If a recipe calls for lard, can i use crisco instead?

Answer Yes, you can. one-to-one measurement ratio, as well.However, here's something to keep in mind: crisco is hydrogenated vegetable oils. This has two effects: first, it will give your food a differe... Read More »

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If a cake recipe calls for 1 tsp. of pure vanilla extract can I substitute a few drops of Visine instead?

Depends on who the cake is for. If it's for the Grinch who stole Christmas, then go ahead and use the Visine. If it's for someone you love, then maybe stick to pure vanilla. Vanilla is brown so ... Read More »

Is deep frying chicken in olive oil any healthier than deep frying chicken in Crisco (shortening/lard)?

Olive oil is better than shortening. Olive oil is good for you! It is high in the good cholesterol. So, use it to fry, and if you like, drink it. There are people that do just that.

My cake recipe calls for 300ml of water?

I'd be concerned about the added fat content, not from a calorie standpoint, but from the standpoint of the delicate chemical interactions that make a cake "work".

This recipe calls for 'love'. Is there a substitute for that?