Yes, you can usually substitute an ingredient in a recipe. However, it may alter the taste or texture of the dish. We recommend doing a quick search for substitution options or consulting with a Pampered Chef consultant for advice.
To adjust the serving size of a recipe, you can use the "Scale Recipe" feature on our website. Simply enter the number of servings you would like and the quantities of ingredients will adjust accordingly. You can also use measuring cups and spoons to adjust the recipe manually.
Many of our recipes can be made ahead of time, but it ultimately depends on the specific dish. Some recipes may need to be prepared closer to serving time for optimal freshness, while others can be made a day or two in advance. We recommend checking the recipe instructions and consulting with a Pampered Chef consultant for advice.
Again, this will depend on the recipe. Some dishes freeze well and can be stored for future use, while others may not hold up as well after being frozen. We recommend checking the recipe instructions and consulting with a Pampered Chef consultant for advice on freezing specific recipes.
The best way to determine if a dish is done cooking is by using a thermometer to check the internal temperature of the food. The recommended internal temperatures for different types of meat can be found on our website. You can also do a visual check for doneness by ensuring the food is cooked through and has reached a desirable color and texture.