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January 2008

Pop-up Turkey Thermometer

This past Christmas we bought a turkey with one of those plastic pop-up thermometer thingies in it. It got me to wondering: How do these things work, are they reliable, and can they be reused? --George Although some people refer to them as timers, they are actually thermometers, as you note, since they indicate the temperature of the meat and... Read more →




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Sautéing Onions

Help! Lots of recipes say to sauté onions until they are translucent. I can never tell for sure what that means. They never turn translucent for me. What am I doing wrong? --Trish Chances are you aren't doing anything wrong at all. I too find the description of onions turning translucent to be difficult. Translucent means that you should be... Read more →




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Self-rising Flour

I am out of all-purpose flour however I do have self-rising flour. I am making Chocolate Chip cookies. Can I use the self-rising flour instead of the all-purpose flour? --Jo Ann Self-rising flour is regular flour that has baking powder and and salt added. Exact formulas, including the type of baking powder used, vary by manufacturer. While the amount of... Read more →




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Crystals in Honey

A few days ago I was planning to make cookies using a recipe that had honey in it. When I went to measure the honey, it had large grains of something in it. What were these, how did they happen and what can I do? --Jamie The granules that form in liquid honey are precipitated crystals of glucose. Honey is... Read more →




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