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The Basics: Kosher Salt

Cooking Essentials  The Profile  Kosher Salt Kosher salt may be identified as a large grained cooking salt with either a flat or pyramid-shape consisting of sodium chloride & often times an anti caking additive. It has many names including flake salt or rock salt & gained popularity for use during heavy cooking practices due to […]

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The Basics: How To Make Potato Salad

Cooking Essentials  The Technique How To Make Potato Salad Potato salad is thought to have been brought to America by way of German immigrants in the nineteenth century. It may be served using a mayonnaise-based dressing or a vinaigrette as a binder with recipes often consisting of eggs, aromatic vegetables or herbs. Once you master […]

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Cooking Classics: Creole Potato Salad

Cooking Classics The Technique Creole Potato Salad  Creole Potato Salad is a classic combination of flavors that pairs well with traditional barbecue or a smoky bowl of Chicken & Sausage Gumbo. The later, an iconic Louisiana combination, is popular during the cooler months but may certainly be enjoyed anytime. Russet potatoes are boiled whole which offers a […]

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The Basics: Creole Seasoning

Cooking Essentials The Profile Creole Seasoning Creole seasoning is a flavorful combination of herbs & spices that usually consist of salt, ground red pepper, black pepper, chili powder & thyme. Oregano & basil are often ingredients depending on the manufacturer. Creole seasoning is used to enhance dishes such as red beans & rice, jambalaya & gumbo […]

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Cooking Classics: Bacon-Ranch Potato Salad

Cooking Classics The Technique Bacon-Ranch Potato Salad Potato salad never goes out of style when it comes to southern-style entertaining. Bacon-Ranch Potato Salad is a wonderful addition to grilled steaks, chicken kabobs & tempting barbecue. Potatoes from a 5-pound bag provide a good size when boiling them whole. Expect to use about 4 to 5 when preparing the […]

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The Basics: Sweet Pickle Relish

Cooking Essentials The Technique Sweet Pickle Relish A relish may be prepared using vegetables, fruits, herbs or pickles. It’s a jam of sorts made to compliment other foods. The term relish encompasses a vast variety of flavor & texture combinations with items such as cranberry relish, chutneys, chow-chow, kimchi, salsa & pico de gallo falling […]

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Cooking Classics: Potato Salad

Cooking Classics The Technique  Potato Salad Exceptional side dishes should never be overlooked when summer entertaining is in order. Knowing how to prepare a really good potato salad is easier than you may think & it pairs beautifully with smoked ribs, grilled chicken skewers, steak sandwiches & fried chicken. To complete the menu, consider other traditional […]

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The Profile: Heirloom Deviled Egg Plate

Entertaining Essentials The Profile Heirloom Deviled Egg Plate Heirloom deviled egg plates are beautiful serving pieces that may be used for a variety of entertaining tasks ranging from summer barbecues to lovely Easter gatherings. They are available in a host of finishes including clear or hobnail glass, milk glass, ceramic & porcelain. Some plates offer […]

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