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Superior Shrimp Cocktail

The best shrimp cocktails begin, naturally, with the best shrimp. READ MORE

Simple Dressing Formulas

Here are some simple formulas for combining condiments to create common dressings. READ MORE

Cajun Seasoning Mix

This recipe for Cajun-style seasoning can be used in many ways. READ MORE

Bounce Miracle Cure for Burnt Pots

Who knew? Bounce dryer sheets are a miracle cure for pots with black bottoms. READ MORE

Pepper Vinegar

Pepper vinegar is a snappy condiment for barbecue and barbecue-related foods. What couldn’t you dress up with a bottle of vinegar flavored with hot chiles? READ MORE

The Magic of Celery Leaves

Don’t discard those celery leaves, or only save them for making stock! They’ve got a lovely light, clean taste. READ MORE

Homemade “Fudgcicles”

With a set of ice pop molds, you can whip up your own version of the classic chocolatey summer treat, with or without dairy. READ MORE

Fruit and Pepper

Pepper adds an unexpected note to fruit. It works especially well with strawberries, currently at peak season. READ MORE

Carnitas in Your Kitchen

A taqueria lives or dies on its carnitas. They must be nice and crispy outside, moist inside, sufficiently fatty, and full of flavor. The intrepid hound asks: can I make incredible carnitas at home? You bet! READ MORE

Summery Cocktails

Here are a few delicious ideas for cooling cocktails to to take on the summer heat READ MORE