I've gone back to butter, I prefer the taste and they're finding that margarine isn't necessarily any better for you than butter. To save money, you might want to go ahead and use margarine for baking, For baking be sure to use stick whether you use butter or margarine.
In Response to Re: Trimming the fat:
If you are watching fat calories keep in mind that although butter is a saturated fat many of the margarines that are available are hydrogenated fat. I would much rather consume a saturated fat than a hydrogenated fat. Check the water content in the margarine as well. The diet margarine has water added to it to make them lower in fat per serving. Pretty sure that a regular margarine and butter are pretty equal as far as calories are concerned around 100 per tablespoon.
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