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What Are Red Peppercorns ? What Do They Taste Like ?

So many kinds of peppercorns out there and it’s so easy to get overwhelmed trying to understand them all. Today we’re tackling red peppercorns, and also discussing how they’re different from pink peppercorns and Sichuan peppercorns, and how to tell all of these apart.  What are red peppercorns ? Red peppercorns are the mature fruit …

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Why Is Cod Fish So Hard ? When Is It Done Cooking ?

When you’re cooking fish you know it’s a whole different game than poultry or beef. Fish is more fragile, is easier to overcook, and it might not sit well with everyone. But cod is one so the most common fish on the market so it’s very likely you’re cooking cod if you’re having fish. And …

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Does Rainbow Trout Have Bones ? Can You Eat Them ?

Rainbow trout is one of the most common fish you can find, and it’s a great option when you can’t really go down the salmon route. One of the most common questions about rainbow trout (or any fish, really) is whether it has bones. Fish bones are beyond annoying, and they can quickly put you …

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Why Is Asparagus Stringy ? Is It The Ends ?

Asparagus is delicious yet temperaments, and sometimes even the best of cooks can get a bad batch of stringy asparagus. Sometimes it’s the cook, sometimes it’s the veggie. So let’s take a look at why asparagus is stringy sometimes, and what you can do about it.  Why is asparagus stringy ? Cooked asparagus can be …

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Why Are My Beans Hard After Cooking ? Can They Cook Through ?

Beans, absolutely filling and delicious, but they don’t sit well with everyone. If you’re someone who likes beans (I do!) then you know that cooking your own beans, from dry, is a whole other story than canned beans. Oh canned beans are amazing in a pinch ad they save you so much time! But I …

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Is Canned Corn Cooked ? Is Baby Corn Real Corn ?

Corn is possibly one of the best fall harvests, both because it’s easy to use in many dishes, and because it tastes so good. Unfortunately by the time the holidays come up the fresh corn is already dried and mostly ready to be turned into cornmeal. So your options are mostly canned corn, which is …

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Can You Reheat Cauliflower ? Can You Make It Ahead ?

Cauliflower is a delicious and very nutritious veggie, and you might feel tempted to cook the entire head when you find a good looking one. But what if you get leftovers ? Can you reheat cauliflower ? And what if you’re meal prepping, does cauliflower reheat well and does it get mushy later on ? …

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How Long Does Cranberry Sauce Last & How To Thin/Thicken It

The cold season is upon us, and so are the Thanksgiving recipes. Yes we all need to start early, especially if you want to test something before the big family dinner. And with this cold, spiced season come the many questions regarding storage, how long soemthing lasts, and whether it freezes well. Today we’re talking …

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Tomato Paste VS Sauce & How To Use Both

Tomatoes are a key ingredient in many dishes, and they’re available in many forms, including tomato paste and tomato sauce. You may be wondering how they’re any different, and which you should use in your cooking. The thing is, they are quite different but both are extremely versatile. Let’s take a look at tomato paste …

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