Great ingredients make for great meals. Whenever you can, use the highest quality supplies for your recipes. The flavor difference will always come through in your finished dish.
If there is an ingredient that you are not familiar with, check our Ingredient section. There are pages and pages of information about the ingredients used in my recipes.
Size does matter. For the most part the eggs that you buy in the store come in 3 different sizes - medium, large and extra-large. Most recipes, including the ones on this site, are written using large eggs. Just as important, the nutrition information is based on large eggs and using an extra large egg has about 20% more nutrients (including calories, fat and cholesterol).
With baking or making desserts this is key because these recipes are basically chemistry and success depends on exact amounts of ingredients. If you are out of large eggs and need to use another size, here's a rule of thumb for substitution: 5 large eggs = 4 extra-large eggs = 6 medium eggs.
1 large egg = 75 calories, 5g fat, 1.5g sat fat, 2g mono fat, 6g protein, 0g carbohydrates, 63mg sodium, 212mg cholesterol