Butter vs. Oil in Muffins

  Questions and Answers – Butter vs. Oil in Muffins   Question: I have several recipes for muffins and the like that call for cooking oil.  When I make them … Continued

Clarified Butter and Butter Ghee

Clarified Butter – Butter Ghee

 Clarified Butter and Butter Ghee   Clarified Butter and Butter Ghee are also known as Liquid Gold.  I know that regular butter is fantastic, but believe it or not, butter … Continued

Coconut Milk vs. Coconut Cream

  Questions and Answers – Coconut Milk vs. Cream of Coconut     Question: I have a recipe for a pina colada cake that calls for Cream of Coconut or … Continued

Cooking Oils

Cooking Oils and Smoking Points

Smoking Points of Fats and Oils Not all fats are the same.  The more refined an oil, the higher the smoke point.  That’s because refining removes the impurities that can … Continued

Copha Substitutions

Questions and Answers – Copha Substitutions   Question: I have moved to America from Australia.  I have a recipe that asks for 250 grams of copha.  What can I get … Continued

Walnut Oil

Health Benefits of Walnut Oil

  Article by Dr. Linda Posch MS SLP ND   Health Benefits of Walnut Oils: Walnuts and their oils are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids.  Most of the research … Continued

Mary Enigs Triple Oil Blend

Mary Enigs Triple Oil Blend Recipe

Mary Enigs Triple Oil Blend is a wonderful blend of three healthy oils that can be used in salad dressings or as a cooking oil.  This oil blend contains an … Continued

Olive Oil – All About Olive Oil

  Spain, Italy, and California are the largest growers and producers of olive oil, with more olive oil grown in Spain than in any other country.  What is the difference … Continued

Rice Brand Oil

Rice Bran Oil

The following information and photos are courtesy of the California Rice Oil web site. Rice is one of the world’s most important food crops and more than half of the … Continued

White Truffle Oil vs Black Truffle Oil

Truffle Oil

White Truffle Oil vs Black Truffle Oil  Truffle oil is top-quality olive oil that has been infused with either white or black truffles.  Both types of truffles have an earthy, … Continued

Vegetable Shortening

Questions and Answers – Definition of Vegetable Shortening   Question: I have very promising recipe of a turkey and vegetable tart and in it is supposed to be 1/4 cup of … Continued

Walnut Oil Uses

Questions and Answers – Walnut Oil Uses   Question: Can you tell me the uses of Walnut oil?  A friend gave me a bottle and it has been in the … Continued