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Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix

Fajita Spices

    Fajita Seasoning Mix      

Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix

  Making your own fajita seasoning mix is so easy! You’re going to wonder why you ever used those little store-bought packages. With some basic spices that you probably already have in your pantry, you’ll be able to make your . . . → Continue reading Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix

How to Choose the Best Honey

Le Creuset Honey Pot

  Le Creuset Honey Pot   Honey, the natural sweetener, right? Well, that might be true or it might not be. Unfortunately, just like so many other products we can pick up at our local grocery store, it can be hard to tell if you’re getting something that is free of harmful additives. While . . . → Continue reading How to Choose the Best Honey

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

Taco Seasoning Mix

       

Taco Seasoning Mix

    Have you ever wondered what’s in those little packets of taco seasoning mix you buy at the store? Sure, they’re convenient, especially when you’re trying to get a quick dinner together during the week; but, here’s an inexpensive way to make your own . . . → Continue reading Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

Nutmeg

Freshly Grated Nutmeg

  Freshly Grated Nutmeg   Freshly Grated Nutmeg for Optimum Flavor Nutmeg is one of those spices that can quickly lose its flavor and aroma once it is ground. To enjoy the full range of flavor of this amazing spice, it is important to grind it as close to when it will be used . . . → Continue reading Nutmeg

Longan Fruit

Longan Fruit

  Longan fruit is a small round fruit popular throughout Southeast Asia, it is also known as Dragon Eye in many areas. It has a thin brown husk or skin that is easily removed. The fruit inside has a small pit, about the size of a cherry pit, which needs to be removed. The . . . → Continue reading Longan Fruit

Sticky Rice

Terraced Rice Fields

Terraced Rice Fields  

Sticky Rice

  Sticky rice is also known as glutinous rice or sweet rice, although it is not naturally sweet on its own. Sticky rice is used in a variety of Asian cuisines and can be eaten plain as a part of the meal or used in one of many . . . → Continue reading Sticky Rice

Comparing Sweeteners and Substitutions

Sweeteners

Sweeteners     When choosing sweeteners for cooking, baking or even table use, it is important to understand some of the differences and how they can affect the flavor of different foods.   For example, molasses brings a very distinct flavor and texture to baked goods and no gingerbread would ever be quite the . . . → Continue reading Comparing Sweeteners and Substitutions

How to Substitute Honey for Sugar

Honey

     

How to Substitute Honey for Sugar

  The flavor, color, and aroma of honey will vary depending on the type of flowers the bees used when gathering nectar. This nectar is then used in making honey. The fructose provides the sweet flavor in honey, while the nectar adds its . . . → Continue reading How to Substitute Honey for Sugar

What Are Grits?

Grits are a staple food in any southern kitchen. The most popular way to serve grits in the south is with a pat of butter and seasoned with salt and pepper. Another popular version is shrimp and grits; this is an amazing combination that you need to experience in order to truly appreciate. Grits . . . → Continue reading What Are Grits?

Clarified Butter

Clarified Butter

Clarified Butter   Clarified butter or drawn butter is an essential ingredient for many recipes. You can either make your own clarified butter, or you can purchase it already prepared. Ghee is a type of clarified butter, it is cooked a little longer and the milk solids are allowed to brown slightly to impart a . . . → Continue reading Clarified Butter