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View Poll Results: Butter or margarine?
Real butter 50 73.53%
Margarine 3 4.41%
I use both 15 22.06%
Voters: 68. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-28-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I like Butterfi fiber enhanced butter. Its butter with prebiotic agave fiber added to reduce fat by 35% and has 3 grams fiber/serving. Sold at WHole Foods. Look for blue butterfly or ask dairy dude.
That would be fine, escept we do not all have Whole Foods where we live and we can not all afford the place if we did have one.

Nita
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Old 08-28-2011, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Almost Paradise
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Butter. Although I do cook with both olive oil and canola oil too.
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:06 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Sometimes, when I am baking a lot of things, like at holiday time, I use 1/2 margerine as a cost saving measure and I don't believe the recipe suffers.
For everyday, we use Smart Balance on toast and vegetables, but we use tons of butter in cooking. also.
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:59 PM
 
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Really depends on what I am preparing. I use only butter for my chess pies and butter cookies. I will use margarine in some other dishes especially veggies.
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:21 PM
 
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... at holiday time, I use 1/2 margerine as a cost saving measure and I don't believe the recipe suffers.
At holiday time or for Shabbat, can not use butter as most holiday meals feature meat (rib roast, prime ribs, brisket, turkey, chicken) and all cakes and pastries have to be pareve.
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:45 PM
 
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At holiday time or for Shabbat, can not use butter as most holiday meals feature meat (rib roast, prime ribs, brisket, turkey, chicken) and all cakes and pastries have to be pareve.
What did people used to use years ago before relying upon commercial margarine? The 'stuff' has been around for a long time but not forever.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:21 PM
 
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Don't eat margarine. Whats in it, motor oil. Its made of something and I wouldn't trust whats in it.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:47 PM
 
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What did people used to use years ago before relying upon commercial margarine? The 'stuff' has been around for a long time but not forever.
Various vegetable oils, including olive oil, cottonseed oil, sunflower seed oil, which are all pareve, is my guess.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA, USA
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Unsalted butter and olive oil as a potential mix.
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:44 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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What did people used to use years ago before relying upon commercial margarine? The 'stuff' has been around for a long time but not forever.
It's been around long enough that Mark Twain mentioned it in his book, Life on the Mississippi.
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