Glass measuring cup

Cooking Equivalent Measurements

U.S. vs. Metric vs. Imperial (U.K.) Measures Cooking Equivalent Measurements Cooking can be challenging internationally due to the need to convert recipes to depending on where you live.  Compiled here … 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

Thermapen Cooking Thermometer - Meat Thermometer

Cooking Thermometer – Meat Thermometer

  Have you ever cut into a roast or a turkey to see if it has finished cooking? Have you ever paid what seemed like a fortune for a beautiful … Continued

Homemade Corn Tortillas

Corn Tortillas Recipe

How To Make Homemade Corn Tortillas By Cynthis Detterick-Pineda. or Andrews, TX.   My first experience with corn tortillas came years ago when I was still in high school.  I … Continued

Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Cream Cheese Frosting is an easy-to-make frosting recipe.  I know you can buy ready-made frosting mixes at the grocery store, but why when you can whip it up fresh and flavorful … Continued

Cream of Tartar

Cream of Tartar

Question: (1)  Does cream of tartar go stale or lose it’s effectiveness with age? (2)  If you do not have cream of tartar, is there a substitute?  I am baking … Continued

Cream Types and Definitions

    What is cream – Are you confused about the different types of cream available? Cream is a dairy product that is composed of the higher-layer of yellowish fatty … Continued

Creme Fraiche

Creme Fraiche Recipe

Creme Fraiche is pronounced “krem fresh.”  It is a thick and smooth heavy cream with a wonderfully rich and velvety texture that is widely used in France, where the cream is … Continued

Creme Fraiche vs. Clotted Cream vs. Devonshire Cream

Question: Could you tell me what the difference is between clotted cream and creme fraiche?   It doesn’t sound like there is much difference, other than country of origin. Thanks … Continued

Dark Chocolate Is Healthy Chocolate

  The Best Medical News In Ages! Studies in prestigious scientific journals say dark chocolate is healthy chocolate Dark Chocolate – not white chocolate or milk chocolate – is good … Continued

Decorating with Buttercream Icing

Decorating with Buttercream Frosting

  Decorating with Buttercream Frosting – Questions and Answers   There are many versions of Buttercream Frosting.  Some are made with eggs and all butter.  Some varieties, you have to cook … Continued

Dehydrated Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Questions and Answers – How to re-dehydrate sun-dried tomatoes   Question: I have looked all over for this information.  I bought dehydrated sun-dried tomatoes.  I am making a recipe tonight … Continued

Difference between confectioners sugar and powdered sugar

Difference between confectioners sugar and powdered sugar

Question: What is the difference between confectioners sugar and powdered sugar.  Why do all recipes call it the first and not the second?   Answers: Commercial confectioners’ sugar and powdered … Continued

Dinner Party Planning Guide

Ten Simple Rules for Planning a Dinner Party     Plan Details In Advance: This easy step-by-step dinner party planning guide will help you keep your sanity and also enjoy … Continued

Egg Size Equivalents – Egg Conversion Charts

  Egg Size Equivalents The following information is from the American Egg Board.   Although any size egg may be used for frying, scrambling, cooking in the shell, and poaching, … Continued