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Apple Butter

This recipe was tested with commercially prepared apple butter.

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Bean Soup Mix

This recipe was tested with Bob’s Red Mill 13-Bean Soup Mix.

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Beef Base

Look for beef base near the broth and bouillon.

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Beef Brisket

This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.

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Blueberries

If using frozen blueberries, use without thawing to avoid discoloring the batter.

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Bread Machine Timer

We recommend you do not use a bread machine's time-delay feature for this recipe.

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Bruschetta Topping

Look for bruschetta topping in the pasta aisle or your grocer’s deli case.

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Butter Buds

This recipe was tested with Butter Buds butter-flavored mix. Look for it in the spice aisle.

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Butter Sprinkles

This recipe was tested with Molly McButter. Look for it in the spice aisle.

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Buttermilk

Warmed buttermilk will appear curdled.

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Candy Thermometers

We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your…

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Canning Altitude

The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. For altitudes up to 3,000 feet, add 5 minutes; 6,000 feet, add 10 minutes; 8,000 feet, add 15 minutes; 10,000 feet, add 20…

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Canning Altitude Jam-Jelly

The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. Add 1 minute to the processing time for each 1,000 feet of additional altitude.

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Cheese-Flavored Sprinkles

This recipe was tested with Molly McButter fat-free cheese-flavored sprinkles. Look for it in the spice aisle or near the popcorn.

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Chicken Base

Look for chicken base near the broth and bouillon.

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Coupler Ring for Decorating Cakes

Use of a coupler ring will allow you to easily change pastry tips for different designs.

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Creole Seasoning

The following spices may be substituted for 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning: 1/4 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and paprika; and a pinch each of dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne…

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Crisp Ladyfinger Cookies

This recipe was prepared with Alessi brand ladyfinger cookies.

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Cupcake Liners

Decorative cupcake liners can be found at fancyflours.com.

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dulce de leche

This recipe was tested with Nestle La Lechera dulce de leche; look for it in the international foods section. If using Eagle Brand dulce de leche (caramel flavored sauce), thicken according to…

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Edible Flowers

Verify that flowers are edible and have not been treated with chemicals.

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Eggnog

This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.

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Eggs

This recipe does not use eggs.

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Flour-Not used in Recipe

This recipe does not use flour.

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Garam Masala

Look for garam masala in the spice aisle.

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Garbanzo and Fava Flour

This recipe was tested with Bob’s Red Mill garbanzo and fava flour.

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Gelatin, Layering

This recipe takes time to prepare since each layer must be set before the next layer is added.

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Gluten-Free Recipe

Read all ingredient labels for possible gluten content prior to use. Ingredient formulas can change, and production facilities vary among brands. If you’re concerned that your brand may contain…

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Goya Sazon

Look for Goya Sazon, a seasoning blend, in the international foods section.

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Ham Base

Ham Base Look for ham base near the broth and bouillon.

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herbes de Provence

Look for herbes de Provence in the spice aisle.

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Homemade Mixes

Contents of mix may settle during storage. When preparing recipe, spoon mix into measuring cup.

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Large Recipe

Make half of the recipe at a time to fit into a mixing bowl.

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Lavender Flowers

Look for dried lavender flowers in spice shops. If using lavender from the garden, make sure it hasn’t been treated with chemicals.

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Lea & Perrins

This recipe was tested with Lea & Perrins Marinade for Chicken.

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Margarine, reduced-fat

This recipe was tested with Parkay Light stick margarine.

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Maria cookies

Look for Maria cookies in the international foods section.

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Mashed Potato Flakes 6.6 OZ PKG

You may substitute 4-1/2 cups hot homemade mashed potatoes for the instant potatoes if desired.

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Matzo Cake Meal

This recipe was tested with Manischewitz cake meal. Look for it in the baking aisle or kosher foods section.

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Microwave-1,100 watt

This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

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Milky Way Candy Bars

In Canada, substitute Mars Bars for Milky Way bars.

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Mint Chips

If mint chocolate chips are not available, place 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips and 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract in a plastic bag; seal and toss to coat. Allow chips to stand for…

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Mirin

Look for mirin in the Asian condiments section.

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Miso Paste

Look for miso paste in natural food or Asian markets.

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Nesquik Drink Mix

This recipe was tested with Nesquik brand drink mix.

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Nori sheets

Look for nori sheets in the international foods section.

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Oat Flour

As a substitute for 1 cup oat flour, process 1-1/4 cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats until finely ground.

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Pamper Yourself!

Your skin can't afford another day of dry weather and your budget can't tolerate a day at the spa. Use your pantry to make an almond exfoliating body scrub: Stir 1/4 cup coarse sea salt and 1/4…

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Pasta Roni

This recipe was tested with Pasta Roni mix.

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Peanut Butter-Reduced fat/Generic

Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.

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Pepperoncinis

Look for pepperoncinis (pickled peppers) in the pickle and olive section of your grocery store.

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Peppers (Hot)

Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

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Pie Weights

Let pie weights cool before storing. Beans and rice may be reused for pie weights, but not for cooking.

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Potato Gnocchi

Look for potato gnocchi in the pasta or frozen foods section.

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Pumpkin Butter

This recipe was tested with commercially prepared pumpkin butter.

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Quinoa

Look for quinoa in the cereal, rice or organic food aisle.

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Raspberries

If using frozen raspberries, use without thawing to avoid discoloring the batter.

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Reduced-fat butter

This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.

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Refrigerated Cookie Dough

For food safety reasons, use only commercially prepared cookie dough.

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Rhubarb

If using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.

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Root Beer Concentrate

This recipe was tested with McCormick root beer concentrate.

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Salad Supreme Seasoning

This recipe was tested with McCormick's Salad Supreme Seasoning. Look for it in the spice aisle.

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Self-rising flour- More than 1 cup

As a substitute for each cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.

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Self-rising Flour-1 cup

As a substitute for 1 cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.

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Self-rising Flour-1-1/2 cups

As a substitute for 1-1/2 cups self-rising flour, place 2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup. Combine with an additional…

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Self-rising flour-1/2 cup

As a substitute for self-rising flour, place 3/4 teaspoon baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a 1/2 cup measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1/2 cup.

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Self-rising flour-3/4 cup

As a substitute for self-rising flour, place 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 3/4 cup.

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Sherbet

Rainbow sherbet is not recommended for this recipe.

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Soft Bread Crumbs

To make soft bread crumbs, tear bread into pieces and place in a food processor or blender. Cover and pulse until crumbs form. One slice of bread yields 1/2 to 3/4 cup crumbs.

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Soft Peppermint Candies

This recipe was tested with Bob’s Sweet Stripes peppermint candies.

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Solo

This recipe was tested with Solo brand cake and pastry filling. Look for it in the baking aisle.

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Splenda

This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.

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Splenda Brown Sugar Blend

This recipe was tested with Splenda brown sugar blend.

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Splenda Sugar Blend

This recipe was tested with Splenda sugar blend.

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Steel-Cut Oats

Steel-cut oats are also known as Scotch oats or Irish oatmeal.

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strawberry Junket Danish Dessert

Look for strawberry Junket Danish Dessert in the gelatin section.

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Strip Steak

Top loin steak may be labeled as strip steak, Kansas City steak, New York strip steak, ambassador steak or boneless club steak in your region.

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Toasting Coconut

To toast coconut, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally.

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Toasting Coconut and Nuts

To toast nuts and coconut, bake in separate shallow pans in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.

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Toasting Nuts

To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

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Torani

This recipe was tested with Torani brand flavoring syrup. Look for it in the coffee section.

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Truvia Baking Blend

This recipe was tested with Truvia baking blend.

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Truvia Brown Sugar Blend

This recipe was tested with Truvia brown sugar blend.

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Unsweetened Coconut

Look for unsweetened coconut in the baking or health food section.

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Unsweetened Cranberry Juice

This recipe was tested with R.W. Knudsen unsweetened cranberry juice. Look for it in the health food aisle.

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Vanilla Bean Seeds

To remove the seeds from a vanilla bean, cut bean lengthwise in half with a sharp knife; scrape out the dark, pulpy seeds.

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Vegetable Base

Look for vegetable base near the broth and bouillon.

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Vegetarian meat crumbles

Vegetarian meat crumbles are a nutritious protein source made from soy. Look for them in the natural foods freezer section.

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Whole Chicken Wings

Uncooked chicken wing sections (wingettes) may be substituted for whole chicken wings.

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Wilton-Edible Glitter

Edible glitter is available from Wilton Industries. Call 800-794-5866 or visit wilton.com.

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Wilton-Meringue Powder

Meringue powder is available from Wilton Industries. Call 800-794-5866 or visit wilton.com.

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Wilton-Pearl Dust

Pearl dust is available from Wilton Industries. Call 800-794-5866 or visit wilton.com.

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