We all know someone who adds hot sauce to nearly everything, right? Hot sauce on eggs, Mexican and Asian dishes and potatoes are a given, but there are definitely more unusual uses. While some are downright cringe-worthy (hot sauce on Oreos, anyone?), others deserve a try. For instance, hot sauce is absolutely divine on popcorn. The soft, buttery popcorn flavor skyrockets … Read More
When most people think about using the backyard grill, they envision putting burgers, links, or chicken pieces on direct heat to cook them relatively quickly, turning once before taking the meat off and serving it. But meat, especially large cuts such as beef brisket, pork shoulder, or a leg of lamb, can be smoked on indirect heat. Smoking meat works … Read More
Ah, spring! Every gardener’s favorite season: the smell of freshly turned soil, tiny green seedlings thrusting ever upwards, and nary a weed in sight (yet!). What better way to spend the last few dreary weeks of winter than by poring over seed catalogs with their luscious photos and enticing descriptions of that elusive perfect pepper.
Derived from cornstarch, High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is found in a number of food items, including soda, salad dressing, candy, and barbecue sauce. It is often used because it extends the shelf life of certain foods without detracting from their flavor. Even so, a number of health issues are related to this additive, making high-fructose free barbecue sauces a … Read More
The worlds hottest peppers! People like heat, they like spice, but what if you take a bite of that pepper or that chicken and its all too much? Well, Sciencenotes.org has some simple tips to make the flames disappear. Avoid Water: Any water based products – water, soda, beer. I know it makes no sense. In life, water > fire, but because of the capsaicin … Read More