Difference between half-and-half, light cream, whipping cream and heavy cream

There are a daunting number of cardboard pints and quarts of different cream varieties at the grocery store. Which is which? Is there a difference between them? Here's a complete rundown so you won't find yourself scratching your head the next time you're in the dairy aisle.

Difference between USDA Prime, Choice and Select grades

Beef is graded into either Select, Choice or Prime with the latter being the highest of quality. Graders look at 2 main things: quality grades for tenderness, juiciness and flavor; and yield grades for the amount of usable lean meat on the carcass.

Get to Know Your Chickens

  • Broilers: Chickens 6 to 8 weeks old and weighing about 2 1/2 pounds
  • Fryers: Chickens 6 to 8 weeks old and weighing 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 pounds
  • Roasters: Chickens less than 8 months old and weighing 3 1/2 to 5 pounds
  • Stewing Chickens: Chickens (usually hens) over 10 months old and weighing 5 to 7 pounds
  • Capons: Castrated males that weigh 6 to 8 pounds
  • Cock/Rooster: Male chickens over 10 months old weighing 6 to 8 pounds