5 Easy Ways To Upgrade Your Favorite Recipes With Butter

The French certainly know a few things.

Science may not have made up its mind about whether butter is good or bad for your health yet, but humanity decided a looong time ago that it is DELICIOUS.

Science may not have made up its mind about whether butter is good or bad for your health yet, but humanity decided a looong time ago that it is DELICIOUS.

Enjoy in moderation! (After all, even QUINOA in excess must not be great for you).

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In sauces that call for olive oil, try substituting part of the oil for butter.

In sauces that call for olive oil, try substituting part of the oil for butter.

You know when you start a risotto, how you sauté the onions in olive oil with butter? Well, the partnership is too good to stop there. Take any recipe with a simple olive oil-based sauce, like aglio e olio, or a recipe that starts with sautéing in oil, and replace part of the oil with butter. Take it on a case-by-case basis, but a good starting point is with three parts olive oil to two parts butter.

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If you’re looking to make your homemade tomato sauce richer and more delicious, try making it with butter.

If you're looking to make your homemade tomato sauce richer and more delicious, try making it with butter.

There's a good reason the Italian chef Marcella Hazan's tomato sauce recipe is hailed as the best (and easiest) in the whole world. It's just tomato, onion, salt and butter — LOTS of butter. See it here. It's definitely worth a try.

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