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Timing for cooking two casseroles at once

I need to cook two things at the same time and they require different temperatures according to the instructions. They are both egg casseroles. One needs to ...

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How to make shortbread

I want to make shortbread, but I live in Argentina and cannot buy rice flour. Can I substitute corn flour for rice flour? Do you have a recipe for shortbread...

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How to mold butter

How do I successfully mold butter? I have candy molds. I tried melting the butter and pouring it in, but very few of them set up. Do I have to clarify the bu...

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Shelf-life of Karo light corn syrup

Can you tell me if there is an expiration date on light corn syrup? There is none on the bottle. A friend of mine is having a bit of an argument with her 80-...

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Rubs for flavoring turkey

I have bought a smoker and want to do a turkey; can you use rubs on a turkey you are smoking?

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Chicken soup overnight

I started cooking chicken soup too late at night. It has boiled for about an hour, but I want to go to sleep and resume cooking it in the morning. Can I leav...

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Cooking’s holy trinity

My husband and I disagree on what the "trilogy" is in cooking. We both agree that it is onion and celery, but we disagree on the third ingredient. Please hel...

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What are filet mignon and tournedos?

I just bought Escoffier, the Complete Guide to the Art of Modern Cookery, and I have a question about the chapter on beef. His description of filets mignons ...

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How to fix an underdone cake

If I have found that a cake is undercooked after it is baked, can it be put back in the oven? My cake tester came out clean, but the cake sank in the middle ...

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Making cream

Can we make double cream or single cream by ourselves?

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Drinks at child’s party

I am having a first birthday party for my twins. The theme is "under the big top," and I was trying to stay within the framework of things you would find at ...

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Storing chocolate

My co-workers and I are in a quandary. Some say that chocolate has a very short shelf life. I say it depends on the type of chocolate and that refrigeration ...

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Double Cream

EMERGENCY: I can't find double cream ANYWHERE!! Is it the same as "heavy cream?" If not, do you know any stores that carry double cream?

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