FOOD 101: The Difference Between Crème, Creme & Cream

February 14th—Valentine’s Day—is also National Creme Filled Chocolates Day. But what’s with creme vs. cream? “Creme,” pronounced cream, is a mis-spelled, mis-pronounced Americanization of the French word for cream, crème (pronounced KREHM). It is used in the U.S. to make chocolates and desserts seem more special; i.e., French, without the correct French pronunciation and accent…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 10+ Good For You, Quick Sauces

We’re still in “New Year’s Resolutions Month,” and today the tip is good-for-you sauces. Perhaps you’ve already been cooking dinner regularly; or perhaps you’re trying to do more of it to avoid sugar-, salt- and fat-laden take-out food. One of the easiest ways to complete a simple home-cooked meal is to cover it with purchased…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Make Cream From Milk

No cream? No problem! Make it from milk and butter. Photo courtesy Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.   Here’s a fun kitchen trick. Say you need some heavy cream for a recipe (or even a cup of coffee), but have none. If you have whole milk and unsalted butter, you can combine them to make cream.…
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