I have an electronic scale that has fluid ounces as one of its measurement capabilities. How is it possible that a scale can measure fluid ounces , being a volumetric measurement? I see plenty of other electronic scales for sale that say the same thing, so there must be some conversion factor that can be programmed into a scale. I... Read more →




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I started with plain flour and yeast and realized the flour wasn't sufficient. Without thinking, I grabbed the available flour on my shelf but discovered it was self raising after I had mixed it all. Is that still edible? What will happen to my pizza now? Thanks - Evelyn In general, if you use self-rising flour in place of plain... Read more →




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Why is it that whenever I make scrambled eggs they end up in a puddle of yellowish water? - Gwen As is so often the case in cooking, the culprit is overheated protein. When you scramble eggs, initially the protein molecules in the eggs unfold into long strings that cross-bind with each other to form a network. That network holds... Read more →




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So. Have you ever wondered how convenient so-called convenience foods actually are? On my most recent trip to the grocery store, I noticed a package of prepared chicken for sale that had been spatchcocked and covered with spices. A spatchcocked bird is made by removing the backbone, or breastbone sometimes, and then spreading open and pressing flat. Because it lies... Read more →




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