The Best Oil For Frying Onion Rings

There’s nothing like biting into a crunchy, freshly fried battered onion ring. Onion rings are a fun and easy snack to make at home- you can even experiment with your own seasoning combinations. But what is the best oil for frying onion rings? I’ve found that refined coconut oil is the best oil for frying … Read more

4 Best Caramel Extract Substitutes

What is Caramel Extract? Caramel extract is used to infuse caramel flavor into food, drinks and desserts. It’s made by letting caramel steep in alcohol or another liquid for an extended period of time, allowing the alcohol to absorb the caramel flavor. It’s a great addition to any pudding, ice, cream, cake or cooking recipe. … Read more

The 5 Best Strawberry Extract Substitutes

What is Strawberry Extract? Strawberry extract is a mixture of usually alcohol, and strawberries, usually added to food or drink to infuse a strong strawberry flavor. It’s made by soaking strawberries in alcohol to extract that flavor from them. Strawberry extract can easily be made at home, it just takes some time for the mixture … Read more

The 5 Best Chocolate Extract Substitutes

What is Chocolate Extract? Chocolate extract is a flavoring created by soaking cocoa beans in alcohol. It is usually used in dessert recipes to enhance and add depth to chocolate flavor. How is chocolate extract used? Chocolate extract is usually used in variety of dessert recipes, from brownies, homemade Nutella, chocolate pudding, mousse, cookies, frosting… … Read more

The 6 Best Orange Extract Substitutes

What is Orange Extract? Orange extract is concentrated orange flavor used in cooking and baking. The extract is made by soaking orange zest or fruit in alcohol to extract the fragrant and flavorful orange oil. This mixture of alcohol and orange oil adds lovely bursts of flavor, and the alcohol burns off when cooking or … Read more

The 5 Best Peppermint Extract Substitutes

What is Peppermint Extract? Peppermint extract is a mixture of peppermint oil and alcohol, most typically. Sometimes the peppermint oil is mixed with glycerin or sunflower oil to make an alcohol-free extract. The extract is made by soaking peppermint leaves in alcohol, so the leaves release the flavorful peppermint oil. Peppermint extract is fairly easy … Read more

Does Coffee Extract Have Caffeine?

The quick answer is yes, coffee extract does have caffeine. Since coffee extract is made by soaking coffee beans in alcohol, and caffeine is soluble in alcohol, the caffeine content would remain intact. However, usually when using coffee extract in cooking and baking, you would only use a little bit, as extract is strong and … Read more

Macadamia Nut Oil vs Coconut Oil

macadamia nut oil vs coconut oil

Macadamia nut oil and coconut oil were previously little known cooking oils in the mainstream Western diet. Today, they can readily be purchased at any grocery store- gone are the days of just “vegetable oil.” But when examining the differences between macadamia nut oil vs coconut oil, how do they stack up? What is Macadamia … Read more

Ghee vs Coconut Oil

coconut oil vs ghee

Both traditional cooking oils of India and Southeast Asia, ghee and coconut oil have immensely increased in mainstream popularity in the United States recently. They are found in most grocery stores, when previously they were seen as more of a speciality item. Ghee and coconut oil both are touted as healthier alternatives to butter, margarine … Read more