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Old 07-02-2011, 01:20 PM   #11
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Health wise I would go for olive or canola oil, and just a touch of butter for flavor in potato dishes or on bread etc. You get light olive oil which I use for cooking and extra virgin for dressings etc.
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:23 PM   #12
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Health wise I would go for olive or canola oil, and just a touch of butter for flavor in potato dishes or on bread etc..
Gotta add some pasta dishes in there too.
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:26 PM   #13
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Gotta add some pasta dishes in there too.
I thought that was obvious..lol! I need pasta like I need clean underwear
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:30 PM   #14
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Okay--I use butter (unsalted). I use olive oil--different grades, flavored. Grapeseed oil. Canola oil. Coconut oil (which is concentrated--that is solid). Walnut oil. Avocado oil. Sesame oil. I use lard. I use bacon fat. I use chicken fat. I use crisco. I NEVER use margarine (except to add fat to the dogs' food). I use vegetable oil. I think they all have their place. Each in moderation... The coconut oil is nice when making a curry but I'd never use it with eggs. The avocado oil is nice for your skin--as is green olive oil. I guess this is kinda of like asking--which vinegar do you use?

BTW, my cholesterol level is excellent.
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:30 PM   #15
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butter and canola oil. once in awhile olive oil. ran out of butter this week, had some spray "i can't believe it's not butter" yuck, phooey , sprayed on popcorn. almost couldn't eat it.
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:36 PM   #16
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butter and canola oil. once in awhile olive oil. ran out of butter this week, had some spray "i can't believe it's not butter" yuck, phooey , sprayed on popcorn. almost couldn't eat it.
Are you "hinting" that you could believe it wasn't butter?
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:43 PM   #17
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Are you "hinting" that you could believe it wasn't butter?
indeed i am. i used to eat the stuff all the time. i switched to butter so i could use the unsalted for low sodium diet. i am spoiled now, big time. i will admit the unsalted doesn't taste as good as salted. but it sure taste better than that stuff.
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:12 PM   #18
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I never did like that squeeze butter. I bought some thinking I was going to get a real treat from a Paula Deen recipe and squeezed some into a biscuit that was going to be fried along with some honey. Not. I ended up throwing it out. It had a weird taste. And I can eat or find a use for most anything.

CWS4322, I never heard of adding margarine to dog food for fat content.

I used to use margarine all the time. IMO it was the true multi-tasker. You could spread it on toast or cook with it without it burning. I have since changed to butter and a few different oils, but still keep "spreadable butter" on hand for breads and toast. I think it is butter and canola oil, but for all I know it's a fancy name for margarine, lol.
I do go through a lot of butter though. I think it would be fun to try to make it sometime.
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:37 PM   #19
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I am also of the "never margarine" school, for reasons of health, taste, and cooking predictability. Let me add another oil to have on hand: mustard. It is amazing paired with a tarragon flavored dish (as well as pretty good for plain old Indian cooking, LOL).
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:28 PM   #20
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Pacanis--get whipping cream and you can make butter...just keep whipping it. I'll have to ask the DH why we add margarine to the dogs' raw food...he is in charge of that.

I have 8 lb of butter in the freezer--it was on sale this week.
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