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Can you freeze cheese?

Can you tell me if you can freeze cheese? Which can and can't be frozen, if any? I have some farmer’s cheese that will expire before I can use it all.

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Finding mozzarella curd

I came across a term in recipe that I had never seen before — "q.b." What does it mean?

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Calories & fat of fresh mozzarella

I'm trying to find the calorie count and fat content of FRESH mozzarella cheese – not the stuff we put on pizza. Can you help?

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How much salt is in salted butter?

How much salt is in a stick of salted butter? What problems will I encounter when using salted butter in a recipe instead of unsalted (other than taste)?

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Pastry without butter or fat

Do you have a recipe for making pastry without using butter or fat? Maybe yogurt or something like that? My wife had such a recipe and it was marvelous, but ...

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What is thick cream?

I have a recipe that calls for "thick" cream. I cannot find a cream specifically called this. Is this equivalent to whipping cream? The ingredient is for hom...

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What is sweet heavy cream?

What is "sweet heavy cream?" It is for a Caramel Cream Praline Apple Pie that I am dying to try.

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What is quark?

What is quark? I have a recipe for white pesto. The ingredients are 200g quark, 30g pine nuts, 75g fresh grated parmesan, and about 12 cloves of pan-braised ...

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What is heavy cream?

When a recipe calls for "heavy cream," what should you use? Does canned milk go into this category, or half and half, or whipping cream?

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What is Chantilly cream?

What is Chantilly Cream? I saw a recipe on TV today that looked like it had whipped cream on top, but they said that it was Chantilly Cream.

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What is Greek yogurt?

What is Greek yogurt? I don't know how it differs from regular, or non-Greek, yogurt.

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Substitutes for buttermilk

I have a recipe that calls for buttermilk. How do I make a substitute if the real thing is not available?

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Making & storing sour cream

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?

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