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How to Keep the Compote Fresh?

How to Keep the Compote Fresh?

Q:  If you were working in a restaurant and wanted to make pancakes with a blueberry compote for the breakfast hour, how could you keep the compote fresh , while plating all those pancakes? Would you ...

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Is There a Substitute for Curry Powder?

Is There a Substitute for Curry Powder?

Q.  I'm making lamb burgers and the recipe calls for curry powder. Is there anything I can substitute for the curry powder?

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Can I Bake a Pie with Green Rhubarb?

Can I Bake a Pie with Green Rhubarb?

Q. Some of my friends have rhubarb with green stalks. Can this rhubarb be used successfully in pies? - Joan, Springfield, Ill.

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Can You Bake Banana Cake on a Gas Grill?

Can You Bake Banana Cake on a Gas Grill?

Q: Is it possible to make a banana cake/bread on a gas grill?

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Can Scalloped Potatoes Be Cooked Ahead?

Can Scalloped Potatoes Be Cooked Ahead?

I'm wondering if I can cook scalloped potatoes completely ahead of time, throw in the 'fridge, and reheat 2 days later? Or would it ruin the end result and make them dry, mushy, mealy ...

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Can I Freeze Cheesecake Filling Before Baking?

Can I Freeze Cheesecake Filling Before Baking?

I was intending to prepare a BAKED Cheesecake which contains full fat soft cheese and soured cream, then freeze it before baking a week later.  Is this okay?

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Are There Conversion Charts for Sugar vs. Honey and Other Sweeteners?

Are There Conversion Charts for Sugar vs. Honey and Other Sweeteners?

Q. Are there conversion charts for substituting honey instead of sugar, and Splenda and Truvia vs. sugar? Do these exist somewhere?

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I Need a High Altitude Baking Expert

I Need a High Altitude Baking Expert

I need a high altitude baking expert and I will be forever grateful. I have a special sour cream, butter coffee cake that I used to make in Los Angeles. It is a favorite family ...

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In Search of the Perfect Bread Recipe

In Search of the Perfect Bread Recipe

From our Ask the Chef series: I am in search of the perfect bread recipe. I just found a recipe that made good tasting bread, but it calls for adding cold water to stop the ...

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How To Cook a Low-Sodium Blackened Steak

How To Cook a Low-Sodium Blackened Steak

From our Ask the Chef series: Restaurant-style blackened steak can be done at home if you use a good quality steak and prepare this recipe for a tasty rub.

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Ask the Chef: Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ask the Chef: Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

From our Ask the Chef series: I love chocolate chip cookies but the ones I remember baking when I was a kid forty-five years ago. I have been trying for years to recreate the recipe ...

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