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Homemade butter
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3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

1 pinch of salt

— Place cream and salt in a tightly sealed container. Shake. Shake. Shake. Tap the bottom of the container against the palm of your hand occasionally while shaking. Shake until it forms a butter ball. Pour out the excess liquid. Place the butter in the refrigerator to chill until ready to serve.

— You may add ½ teaspoon of Honey to the whipping cream to make honey butter.

— ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon added to the whipping cream makes a delicious cinnamon butter.

Melanie Thompson is a 13-year-old seventh grader at Indian Creek Middle School has been cooking since she first helped her great grandmother, Louis, in the kitchen when she was two.