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Spice sheets/dry rub mixtures

Several weeks ago, a TV cooking show described 8" x 8" plastic sheets that had been coated with a mixture of spices. These sheets, it was said, are used by m...

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Roasting chopped garlic

Can I roast chopped garlic in a jar to use in the recipes instead of whole cloves?

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Tips for peeling garlic

One of my "most onerous" kitchen-prep tasks is opening and peeling garlic to get the cloves ready for food processing! There just HAS to be a better way! Wha...

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How to use lemon grass

Lemon grass. I've bought this on a couple of occasions from Asian markets, but can't figure out how to use it. I've eliminated the outer leaves, and then thi...

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Fixing a too-salty sauce

If I've added too much salt to my spaghetti sauce, is there any way to make it taste less salty?

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Using capers

I just bought my first jar of capers. Do you rinse them before using? Any good starter recipes for me to try them out in?

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Why use both black & white pepper?

I have noticed that some recipes use both black and white pepper in the same recipe. Is there a big difference between the two? If I don't have any white pep...

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Using fresh peppercorns

I have a large bag of fresh green peppercorns. I can’t find any recipes that use these peppercorns fresh, and I am unsure whether they can be dried – and how...

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What are pot herbs?

My grandmother passed on a lot of home-made soup recipes to me recently that I grew up with but most of them require "pot herbs," which I cannot find in my l...

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