Share: Soften To bring butter, margarine or cream cheese to a soft consistency by holding at room temperature for a short time. Featured Recipes Mixed Olive Crostini “These little toasts are pretty and irresistible—they’re always a big hit. Even though they look like you fussed, the ingredients are probably in your pantry.” —Laurie LaClair, North Richland Hills, Texas Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting This rich, buttery frosting has just the right amount of sweetness. So it's a perfect compliment to any flavor cake. Toasted Cheese Cubes These little cubes come courtesy of Roger Slivon of Genesee Depot, Wisconsin. They're fun, crisp and cheesy - a great compliment to countless entrees. Related Tips Simmer To cook liquids alone or a combination of ingredients with liquid just under the boiling point… Hen or Tom Turkey Indicates whether the turkey was female (hen) or male (tom). Tom turkeys are usually larger than… Deep-Fat Fry To cook foods in enough hot oil so that the food floats in the oil.