Your Life Easier

We’ve all used baking soda for years as an ingredient in recipes to make baked goods rise. But you might be amazed at all the ways a baking soda can simplify and brighten your life! Clabber Girl’s new Fresh Shaker Multi-Purpose Baking Soda, with its “Shake or Pour” top makes it even easier to use everyday baking soda to clean, deodorize and freshen!

  1. Clean Produce

If you simply don’t trust the produce you bring home from the store to be really clean enough to eat, a washing with baking soda can remove wax, chemicals and put your mind at ease. Rinse your fruits and veggies, coat them with baking soda, give them a scrub, then rinse them again for the freshest produce you can serve!

  1. Remove Coffee Stains

Wherever those nasty coffee stains build up–on your counter, under the coffee maker or in your sink–you can quickly and easily remove them with baking soda. Sprinkle liberally on the surface, scrub with a sponge or paper towel and rinse. The job is done, and you can take the time you saved to enjoy a cup of your favorite Rex Coffee!

  1. Freshen the Litter Box

If you have cats, you know how hard it is to eliminate those litter box odors. No matter what you do, it seems there’s always a hint of kitty smell hanging around the house. The solution is already there in your kitchen cabinet. Baking soda absorbs odors naturally, so sprinkle some on top of the litter to neutralize those smells.

  1. Scour Pans

Love your baking pans, but hate that nasty brown coating that they’ve developed? Don’t waste your dough on new ones! Simply pour a liberal amount of baking soda onto the pan, add water to form a paste, scrub and rinse. Your pans will look brand new, and you can get back to baking!

  1. Deodorize

“Whew! What’s that smell?” If you’ve uttered those words when your teenager takes off his tennis shoes or your husband opens his gym bag, there’s an easy, safe and natural way to deodorize all things stinky. Just shake some baking soda inside the smelly bag or shoes and let its odor-absorbing power do the work!

  1. Freshen Laundry

This tip for fresher laundry is so easy, you’ll be surprised you hadn’t thought of it! Simply sprinkle baking soda into the washing machine full of dirty clothes and wash as usual. Baking soda as a laundry additive is a great money saver. It makes your whites whiter and your colors brighter, plus it softens the water, so you can use less detergent and less bleach!

  1. Deodorize the Refrigerator

Probably the best-known use for baking soda, besides baking, is as a deodorizer for the fridge. No matter how well you package food for storage, there will be smells in the refrigerator. Clabber Girl’s “Shake or Pour” canister is a convenient way to absorb fridge odors naturally.

  1. Clean Red Stains from Plastic Containers

Sauces with tomatoes often leave a red stain on plastic containers that can be impossible to remove. Use Clabber Girl’s “Shake or Pour” canister to gently shake baking soda onto a stained container. Add a small amount of water, just enough to form a paste. Scrub the paste all over the container to remove red staining.

  1. Clean Sink and Faucets

Shake some Clabber Girl Baking Soda into your sink and on and around your faucets to get rid of dried-on gunk and water spots as a part of your regular kitchen clean-up. Wiping down counter tops and sinks, then rinsing well with water, is an easy and frugal way to remove all sorts of food stains and brighten your kitchen, too.

  1. Make Dog Toothpaste

If baking soda is a great way to freshen and brighten your teeth, it makes sense that it’s a great way to clean Fido’s teeth as well. To make a palatable paste for your pets, mix two tablespoons of baking soda, a teaspoon of beef bouillon, one-quarter teaspoon of water, a pinch of salt, and one of parsley. Use it regularly to brush your doggie’s teeth, and his breath will be fresher, too!

Give these tips a try and let us know how they work out for you. And we’d love to hear from you about the new Clabber Girl Fresh Shaker Multi-Purpose Baking Soda, with the “Shake or Pour” top, and about your favorite ways to use baking soda for cleaning, deodorizing and freshening your home, car, gym locker or wherever!

Chili Soup – Six Ways!

There are so many ways to celebrate the SuperBowl, but we think there’s no better way than cheering your team on with a warm bowl of chili at your side! Just as there are many ways to celebrate SuperBowl Sunday, there are numerous ways to prepare chili. We’ve searched our archives and found six totally different chili recipes for you to try out. Ranging from spicy hot to vegan zucchini, each is unique in its own way. All recipes include our special chili seasoning recipe, which you can add to taste.

Hot Chili

  • 1/4 c. Chili Seasoning
  • 2.5 lb. beef top round, fat trimmed and diced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 diced onion
  • 2 diced poblano peppers
  • 2 diced Anaheim chilies
  • 3-4 diced fresh jalapeno peppers
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 c. Tequila
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 c. lime juice
  • 24 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 c. tomato sauce
  • 1 c. beef stock
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Coat the diced meat with 1/4 cup of the Chili Seasoning. In a large braiser, heat the olive oil and add the seasoned beef. Brown on all sides. Add the onion, garlic and the fresh chilies and sauté until the onions are soft. Add the Tequila and cook until liquid is reduced by half.

Add tomato products and beef broth and bring to a boil then turn down to a high simmer. Simmer until meat is tender. Adjust seasoning as desired. Finish with lime juice and chopped cilantro.

Hot Chili

Mild Chili

  • 2-3 Tbsp. Chili Seasoning (to taste)
  • 3 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 large jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 2 (16-oz.) cans hot chili beans
  • 1 (22-oz.) can tomato juice
  • 1 (15-oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15-oz.) can tomato puree
  • 1 (10-oz.) can beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons barbeque Sauce
  • 4 tablespoons Kahlua
  • 4 tablespoons Vodka
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

In a large stockpot, combine ground beef and chili seasoning. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until beef begins to turn crusty brown. Add celery, onion, green pepper and jalapeno; cook until vegetables are tender. Add un-drained chili beans, tomato juice, tomatoes, tomato puree, broth, BBQ sauce, Kahlua, Vodka and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well and simmer, stirring occasionally. May place this chili in slow cooker to keep warm.

Mild Chili

Quick ‘n Easy Turkey Chili

  • 1-2 Tbsp. Chili Seasoning (to taste)
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • Two 16-oz. cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • One 28-oz. can whole tomatoes; undrained and chopped

Combine turkey, onion and garlic in a Dutch oven; Cook until turkey is browned, stirring to crumble. Drain off drippings. Add remaining ingredients; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes stirring occasionally.


Chicken Chili with Corn and Cannellini Beans

  • 2-3 Tbsp. Chili Seasoning (to taste)
  • 3 1/2 to 4 pound chicken
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 green bell peppers, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups fresh, frozen or canned corn kernels
  • 1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • optional toppings:
    • grated cheddar or Jack cheese
    • sour cream
    • chopped scallions

Combine the chicken, half the onion and enough water just to cover. Simmer for 1 hour and transfer the chicken to a plate. Boil the broth until it is reduced to 4 cups. Discard the skin and bones from the chicken and chop the meat coarsely.

In a large saucepan, cook the remaining onion, green peppers and garlic in the oil, stirring over moderate heat until golden. Stir in the chili seasoning and cook for 1 minute. Stir in 3 cups of the broth, the chicken, cumin and pepper and simmer the chili for 30 minutes.

Stir in the corn and beans and simmer another 15 minutes.

Chicken Chili with Corn and Cannellini Beans

Super Sausage Chili

  • 2 Tbsp. Chili Seasoning (to taste)
  • 2 lbs. hot sausage (May use Italian sausage)
  • 1 c. chopped onion
  • 2 (14 oz.) cans red kidney beans
  • 1 (15 oz.) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (12 oz.) can tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp. prepared mustard
  • 2 c. water

In a skillet, brown sausage and onion. Crumble sausage until it is in very small pieces. When sausage is brown, drain grease and add to large stock pot. Add remaining ingredients and cook on medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Turn down heat to simmer and cook at least 2 hours.

Super Sausage Chili

Vegan Zucchini Chili

  • 2-3 Tbsp. Chili Seasoning (to taste)
  • 4 to 6 cups zucchini, unpeeled and grated
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 15-oz. can tomato sauce, plus 1 can water
  • 1 28-oz. can tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste
  • 1 15-oz. can kidney beans
  • 1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
  • green olives, sliced (optional)
  • shredded vegan cheese (optional)

In a pan, sauté zucchini, celery and onion in oil for about 6 minutes. Add tomato sauce, water, tomatoes, chili seasoning to zucchini mixture and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours (this mixture can be frozen, and remaining ingredients added later). Add kidney beans, mushrooms and green olives; simmer for 15 minutes.

Vegan Zucchini Chili

Top Ten Recipes of 2016

We are counting down the top ten recipes on our website in 2016! These are the top ten most visited recipes on our website throughout the year in 2016. It should be no surprise that our Old-Fashioned Biscuits (as shown on the back of the Clabber Girl Can) are at the top of our list!

  1. Old-Fashioned Biscuits (as shown on the Clabber Girl can) – This is the classic baking powder biscuit recipe that can be found on the back of the Clabber Girl Baking Powder can. You need to ensure your oven is very hot and ready to go before putting in the biscuits inside.
  2. Clabber Girl Baking Powder Hamburger Buns – Our hamburger buns are quick and easy to make – no yeast and no rising time. Now, admittedly, the dough is sticky, and things can get a little messy when you scoop it out and plop it on the baking sheet. But just keep a bowl of water handy and wet your fingers before you scoop and shape the dough to make it easier to handle.
  3. Baking Powder Biscuits – You can use this basic baking powder biscuit recipe and with a few minor changes make buttermilk, drop, cheese, sour cream or cornmeal biscuits.
  4. Good Ole Fried Chicken – This fried chicken comes out moist with a crispy crust; it’s the ideal old fashioned recipe that has withstood the test of time.
  5. Lemon Drop Cookies – These cookies are bursting with lemon flavor-you actually bake them with lemon zest and use frozen lemonade concentrate as your liquid.
  6. Orange Cake – Originally featured in our Brickyard to Backyard cookbook, this has become a favorite for the holidays when oranges are in season. The cake is light and delicate, the orange glaze is packed with flavor.
  7. Applesauce Spice Bars – There are 3 different spices in this bar, giving them so much flavor! Top them with cream cheese frosting for an extra decadent dessert.
  8. Golden Corn Bread – This corn bread only requires 8 ingredients and first appeared on the back of the Clabber Girl Baking Powder can.
  9. Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake – This recipe is another one of my favorites I have learned from my grandma! I know I have said it before with some other recipes, that I am wanting to learn some family recipes that everyone loves and that are favorites of mine. Texas Sheet Cakes are like a family tradition, you might have eaten it as a kid as well as your parents may have as well. Enjoyable every time!
  10. Irish Cream Bundt Cake – This cake is perfect for fans of Irish cream liqueur; it is an ingredient in both cake and glaze. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or a fun event where a special Irish-inspired cake is called for.

Top 10 Recipes of 2015

A year of sweets, holiday favorites and of course, biscuits!

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As another year wraps up, so does another year of dinner menus, sweet desserts, holiday parties and kitchen memories. At Clabber Girl, we like to offer you as many recipes as we possibly can to make your baking experiences memorable and delicious. Here are the top 10 viewed recipes from 2015:

10. Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies: These cookies are perfect for any holiday occasion. If you dress them up in festive icing and sprinkles, they’re a little sweeter!

9. Caramel Cheesecake Brownies: Caramel, Cheesecake, and Chocolate, do we even need to say anymore? These decadent brownies are perfect for sweet tooths and chocoholics.

8. Pumpkin Cut-Out Cookies: Cut these pumpkin cookies into pumpkin shapes for double the Halloween fun!

7. Corn Bread: Whether it’s a side dish for chili or a staple in the bread basket during Thanksgiving dinner, it’s no secret that corn bread is a favorite for all!

6. Chocolate Chip Banana Cupcakes: Not only are these cupcakes sweet, but they’re beautiful!

5. Snowball Cookies: A favorite from Mexico, these cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious and perfect for holiday cookie exchanges.

4. Blueberry Coffeecake Muffins: Breakfast just got a little better with these blueberry muffins topped with a cinnamony, nutty streusel.

3. Baking Powder Biscuits: These biscuits, topped with butter, smothered in jam or drenched in gravy, are versatile and yummy however you choose to serve them up!

2. Belgian Waffles Made with Clabber Girl Pancake Mix: Who doesn’t love waffles on a Saturday morning? Create a big batch of pancake mix to last you a while. You’ll be whipping out waffles before the coffee is brewed!

1. Old-Fashioned Biscuits (as shown on Clabber Girl can): Of course biscuits are our number one searched recipe! We pride ourself on our famous biscuit recipe and are honored that year after year you choose to put our biscuits on your table.

We look forward to meeting with you in the kitchen again in 2016! Here’s to another year of delicious baking!

The Cookie Exchange: A Great Holiday Tradition

The Cookie Exchange: A Great Holiday Tradition

Hosting a cookie exchange can be daunting as you think about what’s needed to prepare. Holidays can be fast-paced and stressful. It’s easy to wonder – can you slow down enough to stay in touch with those you care for most? Even a cookie exchange can generate stress with its various components. Far outweighing the difficulty, though, are all the good feelings such an event brings to your home.

In this regard, the holiday cookie exchange has a “triple action.” It connects us with family and friends in a festive atmosphere, it saves a little time in creating a variety platter of cookies for our holiday enjoyment, and it allows us to seek out new varieties of cookies. And we get to eat them. Well… maybe that’s four things, but this won’t be the first time where counting is optional.

Here are a few ideas from Clabber Girl if your cookie exchange needs planning or if you’re hosting for the first time.


  • Know Your Cookie “Audience”

Consider your “audience.” What do they like? Consider tailoring the mood – music, theme, decor – in a way that feels comfortable for your guests. This may be as simple as setting the audio on a Christmas-themed station and lighting a few candles. Or it may involve setting aside a kids arts-and-crafts (cookie decorating?) area if families or mothers with kids will be in attendance. Note from Mom: Since it is the cold and flu season, consider hand-sanitizer, tongs and other accommodations to ensure everyone gets home healthy.


  • Know the Cookies

Prior to your event, if your guests are able, ask them to provide you with the name of the cookie they’ll bring. This ensures that you will have a variety of cookies without duplicates and will offer you a chance to set out platters with tags in anticipation of their arrival. Note from Mom: You can also use this correspondence to provide a list of things participants need to bring (containers, etc.) and set down any ground rules.


  • Set the Rules of the Cookie Exchange

Speaking of ground rules – you may have some unique to your group. You might ask for everyone to bring recipe cards for sharing. If it’s a reading club or group of girlfriends, perhaps those interests get folded into the cookie exchange. It could be as simple as making each other laugh with a white elephant gift or ugly Christmas sweater contest. Note from Mom: Or it could be a little more genteel, like asking everyone to bring a gift tin or a bottle of wine for trading. The pre-exchange communication is crucial to the end result of having a good event and an amazing and varied landscape of cookies spread across your tables.


  • Think Outside the Chocolate Chip Cookie

And finally, don’t be afraid to try something new. Perhaps add some savory to your sweet. There will be plenty of sugar at your party. Adding a few savory cookies or appetizers would be a great way to offset some of the sweetness. Need some new, fun cookie or app ideas? Check out our Pinterest board! Brownie drop cookies, chocolate peppermint cookies, gingersnaps, spiced pecan oatmeal cookies, or almond biscotti would all make delicious choices for a cookie exchange! Note from Mom: Finally, don’t forget the drinks– milk would be an obvious choice, but you could also provide things such as coffee, cider, tea or hot chocolate.


  • Have a Cookie. Have Fun!

Don’t forget that it’s OK to enjoy a cookie. Giving is so much fun, it can be easy to forget the enjoyment that can come from savoring the results of our own creativity and delicious ingredients. Note from Mom: Enjoy yourself and each other. Here’s to a wonderful holiday season and a successful cookie exchange!

Gifting Ideas for the Holidays

Gifts that are homemade and from the heart

This holiday season, skip the long checkout lines and crowded stores. Gifts that come straight from your kitchen are simple and delicious! Check out our gifting ideas below and from our kitchen to yours, happy holidays!

Hot Chocolate Mix

Simply mix the ingredients below, pour in a mason jar, tie a ribbon around the lid and just like that you have an oh-so-chocolatey gift! Want to take your hot chocolate gift to a whole new level? Melt chocolate, dip plastic spoons in the chocolate, top with nuts, marshmallows, candy, etc. and let harden on wax paper. Now you have a sweet stirrer for your hot chocolate!




The cookie-in-a-jar is a classic Christmas favorite. Start with our basic oatmeal cookie recipe and add your favorite cookie mix-ins! Mix and match so that each one of the people on your list gets their favorite type of cookie! We’ve even taken care of gift tags for you!

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Homemade Muffin Basket

Start with the basic muffin recipe below and then add your favorite mix-ins. Whether the people on your list prefer sweet or savory muffins, there are plenty of options. Whip up several different types of muffins for the ultimate muffin basket!

Basic Muffin Recipe:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons Clabber Girl baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 egg
1 cup milk
4 tablespoons oil

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease 12 muffin tins.

In a large bowl, combine flour, Clabber Girl baking powder, salt, and sugar. In a separate bowl, mix together egg, milk and oil. Add egg mixture to flour mixture and stir to combine. Fill muffin tins ¾ full; wipe off any excess batter from the tins.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until tops spring back when touched lightly with a finger. Cool slightly on a wire rack before removing from the tins. Makes 12 muffins.


However you choose to gift this year, make it homemade!

What We’re Thankful For: Thanksgiving Leftovers

Who said turkey leftovers are just for sandwiches?

Turkey Day is so close we can almost taste it. What’s not to love about Thanksgiving? Spending time with loved ones should never be eclipsed by less important things, but even we have to admit: it’s difficult not to get excited about the food. Between the turkey, cranberries, and mashed potatoes, there’s a favorite dish out there for everyone, even your picky aunt. After all the chaos of meal planning and preparation, it’s time to relax…but what about the day after Thanksgiving? Or the day after that? Eventually, leftovers need to be eaten, but even those favorite dishes can get exhausted after days of eating them. Fortunately, leftovers need not be left alone! A few creative twists here and there and Thanksgiving becomes an entirely new meal to be loved and enjoyed. Here are a few ideas to cook up some serious inspiration:

The Turkey
More than anything else, we tend to have an excess of turkey after the feast. It takes the most time and the most love, so wasting it is a real tragedy. No need to let it sit around and get dry, because you can make so much more than sandwiches and salad with it!

One Skillet Turkey and Roasted Green Chile Pot Pie: Pot pie is the ultimate comfort food for many. Roasted green chiles make this one particularly savory while the use of leftovers makes it easy.

Turkey Pot Pie

Turkey Vegetable Stew: No need to wait for hours to enjoy a hearty, cold-weather stew when you have leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

Turkey Tetra-ziti: Noodles, cheese, and creamy goodness, this casserole is the king of casseroles when made with Turkey Day turkey. With something from every food group (some of which might even come from your leftover sides), this meal lets you taste the love.

Stir Fry Cashew Chicken or Turkey: Considering takeout, but feeling guilty for not eating those leftovers first? This simple, delicious stir-fry is the answer!

The Sweet Potatoes
Loaded with fiber, vitamin A, and a host of other nutrients, tossing out leftover sweet potatoes should never be an option. Their texture makes them a perfect add-in for many baked good, whether sweet or savory, such as:

Sweet Potato and Sausage Pancakes: The sweet-savory combination everyone loves in a great breakfast, brunch, or brinner. You can either serve these as a side or as the main dish.

Sweet Potato Biscuits: It doesn’t take much to make plain biscuits into sweet-potato biscuits when you already have the leftover sweet potatoes. The flavor is mild, but the texture is unbelievably good, so you can serve these in any way you like without losing the goodness of those potatoes!

The Other Sides
You made that entire dish of cranberry sauce for one special person—or maybe you just went a little overboard with the mashed potatoes. Whether you want to do some creative baking or simply throw a few things into a bowl and repurpose them, here are some good options for when you’re getting sick of looking at the sides.

Butternut Muffins: Like pumpkin and sweet potatoes, butternut squash has both texture and vitamins you don’t want to waste. These muffins are a simple way to appreciate the last bit of squash from your meal.

Cranberry Raspberry Streusel Bars: How many ways can we love cranberry? Tart, flavorful, and packed with antioxidants, cranberries are often relegated to juice and sauce only. Mistake! Leftover cranberry sauce is the perfect flavor for these sweet-tart, decadent bars.

Mashed Potato Cakes: An oldie but a goodie. The classic mashed potato cake is an easy, tasty way to reuse old mashed potatoes. Crisp and golden on the outside, fluffy and creamy on the inside, you can have them with your eggs for breakfast or as a side with dinner.

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There are endless ways to get the most out of what’s left after Thanksgiving, so don’t let all that delicious food go bad in the fridge. Green beans, stuffing, gravy, corn… What was your least favorite yesterday could be your favorite today, with just a touch of creativity and fresh ingredients. Thank goodness for Thanksgiving leftovers!

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Baking Powder and Cornstarch… your holiday helpers


As you make your Thanksgiving grocery list this year, make sure you have two very important ingredients at the top: baking powder and cornstarch. These ingredients have their obvious uses in side dishes such as cornbread and biscuits. But there are also other, nontraditional uses for baking powder and cornstarch that will make your life in the kitchen a little easier and your Thanksgiving dishes a little more delicious. In fact, you may find these two ingredients working so hard on Turkey Day, that you might just give them a seat at the table! Here are a few ways to use these ingredients for your big feast:

The turkey: For a juicy turkey with crispy skin, stir a little baking powder into your turkey rub. Add one tablespoon of baking powder per four pounds of bird and let it sit out overnight. Note: do NOT use baking soda for this.

The stuffing: Whisk baking powder into your eggs before mixing into your stuffing for a little extra lift. Dense, chewy stuffing is now a thing of the past!

The cornbread: Everyone loves cornbread! Whether you’re serving it as a side or making cornbread stuffing, baking powder is the perfect leavening to make your cornbread extra nice and airy.

The gravy: Going into the science would get boring, but ultimately cornstarch is a better thickener than flour for your gravy because it better absorbs the fat from your turkey drippings. The result: a super savory gravy. No complaints there!

The mashed potatoes: As crazy as it sounds, adding a little bit of baking powder to your mashed potatoes makes them extra fluffy. Who doesn’t want that?

The cranberry sauce: Use cornstarch to thicken your cranberry sauce. Another tip? Add orange to give a little zing to your cranberry sauce, making it a new family favorite.

The pie crust: No worries! Adding a little bit of baking powder to your pie crust won’t make it rise, but it will help it not have any doughy places in the middle. A little goes a long way so just add ¼ teaspoon to your pie crust recipe. Perfect pie slices for everyone!

The pumpkin pie: Calling all vegans… this one is for you! Thicken your pumpkin pie filling with cornstarch. Your Thanksgiving dessert can be just as delicious and decadent as pies with egg and cream!

And last but not least…

The biscuits!: A favorite side dish to many, baking powder is a must in your biscuits. Whether you choose traditional buttermilk biscuits or go a little crazy with cheeses, spices or herbs, if they’ve got baking powder in them, they’re bound to be a crowd winner!

Thanksgiving is only the start of many holiday celebrations this season. Keep those cans of baking powder and cornstarch handy for all of your holiday baking!