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black truffles/chocolate truffles

Why are chocolate truffles called TRUFFLES? Are there or have there ever been truffles used in chocolate truffles? Truffles, as I understand it, are related ...

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Cooking for others without alcohol

Is cooking with alcohol (like a rum cake) a no-no if someone is a recovering alcoholic? I also like to use Jack Daniels and other liquors, as well as wine in...

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The world’s oldest frozen turkey

This is not a question, but a statement. I have a 13-year-old, 22.5-lb frozen turkey. We had moved twice – it just got overlooked in our refrigerator/convert...

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Calculating the volume of food packages

How many cups are in a 5-pound bag of all-purpose flour? And how many cups are in a 5-pound bag of granulated sugar? I need 27 cups of flour and 13 cups of s...

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Hanukkah latkes without eggs

How do I make potato latkes without eggs? My son is allergic to egg and I want to be able to cook our traditional latkes for Hanukkah. I want to fry them, bu...

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Finding the heaviest cream in the US

You said that the New England dairy where you buy your cream makes a 42% butterfat cream. I have been searching for a double cream here for a long time and l...

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Baking Fruitcakes in a Convection Oven

I am making the Easy Fruit Cake recipe in the Be-Ro book, where you part cook it on the hob, then once cool, add the flour and egg, transfer it to a cake tin...

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Substitute choices for light brown sugar

I'm making a sweet potato casserole. It calls for 1/3 cup light brown sugar for a topping, which I just discovered I am out of. What can I substitute and how...

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Finding corned pork

I remember years ago being able to buy corned pork. I loved it, but never see it anymore. I would love a recipe for it.

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Extra virgin olive oil as vegetable oil

A baking recipe calls for one cup of vegetable oil. I only have one-half cup left. Can I use extra virgin olive oil to make up the difference?

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Proofing Old Oil for Frying Turkeys

I have a large unopened bottle of peanut oil. I had planned to fry a turkey last Thanksgiving (but didn't). I have had it a little over a year, but never ope...

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