I hate to admit this, but I have always used margarine, except in recipes
that specifically say to use butter. I make a Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball every Thanksgiving and Christmas that requires butter; in fact, my recipe says "no substitutions."
I've always wondered why. But I'm such a rule follower that if the recipe says "no substitutions," then I'm NOT going to substitute.
At the beginning of the month, I received my Allrecipes Ambassador assignments.
One of the things I had to do was prepare recipes using butter, not margarine, from the Go Bold with Butter website. Since I'm not a butter user, I had to go buy some first. Then I looked at all the
delicious recipes and decided which would fit in with my life right now. The first recipe I made was for breakfast. Truth be told, I had had my morning coffee and two hours later was hungry. So I decided to make me some oatmeal, but not just any oatmeal, Browned
Butter Banana Oatmeal. This turned out really rich and satisfying. I would definitely make it again.
The next recipe I wanted to make was Cinnamon
Toast Scones. I love cinnamon toast and I love scones. Surely putting the two together would be an out-of-the-ballpark hit! And it was! These scones are so light and fluffy. And they are really good with or without the vanilla drizzle.
While I was making the scones, I found out I was going to have to take my
mother to the doctor. I knew I wouldn't get home until late, so I checked out the Go Bold with Butter site again and decided to make the Ham and Cheddar Frittata for dinner. It wouldn't require
a lot of time, I could prepare it at the last minute, and it would go with my scones I had made that morning! Add some fruit, and voilà, dinner would be served.
All three of the recipes I made were fabulous! So, I'm thinking more about
butter vs. margarine now, and butter just might win out!
(I am an Allrecipes
Allstar Brand Ambassador and I'm not compensated for my work with Allrecipes.com. The reviews, content, and opinion expressed in this blog are purely the sole opinions of Paula.)
***(Next day) Help me, Someone! I can't stop making butter
recipes! Shearone posted this one and it looked so good. I bought the "real" popcorn for it, but then I forgot who had posted it and where the recipe was. Then I found it today. This might not be a good thing! This Smoky
Spiced Buttered Popcorn is though. It is a real treat and takes popcorn to a whole new level.