Ok, it's not perfect but it's so close that no one noticed a difference in my tiramisu. Mascarpone costs about four times as much as these ingredients at our local markets. Give it a try if you face the same costs and I doubt you'll have any regrets. The yield is almost 2 lbs. and of course a half recipe is right at a pound. Prep time doesn't include the hour or so needed for ingredients to reach room temp.
Okay, okay I know. True tiramisu uses mascarpone, but just in case your local Safeway or whatever doesn't carry it, which is often the case, this is a good substitute. I used it in Emeril's tiramisu recipe and it came out very nicely. Just thought this might help someone.
I always seem to not have buttermilk on hand when I need it. I've used the powdered milk and vinegar version of this which works well, but today I didn't have any powdered milk! This substitution that I found on the internet works just as well.
I "baste" my kabobs after they are cooked and off the fire. Because of the honey in the sauce, if you baste them sooner, you run the risk of drips falling into the bottom of the grill and starting flare-ups. I'd rather not have a burnt honey taste on my chicken so I just wait until the chicken is cooked and then brush them and even drizzle on extra sauce. I use this Glaze for Sausage, Chicken and Shrimp Kabobs! ;)