It’s S’more for Adults

 

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The S’more recipe is a classic campfire experience bringing joy to kids all over America but some of the kids have grown to adults and still want in on the fun.   How about pairing strawberries and Prosecco to offer a more adult spin to the classic.   Prosecco pairs well with juicer fruits. Felicia Robinson came up with this ultimate pairing of comfort food during the 2020 Pandemic.  Click  to see Hershey’s original recipe for the snack.

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How to Prepare Lemongrass for cooking

 

lemongrass-4479786_1280.jpgAlways wondering how to season with out salt?  Well Lemongrass imparts a citrusy flavor combined with a unique blend of tart lemon and the brightness of mint. It is great flavor for rice and stir fry.   Lemongrass is also known as barbed wire grass, silky heads, Cochin grass, Malabar grass, oily heads or fever grass, is a genus of Asian, African, Australian, and tropical island plants in the grass family.

It is good for digestion, regulates blood pressure,  and full of antioxidants.   But you came to find how to use it.  Let’s find out:

Crunchy Korean fried chicken recipe (Dakgangjeong: 닭강정)

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The full recipe is on this website: http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/easy-d… “This crispy, crunchy, spicy Korean fried chicken is incredibly delicious! You’re going to love it,” the recipe creator guarantees. She adds, “…take this chicken to a party and everyone will give you compliment: “Whoo ah~ this crispy chicken is crunchy crunchy like candy!” If you like this recipe, also check out my original dakgangjeong recipe, which is a lot chunkier and stickier: http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/dakgan…

 

What Difference Between Soup and Bisque?

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A traditional classification of soup types divides all the soups in two broad categories; soups that are clear and soups that are thick. On the other hand, bisque, unlike soupis not a generalized umbrella term for a number of liquid foods. Bisque is a particular type of soup that is smooth and creamy.

Now Let’s Learn How to Make Tomato Soup and Tomato Bisque

The Twinkie myth – A Tale of Shelf Life Debunked

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During these days of a global pandemic, we ‘d like some foods with a long shelf and some think the Twinkie lasts forever.  That assumption, that myth is false. Twinkies do in fact contain real food, they are truly baked, and according to a New York Post Article the official shelf life once was 26 days but now has a shelf life of 45 days.  After this time, the Twinkie will continue to exist but will diminish greatly in taste and texture.

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Donut Making 101

Donut Making 101

Yeast doughnuts, as the name clearly spells out, are made from dough leavened with yeast (think brioche), whereas cake doughnuts are traditionally made from a kind of cake batter that uses a chemical leavener (i.e. baking powder or baking soda).  My personal favorite are cake doughnuts.  I just remember them being more apart of my experience growing up.

 

How to Baked Beans from Scratch

 

While isolating during the Coronavirus Pandemic, I stayed with my sister.  I presumed she had good survival food in the form of baked beans.  I was wrong.  Instead, she had pinto beans.  I knew with this all hope was not lost.

A Makeshift Recipe:

I poured contents from the can in the pot, added a pad of butter, three generous squirts of barbecue sauce, a scoop of bacon fat, chopped red onion and two squirts of maple syrup.   Then the beans were slowly cooked on a low flame for 30 minutes.  It turned out well but ideally I’d bake it. – Crystal Johnson, Multi Cultural Cooking Network Editor

Let’s check out a more formal preparation for making the beans.

History of Baked Beans

Baked beans is a dish traditionally containing white beans which are parboiled and then baked at a low temperature for a lengthy period of time in some sort of sauce. This is the usual preparation of the dish in the United States when not using canned beans. In the United Kingdom the dish is sometimes baked, but usually stewed in a sauce. Canned baked beans are not baked, but are cooked through a steam process.[3]

Baked beans has its origins in Native American cuisine, and the dish is made from beans indigenous to the Americas. The dish was adopted and adapted by English colonists in New England in the 17th century and, through the aid of published 19th century cookbooks, the dish spread to other regions of the United States and into Canada. Today in the New England region of the United States a variety of indigenous legumes are still used when preparing this dish in restaurants or in the home, such as Jacob’s Cattle, Soldier Beans, Yellow-Eyed Beans, and Navy Beans (also known as Native Beans).[4]

Originally baked beans were sweetened with maple syrup by Native Americans, a tradition some recipes still follow, but some English colonists modified the sweetening agent to brown sugar beginning in the 17th century. In the 18th century the convention of using American-made molasses as a sweetening agent became increasingly popular in order to avoid British taxes on sugar. American Boston baked beans use a sauce prepared with molasses and salt pork, the popularity of which has led to the city’s being nicknamed “Beantown”.[5] Today baked beans is commonly served throughout the United States alongside barbecue food of various kinds and at picnics. Beans in a brown sugar, sugar, or corn syrup sauce (sometimes with and sometimes without a tomato base) are widely available throughout the USA.