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Old 12-19-2016, 10:29 PM   #1
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Wife's got some bizarre cooking notions/beliefs

She's baking a bunch of holiday cookies. She has these old recipe cards handed down from her grandma/mom. She's a great baker, but some of her beliefs are kinda wonky. :)

She asked me to take out 2 pounds of butter, so I grabbed a box of Land O' Lakes (with the native American lady on the box) and a box of Giant Eagle store branded butter.

"You can't use 2 different brands! They have to be the same", she said. I replied: "they are both salted butter; it makes no functional difference. You can mix brands".

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Old 12-19-2016, 10:40 PM   #2
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Old 12-19-2016, 11:13 PM   #3
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The brand of butter doesn't matter, but glad to hear she's up and around and feeling well enough to bake, jd! That's the main thing - Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-20-2016, 12:46 AM   #4
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"You can't use 2 different brands! They have to be the same", she said. I replied: "they are both salted butter; it makes no functional difference. You can mix brands".
Here's me.
"You can use 2 different brands! They just have to be the same size." I said. DH replied: "they are the same size but they need to be the same brand and size of tires for your car. You can't mix brands".

Well, I had no idea, I'm a cook, not a mechanic, Captain Kirk.
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Old 12-20-2016, 12:53 AM   #5
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wife's got some bizarre cooking notions/beliefs

Huh? If I have butter, any pedigree doesn't matter. I have no problem mixing and matching.
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Old 12-20-2016, 01:05 AM   #6
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Well as far as I been told, American style butter has high moister contain then European style butter, so it can in rare cases when mix get a different result then you wanted.

How ever never ever mix the two Swedish brands of lactose free butter if you are making a savoury pie, because then you will have a lovely toffee flavoured crust to your meat pie and that is not on.
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Old 12-20-2016, 03:11 AM   #7
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I'll play devil's advocate and agree with her. If you taste very carefully, you often can tell a difference between the house brand and a major dairy's butter. I think L-O-L and Cabot butters are purer tasting and have a smoother consistency. That being said, I'd still use them together if that's what I had.

jd, if I were you, I'd buy two Giant Eagle boxes of butter. Although I bet you could get the L-O-L brand at Marc's for less than the Giant Eagle butter would cost you.
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Old 12-20-2016, 03:18 AM   #8
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What's the adage about choosing your battles...?
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Old 12-20-2016, 05:34 AM   #9
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Well, I don't know about mixing brands, but I certainly wouldn't be using salted butter, especially for Christmas baking.
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What's the adage about choosing your battles...?

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