Can you substitute cream cheese for mayonnaise?

Can you substitute cream cheese for mayonnaise?

Mayonnaise is fairly bland, but perhaps your husband doesn't like the consistency. Here are some great substitutions for all three — cream cheese, sour cream or mayo: 1 cup strained cottage cheese plus 4 tablespoons half-and-half or heavy cream; add a little melted butter if desired.

Why do they put pimento in olives?

Green olives, fresh off the tree, are not edible, They are very bitter. ... Some are pitted (have the olive seed removed) which leaves a hole. Pimentos are a sweet pepper, offset the bitter flavor, cheap, easy to fit in the holes, and the red makes a pleasing color contrast with the green olive.

How do you cure olives without cutting them?

Brine-curing is stupid easy, but takes a long time. You make a brine of 1/4 cup kosher salt (Diamond Crystal) to 4 cups water, plus 1/2 cup of vinegar: white wine, cider or simple white vinegar. Submerge the olives in this brine and top with cheesecloth or something else to keep them underwater. Do not cut them.

How do you remove salt from olives?

Olives are salty because they are cured in a salt water brine. This isn't optional; they're inedible before they're cured. You can reduce their saltiness by rinsing or soaking them in fresh water.

What can you do with raw olives?

Place the olives in a glass storage container. Mix 6 tablespoons pickling salt in a gallon of water and pour it over the olives to cover them. Let the olives cure for a week, at which point they're ready to eat. Store the olives in the refrigerator in their brine for up to a few weeks.