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Author: Sharon MacGregor

Essential cooking spices every at-home chef should own

You mentally scan the contents of the refrigerator and freezer and hope to come up with a plan. But, it is the well-stocked spice cabinet that makes the final determination. And, having the right combination of spices in your kitchen allows you to create personalized flavor blends rather than using prepared seasoning mixes and packets that may contain ingredients you don’t really need or enjoy.  

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6 Recipes using Hot Sauce

Spicy, zippy, peppery, and fiery heat are all very different experiences – especially when asking folks who truly love spicy foods versus those who have delicate or highly sensitive palates (and maybe even stomachs). And, asking for “hot sauce” at your local restaurant may mean one very recognizable tabasco, or the one with “red hot” right in the name. Hot sauce aficionados often have their favorite based on which ingredient(s) provide the heat, whether the sauce is vinegary, and if it is just adding so much powerful punch that it blows out one’s taste buds so they cannot appreciate the food.

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How To Pick The Best Olive Oil For Cooking, Eating, and Dipping

When I first started dating my now husband of many years, I was often fascinated by the differences in his mother’s Italian cooking based on her heritage and experience. Her father was a first generation Italian immigrant who owned and cooked in his own restaurant in New York City. The food was not fancy. But it was always delicious and often accompanied by a story or explanation. Tossed salad was always served with dinner and eaten after the main course. On the table were two glass decanters with stoppers, one with ruby red liquid, the other a distinct green-gold. Yes, red wine vinegar and olive oil. 

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