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  1. #1
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    Aug 2008

    Default Butter stretcher

    We don't use margarine, but the price of butter here is getting outrageous.
    This past week it was on sale for $2.65 lmt 2

    So I dug around and found a butter stretcher recipe. It is pretty good and makes the butter spreadable straight from the fridge

    1c of butter softened
    1/2c of liquid oil (olive, canola ect.)
    1/2c of room temperature water

    whip the 3 ingredients together till it is a light and fluffy, creamy mixture. Spoon into a container, and use like margarine.
    One recipe said that you could leave it out on the counter, but I found that the water sweated out of it. So I keep it in the fridge, and it is soft and spreadable. The whole family likes it.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2006


    Great tip! Thanks! Butter is ridiculous right now and just going up!
    Shawn, mom to 3 and wife to my love

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    I've been crying over the price too. I need a ton of it for all the x-mas cookies I usually bake and have been watching it for agood sale for about a month. ugghhhh....no luck yet.


  4. #4


    wow! great tip! we use butter too and the boys slather it on. I'll be trying this!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2009


    Thank you. I copied the recipe and put it in my computer cookbook under tips. I love ways to save money.
    "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride."

    "I sometimes wish there were two of me, but I'd probably just get in my way!"

    Second time around mom (2 girls - 2 boys) and loving it!

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    Great idea because I love butter but also keep soft margarine on hand.
    I'll try making this up to use when butter would be too hard, I always forget to take butter out a half hour before I need to spread it on something.

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