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June 28, 2010

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Jeff Carroll

Martha makes a shiv. A really, really nice shiv. Shivs for her and all her friends. For a weekend of shiv'in'.

Tiffany

Thanks for posting that. I can't believe that's her own daughter! Martha is way cooler all of a sudden.

Oh, and posting those cookies in swimsuit season is just mean :)

Melinda

Damn. Post-prison Martha is the shizz, y'all!

Kelly

You all should do whatever it takes to watch the rest of the "Whatever, Martha!" segments on YouTube.

Bella

In Spain, Shortening is not available. What could be used instead? Thanks!

Kelly

Hi Bella,
I found this information:

shortening = vegetable shortening Notes: Crisco is a popular brand. Substitutes: butter (1 cup shortening = 1 cup + 2 tablespoons butter; butter is better tasting than shortening but more expensive and has cholesterol and a higher level of saturated fat; makes cookies less crunchy, bread crusts more crispy) OR margarine (1 cup shortening = 1 cup + 2 tablespoons margarine; margarine is better tasting than shortening, but more expensive; makes cookies less crunchy, bread crusts tougher) OR lard (1 C shortening = 1 C - 2 tablespoons lard; lard has cholesterol and a higher level of saturated fat) See also: fat (for low-fat or no-fat substitutions)

It sounds like butter or margarine would be fine to substitute. One time I was in Germany and needed Crisco (shortening) to make a pie crust. I was able to find it in the international/imported foods section of a German grocery store, so you might try looking there if your store has one.

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