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Apple Pie Spice Blend: Make Your Own

C’mon…you know the jingle; baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet… Between steroids, processed food, and and car companies this all-American tune may have a new connotation but the apple pie stands its ground. Apple pie is so quintessentially American… Continue Reading →

5 Minute Spanish Everything Sauce

Across the United States Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. I’m originally from California and for most Californians early May is not about spring but more about good quality margaritas (on the rocks please), Mexican food and… Continue Reading →

Question Answered: Ideas for Salt Substitutes?

  Q: I’m wondering if you have any spice combinations to reduce the need for salt – which is increasingly being touted as extra bad for us. I’ve tried ‘Mrs. Dash’ but didn’t care for it. I’ve also used the… Continue Reading →

Leftover Easter Eggs: What NOT to Do

  It’s three days after Easter and every time you open the refrigerator those cheerful little bundles of red, orange, purple and yellow are still there. Sound familiar? There is only so much you can do with a hardboiled egg…. Continue Reading →

Question Answered: Moroccan Spices

Last week a reader visiting Morocco sent a Twitter message, “I’m in Morocco. Marrakesh tomorrow and haven’t bought spices yet. What to get? Saffron? Paprika? Tell me, it’s overwhelming!” Overwhelmed in Morocco? It’s understandable. The sounds, souks, colors, culture, flavor and aromas…it’s collectively… Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Pie Spice Blends

Malaysia has curries, India; garam masala, and Morocco; ras al hanout. Here in the United States we claim ownership to that shining star of holiday cooking blends: pumpkin pie spice. You can purchase pumpkin pie spice off-the-shelf but consider making… Continue Reading →

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