What are Sweetbreads

Questions and Answers – What are Sweetbreads?     Question: What are Sweetbreads?  Can you help?  They are not in your dictionary.  Are they glands or brains– of a cow?? … Continued

What is a Recipe – What is Mise en Place

What is a Recipe? A recipe is a set of instruction used for preparing and producing a certain food, dish, or drink.  The purpose of a recipe is to have … Continued

How To Freeze Cheesecake

What is a Springform Pan

  Questions & Answers – Definition of Springform Pan   Question: Please tell me the difference between a 9-inch round springform pan and a regular round 9-inch pan?   Answers: … Continued

What is Ancho Powder

Questions and Answers – What is Ancho Powder   Question: Linda, I have a recipe that calls for ancho powder.  Can you tell what this is?   I can’t seem to … Continued


What is Chalazae

Questions and Answers – What is Chalazae?   Question: I have one question about eggs for you – Please clarify what the white stringy stuff is inside of an egg … Continued

What is Dirty Rice

Questions and Answers – What is Dirty Rice   Question: Excellent resource – well done!  You may want to consider adding “dirty rice” to the rice section.  I am trying … Continued


What is Hartshorn?

Questions and Answers – Hartshorn, Bakers Ammonia (Ammonium Carbonate)     Questions: My Mother used to make Christmas cookies that called for 25 cents worth of hearts horn.  I believe the … Continued


What is Parowax

  Questions and Answers – Paraffin Wax, Parawax, Baker’s Wax, or Cooking Wax   Question: I have a question about cooking wax.  I need some for a recipe.  I have searched … Continued

Liquid Pectin vs Powdered Pectin

What is Pectin?

  What is Pectin – It is a natural carbohydrate found in skin, core, and seeds of fruits that enables fruit juice to set up and form a gel.  Commercially, it is made … Continued

Difference between confectioners sugar and powdered sugar

What is The 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

What is Tomato Paste

Questions and Answers – What is Tomato Paste?     Tomato Paste – What is Tomato Paste? Tomato paste consists of tomatoes that have been cooked for several hours and … Continued

Types of Yeast

What is Yeast – How Does Yeast Work

 Types of Yeast – Yeast Equivalents – Testing Yeast What is Yeast? Yeast is a tiny plant-like microorganism that exists all around us – in soil, on plants and even … Continued

Whats Cooking America

What’s Cooking America – Website Upgrade

For the past couple years the What’s Cooking America team has been working quietly behind the scenes to build a new and improved website upgrade, including lots of great new … Continued


Wheat Free Cooking

  Living in a Wheat-Free World – Gluten Free Living Wheat Sensitivities and their Implication for our Daily Bread By Charlotte Bradley   Check out all of Charlotte Bradley’s Healthy … Continued

Eggs in egg carton

Why Do Eggs Float? How To Tell A Bad Egg

Why Do Some Eggs Float? – Fresh Eggs vs. Old Egg   QUESTION: If you have kept eggs past the use before date, try to boil them, and if most … Continued