Homemade Old Bay Seasoning

Homemade Old Bay Seasoning

Old Bay is one of those magic spice mixes – a complex combination of many flavors that comes out on the other side as something singularly delicious. It’s simple enough to pick up Old Bay at any store (and we highly recommend keeping a bulk …

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how to thicken hot sauce

Sauce Too Thin? How To Thicken Hot Sauce

The question of how to thicken hot sauce can be a tricky due to the fact that many recipes contain high levels of acid. Acids can cause some thickeners to lose their thickening properties. Even so, there are quite a few options for giving your …

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Can you freeze pico de gallo?

Can You Freeze Pico de Gallo?

Pico de gallo translates to “the beak of the rooster” or “rooster’s beak” and is a form of salsa made with fresh ingredients — it is classified as a salsa fresca. As such, it differs from traditional salsa by having less moisture. Typical pico de …

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Are Bell Peppers Spicy?

Are Bell Peppers Spicy, Ever?

It may come as a surprise (to some) that bell peppers are technically chili peppers. What isn’t a surprise (to most) is bell peppers have no heat. But is that always true? Are bell peppers spicy, ever? Or is it always that zero placeholder on …

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Extra Salsa

Extra Salsa? 12 Delicious Salsa Uses

The ingredients list for a standard salsa recipe includes some of the most versatile ingredients in the world: tomatoes, onions, and cilantro. And, of course, for many salsas: chili peppers. If you have run out of ideas for using salsa and have leftovers, you still …

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Sriracha uses

Eight Delicious Sriracha Uses

Sriracha sauce, as many Americans know it, is a mild hot sauce that comes in a distinctive bottle with a green cap (read our review.) The familiar version is an American hot sauce produced by Huy Fong Foods from Los Angeles, California. What some people …

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What are heirloom peppers?

What Are Heirloom Peppers?

Experts differ in how they define heirloom varieties. In most cases, heirloom vegetables (like heirloom peppers) come from varieties that are at least 50 years old. This means that a variety has to be around for at least 50 years before it can get the …

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