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Food Product Engineering

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Why is food product engineering important? How do you engineer a product that will sell? What advice do food and beverage entrepreneurs need when selecting a product?   Who you are as a Food Product Engineer will determine what you take to market. What food or flavor are you passionate…

Cash Out with Specialty Recipes

Recipes & Products

There are a number of ways to make money selling recipes. And we will address this in a moment. First, let’s look at what happens if someone contacts you about buying your recipe. 


Your Menu – Keep It Simple

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Rule #1, keep the menu simple. One of the major errors made by food entrepreneurs, too many options. You can own a chocolate shop, bakery, food truck, or coffee shop it doesn’t matter. Offering too many product options can hurt business.   So what’s our motto?  Offer less. Give the…

Why Meringue Powder Is Taboo

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There has been considerable controversy over the use of meringue powder. Cottage food operators across the nation are not about to use it. And today we are going to address the primary reason it’s off limits. Let’s take a look at what makes up meringue powder. Even though there are stabilizers…

FREEZER JAM? It’s Easy If You Do It Smart

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Freezer jams are a distinct category of products that have to be stored in the refrigerator (usually up to 3 weeks) or frozen for up to a year. This may a bit tricky if CFOs are selling them during the summer months. Freezer jams also have to be stored in…

How to Sell Baked Goods made with Booze in Michigan

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The jury is still out on selling boozy baked goods in Michigan. It appears to sell or not to sell is dependent on how much alcohol is being used. All Cottage Food bakers making food products with low alcohol content may need a license. It is best to contact the…

Using Sugar Alternatives

Sugar alternatives are the talk of the town. Below is a list of alternative sweeteners. We’re not saying the list is healthier or better for the products you make. This is a list of alternatives. Today we over-consume high fructose corn syrup. Sugar is in most of the processed foods we buy.…

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