Canola oil is a good substitute for butter since the taste of the oil is bland. Trans-fat-free vegetable shortening can also serve as a butter substitution in recipes. More »

Some butter substitutes for cookie recipes include margarine, shortening, cooking oil, virgin coconut oil and fruit purees. Real margarine is healthier, and it produces different baking results than variations such as bu... More »

Substituting vegetable oil for butter in cooking many items is a viable option and a healthy decision. Vegetable oil contains polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, while butter contains saturated fat. More »

Martha Stewart suggests boiling eggs and letting them sit for 12 minutes to get the perfect hard-boiled egg, although the idea of perfection varies depending on individual taste. Dropping the egg into already-boiling wat... More »

Adding a teaspoon of lemon juice to the water may make hard boiled eggs easier to peel without affecting the taste of the eggs. Eggs that are placed directly in boiling water are much easier to peel than eggs that are st... More » Food Cooking Dairy & Eggs

Make a homemade egg substitute by combining 2 1/2 cups potato starch, 1 1/2 cups tapioca starch, 2/3 cup baking powder and 1/3 cup baking soda. Use a rounded 1/2 tablespoon of the powder and 2 tablespoons water to replac... More » Food Cooking Dairy & Eggs

Incorporate 1 to 2 teaspoons of salt per pound into softened butter by creaming them together, or melt the butter and stir the two ingredients together. Fine-grained salt is recommended in order to avoid a finished produ... More »