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BEBITA8 Posts: 230
9/11/13 8:34 P

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JUDYRAUL Posts: 137
8/30/13 6:57 P

Thank you for the information.

MIAMIRN SparkPoints: (81,397)
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8/24/13 9:44 P


I was browsing and found this great idea! I had a clue about the calorie count before. I've used it in lieu of flour in making a white sauce, but didn't know the nutritional value until now.

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DMURPHY35 SparkPoints: (12,777)
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7/26/13 10:42 P

Going to have to try out the cornstarch instead of making a rue with flour and butter for homemade mac n cheese. You make a slurry with it first, right then add it to what your trying to thicken?

7/25/13 10:18 P

I use cornstarch regularly to thicken gravy and sauces because we must be gluten free. It is also good to use as a dusting on meat before you brown it and add it to stir frys.

PCSPEER Posts: 15,435
7/24/13 8:14 P

Thank you for the info!

PICKIE98 SparkPoints: (516,758)
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6/28/13 4:50 A

I hav enever used flour.. We always use corn starch. Ditto for pies.

ELMA1913 Posts: 5,051
6/24/13 10:12 A

Thanks for that information!

6/4/13 3:06 P

I heard that corn meal it is good for putting in meatballs to help make them stick. Then you bake before putting in sauce. I am going to try it because I usually use oatmeal which has many calories.

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5/27/13 1:04 A

Good to know1

MUSCATDBQ SparkPoints: (3,450)
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5/22/13 7:46 P

I use cornstarch as thickener for my homemade hamburger helper variants. Not only does it thicken nicely, it doesn't get lumpy like flour when added to liquids!

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4/20/13 11:42 A


CLRWILLIAMS25 SparkPoints: (34,625)
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4/9/13 12:12 P

Thanks for the tip! I use it when thickening sauce, but haven't used it in any other applications yet.

KAB7801 SparkPoints: (0)
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4/8/13 7:15 A

Thanks I'll try

DEANNIE1966 SparkPoints: (11,898)
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3/25/13 7:17 A

Did you know that corn starch has 2xs the thickening power as flour so you use 1/2 as much with 1/2 the calories.!

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