Food & Nutrition

Why Does Bread Dough Rise?

It’s not magic! Here’s the kitchen science behind why bread dough rises. Breads that use yeast are different from all other baked goods. It takes several steps to bake bread, and one step is to put the dough in a warm place and wait for it to rise. But why is that step so important—and […]

Food & Nutrition

How to Quickly Ripen Bananas

Bananas save snack time, sweeten quick breads and pack a lot of potassium and nutrients for good measure. Find out how to ripen bananas quickly with simple tips from the Taste of Home Test Kitchen. How do bananas ripen? The supermarket is stocked with green bananas, but you need sweet, ripe ones today. So, how […]