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What Kind of Oil to Use for a Cutting Board?

What Kind of Oil to Use for a Cutting Board?

QUESTION: I made a wooden cutting board for my wife and want to oil it but I’m not sure what to use. I want to use something that won’t turn rancid and is ...

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Can I Freeze a Smoked Salmon Spread?

Can I Freeze a Smoked Salmon Spread?

Help! Can I freeze a salmon spread? Ingredients: Smoke salmon, cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice, dill, etc. I made about 3 pints last night for a party, but everyone had to leave due to ...

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How Large Is a Large Egg?

How Large Is a Large Egg?

QUESTION:
How many large eggs = 1 jumbo egg or 1 jumbo egg = ____ oz?

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What Caused Ammonia Smell in Lobster?

What Caused Ammonia Smell in Lobster?

Last night we broiled Lobster tails. They were frozen when bought, then we thawed them in an aluminum pie pan, floating in warm water. They were the type which were open with the meat exposed ...

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How Many Carrots in Carrot Cake Cookies?

How Many Carrots in Carrot Cake Cookies?

I’m trying desperately to find a carrot cake cookie recipe. I have everything but how much carrots I’m supposed to put into it. I have no idea where I got the recipe from ...

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How Do You Cook the Trunk of a Banana Tree?

How Do You Cook the Trunk of a Banana Tree?

QUESTION: I’m looking for a recipe how to cook the trunk of a banana tree. I live in the jungle of Costa Rica and am ministering to the Indians.

Kay Logsdon

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What is Grappa?

What is Grappa?

From our Ask the Chef series: There is a recipe for The Confession, that has Grappa-Cherry Liqueur-Champagne-I do not know what Grappa is. Can you help?

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Can You Brine Just a Turkey Breast?

Can You Brine Just a Turkey Breast?

Just in time for the holidays we received an Ask the Chef question that asks: Can you brine just a turkey breast?

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What is a Certified Master Chef?

What is a Certified Master Chef?

From our Ask the Chef series: What is a Certified Master Chef, and how many are there?

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What is the Difference Between Lard and Crisco?

What is the Difference Between Lard and Crisco?

From our Ask the Chef series: What is the difference between lard and Crisco?

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What Should We Serve at a Wedding Reception?

What Should We Serve at a Wedding Reception?

I am helping my future daughter-in -law plan her wedding. Since she is from Georgia, we are thinking about having a signature peach drink. What would you suggest we serve?

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Salt is Not a Spice

Salt is Not a Spice

From our Ask the Chef series: I was in a trivia game where the question was, “What is the most popular spice used worldwide in cooking?” I answered “pepper” and was told it was wrong ...

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