Can fresh eggs be frozen for later use (out of the shell, of course)? The best buys in eggs are in a package of 18. For two people, it’s a long time to keep ...
Is it possible to make thick, creamy sour cream at home? Since sour cream is "sour" already, how long can you keep it in the fridge?
Is there a difference between just plain condensed milk and sweetened condensed milk?
I live in a country where it is difficult to find all the ingredients for recipes. What is the difference between the following and can any of them replace a...
What's the difference between sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk? Can they be used interchangeably?
Always have leftover buttermilk when baking. Can it be frozen?
What is sour cream? How can I prepare it at home?
Is it OK to freeze yeast packets? To keep it fresher, longer?
Can you please tell me what is the proper way to store yeast? I do not like to keep any packaged goods on a pantry shelf because where we live weevils seem t...
Julia Child's recipe for a mixed-starter bread calls for using a small piece of previously made yeast dough. Can this dough have been frozen & thawed?
I have found a recipe that calls for "1 slice of pain de campagne." What is this ingredient? It says to toast it. I believe it is a bread of some sort. If so...
What are popppadums?
Why do they call tournedos of filet mignon, tournedos? I work at a restaurant and I was asked that question.
I recently ran across a recipe for a fall vegetable dish that included "shell beans." Could you please tell me what they are?
I am looking for recipes using butternuts (not squash!). Can they be used in place of other nuts or are there things I need to know about preparation and use...
What are fermented black beans and can I find them in the supermarket? Several recipes I have found for shrimp and lobster sauce call for them. Is there a su...
I have a recipe for butter beans but I am from Canada and haven't been able to find them. Is there another name for them?
What are the red beans used in the dish of Red Beans and Rice? Are they kidney beans?
I would like to know if there is a difference between Oriental black beans and the black beans used in Brazilian/Portuguese dishes.
Is there any difference between chick peas and garbanzo beans?