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Old 12-13-2005, 02:06 AM   #11
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What's margarine?

That's all my mom used to buy growing up. It's funny because now that I'm a chef they love to bring up how I used to never eat this or that and now I do. I just tell them that I would've probably eaten it if you guys had known how to cook it right.
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Old 12-13-2005, 07:28 AM   #12
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I loved the reply from Mugsy, so funny. For me, it has to be butter for most all cooking (like sauteeing mushrooms or in cooked veggies), as well as on the table. I will use margarine for baking that call for the choices of butter or margarine, but not much else. My husband most always uses margarine, particularly I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, but, for me, I know it's not butter, no matter what the pkg. says.
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Old 12-13-2005, 08:05 AM   #13
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If I could, I would only, Only use butter in cooking and every day use. i never even used to have margerin in my house, it was consider a bad word, as far as I am consern, but due to some major life changes now I use margerin, I even found some very decent tasting one. Still i love butter. Such as life.
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Old 12-13-2005, 09:18 AM   #14
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My husband most always uses margarine, particularly I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, but, for me, I know it's not butter, no matter what the pkg. says.
I tried "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" before, too... however I COULD indeed believe it was not butter pretty easily...
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Old 12-13-2005, 09:23 AM   #15
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For those who may be interested, the newest edition of Consumer Reports selected Smart Balance as the best tasting of tub margerines with no trans-fats.
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Old 12-13-2005, 10:00 AM   #16
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It's unanimous! Cream cheese It Is!!!

Michael, appreciate your input and research. I'll try to digest it.

Andy, I will give Smart Balance a try. Thank you.

When I use dishwashing liquid to get the stuff off a butter knife -- and then it sticks to the sponge, I hate to think what either one does to your insides. i.e. a recipe for cellulite and a clogged artery.

I was certain no one would say "I love margarine. I hate butter." I would like to find a healthy tasty alternative to slathering and cooking everything in butter. Hope that makes sense.

Makes me wonder what is used in restaurant cooking, as well. Anyone? (Guessing: If it's Mel's Diner - Margarine.)
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Old 12-13-2005, 10:03 AM   #17
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I was certain no one would say "I love margarine. I hate butter."
If you would have asked me this question 20 years ago that is exactly what I would have said
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Old 12-13-2005, 10:24 AM   #18
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i like butter. it's healthier and ttastier.
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If you would have asked me this question 20 years ago that is exactly what I would have said
20 years ago, I might have agreed with you.
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Makes me wonder what is used in restaurant cooking, as well. Anyone? (Guessing: If it's Mel's Diner - Margarine.)
Butter. We go through butter like water.
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