Butter vs. Oil in Muffins

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Butterscotch vs. Caramel

Questions and Answers – Butterscotch vs. Caramel   Question: Can anyone tell me the difference between butterscotch and caramel?  A response would be greatly appreciated.   Answer: Butterscotch -The flavor … Continued

How To Substitute Buttermilk

Questions and Answers – Buttermilk Substitution   Question: I am from the U.S.A., but I am living in a small town in Sweden for six months and the supermarkets do … Continued

Types of Sugar

How To Soften Brown Sugar

Questions and Answers – How To Soften Brown Sugar     Question: I have a question that I can not remember the answer to.  How do you soften up hardened … Continued

British Cooking Terms vs. American Cooking Terms

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Bon Appetit Seasoning Salt

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Boccone Dolce

Boccone Dolce

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Black Diamond Steak Marinade Recipe

Questions and Answers – Black Diamond Steak Marinade   Question: I am looking to find the type of steak to use in Black Diamond Steak.  Can you please tell me … 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 can … Continued

Beau Monde Seasoning Salt

Beau Monde Seasoning Salt

 Questions and Answers – What is Beau Monde Seasoning Salt   Question: My grocery store makes a spinach dip that I absolutely love!  If I am going to continue to … Continued

Discoloration of Bananas

Discoloration of Bananas

Discoloration of Bananas Question: Discoloration of Bananas – I know lemon juice will help keep sliced bananas from turning brown.  Is there something else I can use without the overwhelming tart … Continued

Substitute Baking Soda

How To Substitute Baking Soda

Questions and Answers – Substitute Baking Soda     Question: I recently moved to Germany, but still love to bake good ol’ American chocolate chip cookies.  However, I have encounter … Continued

Anise Seed vs. Licorice

Anise Seed vs Licorice

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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

Alcohol Evaporation in Cooking and Baking

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