Everything You Need to Know About Cumin

Cumin (scientific name Cuminum Cyminum) is a seed from a plant in the parsley family. It originated in the areas between the Middle East and India, perhaps accounting for its presence in the cuisines of those regions. Cumin seeds look very much like caraway seeds, another member of the parsley family, and they are often substituted for one another. But […]

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What Are the Best Potatoes for Mashed Potatoes?

No Thanksgiving table is complete without a giant bowl of mashed potatoes. While a relatively simple dish to prepare, mashed potatoes is one side you should perfect to make all your dinner guests happy. People are passionate about this starch, after all! If you’re wandering the grocery store produce section wondering what potatoes to buy to make perfect mashed potatoes, […]

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Penicillin Cocktail

A Scotch…cocktail? Yes, it exists! The Penicillin is made with both blended and peaty Scotch, lemon juice, and honey-ginger syrup for a delicious drink you’ll want to drink all through fall to keep the sniffles away. Quick, think of a Scotch cocktail! It’s hard, isn’t it? Scotch, although a formidable spirit in its own right, doesn’t often appear in cocktails, […]

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Matsutake Rice

Active Time: 10 MINTotal Time1 HR 10 MIN Yield: Serves : 4 Koshihikari rice is exceptionally flavorful, tender, and just lightly sticky. Mushrooms bring the right balance of umami, without overwhelming the flavor of the rice itself. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups uncooked Japanese Koshihikari short-grain rice 8 ounces fresh matsutake mushrooms or shiitake mushroom caps, thinly sliced 2 cups dashi […]

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Bourbon Peach Jam

Rate Comment Save Share Print Total Time Prep: 70 min. Process: 10 min. Makes 3 half-pints Ingredients 4 cups finely chopped peeled fresh peaches (about 6 medium) 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 3 tablespoons bourbon or 3 teaspoons vanilla or bourbon extract Directions In a large saucepan, combine peaches, sugars and lemon juice; […]

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Classic Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

These Classic Southern Buttermilk Biscuits are light, tender and the perfect match for a slice of ham, melted butter and honey, your favorite jam, or smothered in country gravy! I tried everything when it came to this classic Southern buttermilk biscuit recipe. I used lard, butter, vegetable shortening, and combinations of them all. I also tried baking soda, baking powder, […]

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Corn, Crab, and Old Bay Deviled Eggs

Corn, crab, and Old Bay are the taste of summer. Put them together in these easy deviled eggs, and you’ve got your next favorite recipe for a picnic or barbecue! My aunt, uncle, and cousins live in the Maryland/Washington, D.C. area, and I would visit them from time to time growing up. One of the strongest food memories I have […]

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Chicken Piccata Pasta

Chicken piccata gets the full pasta treatment! Cook the penne, make a quick butter sauce, and assemble it all together. This easy lemony chicken dish will wow your kids! Introducing kids to new flavors (or even just slight changes from what they are used to) is one of my all-time goals as far as raising healthy eaters. Chicken nuggets are […]

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