February 27, 2012
If you think it's butter, but it's not, it's likely a butter substitute. Butter substitutes can be a good alternative, with less fat and fewer calories - but shop carefully. You want to avoid ones that have trans fat, which is more damaging to the heart and body than saturated fat. Consumer Reports evaluated 15 butter substitutes for taste, texture, and nutrition. Blue Bonnet is one of the cheapest, but Blue Bonnet 53 percent vegetable oil spread was also the lowest rated.
October 20, 2010
Serves: 12 Cooking Time: 23 min Ingredients 1 / 4 cup packed brown sugar 1 / 4 cup (1/2 stick) butter 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 1 / 4 cup chopped pecans 1 (8-ounce) can refrigerated crescent rolls 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 / 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Instructions Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine brown sugar, butter, and syrup in an 8-inch round cake pan . Heat in oven 5 minutes, or until butter melts; stir gently to blend ingredients.
February 14, 2013
Our can't-get-enough-of-it Caramel Nut Crunch Popcorn is sure to satisfy all of your cravings, from crunchy and sweet to salty! If you love popcorn, this is one recipe you'll be reaching for over and over! Makes: 13 cups Cooking Time: 1 hr 5 min What You'll Need: 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1 / 2 cup (1 stick) butter 1 / 4 cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 12 cups popped plain popcorn 1 (12-ounce)
October 18, 2011
In Holland, these fluffy pancakes are often served with a variety of both savory and sweet fillings. Our wholesome Dutch Apple Pancakes are perfect for breakfast, brunch or a novel dessert. Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 15 min Ingredients 3 eggs 1 /2 cup all-purpose flour 1 /2 cup milk 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick)
July 27, 2012
In salute of the Summer Olympics in London, our Test Kitchen came up with a special recipe, popular at British Pubs worldwide. Whether for game-watching or anytime, our flavorful Olympic Pub Steak Sandwiches will earn you a gold medal in the kitchen! Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 25 min Ingredients 1 / 2 cup crumbled blue cheese 5 tablespoons butter, softened, divided 1 garlic clove, minced 1 large onion, thinly sliced 1 / 2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon cracked black peppercorns 2 (8-ounce)
February 24, 2013
Salmon Croquettes is one of our Test Kitchen's favorite recipes that keeps getting updated with the times. It's a classic but with a bit of a twist! Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 30 min What You'll Need: 2 (14-3/4-ounce) cans pink or red salmon, drained, boned, and flaked 4 eggs, beaten 2 / 3 cup instant mashed potato flakes 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley 1 / 2 small onion, finely chopped 1 / 4 teaspoon salt 1 / 2 teaspoon black pepper 1 / 4 cup plain bread crumbs 4 tablespoons (½ stick)
December 24, 2012
Our Test Kitchen uses a convenient pantry staple as its secret ingredient for these melt-in-your-mouth Farmstyle Sweet Potato Biscuits. Don't miss this tasty bread basket recipe for company or for anytime. Makes: 16 Cooking Time: 10 min What You'll Need: 2 1 / 2 cups pancake and baking mix 1 / 2 cup milk 1 / 4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened 2 tablespoon light brown sugar 1 (16-ounce)
April 29, 2013
Want to impress your company? Here's a way to do it without a lot of extra work. Our Fancy Fast Chicken will get you rave reviews and you won't even break a sweat. Now, that's impressive! Serves: 6 Cooking Time: 35 min What You'll Need: 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 6 slices Swiss cheese (1 ounce each) 1 / 4 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced (optional)
March 7, 2011
Chicken Stroganoff is a take-off on traditional stroganoff, which is typically made with beef. Our version is sure to be a welcome addition to your mealtime routine. Besides being quick and easy, the comfort factor is over the top. Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 15 min Ingredients 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter 1 (4-ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained 1 /4 cup cooking sherry or dry white wine 1 /2 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon seasoned salt 2 cups cubed cooked chicken (about 1/2 pound)
October 3, 2011
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Denmark has imposed a "fat tax" on foods such as butter and oil as a way to curb unhealthy eating habits. The Nordic country introduced the tax Saturday, of 16 kroner ($2.90) per kilogram (2.2 pounds) of saturated fat in a product. Ole Linnet Juul, food director at Denmark's Confederation of Industries, says the tax will increase the price of a burger by around $0.15 and raise the price of a small package of butter by around $0.40.