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Ask Eileen: Dried Herbs vs. Fresh Herbs
By June 17, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Ask Eileen: Dried Herbs vs. Fresh Herbs

QUESTION: Can I substitute dried herbs in a recipe that calls for fresh herbs? What ratio? ANSWER: The simple answer is yes, fresh and dried herbs can be substituted for each other in most recipes.  Because dried herbs have a more intense flavor substitute them at a 1 to 3 ratio (example: If a recipe […]

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Ask Eileen: Dirty Dishes & the Power of Bleach
By July 8, 2012 2 Comments Read More →

Ask Eileen: Dirty Dishes & the Power of Bleach

Question: I left the dishes in the sink for about a week and now there appears to be black mold growing on my dishes and in my sink. Am I going to have to throw out all of my dishes and silverware?

Ask Eileen: Being a Good Party Guest
By May 20, 2012 6 Comments Read More →

Ask Eileen: Being a Good Party Guest

Question: Our new neighbors threw a nice dinner party and invited us.  I brought a hostess gift and thanked them before we left, but my mother-in-law says that I should send them a thank you card.  Isn’t that a bit much nowadays? Answer: Honey, impeccable manners never go out of fashion.  It really depends on […]

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